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). 

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).

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).


Prof. Dr. Andreas Hetzel


Dr. Sonja Dinter

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The Research Training Group is currently advertising 9 positions for doctoral students (second cohort of doctoral students, to be filled by 01.04.2022). We are looking forward to receiving applications.
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New Release 2021

Corsten, Michael (Hg.): „Praxis. Ausüben. Begreifen“, Weilerswist 2021: Velbrück Wissenschaft.

With contributions by:  Kathrin Audehm, Marie-Cécile Bertau, Gregor Bongaerts, Lucilla Guidi, Andreas Hetzel, Franziska Ipfelkofer, Melanie Pierburg, Jens Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Volker Schubert, Friedrich Weltzien, Katrin Wille.