Termine der Max Weber Stiftung http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine.html Termine der Max Weber Stiftung de © Max-Weber-Stiftung Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:38:18 +0200 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:38:18 +0200 TYPO3 EXT:news news-4693 Thu, 14 May 2020 18:59:00 +0200 Chronopolitics. Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/chronopolitics-time-of-politics-politics-of-time-politicized-time.html 14.05.-16.05.2020, Konferenz, DHI London Conference to be held at the German Historical Institute London 14-16 May 2020.
Convenors: Tobias Becker (GHIL), Christina Brauner (University of Tübingen) and Fernando Esposito (University of Konstanz);
organised in co-operation with the Arbeitskreis Geschichte+Theorie.

Time is so deeply interwoven with all aspects of politics that its importance is frequently overlooked: politics relies on time, timelines and timing; time can be an instrument and also a subject of politics. Clock time, summertime, calendars, working hours and leisure time impact everyday orders of time. Political actors use time as a resource as well as to legitimize or delegitimize policies and politics, for instance, when differentiating between conservatives and progressives or when constructing “primitives” existing outside of (modern) time as objects of civilizing missions, development aid and modernizing projects. More generally, politics aims at creating futures in the presence—or at preventing them from being created. The “politics of time” is strongly connected to the question, how social change is understood and managed.

The international, interdisciplinary conference “Chronopolitics: Time of Politics, Politics of Time, Politicized Time” engages with exactly these issues and interrelations. It aims to systematize the debates about chronopolitics, temporality and historicity and to bring together researchers working on these subjects. The emphasis on chronopolitics also connects traditional fields of historical inquiry—politics, society, economy—with the history of temporalities, showing, in this way, that it has relevance outside of its immediate subject. The conference also wants to trigger reflections how historiography and related disciplines are themselves producers of “characteristic images of history and temporal order“ (Charles Maier). Neither time nor history are ahistorical givens but are changeable and have their own histories and are thus in need of historical investigation.

The first panel “Synchronicity. The Simplification and Coordination of Time” is looks at the construction of non-synchronicities or temporalities of difference, while the second, “(Post)Colonial Temporalities, or: Pluritemporality”, exploes conflicts between colonial or Western and local temporal regimes, thus, trying to break up the eurocentrism that is also a chronocentrism. The third panel, “Ideological Temporalities from Communist to ‘Neoliberal’”, studies the transformation of ideological temporalities in the last third of the twentieth century focussing on (post-)communist and neoliberal temporalities. The fourth st panel, “A Tale of Many Historicities”, focusses on historicity as a specific form of temporality. It takes up the critique of a history in the singular, closely entangled with teleological narratives of modernisation and the call for pluritemporal histories.

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news-4694 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:20:00 +0200 Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/migration-and-racism-in-the-united-states-and-germany-in-the-twentieth-century.html 23.04.-24.04.2020, Workshop, DHI Washington Migration and racism are major topics in the histories of Germany and the United States during the twentieth century. The two phenomena occurred in a wide variety of forms, often being shaped and perceived in rather different ways in the German and the American setting. This also holds true for the post-Nazi, the post-colonial, and post-segregationist eras: they did not bring an end to forms of racism that evolved in the numerous ways in which migrants were othered and racialized on both sides of the Atlantic, in Germany (East and West) and the United States.

This workshop invites historians and other scholars of racism and migration to revisit these topics in the context of German and American history in the twentieth century. The workshop aims to focus on the various ways in which migration and racism have shaped each other. By juxtaposing German and American phenomena that reveal how migration and racism were entangled or mutually constitutive, the workshop furthermore seeks to explore transatlantic connections. Analyzing these interlinkages might suggest the extent to which German and American racism and attitudes toward migrants and migration have a common history.

To develop this perspective, the workshop invites papers that explore the shifting intersections and interactions between migration and racism in case studies from the Atlantic arena. In addition, the workshop welcomes papers that offer reflections on how scholars have researched or conceptualized connections between migration and racism. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to the following themes, and should focus on either Germany or the United States:

