Februar
11
Montag

What is particular or specific about learning in terrorist as compared to other groups? This workshop aims to critically examine learning processes in organizations that are generally labelled “terrorist” in public debates. With increased interest inspired by the “Global War on Terror” and similar developments, scholars have strongly focused on the tactical evolution of violent … Continued

Januar
21
Montag

What is the relationship between the global caesura of “1989” and the many political, economic, social and cultural transformations that have taken place across the world during the last 30 years? This is the key question that the international conference on “Revolutions and transformations in global perspective, 1989-2019” will seek to address. It will be … Continued

Juni
25
Dienstag

Anindita Chakrabarti will host a workshop on “Religion, Civil Society and Personal (Family) Law Reform in Post-Colonial Nation States: Interrogating Secularity in India and Beyond” at the KFG “Multiple Secularities” on 25 June 2019 at Strohsackpassage, room 5.55. The deadline for abstracts of max. 600 words is 15 February 2019. Please send them to: multiple-secularities@uni-leipzig.de … Continued

Dezember
17
Montag

Call for Papers Workshop at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (MLU Halle), 30 – 31 May 2019 The world – is it just a world of self-perpetuating crisis and violent transformation? Contemporary scholarly analysis and media productions alike dominantly seem to suggest just this as a commonplace. Society and its history, following such … Continued

November
29
Donnerstag

The Indian Ocean – a web of political, economic and social connections that encompasses the shores of China and southern Africa, the Red Sea and Australia – has constituted a world system for at least two millennia; the networks linking the shores of the ocean have facilitated a constant if sometimes irregular movement of peoples, … Continued

Mai
15
Dienstag

Information Over the past few decades a richly textured collection of scholarship has explored a range of questions connected with the relationship between religion and Enlightenment, the rise of sites and arenas marked as secular, the development of secular discourses and institutions, and the influence of Enlightenment thought on religion. Over these same decades, scholars … Continued

März
20
Dienstag

Information Two centuries after the birth of Karl Marx, European researchers show a renewed interest in socialism studies. However, this has coincided with the unprecedented decline of the traditional workers’ movement. Frequently, these studies involve an international and transnational dimension. Internationalism can be studied under this light. According to Marcel Van der Linden, to assess … Continued

Februar
6
Dienstag

Information The conference “Postcolonial Digital Connections” will critically assess the ways in which new forms of digitization are affecting the governance, management, and circulation of cultural heritage. Researchers from social sciences (anthropology, history, geography etc.), digital humanities, museum and cultural heritage studies, as well as museum and archive professionals are invited to discuss practices and … Continued

Januar
16
Dienstag

Information This project will analyse strategies engaged by the people of Mayotte, the Maorais, to deny their Comorian identity and express a French one. In 2011 the Comorian island of Mayotte became a French department. This was the culmination of a political process that began with accusations of political and economic domination by the other … Continued

August
1
Dienstag

Information Der Workshop widmet sich einer Problematik, von der die gegenwärtige sozial- und geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung in besonderem Maße betroffen ist: Die Reichweite und Legitimation vermeintlich allgemeingültiger Begriffe und Konzepte, mit denen der jeweilige Gegenstandsbereich traditionellerweise erfasst und benannt wird, ist fragwürdig geworden. Begriffe wie „die Gesellschaft“, „die Kultur“, „die Religion“, „der Mensch“, aber auch „die Moderne“ und „die Globalisierung“ werden als essentialistisch, homogenisierend, exkludierend, eurozentrisch … Continued