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The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich (CAS) is offering research stays for the winter semester 2017/18 as a "Junior Researcher in Residence". The program is particularly aimed at academic staff members and scholarship recipients from the fields of humanities, cultural studies and social sciences at LMU Munich who, within their qualification level, seek a wider university and professional audience on the one hand, and who require optimal conditions for advancing or completing their research projects on the other hand. The status of a Junior Researcher in Residence includes a workspace in the Seestraße building and the use of the extensive resources of CAS. Application deadline is 15 April 2017. more

18 international visiting fellows from 8 nations will cooperate in the winter semester with their hosts at LMU. These visiting fellows include the art historian Elizabeth Otto (University of Buffalo), who has been invited to the CAS by Burcu Dogramaci for the research project "Passages of Exile". The anthropologist Timothy Ingold (Aberdeen) will work with Martin Saxer on the subject of "How Materials Correspond", on which he will present a lecture on 9 February 2017. Marina Oshana, professor of philosophy at UC Davis, will investigate questions of moral philosophy, such as the formation of autonomy, in cooperation with Monika Betzler. more

In the academic year 2016/17 four professors from LMU and their research groups will be working on a huge range of research topics such as "Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation", "The Rise of Complexity within Democracies" and "Festivals in the early Bronze Age". The group of Stephan Hartmann (Philosophy) is going to address questions concerning reasoning and argumentation in sciences, e.g. the question, if it possible to come up with a unified normative theory of reasoning and argumentation. The project led by Christoph Knill (Political Sciences) focuses on the "complexity-capacity paradox" and asks why constrained states make increasingly complex policies. For the first time, an interdisciplinary group is filling the position of Senior Researcher at the CAS: The Archeologist Adelheid Otto and Assyriologist Walther Sallaberger are writing a book together on the subject of "Festivals in the early Bronze Age city-states of Mesopotamia". more