"Tag der GSGG" 2015

On Thursday, 29 October 2015, the "Tag der GSGG" (GSGG Day) will be held.

Ranging from marriage advertisement in the German Empire, through Hindi film music to ritual pipe smoking in Africa, the doctoral candidates of the GSGG will present their projects. Traditionally, the GSGG Day will begin with presentations of doctoral research projects ("Geisteswissenschaftliche Einblicke"). In the framework of this event, which will take place in the Historic Observatory from 9.30am to 1pm, the doctoral candidates from nine humanistic subjects will explain their projects. In short presentations and poster presentations they will talk about the questions or ideas that they examine in their research projects, what really appealed to them with regard to their topics and what surprises they encountered during their research.

All interested parties are cordially invited!


In the framework of the evening reception in the Aula at the Wilhelmsplatz (starting at 6pm), the "Christian-Gottlob-Heyne-Prize" for the best humanistic doctoral thesis in the past academic year will be awarded. This year, the price will be bestowed on the comparatist Dr. Julia Benner, who will be awarded for her doctoral thesis on "Federkrieg. Kinder- und Jugendliteratur gegen den Nationalsozialismus 1933-1945". The Laudation will be held by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Tomkowiak (University of Zurich).

The festive presentation will be held by Prof. Dr. Regina Bendix, Professor for cultural anthropology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen: "Hab ihn nie gesehen, aber viel über ihn gehört." Zur (Neben?)Rolle tradierten Wissens in akademischer Sozialisation und Kanonbildung. ("I have never seen him, but heard a lot about him". On the (side?) role of passed on knowledge in academic socialization and canon formation.)