Graduate School Welcomes Ivaylo Ditchev as Visiting Research Fellow in Regensburg
The Graduate School for Eastern and Southeast European Studies welcomes Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Ditchev as Visiting Research Fellow. In November and December 2018, the Bulgarian cultural anthropologist will work as visiting scholar at the Graduate School in Regensburg. Lucie Dušková, Irina Onofrei, Eva Schwab and Stefan Gužvica are also currently guests in Regensburg.
Ivaylo Ditchev is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Department of History and Theory of Culture of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and publishes the online journal Семинар_BG [= Seminar BG]. Ditchev conducts research on political anthropology, the media and the city. His last book is titled "Culture as Distance. Eleven Essays in Cutural Anthropology" (Sofia 2016). Ditchev also actively participates in the public debate; e.g. he writes columns for Deutsche Welle.
As Visiting Research Fellow of the Graduate School, he works on the project "Shame and Pride in the City. Emotional Topography and the New Populism" in Regensburg. On November 15, 2018, Ditchev will speak at the colloquium about "Politics of Visibility. Reinventing the Postcommunist City through Festive Events".
Based on their own funding, Lucie Dušková (BAYHOST Guest Fellow since October and until the end of September 2019), Irina Onofrei (DAAD Guest Fellow at the University of Regensburg since October and until July 2019), Eva Schwab (Guest Doctoral Student at the University of Regensburg since October and until December 2018) and Stefan Gužvica (Visiting Doctoral Student at the University of Regensburg since October 2018) are involved in the work of the graduate school as guest scientists.
We wish Ivaylo Ditchev, Lucie Dušková, Irina Onofrei, Eva Schwab and Stefan Gužvica a good and productive stay at the Graduate School!