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Research Spotlight

Werberger_Annette1 ©Annette Werberger

Our current research spotlight falls on Professor Annette Werberger, who, in 2021, successfully acquired funding for the large-scale research project "European Times (EUTIM)" together with colleagues from the University of Potsdam and the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin.  

In our interview, Ms. Werberger explains central aspects of the research project and discusses ideas on how to support researchers as well as doctoral and postdoctoral candidates. We are grateful for the contribution.

Dear Professor Werberger,

this year, together with colleagues from the University of Potsdam and the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin, you successfully acquired funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the large-scale research project “European Times (EUTIM)”. Could you briefly summarize the contents of this project?

The project “European Times – A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe (EUTIM)” is funded in the program line “Area Studies” of the BMBF. It addresses narratives and orders of knowledge in Europe marked by temporal heterogeneity. First, proceeding from different experiences in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, we inquire how old and new, East and West, tradition and innovation, culture and politics, etc., are being conceptualized respectively. In the first year, we thus concentrated on [...]

 Completed Dissertations

This section presents a selection of recently completed, excellent PhD projects as chosen by the Faculties. Our congratulations!

Faculty of Law

Foto_Götting ©Katharina Götting

Katharina Götting: Mediation als Standardverfahren für Baukonflikte: Vorteile, Nachteile und Ausgestaltung von Mediationsverfahren in deutschen Baurechtsstreitigkeiten.

[Detailed information in German]

Foto_Kohlhepp ©Szymon Kohlhepp

Szymon Kohlhepp: Die unionsrechtlich veranlasste Rechtskraftdurchbrechung. 

 [Detailed information in German]

Foto_Würkert ©Felix Würkert 

Felix Würkert: Rechtsnormen und Legitimität in der Friedensmediation. 

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

Foto_Franz ©Piotr Franz

Piotr Franz: Erziehung der Nation: Rechte Bildungsnetzwerke und ihr national-radikales Erbe in Warschau, 1905-1939.

[Detailed information in German]

Foto_Schönian ©Katja Schönian

Katja Schönian: Just ‘a machine for doing business’? Sociomaterial configurations of the intranet in a post-merger telecommunications company.

How is a new intranet involved in an ongoing merger integration process? The dissertation analyses internal communication and branding strategies in connection with the implementation of a new company intranet. Based on qualitative data, 

Foto_Wilke ©Franziska Wilke

Franziska Wilke: Digitales Lesen. Wandel und Kontinuität einer literarischen Praktik.

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Foto_Hofmann ©​Daniel Hofmann

Daniel Hofmann: Essays on Empirical Finance.

This thesis investigates the predictive power of past stock returns. Jointly with Karl Ludwig Keiber, we introduce an innovative auto-correlation framework that generalizes momentum investment strategies. In the German stock market, our strategies earn up to 233 basis points per month on average [...]

Foto_Miriam Lohrmann ©Miriam Lohrmann

Miriam Lohrmann: Die kognitive Legitimität aus Kundensicht im Kontext neuer Unternehmen.

[Detailed information in German]

Matthias Pannhorst: Latent Markov models for old-age consumer marketing. A life-course-inspired analysis of trajectories through the senior years.

Using latent Markov models the thesis analyzes several current issues in old-age consumer research. Above all, it is a methodological contribution in the area of old-age marketing proposing latent Markov models as an empirical operationalization of the life course paradigm. The life course paradigm posits [...]

Third-Party Funding for Research Projects

This category introduces externally funded research projects with a volume exceeding 100.000 € . We would like to congratulate all researchers to their success! 

DAJAB ©DAJAB (Screenshot)

Kerstin Schoor: Abschlussphase zum Aufbau eines Digitalen Archivs jüdischer Autorinnen und Autoren in Berlin 1933-1945 (DAjAB).

Friede Springer Stiftung, Volume: 395.462,48 € 

[Detailed information in German]

Abraham-Diefenbach ©Heide Fest

Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach: Das Meer – Pommern – die Grenzregion als Orte des deutsch-polnischen Dialogs – grenzübergreifendes Netzwerk zur wissenschaftlichen Kooperation und historischen Bildung über Ostsee und Odergebiet.

Interreg, Volume: 138.471,65 € 

[Detailed information in German]

Magdalena Abraham-Diefenbach: Juden im historischen Ostbrandenburg – eine Online-Dokumentation der jüdischen Friedhöfe.

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM),Volume: 123.422,50 €

[Detailed information in German]

Haertel ©Die Hoffotografen GmbH

Frau ©Robert Frau

Ines Härtel, Robert Frau: Verbundprojekt: Optimierung der Risiko- und Krisenkommunikation von Regierungen, Behörden und Organisationen der Gesundheitssicherung (MIRKKOMM) - Teilvorhaben: Analyse und Entwicklung des Rechtsrahmens multimodaler Risiko- und Krisenkommunikation.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Volume: 231.150,00 € (excl. overhead) 

[Detailed information in German]

Recent Publications

In this section, we present to you a choice of recent publications as selected by the Faculties and the Central Scientific Institutions. 

 Faculty of Law

Hochmayr_Verjährung ©Nomos

Gudrun Hochmayr, Walter Gropp (Hg.): Die Verjährung als Herausforderung für die grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit in Strafsachen. Entwicklung eines Harmonisierungsvorschlags, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Halecker_Musik_Strafrecht ©De Gruyter

Dela-Madeleine Halecker, Paul Hoffmann, Joanna Melz, Uwe Scheffler, Claudia Zielińska: Musik und Strafrecht – Ein Streifzug durch eine tönende Welt, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Eva Kocher: Digitale Plattformarbeit – die Verantwortung von Marktorganisatoren, in: Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, Nr. 3, 2021, S. 606-632.

