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Affect and Colonialism WebLab wins award

The concept wins award in the Ideas Competition International Research Marketing.

Apr 15, 2021

The WebLab team in their digital session.

The WebLab team in their digital session.
Image Credit: Affect and Colonialism WebLab

The multimedia and linguistic platform "Affect and Colonialism WebLab" has been awarded in the ideas competition "International Research Marketing" and wins a total prize of 148,600 euros. The network is intended to connect scientists, activists, art and media practicioners and to be a platform on which the close interconnection of affect and colonialism - for example through podcasts, videos and digital exhibitions - is illuminated and discussed.

The project also includes a fellowship program, which will enable researchers particularly from the Global South to present their work on the platform, thus creating a close link between scholars from different contexts. The fellowship program will officially start in May 2021.

The WebLab network is run jointly by scholars from Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and is led by anthropologist Dr. Jonas Bens, philosopher Dr. Fabian Bernhardt, ethnologist Dr. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo, the communication scientist Dr. Débora Medeiros and the art historian Dr. Verena Straub.

The International Research Marketing Ideas Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is part of the "Research in Germany" initiative. The initiative presents Germany as a location for research and innovation worldwide and creates a forum for international exchange and cooperation. The initiative is jointly implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service, the DFG, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the DLR Project Management Agency.

Further information on the WebLab can be found here.