Recent projects

Who is behind your data? A conversation across geographic disciplines


The project aims at creating space for a dialogue to bundle and deepen the existing knowledge of participatory approaches at the Department and at fostering potential collaborations. For those dealing with participatory approaches this will be an opportunity to anchor their projects in the roots of Geography; for others this will be a good chance to gain insights into the subject.

To exchange experiences and knowledge, a one-day workshop will take place on March 9 2018 with a keynote speech by Dr. Matthias Stevens, a post-doctoral researcher at the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group at UCL. Further highlights of the workshop include presentations from GIUZ members about their experiences with collecting data from the public, as well as a roundtable discussion and group work by participants.

The workshop flyer can be downloaded here (PDF, 494 KB)

The Organizing committee: Olga Chesnokova, Muriel Côte, Ekaterina Egorova, Stefanie Müller, Ross Purves, Jan Seibert, Barbara Strobl & Frank Techel

Science down to Earth

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The project launched in 2017 aims at bringing together staff members of GIUZ to discuss current cross-disciplinary issues in science and research through a series of lunch talks.


The topics of the talks were:

  • Gender stereotypes and career development, accompanied by career coach Susanne Matuschek
  • Slow Science
  • When metrics matter
  • Workplace stress and academia
  • Supervision and leadership including an interactive performance with Forum Theater
  • Concluding session: Landscapes of tranquility and inspiration

The full programme can be downloaded here (PDF, 140 KB).

The Organizing committee: Muriel Côte, Suncana Laketa, Itta Bauer, Arzu Cöltekin, Alice Kern, Gwendolyn Leysinger Vieli, Veruska Muccione, Karin Schwiter, Flurina Wartmann, Miriam Wenner