Topic of the Year

Each year UBIAS member institutes agree on a ‘Topic of the Year’ (ToY), a topic of global importance that is explored through different activities and formats.  The 2017 Topic of the Year is ‘Fear’. The 2016 Topic of the Year was ‘Media and Data Control’.

Read more about ‘Fear’ and how to engage in it.

The ToY events are managed and organized by the UBIAS member institutes themselves. In the list below, the 2017 ToY activities will be announced, and the past ToY events can be found.

Forthcoming TOPIC OF THE YEAR EVENTS

2017: FEAR

 

"FEAR and the Dionysiac". AIAS FRIDAY TALK

Lecture by fellows Isabelle Torrance and Jessica Wiskus.
28 April 2017, AIAS, Denmark
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Fear in a Post-Factual World: Panel discussion

Panel organized by fellow Armin W. Geertz featuring brief talks by political scientists, philosophers, and media scholars who will explore fear in a post-factual world.
15 May 2017, AIAS, Denmark
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Conference on "fear: Brain, behaviour, society"

Two-day international multidisciplinary conference organized by the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark. Leading international researchers from a variety of fields will present newest knowledge on fear at 5 multidisciplinary sessions, each incorporating contributions from several fields. Open to all by prior registration.
4-5 December 2017, AIAS, Denmark
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PAST TOPIC OF THE YEAR EVENTS

2016: MEDIA AND DATA CONTROL


"Die Skandalgesellschaft. Vom Ende der Kontrolle im digitalen Zeitalter"

Lecture by Bernhard Pörksen
12.01.2017, Freiburg
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"What’s new in networks? – Building bridges between computational, mathematical and statistical network analysis."

International Workshop organized by Prof. Dr. Francesca Biagini as part of the Research Focus “Quantitative Network Sciences”
05.10.2016 – 07.10.2016, Munich
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"Data Control in the 21st Century"

Lecture by Peter Schaar (former Federal Data Protection Commissioner)
05.07.2016, Freiburg
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Message to the UBIAS MEMBERS

To send information concerning your ToY events please send an email to Lena Bering, Communications Officer, MA, at lber@aias.au.dk

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