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Ten Research Groups lie at the heart of the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies. They investigate the various forms of strong asymmetrical dependencies that have developed across time and space. Each Research Group consists of one postdoctoral researcher (coordinator) and two PhD students.

The subjects of the Research Groups have been designed to provide broad conceptual entry points for the study of dependency, without duplicating the subjects of the Research Areas. They are aimed to stimulate research with a global, trans-epochal and multi-disciplinary approach, rather than focusing on specific regions or periods. For this reason, the individual research projects of the members of each Research Group ideally deal with different historical periods and geographic contexts, while all seek to address the key issues of the Research Group.

The coordinator will design the research profile of their Research Group and conduct an individual research project. The PhD students will work on their own dissertation and participate in the activities of the Research Group and the BCDSS. The members of each Research Groups will contribute primarily to the outputs of one Research Area (e.g. Research Area B "Embodied Dependencies" plans a touring exhibition, while Research Area D "Labour and Spatiality" will provide its outputs in a textbook).


Research Groups and Research Group Leaders

 
Mariana Armond Dias Paes  Dr. Mariana Armond Dias Paes
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Law and the Creation of
 Dependency in the
 Ibero-Atlantic

 Research Area C
Claude Chevaleyre  Dr. Claude Chevaleyre
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Beyond Slavery: Dependency
 in Asian History

 Research Area A
Christian De Vito  Dr. Christian De Vito
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Punishment, Labor
 and Dependency

 Research Area D
 Avatar_Frau.jpg  Dr. Lisa Hellman
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Coerced Circulation of Knowledge
 Research Area D

 Starting in January 2020
 Avatar_Frau.jpg  Dr. Sinah Kloß
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Marking Power: Embodied
 Dependencies, Haptic Regimes
 and Body Modification
 Research Area B
 Starting in February 2020
 Christian Mader  Dr. Christian Mader
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 The Archaeology of Dependency
 (ArchDepth): Resources, Power
 and Status Differentiation

 Research Area B
 Hanne Østhus  Dr. Hanne Østhus
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Dependency, Gender and
 Labor in the Household

 Research Area E
 Julia Winnebeck  Dr. Julia Winnebeck
 Researcher and Coordinator
 of the Research Group
 Structures of Dependency in the
 Late Antique and Early Medieval
 Western Church

 Research Area C
 

 

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