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New edited volume in Routledge's Central Asian Studies series by Prof Judith Beyer and Prof Peter Finke

In this volume Judith Beyer and Peter Finke regard tradition as a practice that needs to be explored in its institutional and interactional context at a particular time, rather than as a reliable guide to the past: tradition can only be judged from the present; it is an interpretative concept, not a descriptive one. While the scholarly debate has so far centered on what tradition entails and what it does not, including the question of invention and ownership, less attention has been devoted to…

Ole Brüggemann VEUK award winner

Ole Brüggemann was awarded the VEUK prize for outstanding achievements in his academic studies. The award ceremony took place on 7 February during the annual meeting of the University Alumni Association VEUK e.V.


24. bis 25. Januar 2020 – What challenges from anthropotechnics?

Prize for Open Science

The Ministry of Science Baden-Württemberg awarded the Prize for Open Science to the tandem project for refugee integration TASK organized by Elisabeth Maué (University of Konstanz), Barbara Ette (Landkreis Konstanz), Paul Glasßner (Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Lkrs. Konstanz gGmbH), and Jan Vollmar (IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee).

'Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice'

Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer and Dr. Felix Girke on the upcoming hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Myanmar’s leader personally faces allegations while avoiding the task of changing the country’s trajectory.

Vortrag von Charles Efferson

Das Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour lädt ein zum Vortrag "The promise and the peril of using social influence to reverse harmful traditions" am Montag, 16. Dezember 2019, 11:45 – 12:45 Uhr, in M629.