DFG Research Training Group 2477 "Aesthetic Practice" enters second funding period

The application for continuation of the Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice" was successful! We are very pleased that we can continue our research for another four and a half years. The University of Hildesheim will thus once again receive funding totaling approximately four million euros, which will be used for the structured training and support of doctoral students in the fields of art and cultural studies, philosophy and sociology. The repeated success in the competition for financial resources is an important step for the university, with which it is further expanding its profile as a strong research university in the field of cultural studies and the arts (more information here).

In the fall of 2024, the announcements for the third doctoral cohort will be published (to be filled as of 01.04.2025).

Members about the work in the GRK

On the Instagram account @unihildesheim, some of the members present their PhD projects and talk about their experiences in the Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice".
The posts (in german) are linked here: Jonas Dahm, Dominika Cohn, Florentine Muhry, Hannah Feiler

The speaker of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Jens Roselt, also shares his thoughts about the Research Training Group, the post can be viewed here.

Melancholy as a mode of feminist critique

In this article, Antje Gera examines feminist engagement with melancholy.

The text was published in "Bildpunkt. Zeitschrift der IG Bildende Kunst 60: Melancholia von Links" (2022) and can be read here (in German).

Junior Researchers present their Research Projects on Instagram

Under the #myResearch Carolin Scheler and Tobias Wittchen present their research projects on the Instagram account of the University of Hildesheim (@unihildesheim). The posts can be viewed here (Carolin Scheler) and here (Tobias Wittchen). 

Between philosophy and artistic practice

In the 2021 annual magazine of the "Landesverband Bildende Kunst Sachsen e.V.", Britta Schulze is in conversation with Katrin Felgenhauer about the confrontation between art and philosophy.

Download the entire issue here (in German).

Posing Questions

Marie-Charlotte Simons worked with students in 2021 as part of the seminar "The Practice of Pose" to create images and texts that can be viewed in this blog post.

Can mediation also be art?

In an interview Simon Niemann talks about performance art and its mediation in the blog "SuperPopp".

The interview from 2021 is available online.

Arts in the making

Simon Niemann was interviewed for the winter semester 2020/2021 issue of "Die Relation". There, the doctoral student of the DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice" talks about his research.

Download the entire issue here (in German).

Imagine it's WrestleMania and nobody shows up.

In this article for the platform "zebrabutter" Marie-Charlotte Simons describes the entertainment form of Professional Wrestling without audience.

The article from 2020 can be read online (in German).

Excess and justice - How much wrestling is in all of us

In a radio report by hr-iNFO, Marie Simons (doctoral candidate in the DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice") gives an interview about her doctoral thesis: Aesthetics of Wrestling.

Practice Dimensions of the Arts and Everyday Life

"Die Relation" presents the work of the DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice" in its issue for the winter semester 2020/2021.

Download the entire issue here (in German).

A grip a throw and - nothing

In the taz of 28.05.20 Marie Simons (PhD student in the DFG graduate program "Aesthetic Practice") writes about professional wrestling in times of Corona.

Available online here (in German).

Prizes for special achievements in research, teaching, service and sustainability

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hetzel, speaker of the research training group "Aesthetic Practice", was awarded the prize of the Hildesheim University for outstanding research. The award was presented at the University President's New Year's Reception on Jan. 15, 2020.

Available online here (in German).

When James Bond and Jesus suffer

In the issue of "Die Relation" for the winter semester 2019/2020, Marie Simons (PhD student in the DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice") talks about her research.

Download the entire issue here (in German).

This study program in Hildesheim is a success story.

In a report in the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung on Oct. 25, 2019 (print and online), doctoral student Marie Simons provides insights into her research in the DFG graduate program "Aesthetic Practice" at the University of Hildesheim.

 Available online here (in German).

Aesthetic Practice: DFG Approves Hildesheim Research Training Group

What happens when people are aesthetically active? The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) is funding the Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice" at the University of Hildesheim with 3.4 million Euro. Scholars from the fields of philosophy and sociology as well as art, literature, theatre, music and cultural studies are involved. By investigating the essential idiosyncrasy of aesthetic practice, the Hildesheim doctoral students aim to establish a new field of research on an international level.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Andreas Hetzel from 13 November 2018

Available as pdf here (in German).