With 40 participants from all 7 FORTHEM universities, a successful 2nd edition of "FORTHEM Speed Dating” took place on the 29th of March 2021. This time the online event was dedicated to History and Philosophy and it was hosted by Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz via the platform Zoom. Participants, mostly academic staff, also doctoral students and administrative staff actively worked in different subgroups (Ancient History, Medieval History, Recent History, Contemporary History, Practical Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and ERASMUS Departmental coordinators/international faculty coordinators). 

To make future “FORTHEM Speed Datings” even more attractive and efficient, the participants were given the opportunity to evaluate the event. The overall chance to have an exchange and to meet new researchers was praised as well as the “lively and natural” nature of the communication. While some voices would rather have “less breakout rooms for the number of people of involved”, others would prefer the “choices of themes to be wider and more interdisciplinary”.  

The next “FORTHEM Speed Dating” events will be in the field “Educational Sciences and Teacher Education” on 29th of April 2021 and “Biology and Environmental Sciences” on 3rd of May 2021.