Dr. Evelyn Runge

Academic interests: 

Photography in theory and practice, media sociology, image databases and archives, image production and distribution, (photo-) journalism, politics and media, digitalization and new media, (digital) storytelling.

Current Projects: 

Image Capture. The Production Conditions of Photo-Journalists in the Digital Age.
Be A Better Being. International Short Film Festival on self-optimization, and its challenges for the public, art and (social) sciences (with Prof. Dr. Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt-University Berlin).
Deadline for submissions: 24.6.2016. Festival: mid-November 2016, Berlin. Internet: http://betterbeing.info/

Curriculum Vitae: 
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), Germany, on ethics and aesthetics in documentary photography (“Glamour des Elends” [“Glamour of Misery”, Böhlau, Cologne]) (2012)
  • Diploma, Journalism, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (2003)
  • Professional Training as journalist and editor at the Deutsche Journalistenschule München (German School of Journalism in Munich) 
Fellowships (selection)
  • Elected member of the Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2011 – 2016; 2014 – 2016: Member of the board of the Junge Akademie)
  • Acceptance to AcademiaNet, an initiative of the Robert Bosch-Foundation in cooperation with “Spektrum der Wissenschaft” and “Nature”, a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines (2013 - present)
  • International Journalists' Programs (2004, 2010)
  • Dissertation fellowship, Fazit-Foundation (foundation of the newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, 2005 – 2007)
  • Student Fellowship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation, 1999 – 2003)
Academic and Research Experience
  • Postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University Jerusalem (2015 – present)
  • Non-Permanent Assistant Professor (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”), Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture, Department of Cultural Science and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim, Germany (2012 – 2015)
  • Visiting lecturer in political science at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (GSI), LMU Munich (2007 – 2010)
  • Journalism: author and editor for print, online, and TV, including f.ex. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit/Zeit Online (since 1994)
  • “Motor / Reise. Basiswissen für die Medienpraxis” (co-author: Micha Hektor Haarkötter). Journalismus-Bibliothek, Band 12. Herbert von Halem Verlag, Cologne 2016 (forthcoming)
  • “Glamour des Elends. Ethik, Ästhetik und Sozialkritik bei Sebastião Salgado und Jeff Wall”. Dissertation. Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 2012
  • “John Steinbeck, Dorothea Lange und die Große Depression. Sozialkritik in Fotografie und Literatur”. Martin Meidenbauer Verlag, Munich 2006
Articles (Selection)
  • “Im Auge des Jokers: Stockfotos in journalistischen Medien“. In: Deutscher Fachjournalisten Verband (ed.): Positiver Journalismus. UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, Konstanz 2015. S. 123-140
  • Preface exhibition catalogue “terra arMEnia” by Erol Gurian. epubli 2015
  • “Ökonomie. Markt der Bilder”. In: Stephan Günzel/Dieter Mersch (eds.): Bild. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar 2014, S. 143-150
  • “Negative Ethik und Fotografie. Über Sehen und Blindheit”. In: Henning Ottmann/Stefano Saracino/Peter Seyferth (eds.): “Gelassenheit. Und andere Versuche zur negativen Ethik”. LIT Verlag, Berlin u.a. 2014. S. 257-280
  • “Ästhetik des Elends. Dokumentarfotografie und Mitleid”. In: Image. Interdisciplinary Journal of Image Science, Nr. 10, Juli 2009; http://www.gib.uni-tuebingen.de/image
Editor-in-chief, articles and photography, coordinator of the “Junge Akademie Magazin” (2012 – 2015)

(all issues available online in German and English: http://www.diejungeakademie.de/publikationen/junge-akademie-magazin/):

  •  Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 20, Nr. 2/2015. Dossier: Avantgarde. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 24/25, 28.
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 19, Nr. 1/2015. Dossier: Chance – and where it strikes. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “Shot, sovereign", p. 22/23. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 6/7, 40
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 18, Nr. 2/2014. Dossier: Ennui and ectasy. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Economics of Forgetting”, p. 12-15. Photographs: Cover, p. 4, 8, 9, 11, 18, 36, 37
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.17, Nr. 1/2014. Dossier: Research expeditions – routes to knowledge. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3, “The Remains of the Trip”, p. 16/17. Photographs: p. 2, 11, 16, 27, 40
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.16, Nr. 2/2013. Dossier: A Guide to Failure. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Accident Principle”, p. 16/17. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 16, 17, 35, 37, 41
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.15, Nr. 1/2013. Dossier: Attachment – on Academia, Love, and Bonds. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “Towards a Post-Plagiaristic Era?” (co-authored with Marc Helbing), p. 33. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 12, 32, 34
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 14, Nr. 1/2012. Dossier: Visualisation – Do Pictures Create Knowlegde? Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Blockbusters of Everyday Live”, p. 22-25; “The Long Road to Sustainibility”, p. 34/35. Photographs: p. 2, 22, 24, 25, 34
Presentations (selection)
  •  "The Family of Man. Education through Photography, travelling in Time and Space. Panel "Photography & education 2, chair: Liz Wells. Helsinki Photomedia 2016, conference Photographic Agencies and Materialities, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 30.3.–1.4.2016

  •  #ArabSpring: Fotos ohne journalistischen Filter? Über die Vielen - als Bürger, Bildgeber und Betrachter“. Panel "Die Vielen – zu Ikonografie und Diskursivierung einer Figuration, conference Utopien. Wege aus der Gegenwart, GfM Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 30.9.-3.10.201

  •   Unfocused. Time in Photography. Conference "The Fascination with the Unknown: Time, RG Fascination, German Young Academy, Berlin, Germany, 9.-11.7.2015

  •  Autorschaft in der Fotografie: Wandel eines Berufsbildes, Workshop RG Popular Culture(s), German Young Academy, Munich, Germany, 1.-2.6.201

  •  Photo/Journalism". Conference "Big Data and the Future of Research in the Digital Age", A Collaborative Symposium of the Israel Young Academy and the German Young Academy, Jerusalem, Israel, 17.-19.2.2015

  • Photoagencies – Powerful Players in the Growing Market of Images. Helsinki Photomedia 2014, Conference Photographic Powers, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 26.-28.3.2014