After graduating from high school in 2013, Jannes Thode completed a voluntary social year in Flensburg. Afterwards, he studied BA Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2014. He graduated in April 2018 with the final thesis: “Why there are no artworks, but we still can talk as if there were: A fictionalistic approach in the ontology of artworks.” Since the winter term 2017/18 he studied MA Philosophy and graduated in May 2023 with the final thesis: “Hoping subjects”. In addition to his MA studies, he started the BA Area Studies Asia/Africa in 2019. He is currently employed as a student assistant at the Chair of “Kulturen und Gesellschaften Südasiens”. He also teaches the seminar “Puls der Nation — Nation und Nationalismus aus südasiatischer Perspektive” in the winter term 2023/24.
During his philosophy studies, Jannes Thode increasingly focused on Marxist philosophy and on questions of subject constitution, ideology, epistemology and their interconnections. This interest carried over into his area studies, where he has devoted himself primarily to questions of theoretical concepts and the constitution of subjects in larger contexts of power and domination, increasingly considering these in the context of Indian social relations. In addition, he has been learning the Indian language Hindi at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2021.
Main Areas of Work
Jannes Thode has been part of the MIDA project since August 2022 and initially contributed to the publication and design of the edition “Modernes Indien in deutschen Archiven (MIDA): In Memoriam Dietmar Rothermund.” Furthermore, he takes care of the website and supports the team in the new project to investigate the asymmetric entanglements of German-Indian relations in the (post)colonial context.