Programme 2017/18



Courses and Events 2017/18


Introductory Workshop

Dr. Astrid Wind

Workshop for all new HGGS members.


16. Oktober 2017: 10-11.30 s.t.

Voßstr. 2, Geb. 4370, Room 108e 


The room is located above the museum “Sammlung Prinzhorn”.  Map.


Opening Ceremony

The HGGS cordially invites all members, supervisors and guests to the this year´s opening ceremoy:

Welcome remarks by Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse.

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Uwe Voigt, Universität Augsburg: „Interdisziplinarität - Überlebenswissenschaft im Anthropozän.“


26. October 2017: 18.00 - 20.00 s.t.

Senatssaal, ehemalig, Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz




PhD Seminars:


Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse & Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert (Berlin)


Date: 19 April 2018 (10 am to 5 pm, with a lunch break)

Language: English

Senatssaal, ehem., Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz



»How to survive your PhD thesis: Strategies for (re)gaining control, regular writing and finishing on time«

Prof. Dr. Michael Burke

Professor of Rhetoric, University College Roosevelt

Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Date: 19 April 2018 (9 am to 12 pm)

Language: English

Hörsaal 04a, Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz


Details: HERE



Research Methods – Theory and Practice


»Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods: Techniques and Instruments«

Prof. Dr. Rosa Becerra & Prof. Dr. Andrès Moya

Research Methodology

Pedagogical University Experimental Libertador, Caracas


This seminar will give an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods and explain the different approaches with regard to

            *Observation techniques,


            *Discussion Groups.


Date: 27. October 2017: 9 am – 12 noon

Language: English

Voßstr. 2, Building No. 4370, Room 104.

Location hint: The room is located above the museum "Sammlung Prinzhorn". Map.


You may register until  15 October 2017 by sending an email to

Limit: 20 participants. First come, first served.


»ATLAS.ti Workshop«

Prof. Dr. Rosa Becerra & Prof. Dr. Andrès Moya

Research Methodology

Pedagogical University Experimental Libertador, Caracas


In this workshop, participants will be introduced to data analysis with ATLAS.ti and get hands-on experience using their own interview or observation data. Participants can also request a sample interview from the HGGS in order to participate in this workshop. The free trial version of ATLAS.ti can be downloaded from the internet and should be brought along to the workshop.


Date: 27. October 2017: 2 am – 5 pm

Language: English

Voßstr. 2, Geb. 4370, Room 104 (The room is located above the museum "Sammlung Prinzhorn"). Map.


You may register until 15 October 2017 by sending an email to

Limit: 20 participants. First come, first served.



»Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse WDA«

Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller

Lehrstuhl für Soziologie

Universität Augsburg


Nach einem kurzen Überblick über das gegenwärtige Feld der Diskursforschung und die dort vertretenen unterschiedlichen Perspektiven stellt der Workshop die Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse in den Mittelpunkt. Im Einzelnen werden folgende Inhalte behandelt:

    *Forschungsprogramm und theoretische Grundlagen der WDA

    *Methodologie und empirische Umsetzung einer wissenssoziologischen Diskursanalyse an Beispielen


     *Diskussion offener Fragen der TeilnehmerInnen, ggf. auch zu deren eigenen Projekten

Registrierte TeilnehmerInnen erhalten vor dem Workshop zur Vorbereitung eine kurze Leseliste und Literaturhinweise.


Datum: 24. November 2017: 11.00-16.30 Uhr (Mittagspause von 13-14.30 Uhr)

Sprache: Deutsch

11-13 Uhr: Verfügungsraum "Orgel", 3. OG, Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz 

14:30 - 16.30 Uhr: Hörsaal 02, Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz 


Sie können sich bis zum 13. November 2017 für diesen Kurs via E-Mail anmelden:

Max.20 TeilnehmerInnen. First come, first served.



