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MemberElodie Paillard

…University of Basel/University of Sydney…

Lecturer and Scientific Collaborator in the Department of Classics (Ancient Greek) at the University of Basel, and Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Her research project, on Greek Theatre in Republican Italy, is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Mediterranean Archaeology’.

MemberAnne C. Shreffler

I am a musicologist who writes about the musical canon, the political and ideological associations of music, and the European and American avant-garde after 1945. I have been teaching in the Department of Music at Harvard University since 2003. Before that, I lived in Switzerland from 1994-2003, where I was professor at the University of Basel. I am on the advisory boards of the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel), the Musikhochschule (Basel), and the editorial board of Archiv für Musikwissenschaft.

MemberThomas C. Messerli

…University Of Basel…
… Networks and NLP”, 23.–27.7.2019.
Workshop “Stylometry”, 29.7.–2.8.2019.
06/2019 – Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2019, University of Birmingham, England
02/2013–01/2018 – Doctorate “Repetition in Telecinematic Humour: How US American sitcoms employ formal and semantic repetition in the construction of multimodal humour”
HPSL/Department of English, University of Basel, Switzerland
First supervisor: Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher
Second supervisor: Dr. habil. Andreas Langlotz
Defended on 26/1/2018 (summa cum laude)
06/2015 – Didactics course in higher education: Lehrveranstaltungen planen und gestalten (‘Preparing and planning university courses’), University of Basel, Switzerland
09/2011–01/2015 – Teaching diplo…

I am a researcher and lecturer in English linguistics and Digital humanities at the University of Basel, as well as a Lecturer in English at the FHNW’s school of education. My current research interests are English subtitles and timed comments of/to Korean Drama, Comments on Reddit’s Change My View subreddit, online book reviews, memes, pragmatic approaches to audiovisual translation, English language competence testing.

MemberAntonio Baldassarre

…MA: University of Zurich, Switzerland

PhD: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Visting Scholar, lecturer etc.:

Research Center for Music Iconography, The City University of New York
University of Basel
University of Zurich
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade
Facultad de Música, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania

Antonio Baldassarre holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and was Research Fellow at the Research Center for Music Iconography (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York) and Director of the youth music school “Pfannenstil”. His professional teaching positions have included Lecturer and Guest Professor for musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory at the universities of Basel and Zurich, the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the Escuela Nacional de Música of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2011 he has been Director of Research and Development of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Music.

MemberAdrian Hermann

I am Full Professor of Religion and Society and Director of the Department of Religion Studies at Forum Internationale Wissenschaft of the University of Bonn, Germany. My work focuses on Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Documentary Film, Global Christianity (especially in the Philippines), Buddhist Modernism, and the Religious History of the Globalized World. From 2002–2011 I studied Comparative Religion, Drama Studies, Sociology, and North American Literature in Munich, Bielefeld, and Basel. I received a PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland based on a dissertation titled “Distinctions of Religion – Analyses of the modern discourse on ‘religion’ in world society and the problem of the differentiation of ‘religion’ in 19th and early 20th century Buddhist contexts”. In 2014/15 I was a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University and Stanford University. From 2015–2017 I was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and World Christianity at the University of Hamburg.

MemberPhilippe Forêt

…American University of Central Asia & University of Basel…

Philippe Forêt is a senior expert on capacity-building in new fields of knowledge and on the transfer of data and expertise with Global South Universities. Philippe is professor of environmental humanities at the American University of Central Asia. He leads with Max Bergman, Marc Hall, and Christoph Kueffer research programs on sustainability, resilience, and innovation at the University of Basel and at SAGUF (Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences). A historical geographer by training, he is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians University. Three Institutes for Advanced Study have elected him Fellow, and his work has received awards from ten different countries.

MemberMarko Demantowsky

Marko Demantowsky holds the chair for Public History at the Faculty Center for Transdisciplinary Historical and Cultural Studies at University of Vienna. Previously he was full professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (Departement Head for Social Sciences Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel. Prior to this, he was assistant professor for history education at the University of Bochum (2007-12) and interim professor at Jena University (07-08) and Siegen University (06/07). Research assistant at the universities of Leipzig, Dortmund, Münster 1998-2007. His main research interests focus on the digital transformation particularly in Public History, the (digital) cultural anthropology of public history, and the theory and history of historical education. He has created and developed and now co-manages some multilingual infrastructures in the field of digital history.

MemberAlp Eren Topal

I am an intellectual historian of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey with a focus on transformation of political concepts over the long duree. More broadly I am interested in the genealogy of modern Islamic politics. I have received my PhD degree in Political Science from Bilkent University in June 2017. My dissertation titled “From Decline to Progress: Ottoman Concepts of Reform 1600-1876” analyzes the changing conceptualizations of reform and tradition in Ottoman political writing from the late 16th century century to 1876. Currently I am a visiting scholar at Binhamton University working on my publications. I have been awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung post-doctoral research grant to work on my book manuscript. Between September 2014 and August 2015 I was a visiting researcher at University of Basel, Middle East Studies Seminar. I have also worked as a post-doctoral research assistant for the Horizon 2020 project “FEUTURE: Future of EU-Turkey Relations: Mapping Dynamics, Testing Scenarios” at Koç University between September 2016 and August 2017.