Owing to their visual essence and status as a popular, modern medium, comics – newspaper strips, comics magazines and graphic novels – provide valuable insight into the transformation of collective consciousness. This project advances ...read more
This research project is being undertaken by Shabani Mwakalinga, PhD candidate in the history department. It aims to establish how so-called kadhis' courts functioned in late-colonial and early independent Tanzania, what role ...read more
Contemporary opera tends to abandon traditional narratives and breaks the tight bond between the singer and the character. Using musicological and performance analysis in combination with composer interviews, Distorted Characters ...read more
In recent years several forms of collaboration between journalists, scientific experts, scientific institutions (and their PR staff) and citizen groups have become more frequent (Houston, 2010; Spangenberg & Heise, 2016). ...read more
My study revolves around the unduly neglected figure of the late-Qing and early Republican Confucian scholar Liao Ping 廖平 (1852-1932). Instead of attempting to write an intellectual biography in a traditional sense, ...read more
Via corpus-based analysis and experimental research we investigate the presence and impact of non-standard language features (old and new vernacular) in public consumer comments and company responses on social media.
Multidisciplinary and diacronich project which aim is to reconstruct the physical evolution of the landscape around Ravenna (Italy) since the Roman Age until today and how this influenced the human ...read more
Over the past fifty years, funding agencies have come to occupy a central place in academic knowledge-production. As distributors of money, power, and prestige, funding agencies can nowadays change fields, ...read more