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

März
9
Donnerstag

Information The ESSHC aims at bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. The Conference welcomes papers and sessions on any topic and any historical period. It is organized in a … Continued

März
15
Mittwoch

Information In current debates on migration, political actors and experts repeatedly refer to the scenario of a disintegrating, polarized society in order to call for more integration, assimilation, or for the overall exclusion of migrants. However, concepts such as integration, assimilation, or multiculturalism as their apparent opposite have different implications and histories. Their use differs, … Continued

April
3
Montag

Information The Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) – a consortium of Sogang University (South Korea), University of Pittsburgh (USA), University of Tampere (Finland), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), University of Leipzig (Germany) – and supported by the Collaborative Research Centre  “Processes of Spatialization … Continued

August
1
Dienstag

Information Identitäten konstituieren sich aus einer Vielzahl von Bezugsquellen wie Nationalität, Ethnizität, Gender und Sexualität, Generationenbezügen oder Lokalitäten. Für Individuen verbindet Identität das Subjektive mit dem Sozialen, was ein Gefühl von dem vermittelt, wer wir sind und in welcher Beziehung wir zu anderen und der Welt stehen, in der wir leben. Identitäten sind immer vielfältig … Continued