Archive for the ‘Honours’ Category

I am happy and very grateful to announce that the Gerda Henkel Foundation awarded me a post-doc research grant of twelve months, starting in October of this year. In relieving me of my teaching and administrative responsibilities in Freiburg, this will enable me to bring the writing process of my second book project (Habilitation) decisively forward.

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From October 2014 to March 2015, I will be a fellow at the German Historical Institute London with a grant funded by the Max Weber Stiftung. Besides finishing the archival research for my research project about the uses of silence in nineteenth-century political communication, I will have to opportunity to start the writing process of my ‘habilitation’.





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In March/April of this year, I will be a Karl-Ferdinand-Werner Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Paris, enabling me to do some preliminary archival research for my project on political silence in the nineteenth century. In addition, I will have the opportunity to attend several workshops organized by the institute.



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Since the general meeting of January 24th, I am officially an associated member of the Center for French Studies (Frankreichzentrum) of Freiburg University.

The Center was founded in 1989 as an autonomous interdisciplinary institution bundling the university’s  research and teaching with a focus on France. It offers master programs in  economics, journalism and intercultural studies and strives to intensify interdisciplinary cooperation between various fields – especially economics, law, French language, history and communication studies. Moreover, the center functions as a catalyst of German-French cultural exchange


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I’m honoured to announce that after the Fazit-Stiftung, now the Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften has also generously awarded me a grant towards the printing costs of my dissertation, to be published this year under the title “Zeichen des Verfalls. Semantische Studien zur Entstehung der Kulturkritik im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert”.

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I’m happy and grateful to announce that the FAZIT-Stiftung has awarded me a generous grant towards  the printing costs of my dissertation (to be published this fall).

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I’m honoured to announce that my dissertation “Zeichen des Verfalls. Semantische Studien zur Entstehung der Kulturkritik im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert” has been awarded the dissertation prize 2011 of the Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft.

The prize will be presented by the Gesellschafts chairman, Ortwin Goldbeck, on February 24th, 2012 at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld.

An account of the ceremony with a photo is to be found here.

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