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Strategic Scientific Workshops 2022

Prof. König, Prof. Krukowski, Prof. Kuntsche, Dr. Western

Prof. Dr. Laura König
Junior Professorin für Public Health Nutrition, Universität Bayreuth

Dr. Rebecca Krukowski
Professor of Public Health, University of Virginia

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kuntsche
Professor of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

Dr. Max Western
Lecturer in Behavioural Science, University of Bath

Titel des Workshops: Understanding the digital divide in health promotion

Social inequalities are an important contributor to the global burden of disease. It has been initially assumed that digital health technology may increase access to high quality health care at low cost, however, first studies suggest that digital health risks to widen, instead of reducing, health disparities. This workshop aims to build an international network of public health researchers addressing social inequalities in digital health to synthesize the current state of research, assess underlying mechanisms of the digital divide, identify research gaps, and propose potential solutions to improve (digital) health for all.

Termin: 20. bis 23. Juni 2023


Prof. Dr. Astrid Swenson, Dr. Alison Carrol

Prof. Dr. Astrid Swenson
Lehrstuhl für Europäische Geschichtskulturen, Universität Bayreuth

Dr. Alison Carrol
Reader in European History Institute, Brunel University London

Titel des Workshops: Borders of Belonging: Historical and Creative Methods in Heritage and Placemaking

This workshop rethinks the role of borders in shaping ideas of heritage and belonging in Europe. While recent historical research has taken increasing account of transnational movements, debates often remain fragmented according to national lines and fail to consider the ways in which a wide set of European, imperial and global encounters and processes interacted. Bringing together scholars and creative practitioners, this workshop addresses this gap by analysing the shifting presentation of borders from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, with attention to sites across Europe and Africa. These sites may have been on the peripheries of nation-states, but they were at the centre of a range of other processes that shaped notions of belonging. Thus, the workshop seeks to advance the fields of historical research, heritage studies and border studies by placing thinking about the role of fluid and closed borders at the heart of historical thinking and heritage practice.

Termin: tba


Foto Prof. Gebauer, Prof. Pausch, Prof. Bidartondo, Prof. Merckx

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gebauer
Leiter des Labors für Isotopen-Biogeochemie im BayCEER, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Johanna Pausch
Juniorprofessur Agrarökologie, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Martin Ignacio Bidartondo
Professor of Molecular Ecology, Imperial College London

Prof. Dr. Vincent Merckx
Group leader, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Titel des Workshops: Establishing a publicly accessible global online database on stable isotope abundance of mycoheterotrophic plants

The BayCEER – Laboratory of Isotope Biogeochemistry (BayCEER–IBG) collected more than 10,000 data on multi-element stable isotope abundance of > 700 plant species from all over the world in an internal database over the past 20 years. The aim of this collection was to identify mycoheterotrophs, i.e. plants living heterotrophic on the cost of their mycorrhizal fungi partners, a unique type of nutrition that has long been completely underappreciated. This database served as tool for > 40 publications from the BayCEER–IBG with many international collaborators. Most of them were published in highly ranked journals and attracted interest worldwide. Research funding and publication policies request more and more access of research data for a broad forum of users in an open access mode. Following this trend, the goal of this Strategic Scientific Workshop is the conversion of the internal database into a publicly accessible online database and its advertisement among a wide suite of users.

Termin: 10. bis 11. September 2022

Strategic Scientific Workshops 2021

Prof. Dr. Eva Julia Lohse
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht III, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Margherita Poto
Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norwegen

Dr. Giulia Parola
Faculty of Law, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Brasilien

Dr. Omondi Robert Owino
Law Department, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology School of Law, Nairobi, Kenia

Jane Murungi
School of Law, University of Nairobi (Kisumu campus), Kenia

Titel des Workshops: Co-production of knowledge in climate governance

Climate change demands solutions from multilevel and polycentric perspectives and new methods in environmental-decision-making. Our 3-day-workshop sets a common framework for co-production of knowledge (CoPK) through the mapping and evaluation of existing climate-smart practices. By using an inductive and comparative approach we explore how state and non-state actors can systematically and effectively develop ways of CoPK in order to take into account perspectives of different knowledge bearers. We assert that CoPK can successfully counter the perceived lack of effectiveness of the mostly uni-lateral participatory rules in administrative and international decision-making. The workshop connects the narrative of effective participation with best practices of CoPK from selected local, traditional, and indigenous communities, in selected areas affected by climate change. The long-term aim is to consolidate our international network and develop training and capacity-building materials.

Date: 05. - 06. Mai 2022

Report: Strategic Scientific Workshop: Co-production of knowledge in climate governance


Prof. Dr. Gesine Lenore Schiewer
Lehrstuhl Interkulturelle Germanistik, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Etienne Damome
Mediation, Information, Communication, Arts (MICA), Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Frankreich

Prof. Dr. Alain Kiyindou
Directeur du MICA, UNESCO Chair, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Frankreich

Prof. Dr. Dotsé Yigbe
Linguistics and Literature Studies, Université de Lomé, Togo

Titel des Workshops: Sprachen der Mitsprache. Interdisziplinäre Vernetzung von Partizipativer Kommunikation, Informationstechnologie, Ethik und Sozialer Innovation

Participatory communication and social innovation are a highly topical interdisciplinary research area at the intersection of computer science research, communication and social sciences, and ethics. At the international level, including in African countries, it is of great interest for positive social, economic, and legal developments.
The partner universities Bordeaux Montaigne and Bayreuth as well as the UNESCO Chair in Bordeaux have the necessary complementary research and application expertise, including extensive experience with research projects in West Africa.

Termin: 14. - 16. Oktober 2021

Reports: Strategic Scientific Workshop: Langues de participation und Workshop bringt Unis näher zusammen



Strategic Scientific Workshop 2020

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ernst, Prof. Dr. Paulina  Aroch Fugellie

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ernst
Professur Theaterwissenschaft, Universität Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Paulina Aroch Fugellie
Professor for Arts and Literature, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexiko


Titel des Workshops: Embodied Futurities

Our Workshop deepens knowledge and practical expertise in critical, body-oriented teaching methods developed over the last decade. In the theatre-lab, we will engage in practical reflection on the epistemological paradigm that prevailed in our pre-COVID pedagogical scenarios. We will explore futures for ways of teaching that ensue in the aftermath of social distancing, with keen interest in performance-as-research on cultural crises and Futurities. The workshop will be expanded into an online-toolbox and academic paper by both professors. Professor Aroch is former Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University and an Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis graduate, where Professor Ernst also studied – a common interdisciplinary background that feeds into the Workshop.

Date: 10. - 15. Oktober 2022


Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Susanne Lopez Enriquez

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