Juni
3
Donnerstag

Workshop hosted by Nina Mackert (Leipzig Lab “Global Health”, Leipzig University) and Rebecca Brückmann (History of North America and its transcultural context, Ruhr-University Bochum), funded by the Forum for the Study of the Global Condition. In 2013, the New York Times lamented the “health toll of immigration.” According to this narrative, formerly healthy immigrants—the article … Continued

März
20
Freitag

The workshop is the fifth in a series of sessions organized by the Erfurt/Leipzig/Moscow working group on Political Epistemologies of (Eastern) Europe and focusses on academic authority and the scholar as the central figure of knowledge production. Observing a basic diversity and continuous transformation of epistemologies along with the emergence as well as destabilization or … Continued

Mai
7
Donnerstag

In 2013, the New York Times lamented the “health toll of immigration.” According to this narrative, formerly healthy immigrants—the article was talking about Hispanics, the largest group of immigrants in the US—were getting sick in the United States due to their changed consumption habits. Studies had shown that the longer they lived in the US, … Continued

November
21
Donnerstag

Programme Thursday, November 21, 2019 12.00-13.00 | Registration and Coffee 13.00-13.45 | Keynote 1 Pierre Mohnen – Measurement of R&D Spillovers 14.00-15.30 | Track 1: Knowledge flows Thomas Grebel – Global Knowledge Flows in Cross-Country Research Collaborations Torben Klarl – Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Diffusion 16.00-17.30 | Track 2: Technology transfer Iciar Lacasa – … Continued

Dezember
5
Donnerstag

Abstract The workshop aims to provide a forum for debating the theoretical concepts and methodological tools used in sociology to analyse the complex dynamics of global and local inequality. The workshop is rooted in three distinct observations and aims to bring about a fruitful dialogue. First, in a framework that conceptualises global inequality as composed … Continued

November
1
Freitag

Since its foundation as a republic, political secularism was an important element of postcolonial India. How it was to be understood, however, was heavily contested from the very beginning. The issue of minorities, especially the Muslim population who chose to remain in the country after the bloody partition between India and Pakistan, became crucial. This … Continued

Oktober
24
Donnerstag

The conference “What is Western about the West?” focuses on spatio‐temporal practices regarding the production and representation of westernness. Taking critical perspectives, which view the West from the inside and the outside, the nine panels plus keynote address issues of highest political and social relevance. The word “West” is omnipresent and often unquestioned, which implies … Continued

Juni
25
Dienstag

The recent scholarship on secularity has brought to the fore its multiple frames as well as contestations over its meanings in different national/cultural contexts. The debate has also cleared ground for thinking through secularity not as an ideology of separation between religion and politics/state and the concomitant privatization of the former but as a question … Continued

April
11
Donnerstag

In most European languages the words for ‘brother’ and ‘sister’ are quite distinct, but in a few languages – notably Spanish (hermano, hermana), Portuguese (irmao, irma), and Greek (adelfos, adelfi) they share a common root and differ only in the gendered ending. The idea for this workshop arose from an email discussion between the organisers … Continued