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Tabu, Kultur, Amazon @ Kulturtransfer Migrationshintergrund

Wie fast alles, was uns vertraut ist, einen Migrationshintergrund hat

Das Wort „Tabu“, das bei Sigmund Freud Prominenz erhalten sollte und nicht mehr aus unserem Alltagswortschatz wegzudenken ist, brachte James Cook aus der Südsee mit. „Amok” bezeichnete die legendäre militärische Kampfeswut malayischer Elitekämpfer. Das Hakenkreuz – ein deutsches Fanal des Hasses – geht auf ein indisches Symbol des Glücks zurück, die

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Why my Humanities Library will never be a Total Library–praise be!

Until the beginning of the 1990s, the humanities department at the University of Bern (Switzerland) lived a kind of cellular life, fragmented into the smallest possible units, a diaspora existence in scattered houses. With the construction of the Unitobler in 1993, the humanities were given a center that would make

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thor.news highlights outreach initiatives and events at the  Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern and beyond

Innovation Award: Green Tech Innovators 2024

The Green Tech Innovators Award 2024 is now accepting nominations. This award recognizes groundbreaking innovations in sustainable technology that address environmental challenges. Submit your nominations by September 10, 2024, to celebrate excellence in green tech solutions.

Seminar: Ethical AI in Healthcare

Join us for an engaging seminar on “Ethical AI in Healthcare” on March 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the University of Cambridge. This seminar will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions addressing the ethical implications and challenges of implementing AI in healthcare. Topics will include patient privacy, algorithmic bias, transparency in AI decision-making, and the future of AI in medical diagnostics and treatment. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions and network with leading experts in the field. This event is essential for healthcare professionals, AI researchers, and policymakers interested in the responsible deployment of AI technologies. The registration deadline is March 1, 2024.

Workshop: Data Visualization Techniques

Enhance your data presentation skills with our Data Visualization Workshop, scheduled for July 12, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Technical University of Munich. Led by Dr. Laura Schmidt, a renowned expert in data analytics, this workshop will cover advanced techniques in data visualization, including interactive dashboards, storytelling with data, and best practices for visualizing complex datasets. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises using popular visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your data visualization capabilities. Registration closes on June 15, 2024.

Scholarship Opportunity: Women in STEM 2024

The Women in STEM Foundation announces the opening of applications for the 2024 Women in STEM Scholarships. This initiative supports outstanding female students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applications are accepted until August 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Digital Transformation Conference

The International Conference on Digital Transformation invites paper submissions for its 2024 edition, themed “Navigating the Future: Digitalization in the Post-Pandemic World.” The conference will be held from October 15-17, 2024. Submission deadline is June 30, 2024.

ORD-Bronzepreis für «transcriptiones»

thor. gratuliert Yvonne Fuchs und Dominic Weber zum Open Research Data-Preis in Bronze für ihr revolutionäres Projekt «transcriptiones», welches Forschenden, Studierenden und Citizen Scientists kollaborativen Zugang zu historischen Schriftquellen ermöglicht. Yvonne und Dominic sind beide dieses Jahr bei den Digital Humanities am WBKolleg beschäftigt, um «transcriptiones» weiterzuentwickeln.

Outreach-Kurs: Der Elevator Pitch

29 April 2024 | 13:15 Uhr – 17:15 Uhr, Universität Bern, Dr. Andreas Berger In den meisten Fällen stellen wir unsere Forschungsprojekte nicht in Vorträgen, Aufsätzen oder Buchkapiteln vor, sondern mündlich und informell in kurzen Begegnungen. Das ist oft gar nicht so einfach. Hier kommt der sogenannte elevator pitch ins Spiel

Call: Preis “Junge Wissenschaft 2024”

Das WBKolleg verleiht seit 2020 jährlich den Preis “Junge Wissenschaft” an exzellente Nachwuchsforschende aus dem In- und Ausland, die erfolgreich interdisziplinär arbeiten und ihre Forschung einer breiten Öffentlichkeit anschaulich vermitteln. Für das Jahr 2024 freuen wir uns auf Vorschläge und Selbstbewerbungen bis zum 5. Mai 2023!

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