ICES Research Atelier

Autumn Semester 2023/24

Hosted by: Prof. Dr. Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch & Marlene Langholz-Kaiser


The Research Atelier is one important element of the ICES Research School1 and will take place  every other Thursday from 10:30-11:30 or 12:00 to 13:00 (see below). Those who are  attending in person are welcome to join us for lunch at the Mensa afterwards. Technically, the  meeting will take a hybrid form: we will meet in-person in RIGA 601, but also provide the  possibility to participate via Webex via the following link: 

For organizational issues we will use the online platform Basecamp. In case you have not yet  received an invitation, please contact Claudius via email:  A short tutorial in PDF form is provided in the documents section of Basecamp. A video  explanation will also be made available. 

Goal of the Research Atelier 

The Research Atelier is meant to serve as a platform where early-stage researchers get  constructive feedback on their work. This means that it is not required to present final and full- fledged papers. To the contrary, everyone is invited to present ongoing work and receive  feedback on open questions during the Atelier. Moreover, you are encouraged to circulate this  information alongside an invitation to join to all early-career researchers that you think might be  interested in participating. 

To allow for the possibility of feedback, you should aim to give a presentation of no more than 30  minutes, better 20. Also, keep in mind that we are an interdisciplinary group, and you might need  to explain disciplinary specificities and terms of your work. 

For dates where nobody wishes to present their work we can also schedule more general  discussions and inputs, e.g., on interdisciplinary research, publication strategies, or funding  opportunities. We will discuss details during our meetings or via Basecamp, where you are also  invited to submit suggestions on such ‘special sessions’. 

For each date, there will be a so called "message board" on Basecamp. Here, the presenters can share their material and already pose questions in advance (e.g., regarding aspects of the  work you are most interested in getting feedback on). All others can add comments also after the  presentations, and post literature suggestions, etc. This way, people who cannot attend the presentation can also communicate their comments. And of course, you are invited to submit  your feedback even if you do not have the possibility to present. I will explain how we will  organize this ‘friendly review’ process during our first meeting and via a video to be posted in  due course. 

Tentative outline 

The following dates are tentative and subject to change. 

Date Topic Presenter



Introductory lecture: "The philosophy of science of interdisciplinary research" Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch



Dynamics of Historical Perspectives in the Literary Texts of the Western Balkans Tea Hodaj



Historical Multilingualism: A linguistic history of the German-Danish border region Samantha Litty



The Regional Difference in Female Labour Market Participation Lara-Sophie Hoeren



Memories of Women´s Home Dressmaking in Turkey, Greece And Italy in 1950-1970: Building a Comparative Approach Petek Onur



Experiences and challenges of privileged migrants in Germany`s labor market Christine Barwick-Gross



Dimensions of a just and renewable heat supply for households- A systemic literature review of institutional designs in contrast of material and socio-cultural conditions Katharina Prehn



Admission restrictions and social inequality in the higher education system Talke Cassing

Feel free to share  the information with people who are not part of the Research School and Atelier (yet), but are  interested in getting to know more about it. Through the website you can also make sure to get  the latest version of the program (which will also distributed via Basecamp).