Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

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The research focus "Knowledge, Spaces, and Media" has been reconstituted in 2017 in order to create a common basis for the research of history of knowledge and science (especially in connection with the Gotha Research Centre), historical-cultural space research and media-related research. The diversity of the projects as well as the overall collaborations have long shown that this research focus is an attractive field, which is capable of developing even further. Together with the Gotha Collection and Research Network, the mutual constitution processes of knowledge, spaces and media are being investigated at the University of Erfurt. Each of these three perspectives bringing up common questions. For example: How is knowledge constituted, ordered and historicised in practices, media and objects? How is knowledge spatialized (in archives, collections, exhibitions), and how are spaces produced through practices, knowledge and media? How do media contribute to the production, storage, mediation and transformation of knowledge? To what extent do media constitute spaces? Thus the result of this specific research focus is a distinct form of cultural studies at the University of Erfurt, which also integrates approaches of social science and - as practiced for example in the research group "Religion and Urbanity: Mutual Formations" - religious studies.

Projects of the research focus (German only)

News

Dr. Nicole Podschuweit, Academic Councillor in Communication Science at the University of Erfurt, has been awarded first prize for the best communication science journal article in 2019 at the annual conference of the German Society for Journalism…

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch, Heisenberg Professor for Health Communication at the University of Erfurt, the Robert Koch Institute is currently operating a "COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring" (COSMO) together with other cooperation…

Within the framework of the project "Coronavirus-related Crisis Communication, Information Seeking and Media Effects (CoreCrisis)", the team around Prof. Dr. Constanze Rossmann, Professor of Communication Science with a focus on Social Communication…

Over the next three years, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) will provide a total of around 600,000 euros in funding for a new research project investigating the history of European trade fairs. It is…

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