News and Press Releases

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Kolleg presents interactive quiz at Q.UNI Camp

The Q.UNI Camp starts on 23 June at Schlossgarten Münster. The open-air science festival introduces children and young people to scientific phenomena in a fun way. Visitors can test their knowledge of the history of freedom in an interactive quiz developed by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg.

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New Working Papers on concurrence of norms and Fraktalität

Two new volumes have been published in the EViR Working Papers series. They present the results of two “Conceptual Forums” organised by Ulrike Ludwig last year. The Kolleg invites experts from various disciplines to these events to discuss current methodological and theoretical ideas for historical-legal-historical work.

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Varied workshop programme in summer

In the summer semester, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg is organising three academic workshops with international participation. The programme focuses on the relationship between law and space, human rights activism in Southeast Europe and pre-modern procedures.

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Kolleg addresses history of freedom on the "MS Wissenschaft"

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg is participating in this year's exhibition on the "MS Wissenschaft" with a self-developed exhibit. The exhibition ship will drop anchor in around 30 cities in Germany and Austria from tomorrow. On board, everything revolves around freedom, the theme of the Year of Science 2024.

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Job offer

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Legal Unity and Pluralism" at the University of Münster is seeking to fill the position of Research Associate for Science Communication (E 13 TV-L) from 1 August 2024, subject to approval by the external funding body. A part-time position (50%) will be offered until 31 May 2025 in accordance with the duration of the externally funded project. If the third-party funding body (BMBF) extends the Kolleg for a second funding phase (1 June 2025 to 31 May 2029), there may be an option to extend the position and increase it to a part-time position of 75%. (Job advertisement in German)

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Pupils explore the history of witch-hunts in Münster

Three pupils from the Gesamtschule Münster-Mitte have investigated the topic of witch-hunts in Münster. The results of their research project can now be seen in an impressive exhibition. The Käte Hamburger Kolleg provided (legal) historical expertise and also helped with the design of the posters.

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New fellows in April / Welcome Day

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg warmly welcomes a new cohort of fellows in April. Seven scholars from the fields of history, law, anthropology and sociology will be researching the topic of legal unity and legal pluralism and enriching the Kolleg with their different perspectives. On "Welcome Day" (29 April), there is the opportunity to meet them.

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Two new EViR Working Papers published

The Kolleg's own series of EViR Working Papers features two new contributions dealing with the relationship between increasing social diversity and legal unity or plurality in various historical contexts.

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New annual report of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg published

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Legal Unity and Pluralism" has published its annual report for the year 2023. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Kolleg's activities, fellows, research, events and publications over the past year.

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We are now on Instagram

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg is now on Instagram. With the launch of our official Instagram channel, we aim to expand our community and communicate even better with all those interested in historical legal research.

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Interview on colonial provenance research

Handing back cultural artefacts which have a colonial provenance has long been an object of public debate. The historical anthropologist Dr João Figueiredo (KHK EViR Münster) and the legal historian Dr Sebastian M. Spitra (University of Vienna) discuss the opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of communities of origin and their pluralistic legal systems.

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Fellowships at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Einheit und Vielfalt im Recht“ (EViR, ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘) at the University of Münster invites applications for Short Term Fellowships (2 months) for the period from – preferably – 1 April 2025 to 31 May 2025. It may be possible to extend the fellowships by up to ten months, provided that the Kolleg’s application for a second period of funding is approved.