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

Michael Minkenberg: Populist risks to pluralist society: The radical right in Europe as a response to ethnocultural diversification, in: Radomir Compel, Rosalie Arcala Hall (Hg.): Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks, London/New York: Routledge, 2021, S. 51-69.

[Detailed information in German]

Britta Schneider, Theresa Heyd (Hg.): Bloomsbury World Englishes Paradigms – Reflecting Traditions and Inspiring New Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury, 2021.

Bloomsbury World Englishes offers a comprehensive and rigorous description of the facts, implications and contentious issues regarding the forms and functions of English in the world. International experts cover a diverse range of varieties and topics, offering a more accurate understanding of English across the globe and the various social contexts in which it plays a significant role. 

Schoor_Standorte ©Hentrich & Hentrich

Kerstin Schoor, Andree Michaelis-König (Hg.): Kulturelle Standorte jüdische Existenz. 5. Jahrbuch des Selma Stern Zentrum für jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Martin Eisend, Farid Tarrahi: Persuasion Knowledge in the Marketplace: A Meta‐Analysis, in: Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2021.

Since the introduction of the persuasion knowledge model more than 25 years ago, many research studies have investigated how consumers’ persuasion knowledge affects their reactions to persuasion attempts. While most results have shown that persuasion knowledge increases coping responses and leads to less favorable evaluations of marketer actions, the findings vary considerably, leaving researchers with a limited understanding 

Okan Dukkanci, Bahar Y. Kara, Tolga Bektas: Minimizing energy and cost in range-limited drone deliveries with speed optimization, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, in: SSRN, 125, 2021.
This paper introduces the Energy Minimizing and Range Constrained Drone Delivery Problem (ERDDP) in which drones are used to make deliveries to a number of customers and the drones themselves are transported by traditional vehicles that act as launch points. The ERDDP consists of (i) selecting the launch points from a potential set of sites

Okan Dukkanci, Özlem Karsu, Bahar Y. Kara: Planning Sustainable Routes: Economic, Environmental and Welfare Concerns, in: European Journal of Operational Research, 2021.

We introduce a problem called the Sustainable Vehicle Routing Problem (SVRP) in which the sustainability notion is considered in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts. Inspired by real-world problems that large cargo companies face for their delivery decisions, we introduce a new facet to the classical vehicle routing problem by considering the welfare of all three stakeholders

European New School of Digital Studies (ENS)

Lauri Wessel, Hannes Rothe, Eivor Oborn: Introduction to the WI2021 Track: Creating Value through Digital Innovation in Health Care. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 2021. 

COVID-19 has significantly impacted on societies and healthcare sectors worldwide. New needs in terms of research, diagnostics, treatments, and care emerged in rapid pace and brought with them substantial implications for value creation. While significant change in how value was being created and captured in health care was already underway before the pandemic, it accelerated this dynamic and brought 

Ulrike Klinger, Jakob Svensson: The power of code: women and the making of the digital world, in: Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 24, Iss. 14, 2021, S. 2075-2090.  

[Detailed information in German]

Jan-Hendrik Passoth: Plattformen, Infrastrukturen und Gemeinwohl: Digitale Technologien für gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt? In: Konrad Mitschka, Klaus Unterberger (Hg.): Digitale Transformation. Vom Broadcaster zum Qualitätsnetzwerk (Public Value Jahresstudie), Wien: ORF Generaldirektion Public Value, 2021, S. 78–96.


Institute for Conflict Management (IKM)

Holper_Mediation ©Nomos

Anne Holper, Lars Kirchhoff (Hg.): Peace Mediation in Germany’s Foreign Policy: Uniting Method, Power and Politics, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Ulla Gläßer, Robert Pfeiffer, Dominik Schmitz, Helene Bond: Außergerichtliche Beschwerdemechanismen entlang globaler Lieferketten: Empfehlungen für die Institutionalisierung, Implementierung und Verfahrensausgestaltung – Forschungsbericht in Auftrag gegeben vom Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Anne Holper, Lars Kirchhoff, Felix Würkert: Normen als Ordnungsrahmen der Friedensmediation, in: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Nr. 10, 2021, S. 45–75.

[Detailed information in German]

Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Valéria S. Gomes, Konstanze B. Jungbluth, Aurea S. Zavam (Hg.): Tradição discursiva e historicidade da língua e do texto, in: Revista da ABRALIN, Vol. 19, Nr. 3, Special Issue 4, 2021, S. 562-762.  

[Detailed information in German]

Kira Kosnick: Decolonizing Migration Studies? Thinking about Migration Studies from the Margins, in: Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung – Journal of Migration Studies, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, 2021, S. 73-95.

Against the background of calls to ›decolonize knowledge‹ in migration studies as in different academic fields, this article addresses the conditions under which knowledge on migration is produced at German universities. Noting that refugee scholars and those with migration backgrounds from outside Western Europe or North America face specific difficulties in pursuing academic careers, a ›coloniality of migration‹ framework is employed 

Kosnick_Ageing ©Springer Nature

Kira Kosnick, Elifcan Karacan, Cagri Kahveci: Policy Dimensions of Retirement Migration from Germany to the Turkish Riviera. Comparing German and German-Turkish Older Migrants, in: Marion Repetti, Toni Calasanti, Chris Phillipson (Hg.): Ageing and Migration in a Global Context. (=Life Course Research and Social Policies, Vol. 13), Cham: Springer, 2021, S. 131-146.

This chapter is concerned with examining how retirement migrants from Germany, who have chosen the Turkish Mediterranean as a retirement destination, confront complex policy landscapes that are associated with their transnational ageing practices and their needs for care and support.