  • Naming it - racism, Ausländerfeindlichkeit, nativism, or xenophobia? Which concept fits which phenomena and to what end?
  • Racializing labor migrants – Braceros and Gastarbeiter
  • Ordering and categorizing the population – race and statistics
  • Perfecting the nation – whiteness, Volkszugehörigkeit, and their Others
  • Improving life – migrants as deviants and a threat to the general social advancement
  • Essentializing religion – post-Nazi antisemitism and postcolonial antimuslim racism
  • Making un/equality – un/equal laws or dis-equaling practices? Civil rights for immigrants in the United States and Germany
  • Blaming each other? – racism as a topic of German-American diplomacy since 1945
  • Racializing space/spatializing race – ghettos, barrios, and Parallelgesellschaften in the United States and Germany
  • Drawing the color line – Immigrants from post-colonial Africa in the United States and Germany
  • Producing war refugees – post-Vietnam refugees in the United States and post-Yugoslav refugees in Germany

The workshop hopes to bring together presenters ranging from doctoral students to senior scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. All papers will be pre-circulated in order to prioritize discussion. Ideally, the workshop will also result in a publication of some kind (e.g. edited volume or special issue).

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a 1-page CV to Susanne Fabricius at Fabricius(at)ghi- dc.org by June 15, 2019.

Selected participants will receive an individually calculated lump sum to support travel expenses.

news-4692 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:55:00 +0100 Global History – Challenges and Opportunities http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/global-history-challenges-and-opportunities.html 16.02.-21.02.2020, Winter School, New Delhi A winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India

Organised jointly by the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute London
Conveners: Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, Monica Juneja and Indra Sengupta
Venue: New Delhi

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news-4691 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:47:00 +0100 Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/global-royal-families-concepts-cultures-and-networks-of-international-monarchy-1800-2020.html 16.01.-18.01.2020, Konferenz, DHI London Conveners: Falko Schnicke (German Historical Institute London), Robert Aldrich (University of Sydney) and Cindy McCreery (University of Sydney)
Venue: German Historical Institute London
Sponsors: German Historical Institute London, University of Sydney

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news-4688 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:57:00 +0100 Stiftungskonferenz 2019: „Neighborliness in Global Perspective” http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/stiftungskonferenz-2019-neighborliness-in-global-perspective.html 12.12.-14.12.2019, Stiftungskonferenz, OI Beirut/Außenstelle Kairo Neighborly relations are the most contingent relations in the triad kinship-friendship-neighborhood. Neighbors are close because they live close, not because we feel close to them as in friendships or are related to them through bonds of kinship. Neighborhoods came into being when humans decided to settle instead of roam; they can be found throughout history until this very day in (and between) villages and cities. In a wider and mostly political sense the concept of neighborhood is also employed with regard to countries, world regions and continents (and in the future probably also between planets).

If the neighbor is not a friend and not a relative how can our relationship with her/him be described? What is the difference between the neighborliness between neighbors, the affectionate friendliness between friends and the love and obligations between relatives and how do these play out in different epochs and cultures?

For Max Weber, interested in rational social action, neighborliness is an unsentimental, economically inspired brotherliness, the neighborhood some kind of unpathetic brotherhood in the economic sense. The neighbor then is the typical “helper in need”. The unspoken ethic of neighborliness in this sense is the rather sober principle of “do ut des” – “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Yet, the desperate and bitter outcry “We were neighbors!” which can be heard long after civil wars ended hints clearly to the fact that the ethic of neighborliness is strong and its violation leaves deep and lasting scars in the communities.

The spatial character and the enforced closeness of shared space make the neighborhood boundaries special boundaries, sensitive of touch. The neighbors next door, i.e. the immediate neighborhood space is an extension of one’s personal space – to transgress it or to come too close to it is almost a violation of one’s body, at the least a source of stress. There are no security zones between neighborhoods as with state borders – but a neighboorhod border can end up looking like the Belfast peace lines or Beirut’s green line during the respective brother-wars. Yet, while neighborhood problems can be indicative of larger problems, it takes more to arrive at a situation of war. Neighborhood then, it can be argued, is thus primarily the locus of the political, it is not in itself political.

How have states and municipalities in different times and places regulated neighborhoods to maintain security and order, prevent violence and keep up “good neighborliness”? From, for example, Ottoman mahalles, Arab haras and hayys, kasbahs under colonial rule to housing cooperatives in the Eastern Block intricate regulations and rules were enforced, often through local agents, themselves neighbors.

From the perspective of the neighborhood: What are the cultural rules and rituals meant to enact good neighborliness? Practices of hospitality, especially in inhospitable environments, are a case in point. How have neighborhoods organized neighborliness and solidarity in precarious conditions? What strategies were developed by neighborhoods to protect themselves against those outside their boundaries, from poor neighborhoods to those of the affluent? What are striking examples of historical good neighborliness – from, for example, rebuilding collectively someone’s burnt-down barn in a village or hiding neighbors in danger, thus possibly risking one’s own life?  What kinds of neighborhood initiatives can serve as examples that neighborhoods can possibly also themselves be political actors?

