The Käte Hamburger Research Centre “Dis:connectivity in Processes of Globalisation” (global dis:connect), which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, examines the dynamic, co-constitutive relationship of global integration, absent connections and disintegration in current and historical processes of globalisation.
By investigating global dis:connections, the Centre is inaugurating a new field of research. It emphasises the role of delays and detours, of interruptions and resistances, of the active absence of connections in global contexts and investigates their social significance.
The cornerstone of the Centre is the fellowship programme, in which approximately ten scholars will be invited to Munich every twelve months. They will work on questions of dis:connection in close contact with the directors and their peers in situ. Each fellow will also have the opportunity to host a workshop on the topic of their research.
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Sustained dissemination of our research results to the public and academia is of primary importance to the Centre. To this end, the Centre includes an in-house TransferLab, where new forms of disseminating knowledge and scholarship are developed and tested.