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Funding line 3: Promotion of junior researchers

Resources in Societies (ReSoc)

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum - Leibniz-Forschungsmuseum für Georessourcen (DBM)

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

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Mediatisation processes in urban planning and changes in the public sphere. Perspectives of social sciences, historical urban studies and planning sciences

Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner

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