ToTeM Runde 1. Meet our speakers: scientist BENJAMIN ROERS

Updated: Apr 22




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Benjamin Roers is a research assistant at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and a doctoral student of history at Justus Liebig University Giessen. Prior to this, he studied history and philosophy at the University of Hamburg, where he worked as a student assistant in the field of Public History. Benjamins research interests are in Animal History/Human-Animal Studies, Public History, Methods and theories of historical science as well as Gender Studies. In his dissertation project he is dealing with Human-animal relationships in 20th century circus. He wrote his bachelor’s thesis on Schopenhauers reference to animals in his ethics of compassion. In his master’s thesis he reaearched on the mounted police in Hamburg in the 1960s. In addition to his dissertation, Benjamin is active in several other projects, such as the coronarchive, the Walk&Talk Podcast Series as well as Theoriegeschichte(n) (currently under construction).


Mitgliedschaften

  • International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

  • Research Area 3: Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies

  • Research Area 9: Ecology and the Study of Culture

  • Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (German Historians)

  • Minding Animals Deutschland

  • AG „Angewandte Geschichte/Public History“ im Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

  • Arbeitskreis „Studierende und Young Professionals“ in der AG „Angewandte Geschichte/Public History“ im Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (Study group at German Historians)

  • Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (Study group Historical Gender Studies)

  • Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)

Photo credits: JLU / Rolf K. Wegst


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