MemberAyse Cavdar

Graduated from Ankara University, Journalism Dept. Received a Masters’ degree in history, from Bogazici University.  Completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “the Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community” at the European University of Viadrina, in 2014 (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). Worked for Helsinki Citizens Assembly’s project entitled “Citizens Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security” in Western Balkans and Turkey. She served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps Universiy, Marburg, in 2016. She is recently a postdoc fellow in Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation Research, in Duisburg.

MemberBernd Brabec de Mori

Bernd Brabec de Mori received his Ph.D in musicology from the University of Vienna. He specialised in indigenous music from the Ucayali valley in Eastern Peru, where he spent five years among the indigenous group Shipibo-Konibo. Since 2006, he has been working at the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna; as a research and teaching assistant at the Centre for Systematic Musicology in Graz; as senior scientist at the Institute of Ethnomusicology, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz; as guest professor at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Vienna, and as a lecturer at the department of social and cultural anthropology, Philipps-Universität Marburg. He is the author of “Die Lieder der Richtigen Menschen” (Songs of the Real People, 2015), editor of “The Human and Non-human in Lowland South American Indigenous Music” (2013), and co-editor of “Mundos audibles de América” (2015, with Matthias Lewy and Miguel A. García) and “Auditive Wissenskulturen” (2018, with Martin Winter). His publications contribute to the research areas of Western Amazonian indigenous music, arts, and history; to the complex of music, ritual, and altered states; as well as to theories about knowledge, ontology, and aurality/orality.

MemberÖzen Nergis Dolcerocca

Özen Nergis Dolcerocca is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Koç University, Istanbul. She received her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from New York University in 2016. She is the editor of the special issue entitled “Beyond World Literature: Reading Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Today,” which appeared in the journal of Middle Eastern Literatures in 2017. The issue offers new ways to read Turkish literature, beyond its common perception as the phantasmic union of ‘East’ and ‘West.’ Her most recent articles “Free Spirited Clocks: Tanpınar’s Modernism and Time Regulation Institute,” and “Chronometrics in the Modern Metropolis: The City, the Past and Collective Memory in A.H. Tanpınar,” which was published in Modern Language Notes, both mark out a transnational comparativism that contribute to the current debates on comparative methodologies and modernist studies. Her book project, provisionally entitled Against Chronometry: Modernism’s Politics and Poetics of Time, explores the theorization and imagining of time in the early twentieth-century literature and thought, based on a transnational and translational model of literary history. A comparative study of modernism from Turkish, French and German literary traditions, the monograph focuses on the underexamined counter-tendency in the time-mind of modernism, which has long been associated with the cardinal modes of recovering lost time and streaming it back to consciousness. Foregrounding the major texts of the Turkish modernist A.H. Tanpinar, who provides a unique and particularly relevant insight into the crisis of time, it shows that the modernists in this study, namely H. Bergson, W. Benjamin and R. Walser, invite us to rethink time in a durational mode of becoming, and to consider temporal multiplicities in cultural periodicity and in political modernities. She is currently working on a second project, called “In Defense of Translatability after the Cultural Turn,” a series of articles which engage with Comparative Literature and political philosophy, arguing against narratives of ‘alternative modernity.’ A draft of the first essay, “The Daemon of Europe: Europe’s Refugee Policy and the Turkey Paradox” was presented at the ACLA’17.

MemberNina Janz

I am a Research Associate in the Project in History of Justice. As an archivist, I am researching and inventorying relevant documents for the project. I provide our team with relevant documents and prepares them for the digitalizing and virtual exhibition. I worked as an archivist at the German Federal Archive, in Koblenz and Berlin and at the Military Archive in Freiburg, where I managed requests and inquiries concerning the Wehrmacht, WW II and the fate of POW and other Nazi victims. I supported projects in digitalizing and preservation of documents and worked in a project of the German Historical Moscow to digitalize records of Soviet POW. After my archival career, I began my doctorate at the University of Hamburg in cultural anthropology about the impact of death and violence and the memory of WW II in the post-war period in Germany and Russia. My research focus lies on the commemoration aspects of military dead/war dead and war cemeteries in Germany and Russia, the Holocaust in Eastern Europe and on cultural aspects on the Wehrmacht and military violence during WW II. And secondly, my research interests cover the classical historical research in archives and libraries, digital methods and innovations and the questions of digital preservation and accessibility of historical documents.

MemberClare Vernon

I am a historian of medieval and Byzantine visual and religious culture and a lecturer in Medieval History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. I have a PhD in History of Art from the University of Cambridge, which I finished in 2015.  Since then I have worked at the Warburg Institute and the University of Southampton, as well as Birkbeck. My PhD thesis examined the churches that were built in southeast Italy during the Norman Conquest and the title is Visual Culture in Norman Puglia, c.1030 – 1130.  I am working on publishing my thesis, in the meantime, please get in touch with me if you would like to read it. I am always happy to share the pdf. I am one of the art history sub-editors for the Open Library of the Humanities, which is an open access journal

MemberSarah Dellmann

Dr Sarah Dellmann is researcher and lecturer with a background in cultural heritage,  film history and media studies. Her focus lies on West-European visual culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially film and magic lantern. From 2015-2018, she initiated and coordinated the international research project A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning. Dr Sarah Dellmann is editor at the journal Early Popular Visual Culture and follows debates on data management, archiving and Open Access closely. Her monograph “Images of Dutchness” was nominated for the The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation 2019 Moving Image Book Award. It was reviewed in Early Popular Visual Culture and Filmkrant #420 (in Dutch).