Category Archives: the everyday life in the scientific jungle

greetings from the front lines: kirkuk

there is something incredibly odd about seeing the black flag of the islamic state flapping in the wind; particularly when it is not on a television screen but through a pair of binoculars that you see it. it was today that my journey … Continue reading

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meeting ak47

being in london, i took advantage of the cultural hub in this city and attended the theater ‘shakespeare’s globe’ today. in a time- and culture- crossing manner, the play ‘holy warriors’ portrayed the israel-palestine conflict from the age of salahaddin and … Continue reading

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home is where i sleep tonight

in a series of unrelated events i kept stumbling over the notion of ‘home’ recently.  living in a foreign country myself – in the, to be fair, probably most luxurious form of self-chosen academic migration, i have come to experience the … Continue reading

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joining the elite party

say you join a party. you have fought long and hard to get access to this party as it is highly exclusive and hard to get in. maybe you even had to bend your morals and kiss some places you … Continue reading

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modernity and all its consequences

We find ourselves in an unstable world. The old concepts of thought and language that put the things we know in clearly defined and neatly sorted boxes are out of date. Welcome to what we call the postmodern era! The … Continue reading

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the theoretical jungle

the funny thing about theory is that you can have a theory about a theory and then theorize it. these different levels make the entrance to theory for a student seem like a fight through a think jungle of entangled … Continue reading

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the identity of identity

a few month ago i wanted to start a scholar work on the question of identity within the european union. the idea went as following: within austria one tends to call the european union an “elite project”, which is to … Continue reading

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