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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Timon Beyes


Journal writing and publishing (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes

Einzeltermin | Fr, 06.01.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 06.01.2023, 16:00 | Online-Veranstaltung | kick-off (online)
Einzeltermin | Mi, 25.01.2023, 14:00 - Mi, 25.01.2023, 19:00 | C 14.201
Einzeltermin | Do, 26.01.2023, 09:00 - Do, 26.01.2023, 18:00 | C 40.176 | .
Einzeltermin | Fr, 27.01.2023, 09:00 - Fr, 27.01.2023, 18:00 | C 14.201

Inhalt: The course is designed for PhD students interested in, or embarking on, writing journal articles. The course’s default language is English; written projects and group discussions can also be in German. The aim of this course is to take participants through the process of (international) journal publication. There are two aspects to this. First, considering the nature of academic knowledge production (using (and being used by) concepts, categories, methods etc.), and secondly the craft of writing and participating in the peer review process. As such this is not just a practical ‘how to’ course, but also requires participants to consider actively and reflexively the uses to which academic knowledge is being put, and the relational conditions of ‘its’ generation. There will be input presentation, but the emphasis will be a discursive, dialogical one, involving participants in conversations, presentations and group work. Participants should come prepared to discuss not only others but their own work, and to comment in constructive and substantive debate. The intent therefore is not just to take participants through the demands of producing written work suitable for academic publishing, but to do so having experienced critical engagement with the nature of theory, concepts, methods and claims. The lecturer has extensive editorial experience in journals of social theory, cultural theory and organization theory. I’m a Senior Editor of Organization Studies and have also published in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society (Sociology/Cultural Studies), Grey Room (cultural theory), the German-speaking Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft and Leviathan, and quite extensively in assorted journals of organization theory. The discussion on the nature of knowledge production will take in ideas from cultural and social theory, and studies of media and technology. Methodologically, the lecturer has largely been involved in qualitative work. The emphasis will not be on the technicalities of methodological approaches or methods, but on the kind of knowledge they create. The plan is to involve colleagues or guest faculty to enrich the course with further experiences.

Knowing Colour (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:00 - 14:00 | 07.12.2022 - 25.01.2023 | C 12.102 | .

Inhalt: Colour is inescapable. It fills and forms the world, shaping what can be felt and known, desired and expressed. Yet where colour is and how it works are notoriously tricky and contested questions. Is it in our minds or bodies, or is it ‘out there’ in the word? Is colour perception culturally specific or universal? Does the way we talk about colour influence how we perceive it? Is it a mere appendage to social status – the black of intellectualism and artistry, say, or the muted colours of refinement – or does it shape social organization, e.g. as a tool of marketing or the manipulation of moods? As if behaving on its own terms, colour has proved to be supremely indifferent to scholarly categories, definitions and ordering systems. In Wittgenstein’s memorable words, ‘[w]e stand there like the ox in front of the newly-painted stall door’. That colour remains one of the most puzzling phenomena for academic inquiry might explain its comparable neglect in the social sciences. This seminar is dedicated to noticing colour and investigating the perennial problem of knowing colour. The emphasis lies on historic and recent attempts to understand colour as a cultural and social force: what it does rather than what it is. How can we think and explore colour as a ‘medium of transformation’ (Walter Benjamin) that shapes, and that is shaped by, the social?

Forschungskolleg (1) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes, Beate Söntgen

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 16:00 - 18:00 | 19.10.2022 - 07.12.2022 | C 40.501 | C 40.501!
Einzeltermin | Mi, 14.12.2022, 14:00 - Mi, 14.12.2022, 16:00 | C 40.256
Einzeltermin | Mi, 21.12.2022, 14:00 - Mi, 21.12.2022, 16:00 | fällt aus !
Einzeltermin | Do, 05.01.2023, 16:00 - Do, 05.01.2023, 18:00 | C 40.501 | statt 21.12.22
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 16:00 - 18:00 | 11.01.2023 - 02.02.2023 | C 40.501 | C40.501!

Inhalt: Alle Kollegiat/innen berichten einmal im Semester zum Stand der Dissertations- oder anderer Kollegprojekte (Vorstellung von Exposés, Kapiteln, Arbeitsergebnissen sowie Methodenreflexionen). Die Sitzungen sind im gesprächsfördernden Response-Verfahren angelegt: Ein/e Referent/in präsentiert das zuvor zirkulierte Manuskript, während die/der Verfasser/in klarstellt, erläutert und ergänzt; die Diskussion folgt unter Vorsitz einer/s Dritten aus dem Kreis der Kollegiat/innen. So üben die Kollegiat/innen die Situierung eigener und fremder Arbeiten in einem wissenschaftlichen Rahmen ein sowie das Vermögen, kritische Einwänden zu erheben bzw. sich diesen zu stellen. Auf der anderen Seite erhalten die Kollegiat/innen wertvolle Einblicke in die Arbeitsweisen der anderen und werden zu einem differenzierenden, respektvollen Miteinander angeregt. Bei der Präsentation von Dissertationsprojekten sind die jeweiligen Betreuer/innen anwesend. Gäste, etwa Assoziierte oder weitere Kolleg/innen aus der Leuphana, können auf Wunsch hinzugezogen werde

Basiskolleg (1) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes, Beate Söntgen

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 10:00 - 12:00 | 20.10.2022 - 02.02.2023 | C 40.254 | C 40.254!

