Resources and their appropriation represent an outstanding vehicle to describe social change in human history. ReSoc defines resources as a product of individual appropriation and social construction, as material sources and as mental perceptions. A transdisciplinary approach integrates social and cultural studies, natural sciences and economics to explore the transformative potential of resources and their subsequent social impact. By ReSoc the Deutsche Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) will promote and provide a best practice model for PostDoc scholars. Thereby enabling them to work and teach in a favoring scientific environment but also foster further professional skills with regard to a scientific, management and museum career. ReSoc is a cooperation between the DBM and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).
Period: 1. January 2017 - 30. September 2020
The project aims at promoting a small Leibniz group of young researchers. Three highly qualified candidates will be trained for excellent application-oriented basic research in interdisciplinary teams. One post-doctoral and two doctoral researchers will closely work together in a project of high societal relevance focusing on mediatisation processes in urban planning practices (including 3D simulations and e-participation) asking about effects for the public sphere. The post-doctoral researcher guides the doctoral students in methodological respect. The promotional measures comprise: individually tailored training programmes, research stays abroad in order to ensure better international connectivity, practice stays in order to ensure closeness to practice, the preparation of long-term career plans for a successful career either within or outside the Leibniz Association.
Period: 1. April 2017 - 31. March 2020