Our Offers

The TRA Present Pasts sees its function as coordination platform for debates and academic exchange. It provides start-up funding for research projects, provides support to early-career researchers and establishes fora for academic exchange. Scholars of the University of Bonn and its cooperating institutions are invited to network within the Transdisciplinary Research Area.

Offers for Our Members

  • Collaboration platform
  • Start-up funding for collaborative research projects
  • Network meetings, workshops, etc. on the profile areas of communication and heritage
  • Newsletter on current funding calls, events, network meetings, etc.
  • Consulting for TRA funding applications
  • Advice for externally funded projects (DFG/EU/BMBF): The TRA management is available to members for initial advice, administrative support and referral to the contact persons in the research department!
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Our Funding

The TRA Present Pasts funds projects and initiatives at all intersections of the TRA profile. Applications for funding can be submitted at any time. The TRA Present Pasts Steering Committee meets several times a year and decides on funding applications. The award is also dependent on the annual availability of funds, which is done through the Excellence Funds of the University of Bonn.

An application can be submitted...

  • Any member of the TRA Present Pasts with a PhD
  • Doctoral students who are members of the TRA Present Pasts may submit a joint application with a PhD member of the TRA

You too can benefit from our network, our funding lines and our advice for collaborative research projects. We welcome members who are interested in transdisciplinary collaborative research and want to overcome Eurocentric boundaries.

Events of the TRA Present Pasts

  • 06/02-06/03/2020: TRA Conference "Past Worlds Across Time and Sprace - Grasping the Transcendence of Cultural Heritage and Communication"
  • 09/18/2020 1st General Assembly of the TRA Present Pasts
  • 11/03/2020 Foundation of the "Heritage Network"
  • 02/04/2021 Network Workshop "Heritage & Communication"
  • 02/24/2021 Workshop "Open Museum"
  • 02/25/2021 Network-Workshop "Reconciliation" (Prof. Dr. Soeffner, Prof. Dr. Schulz), in cooperation with TRA Individuals & Societies "Reconciliation" (Prof. Dr. Benno Zabel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Gelhard, Prof. Dr. Grit Straßenberger)
  • 03/04/2021 Network Workshop "Communication"
  • 04/22-04/23/2021 Publication Workshop "Past Worlds across Time and Space"
  • 04/29-04/30/2021 Hertz workshop to sharpen the profile
  • 06/11/2021 Workshop "Provenance Research"
  • Summer Semester 2021 Lecture series "Reconciliation in interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective" (in cooperation with TRA Individuals & Societies)
  • 06/24/2021 Network Meeting Communication
  • Winter Semester 2021 Dialogforum "Theory and practice of reconciliation. Digital dialogue forum" (in cooperation with TRA Individuals & Societies)
  • 04/11/2021 2nd General Assembly of the TRA Present Pasts
  • 01/20-01/21/2022 International Workshop „Times of Crises – Effects on Museums, Collections and Exhibitions“ (Prof. Dr. Matthias Becher, Christine Beyer M.A.)
  • 06/24-06/25/2022 International Workshop „Die Stadt als Kommunikationsraum im antiken Nordafrika“ (Dr. Dennis Beck, Dr. Lennart Gilhaus)
  • 07/21-07/25/2022 45th Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies (PD Dr. Alheydis Plassmann)
  • 08/31-09/03/2022 Conference „Bounded Violence and Violence Unbound – Violence in Pre-Modern Warfare“ (Dr. Lennart Gilhaus)
  • 09/21-09/22/2022 Workshop „Digitalization of Memory in China“ (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer, Frederik Schmitz M.A.)
  • 10/12/2022 3rd General Assembly of the TRA Present Pasts
  • 11/17-11/19/2022 Workshop „Narratives of Special Things – Age and Time“ (Prof. Dr. Sabine Feist, Partner: Prof. Dr. Jan Dietrich, Prof. Dr. Ludwig Morenz, Dr. Maren Elisabeth Schwab, Dr. Sebastian Winkelsträter, Prof. Dr. Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck, Dr. Birgit Zacke)
  • 12/14-12/16/2022 Conference „Caricatures and Satire in a Global Perspective: 1850–1950“ (PD Dr. Anna Kollatz, Dr. Veruschka Wagner)

Your Contact Person for all Questions Concerning the TRA Present Pasts

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Dr. Kim Alings

Poppelsdorfer Allee 24

53115 Bonn

+49 151 464 767 44

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