Inhalt: Im Basiskolleg werden theoretische und methodische Kerntexte zum Thema „Kulturen der Kritik“ durch die Kollegiat_innen im Response-Verfahren vorgestellt und gemeinsam diskutiert. Je nach Bedarf ist das Basiskolleg offen für thematische Abweichungen und Fokusverschiebungen. Die Texte werden vor Semesterbeginn von den Kollegiat_innen gemeinsam mit den veranstaltenden Professor_innen ausgewählt.

Master Forum (English language) (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes, Ben Trott

Einzeltermin | Do, 01.12.2022, 12:15 - Do, 01.12.2022, 15:45 | C 40.530 Multifunktionsraum | .
Einzeltermin | Fr, 02.12.2022, 10:15 - Fr, 02.12.2022, 17:45 | C 14.027 | .
14-täglich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 05.01.2023 - 19.01.2023 | C 12.102
Einzeltermin | Fr, 20.01.2023, 10:15 - Fr, 20.01.2023, 17:45 | C 40.530 Multifunktionsraum | .

Inhalt: This Master Forum, which will be held entirely in English, provides first and foremost an opportunity for students embarking on their MA theses to present an outline of their projects, with the goal of receiving productive critical feedback – both from instructors and from student peers. In addition, it also aims to facilitate critical reflection on a set of what may initially appear to be quite practical or even technical issues – around how scholarly research is carried out and presented – and yet often ultimately prove to be caught up with questions of content, argument and approach. In the first two meetings of the Master Forum, Timon Beyes and Ben Trott will introduce some of the common issues confronted by those carrying out scholarly research or writing in Cultural Studies, the Humanities and the Social Sciences. This will include general questions, including: how to arrive at and formulate a research question and a suitable framework for your project; how to begin thinking about method and methodology, and starting to conducting research; and ways of referencing and of acknowledging the use of sources. We will also explore a number of specific issues commonly confronted by those carrying out research: how to use inclusive language, and whether or not to do so when writing about institutions or milieu marked by exclusion; whether or not to quote passages of text which use racist language, and why; how to deal with the terminology which is widely used in historic texts but is no longer in use or has a different meaning today; and what to consider when drawing on translations of primary texts, and when translating passages oneself. Rather than attempting to provide definitive answers or solutions to these issues, the instructors will give some examples of how they and others have approached these problems in their own work – and some of the difficulties involved in doing so. Plenty of space will be provided for critical reflection on these and other issues. Students are invited to sign up to present an outline of their MA thesis in subsequent meetings of the Master Forum, with presentations set to take place in English. Several dates are available to choose from, distributed throughout the semester. While this will ultimately depend on the number of students participating, students should expect to have around 30 minutes in total for the presentation and discussion of their projects, and presentations themselves should last between 10 and 15 minutes, allowing plenty of time for discussion. Students are required upload a two-page summary of their project to myStudy one week before they are due to present. This should include: • a working title for your thesis as well as your research question; • the approach, method or methodology that you plan on using, and the theoretical framework or points of reference for your project; • what you anticipate discovering or arguing in your thesis; • and a list of up to five key works that you will use, along with any additional information about sources you plan on using – such as archives, exhibitions or interview partners. Students are asked to attend all sessions of the Master Forum, not the simply the session in which they will present, and to have read the two-page summaries ahead of time. Please be ready to provide your fellow students with productive critical feedback on their projects! The Master Forum is examined (pass/fail) as a combined scholarly work [Kombinierte wissenschaftliche Arbeit] made up of (a) your two-page summary and (b) your presentation.

Forschungskolloquium Soziologie und Kulturorganisation (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes, Serhat Karakayali, Volker Kirchberg, Andrea Kretschmann

Einzeltermin | Mi, 01.02.2023, 14:00 - Mi, 01.02.2023, 20:00 | C 14.201

Inhalt: Das Promotionskolloquium dient der Präsentation und vertieften Diskussion der Forschungsvorhaben im Kreise der Mitglieder des Promotionskollegs. Pro Kandidat*in steht üblicherweise 1 Stunde für Vortrag und Diskussion zur Verfügung. Die Präsentationen und Diskussion finden in deutscher oder englischer Sprache statt.