Centre for Australian Studies

Projects

Projects 2017-08-30T17:52:01+00:00

Current Projects

  • Prof. Boris Braun (University of Cologne). Global typology of hub airports landside development. With: Prof. Douglas Baker (QUT). Funding: DAAD/ATN.
  • Dr. Simon May (University of Cologne). Cyclone-generated washover sediments and landforms of Western Australia. With: A. Scheffers (Lismore, Australia), D. Kelletat (Cologne), M. Leopold, N. Callow (Perth, Australia). Participating scientists in working group: M. Engel, D. Brill, H. Brückner, A. Pint. Funding: DFG. More information: http://www.geographie.uni-koeln.de/14291.html.
  • Dr. Eva Bischoff (University of Trier). Colonial Violence and Pacifism: Quaker Life and Ideals in Australia, c. 1830-1860. Habilitation Project.
  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). Sign Languages of Arnhem Land. With: Yalu’ Marŋgithinyaraw Centre, Charles Darwin University, NAILSMA and Ranger Programmes in several communities.
  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). Miriwoong Sign Language. With: Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre, Kununurra.
  • Christina Ringel (University of Cologne). Possession in Miriwoong, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of Western Australia. With: Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre, Kununurra. Dissertation Project.
  • Dr. Katrin Althans (University of Duesseldorf). Stories of Refugees: Renegotiating Human Rights and Sovereignty in Contemporary Anglophone Literatures. Habilitation Project.
  • Victoria Herche (University of Cologne). The Adolescent Country – Re-Imagining Youth and Coming of age in contemporary Australian film. Dissertation Project.
  • David Kern (University of Cologne). A Critical Study of Literary Environmental Activism in Indigenous Australian and Canadian Writing. Dissertation Project.
  • Prof. Beate Neumeier (Universiy of Cologne). World Literatures in Australia: Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. In preparation. World Literatures Series. Palgrave.
  • Alice Ramneantu (University of Cologne). Ethics and the Construction of Otherness in Postcolonial Australian Fiction. Dissertation Project.

Upcoming Projects

  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne) and Dr. Bentley James. Bimodal Bilingualism in Arnhem Land. With: Yalu’ Marŋgithinyaraw Centre, Charles Darwin University and NAILSMA.
  • Dr. Bentley James. The Yan-nhaŋu Grammar. With: Yan-nhaŋu Dictionary Team (Milingimbi, Crocodile Islands, N.T., Australia), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft.
  • Prof. Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) Pacific Literatures and Performance Cultures: Ecocritical Perspectives.

Past Projects

Economic Geography

  • Prof. Boris Braun (University of Cologne). Coordinating sustainable airport landside growth within the urban fabric. With: Prof. Douglas Baker (QUT). 2014-2015. Funding: DAAD/ATN.
  • Prof. Boris Braun (University of Cologne). GreenRegio: Green building in regional strategies for sustainability: multi-actor governance and innovative building technologies in Europe, Australia, and Canada. With: Prof. Christian Schulz (University of Luxembourg. 2013-2016. Funding: DFG. More information
  • Prof. Boris Braun and Fabian Sonnenburg (University of Cologne). Airports as foci of real estate development and employment: small scale analyses in Australian metropolitan areas. 2012-2015 Funding: DFG. More information
  • Prof. Boris Braun and Amelie Bernzen (University of Cologne). Beyond the “Standards” debate. Conventions in the import of organic food to Germany and Australia (ImPOrt). 2010-2012. Funding: DFG. More information
  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). Acquisition of Australian Kriol. 1994-1996. Funding: AIATSIS.
  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). EuroBabel project on Endangered Languages. 2009-2013. Funding: DFG.
  • Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). DAAD collaborations in conjunction with Dr. R. Marika Chair for Australian Studies. With: Prof. Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne). 2009-2014. More information
    • Previous chair holders (Linguistics):
      Prof. Brian Devlin (Winter Semester 2009/10)
      Prof. Rob Amery (Winter Semester 2010/11)
      Prof. Patrick McConvell (Summer Semester 2012)
      Prof. Harold Koch (Winter Semester 2012/13)
  • Prof. Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne). German-Australian Theatre and Performance Art: Influences, Synergies and Tensions. With: Prof. Jacqueline Lo, Prof. Beate Neumeier, John Young, Dr. Kasia Williams, Arthur Wong, Sarah Youssef, Victoria Herche. Based on joint ANU Workshop, Melbourne October 2014.
  • Prof. Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne). DAAD collaboration in conjunction with Visiting Professorship of Jacqueline Lo (ANU). Cosmopolitics and Postcolonial Theatre/ Asian-Australian Identities in Literature and Film. Winter Semester 2012/13
  • Prof. Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne). DAAD collaboration in conjunction with Dr. R. Marika Chair for Australian Studies. With: Prof. Dany Adone (University of Cologne). 2009-2014. More information
    • Previous chair holders (Literature and Cultural Studies):
      Prof. Kay Schaffer (Summer Semester 2010)
      Prof. Bill Ashcroft (Summer Semester 2011)
      Prof. Sue Kossew (Summer Semester 2013)
      Prof. Paul Arthur (Winter Semester 2013/14)