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Research Projects

SFB/TR 228 - Future Rural Africa

SFB/TR 228 - Future Rural Africa

Future-Making and Social-Ecological Transformation (Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR 228)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn, Dep. of Geography

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn, University of Bonn

Website: www.crc228.de

Duration
Funding Phase: 2018-2022 (4 years) | Budget: ca. 9 Mio €

SFB TR 228  | A04 Future Conservation

SFB TR 228 | A04 Future Conservation

Towards an African Eden? Shifting bio-cultural frontiers and the (re)coupling of social-ecological relations in the conservation areas

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Hauke-Peter Vehrs, M.A., Lacan, Léa M.A.
Website: https://www.crc228.de/projects/project_a04/

Duration
Funding Phase: 2018-2022 (4 years) | Budget Sub-Project: 485.100 €

SFB 1187 | B04 Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the Maghreb

SFB 1187 | B04 Digital Publics and Social Transformation in the Maghreb

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Siegen

Project management: Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf, Dr. Markus Rohde
Konstantin Aal, Dr. Peter Tolmie, Victoria Wenzelmann,
Website: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/projects/b04/

Duration
Funding Phase: since 2016

Emmy Noether Program | DELTA

Emmy Noether Program | DELTA

Volatile Waters and the Hydrosocial Anthropocene in Major River Deltas

Support: Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Association

Project management: Dr. Franz Krause
Benoit Ivars,
Website: http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/

Duration
Funding phase: 2016-2021 (60 months); Budget: 1.358.375 €

UoC Forum CHINA global - Ideas, Values, Practices

UoC Forum CHINA global - Ideas, Values, Practices

Support: German Excellence Initiative | Excellent Research Support Program (ERSP) | UoC

Project management: Prof. Dr. Susanne Brandtstädter, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hinsch
Staff: Amtul Shaheen M.A.
Website: china-global.uni-koeln.de

Duration
1. Funding phase: 2017-2018; Budget: 79.450 €
2. Fundig phase:  2019

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

The Impacts of Economic Transformations on Gender Relations among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Support: Fritz Thyssen Foundation (travel grant)

Project management: Dr. Michaela Haug

Website: http://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/content.php?kid=79

Duration
2016 - 2019
Field work from July 2016 until April 2017; Budget: 20.324 €

LINGS – Local Institutions in Globalized Societies

LINGS – Local Institutions in Globalized Societies

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Hamburg, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Prof. Dr. M. Schnegg

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Dr. Diego Menestrey Schwieger, Thekla Kelbert, M.A.
Website: www.lings-net.de

Duration
1st funding phase 2010-2013 (36 months); Budget: 321.800 € (for subproject Cologne)
2nd funding phase 2014-2016 (36 months); Budget: 448.100 € (for subproject Cologne)
3rd funding phase 2016-2019; Budget: 448,100 € (for subproject Cologne)

NamTip: Social and Cultural Implications of Desertification Tipping Points in the Namibian East Communal Rangelands

NamTip: Social and Cultural Implications of Desertification Tipping Points in the Namibian East Communal Rangelands

Sub-Project 3 of BioTip. Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems

Support: BMBF

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig, Dr. Diego Menestrey Schwieger

Duration
Funding Phase: 2019-2022 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project: 333.366 €

Completed

Home, Boundaries, and Translocal Connectedness in Russia’s Exclave of Kaliningrad

Home, Boundaries, and Translocal Connectedness in Russia’s Exclave of Kaliningrad

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: Dr. Rita Sanders

Duration
Funding phase: 2016-2018 (36 months); Budget: 307.292 €

ITN REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

ITN REAL – Resilience in East African Landscapes

Identifying critical thresholds and sustainable trajectories – past, present and future

Support: European Union
Cooperation Partners: Seven full participant research centers in Europe and nine international associate partners

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Dr. Eric Kioko,
Website: http://www.real-project.eu/

ESR 7: Turning conflict into coexistence: cross-cutting ties and institutions in the agro-pastoral borderlands of Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. Researcher: Eric Mutisya Kioko


ESR 10: Negotiating land in a contested environment. Researcher: Marie Ladekjær Gravesen

Duration
Funding phase 2013-2017 (48 months)

Executive summary of project and sub-projects (pdf)

FOR 1501 RCR | B1 Violent Regulation and Social-Ecological Transformation of Wetland Ecosystems in East Africa

Project B1 of Research Unit 1501 "RReessiilliieennccee,, CCoollllaappssee aanndd RReeoorrggaanniizzaattiioonn in Social Ecological Systems of Africa’s Savannahs"

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Michael Odhiambo M.sc.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=11

Duration
1. Funding Phase 2010-2013 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project: 111.881 €

FOR 1501 RCR | B3 Global Economic Influences and Local Labor Relations in the Reorganization of an Agro-Industrial Center

FOR 1501 RCR | B3 Global Economic Influences and Local Labor Relations in the Reorganization of an Agro-Industrial Center

Sub-Project B3 of Research Unit 1501 Resilience, Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems of East and South Africa’s Savannahs (RCR)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Gerda Kuiper, M.A.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=22

Duration:
2. Funding Phase 2013-2016 (36 months) | Budjet Sub-Projekt: 154.900 €

FOR 1501 RCR | C3: In Search of Order: Institutional Change, Violent Regulation and Environmental Knowledge under Conditions of Rapid Social Ecological Change

FOR 1501 RCR | C3: In Search of Order: Institutional Change, Violent Regulation and Environmental Knowledge under Conditions of Rapid Social Ecological Change

Sub-Project C3 of Research Unit 1501 Resilience, Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems of East and South Africa’s Savannahs (RCR)

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperation Partners: University of Bonn

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Staff: Anja Becker, M.A., Hauke Vehrs, M.A.
Website: http://resilience-research.de/index.php?id=26

Duration
1. Funding Phase 2010-2013 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project 394.000 €
2. Funding Phase 2013-2016 (36 months) | Budget Sub-Project 150.600 €