Funded KOSMOS Workshops in 2016

During the funding period of the year 2016, 14 KOSMOS Workshops were funded


Research Focus

Cooperation Partners

Centre for British Studies

Prof. Dr. Gesa Stedman

Tathagata Sarkar

Agency and Austerity: British and German Perspectives

  • The Open University, Great Britain
  • City University London, Great Britain
  • University of London, Great Britain
  • London School of Economics (LSE),  Great Britain
  • University of Birmingham, Great Britain
  • University of the Arts, Great Britain
  • University of Birmingham, Great Britain
  • De Montfort University, Great Britain
  • The University of Warwick, Great Britain
  • Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany
  • German Institute for Human Rights, Germany
  • Ruprecht-Karls-University, Germany
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Germany
  • Friedrich-Schiller-University, Germany
Department for German Literature

Prof. Dr. Beate Lütke
Towards a multilingual pedagogy: A collaborative perspective
  • University Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Professional School of Education, Germany

Department of Education Studies

Prof. Dr. Thomas Koinzer

Prof. Dr. Rita Nikolai

Privatization and marketization in public school systems. Global change and national challenges.

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Great Britain
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • DFG, Germany

Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Petra Ahrens

Gendering the European Parliament: Structures, Policies and Practices

  • Aalborg University, Denmark

Department of Social Sciences

David Leupold

Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff

Escape from Syria - regional and international perspectives

  • Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • DVV International, Germany
  • Lund University, Sweden

Department of Christianity und Antiquity

Prof. Dr. Cilliers Breytenbach

Religion and Migration

  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

Prof. Dr. Eckhard George

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bokelmann

Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück

Emergency Agriculture and Food Security: An International, Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

  • IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany

Department of Physics

Dr. Ingo Salzmann

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kowarik



Solving Substrate-Mediated Polymorphs of Organic Thin Films

  • Technische Universität Graz, Austria
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Université de Rouen, France

Department of German Literature

Dr. Eva Krivanec

The other Stage. First international Workshop on the history of variety theatre in Europe

  • University of London, Great Britain
  • John Hopkins University, USA
  • University of Bristol, Great Britain
  • Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
  • Universität Wien, Austria

Faculty of Theology

Dr. Kirill Chepurin

Prof. Dr. Andreas Arndt

Dr. Alex Dubilet


German Idealism and the Future of Political Theology

  • Vanderbilt University, USA
  • University of Oxford, Great Britain
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • University of Liverpool, Great Britain
  • The New School, USA
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Germany
  • University of the West of England, Great Britain
  • University of Chichester, Great Britain
  • Goethe-Universität, Germany
  • Syracuse University, USA
  • La Salle University, USA

Department of History

Dr. Jan Hansen

Dr. Phillip Wagner

Dr. Jochen Hung

Dr. Andrew Tompkins

Reconsidering the Political in Contemporary History: Social Practices and Material Cultures in Cold War Western Europe

  • Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • The University of Sheffield, Great Britain

Institute for Asian and African Studies

Dr. Julten Abdelhalim

Agency and Fieldwork Methodologies in Risky Environments

  • Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
  • Cairo University, Egypt

Department for European Ethnology

Prof. Manuela Bojadzijev

Dr. Sina Arnold

Dr. Serhat Karakayali

Prof. Dr. Sandro Mezzadra

Cataloging Logistics: Migration, Humanitarism, Borders

  • Duke University, USA
  • University of Western Sydney, Australia

Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Andrej Holm

Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland


Universal Gentrification? Conceptional Challenges of Comparative Urbanism