Research staff

The Collaborative Research Center 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" is home to around 60 researchers who are working in a total of 18 projects. Our team takes multiple perspectives into account, which is why our staff consists of, for example, historians, political scientists, legal scholars, sociologists, cultural scientists, literary scholars, theologians and philologists. In more than 30 individual projects they investigate research questions regarding different "Threatened Orders".

E01: Ordo amplissimus. The threat to the Eastern Roman imperial elite under emperor Justinian I.

E02: Viri absentes. Re-ordering of gender orders in the context of Roman expansion (2nd–1st century BC)

Dr. Lisa Pilar Eberle
Principal investigator

E04: Threat communication, coping practices and financial market speculation. Stock market booms, crashes and knowledge practices (18th–19th century)

PD Dr. Daniel Menning
Principal investigator

E06: Threat and diversity in the urban context. Ethnically heterogeneous and unequal districts in the global South

Dr. Damián Martínez (until 2022)

F01: Transformation through threat. Threatened Orders and the development of the late Roman monarchy/monarchies

Prof. Dr. Mischa Meier
Principal investigator
Dr. James Harland (until 2021)
Research associate

Now: University of Bonn
dharlandspam prevention@uni-bonn.de

Dr. Fabian Schulz
Research associate

F02: From Carolingian order to "société féodale"? Threatened Order and change in the Carolingian world

F03: Craftsmen – farmers – clergymen. Threats to social-moral systems of order in religious literary discourse (15th–17th century)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ridder
Principal investigator
Federica Viviani, Mag. theol. (until 2022)
PhD candidate

F04: Colonial order as Threatened Order: the Sangley revolts and Spanish massacres in Manila (1603, 1639, 1662, 1686)

Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr
Principal investigator
Dr. Adrian Masters (until 2022)
Dr. Philip Hahn
Principal investigator

F07: The struggle for international order. On the integration of affected population groups into the United Nations system

Enno Mensching, Dipl.-Jur. (until 2021)
PhD candidate

F08: Solidarity and protection. Mobilizing discourses and practices in refugee aid at the crossroads of national narratives of identity, personal value systems, and political activism

F09: The threatened order of the “globalized” world. Conceptions of globalization, political awakening and social debate in the USA, Great Britain and Germany (1990s and 2000s)

Prof. Dr. Jan Eckel
Principal investigator

G01: Platonism and Christianity in late antiquity: literary strategies of threat communication in Porphyrios and Eusebios

Prof. Dr. Volker Drecoll
Principal investigator
Fabian Raßmann, M.A. (until 2022)
PhD candidate

G02: Spiritual women‘s communities in the 18th century. Conceptions of order and threat communication during the enlightenment and secularisation

Niklas Goldberg (until 2020)
PhD candidate (until 2020)
Sophie Prasse, M.A.
PhD candidate

G03: A genealogy of hybridity. The Threatened Orders of the multicultural Istrian peninsula (1970–2013)

G04: End of Empire. Re-ordering in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (1960–1980)

Prof. Dr. Ewald Frie
Principal investigator

G05: Threatened but stable medical systems of knowledge. Ebola in West Africa and endangered orders of medicine (2013–2016)

PD Dr. Henning Tümmers
Principal investigator

G06: Past Futures of threatened orders. Alternative racial orders in speculative fictions and realities in the U.S.

Prof. Dr. Astrid Franke
Principal investigator
Max Rhiem, M.A. (until 2022)
PhD candidate

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OE: Experiences – expectations – results. Threatened Orders between scientific analysis and public discussion

Thorsten Zachary, M.A.
Communications officer
Dr. Barbara Hanke
Principal investigator
Roman Krawielicki, M.A. (until 2020)
Communications Officer