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University established a Representative against Anti-Semitism

On June 29, 2023, the Rectorate established the office of a Representative against Anti-Semitism at the University of Münster and appointed Ludger Hiepel to this newly created office. The following event is offered regularly:
HAINDORF-LECTURES - A public evening event in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Münster and the Commissioner for Anti-Semitism Issues of the City of Münster on January 30th.

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Spring School 2023: Manuscript Cultures. Interdisciplinary. Digital.

From March 28-31, 2023, Dr. Paraskevi Toma, Dr. Monica Klöckener, and Dr. Nikola Moustakis offered the Spring School "Manuscript Cultures. Interdisciplinary. Digital." Experts from Münster, Hamburg, Göttingen, Würzburg, Durham and Cambridge were invited to give lectures on the blocks "Handwriting and Power", "Handwriting and Ritual" and "Handwriting and Space" and to provide insight into their research material.

In the afternoon blocks, the staff of the SCDH (Service Center for Digital Humanities) introduced digital tools and methods. In small groups, texts were scanned, transcribed and subjected to network analysis.

On one day the group went to Hamburg to the cooperation partner "Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures". There the group was shown scientific methods for the study of manuscripts.

The spring school was a great success - a continuation is being planned.

News: Oktober 2022

Eva Baumkamp and Ludger Hiepel re-elected chairmen of the Senate

In its constituent meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Senate of the University of Münster elected the ancient historian Dr. Eva Bumkamp as chairperson and the Old Testament scholar Dipl. Theol. Ludger Hiepel as deputy chairperson.

With the re-election, the two GKM members take office for the current election period from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024.

We warmly congratulate them on their election!

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Working group "Sealing”

Some members from the Mittelbau have joined together to form the "Sealing" working group. Currently, the members of this group are Nikita Artemov - Dr. Johannes Auenmüller - Dr. Anke Blöbaum - PD Dr. Dirk Mielke - Dr. Nikola Moustakis - Georg Neumann - Torben Schreiber - Dr. Claudia Tappert - Dr. Annik Wüthrich

The contributions of the workshop have now been published. The publication appeared in 2022 by Zaphon-Verlag in the series Kasion (Volume 7) under the title "Gesiegelt - Versiegelt - Entsiegelt. Siegel(n) als Kulturtechnik".

Project group "Encourage”

Cooperation between GKM, Integration Council and Immigration Office of the City of Münster
Byzantinist Dr. Paraskevi Toma and her husband Dr. Orestis Kazasidis came across a very special book in their home country of Greece: "Ftou Kselypi" ("Spit out the sorrow"). In it, author Marietta Kontou tells the encouraging story of Nour, who escapes the war in Syria. After a true odyssey, she makes it to the Olympic Games as part of the team of refugee athletes thanks to her indomitable will and her talent as a swimmer. The book has since been translated into Arabic.
Inspired by the book, the project group "Encourage" was formed in Münster in 2018 from representatives of the Integration Council, the Foreigners Authority and the University of Münster. Its leading members are: Dr. Orestis Kazasidis, Dr. Nikola Moustakis, Helga Sonntag, Dr. Paraskevi Toma, Jennifer Wahlbring, Dr. Ömer Lütfu Yavuz. They joined forces to bring 500 Arabic copies to Münster in order to distribute them to Arabic-speaking children and young people through targeted campaigns.
In 2021, the book was translated into German by Nikola Moustakis. A Ukrainian translation is currently being worked on.   
The group's aim is to raise awareness of interculturality and multilingualism and to stimulate interaction through events.