»How to Systematise Qualitative Methodology for Research«

Prof. Dr. Martin Bauer

London School of Economics and Political Science


Taking the book Qualitative researching with Text, Image and Sound (Bauer & Gaskell, eds, London Sage, 2000) as a starting point, the informal lecture and discussion round will address the following key issues:

a) do not associate either qualitative or quantitative methods with particular knowledge interests; method and knowledge interests are orthogonal in practice, maybe not in origin;

b) to develop a language to talk about collecting data outside the logic of ‘stratified random sampling’ without falling foul of logic and systematicity,

c) to clarify qualitative methods as operation and procedure, and

d) thinking about good qualitative research in criteria that are specific to qualitative research, and not mirrored on quantitative measurement.

A fifth issue might be added to the discussions:

e) how to mix data and methods.


Qualitative researching with Text, Image and Sound has been translated into several languages, sold about 30,000 copies and generated more than 10,000 citations.

Chapters 1, 2, and 19 – 1) Quality, Quantity and Knowledge Interests; 2) Corpus construction and 19) public accountability – will be particularly relevant for this course.


For the seminar on Friday, 1 Dec., Professor Bauer will discuss with participants the use made of qualitative data and procedures in two very different published papers in the light of these concerns. The two papers will be sent to all registered participants.


Language: English


30 November 2017: 6 – 7.30 pm (Lecture/Discussion): UG X60, Neue Universität

1 December 2017: 9 - 11 am (Follow-up discussion): Hörsaal 03, Neue Universität


Language: English


You may register for both sessions and request the two papers until 15 November 2017 by sending an email to

Limit: 20 participants. First come, first served.



Members of the HGGS may register for these and other courses at the Marsilius-Kolleg.:

»Stress-Resilienz – von der Biologie bis zu den Wirtschaftswissenschaften«

»Der Mensch im Bild – Bildgebung in Medizin und Religion«

»Historisches Wassermanagement«


Details: HERE


Transcultural Studies


»Introduction to Transcultural Studies«

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS)

Tuesdays 11 am – 13 pm

Cluster Asia and Europe

Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstr. 2, Room 212


»Colloquium – Transcultural Studies«

Coordinator: J. Nowoitnick

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS)

Tuesdays 4-6 pm (dates to be published on Cluster website)

Cluster Asia and Europe

Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstr. 2


HGGS members can participate at sessions that are of interest without signing up. If you wish to present your work, please contact the Graduate Programme Manager, Ms. Nowoitnick. Email:


American Studies

»Call of the Wild«

US-American Literature and Film

Dr. Tobias Endler

Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm. First meeting on 17 Oct. 2017.

For the programme click HERE

Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)

Hauptstr. 120

69117 Heidelberg


Please sign up before the Winter Semester by sending an email to Ms. Iris Hahn-Santoro:



Zusatzqualifikationen für DoktorandInnen


Forum AG & Dr. Astrid Wind

erstes Treffen: 16.10.2017 (Einführungsseminar)

Die Forum AG organisiert regelmäßige Treffen im Anschluss an das Kolloquium.

HGGS, Voßstr. 2, Raum 108e


»Presenting Research Results«

Dr. Ute Leidig

7 – 8 December 2017: 9 am – 5 pm

This course is highly recommended for all members, who will present a poster or give a talk at the HGGS Forum. You can sign up on a first come, first served basis at the Graduate Academy from mid-September:


Alle Kurse der Graduiertenakademie stehen hier: LINK


Interdisziplinäres Forschungskolloquium / Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium

1st and 3rd year PhDs will give a 15 min. presentation about their PhD work, followed by a 15 min. question and discussion round. Details to follow.

You´re welcome to bring a lunchtime sandwich and drink into the sessions!


Mondays 1-4.30 pm c.t. (13 Nov. 2017; 4 Dec. 2017; 8 Jan. 2018; 22 Jan. 2018.)



Verfügungsraum “Orgel”, 3. OG / 3rd Floor Neue Universität

Universitätsplatz, Grabengasse 3-5

Location hint: use staircase through the door on the left side when you enter from the University Square.


Forum AG (Working Group)

1st year PhDs plan and organize the annual conference of the HGGS, the “Forum”, which takes place in June. Details will be explained on 16 Oct.2017 The group will meet after each colloquium and according to need.


Annual Conference

Forum 2018: „Interdisziplinarität / Interdisciplinarity“

14 - 15 June 2018

Details to follow.




All other courses and events will be announced via email and the homepage.


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