I’m currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Media, Communication & Creative Practice at Keele University. My research has two strands. I am, firstly, interested in how activists negotiate tensions associated with the media platforms they use, particularly the challenges posed by social media. I have previously explored difficulties encountered in environmental, animal, and food activism, with more recent research focusing on anti-racist politics. I, secondly, have a broad interest in non-anthropocentric theoretical work, which explores ways of thinking and acting in the world that move beyond human exceptionalism. I have tried to bring these themes together in monographs including my 2019 book What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, anthropocentrism and an ethics of exclusion (which explores productive affinities and tensions between theoretical work and political praxis) and forthcoming work focused on the popularisation of veganism. I’m currently reviews editor of Cultural Politics, a Media section editor of Open Library of Humanities and on the board of OA journal Media Theory.
…alten in evolutionärer Perspektive (MVE-Liste) in Kassel, 30.-31. März 2001.
Wettlaufer, Jörg (2000): Jus primae noctis fashion, fiction and historicity of a literary topos in the fifteenth century. Vortrag gehalten auf der Tagung: 4th International Congress: The Fifte…
Jörg Wettlaufer studied History, History of Art and Physical Anthropology in Bochum, Kiel and Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 for an interdisciplinary study on a problem in the history of late medieval law. From 1996 to 2011 he was involved in a research project on late medieval courts and residences of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Göttingen that was hosted at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel. In this project he was, among other things, responsible for the research database and the online publication of the results. He is in charge of several online projects that are concerned with, e.g., late medieval travel accounts and the history of emotions in medieval law and he has (co )founded several social online networks for scientists. At the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) he worked for the Academy of Science and Humanities at Göttingen in the project „Digital Library and Virtual Museum“ from 2012 to 2015 in the Digital Humanities Research Collaboration Lower Saxony. From 2016 to 2017 and again from 2019 onwards he coordinates a project for the Digitisation of the Goettingen Academy and takes care of data curation. From 2016 to 2019 he worked as a senior research associate at GCDH and since 2018 he is coordinating the digitization at the faculty of humanities at Göttingen university. He is especially interested in the application of semantic web technologies in the Digital Humanities and adaptive research/publication environments for researchers (PANDORA). He is member of the E-Research Alliance council and on the advisory boards of Goettingen Dialog in Digital Humanities. He is also member of the humanities data centre group of the DHd association and since 2018 member of the committee of the working group „Digital History“ within the „Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands“ and member of the board of directors at „Institut für Digital Humanities“ at the faculty of humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.