Veranstaltung: RUSTlab Lectures “Data at work”, winter term 22/23, Ruhr-Universität Bochum & online

This winter term 2022/2023 the RUSTlab is back with its 8th round of RUSTlab lectures and you are happily invited. Feel free to join us on the respective dates from 16:15-17:45 hrs UTC+2 (convert time at on campus or live on Zoom!

This term’s guiding theme is: “Data at work”

Each professional field has its own ways in which they produce and process data. Even in the sciences, what counts as data – and when – differs highly from discipline to discipline. Data are also put to work in professional settings. They have agency and work upon work – and other – practices. The 2022-2023 winter series of the RUSTlab lectures will address data at work both in terms of data in professional settings and in terms of data’s agency.

20.10.2022  Alina Kontareva (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin): The Role of Data in Digital Platforms: from Data Collection to Regulatory Debates

10.11.2022  Martha Komter (Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), Amsterdam): Analysing police interrogations: transcripts in action

19.01.2023  Basil Wiesse (KU, Erlangen): Boundary Manipulations. Investigating Cybersecurity and the formulation of a heuristic.

02.02.2023* Jan Schmutzler (RUB, Bochum): Anonymisation works. The alignment of privacy and data sharing in the social sciences. (*lecture time 14:15-15:45 hrs)

You will find the detailed information and additional resources on our website at

All lectures will be held on Campus and live on ZOOM
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More information on this term’s lectures can be found here.