Freie University of Berlin: Affect and Colonialism Web Lab wins award

The multimedia and multilingual online “Affect and Colonialism Web Lab” has been awarded the “Ideas Competition for International Research Marketing Prize” with a grant of 148,600 euros. The Web Lab brings together researchers, journalists, activists, and artists worldwide to illuminate, address, and discuss the entanglements of affect and colonialism, through videos, a podcast, and online events.

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

The Web Lab 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, anthropologist Dr. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo, communication scholar Dr. Débora Medeiros, and 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.

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