Neighborhood space is not private space nor public space. It is a floating in-between space. The neighbor is the alien living close to us. Neighbors constantly gossip about and spy on each other. World literature is full of tales about the stranger next door as an object of fascination and desire, or as a menace. Romeo and Juliet stemmed from the same neighborhood. Naguib Mahfouz set his most famous novel in a Cairo neighborhood. Currently, popular soap operas  (“Friends”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Lindenstrasse”, “Tales of our Neighborhood”) tell stories about neighbors in modern cities in the US, Berlin and Istanbul. At the same time, it can be argued, they thematize both the longing for and the survival of neighborliness in the anonymous urban space of today. What are similarities and differences in cultural productions on neighborliness and the neighbor?

Neighborly relations thus share the same paradox as all other relations: Closeness breeds also hatred, contempt, violence. The paradoxical proximity of spatial closeness and social distance which characterize neighborly relations mostly unmitigated by affection (as in friendship and kinship) make them precarious and neighborliness a challenge - and a concept with deeper implications.

Historically, it was the neighbor who inspired theologies of world religions. The neighbor, ‘Nachbar’, ‘voisin’ is ‘der Nächste’ or ‘le prochain’ in the Old Testament. “…thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (LEV, 19, 18) refers originally, as has been argued, to the one living close. Later the command was extended to foreigners and immigrants (LEV, 19:34, CEB). Islam also has a strong and well-thought out ethic of neighborliness. How does neighborliness figure in other world religions?

The question of neighborliness thus is also a theological, ethical and political-philosophical one. This makes it a concept apt to reflect on the human capacity of co-existence throughout global history.

Being both deep and concrete and expressing both social realities and aspirations it challenges other concepts currently en vogue as “convivencia” and “cosmopolitanism”. 

Contributions from various disciplines, historical epochs and world cultures are invited.

A publication is planned.

Please send abstracts of not more than 500 words until September 30 to: schaebler(at)orient-institut.org, cc: sek(at)orient-institut.org  

The Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation provides a forum for the foundation’s institutes and their research topics, as well as for other partner institutions. The event is organized and hosted by a different institute each year and offers the opportunity for an exchange of different international, comparative and transregional perspectives on current academic issues. Since 2015 it takes place on an annual basis.

Each conference is accompanied and documented by a blog, which contains information about program and speakers in advance as well as the conference papers subsequently.


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news-4690 Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:43:00 +0100 100 Histories of 100 Worlds in one Object http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/100-histories-of-100-worlds-in-one-object.html 9.12.-13.12.2019, Workshop, Mona, Kingston Concept and Convenor: Mirjam Brusius, GHIL; Organiser: Forum Transregional Studies with the Max Weber Foundation in co-operation with the GHI London; UCL (Alice Stevenson, Subhadra Das); and the University of the West Indies, Mona (James Robertson); Funds: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

Neil MacGregor’s BBC Radio 4 programme (and subsequent book) A History of the World in 100 Objects of 2010 was a resounding success with the British public, as well as internationally. Reaching new audiences with the aim of providing a global outlook and presenting history through the lens of objects, one of its core messages conveyed that there is never one version of history that is ‘handed down to us’. Instead, various versions are compiled that ‘add up to a greater truth about the world’.

The argument, however, had its flaws. Some critics felt — ironically so — that the British Museum itself was ‘handing history down’ to us. Many saw their view confirmed that colonialism ultimately produced not just inequalities of power but also a distorted view of history. Others pointed to a failure of the museum to engage with the provenance and repatriation of objects. Instead it reinstated the idea of a ‘view from nowhere’ and everywhere at the same time: The museum as a place to see the world; yet without any reflection on how the institution itself obtained and reframed the objects in order to create its own (seemingly universal) narrative.

Nearly ten years after the radio programme was broadcast it is time to return to its narrative; and in particular to the formerly subaltern nations it left out. Where are the stories of the objects presented as seen by people who once used them? How was knowledge about an object informed by colonial collecting practices; and how is this context presented in museums today? Could an entirely new History of the World in 100 Objects be told, and if so, how? Can a history of the world be told through a certain number of objects at all? How can formerly excluded voices be empowered to tell their own histories beyond these frameworks?

This long-term (online) publication project will write new object histories with the ultimate goal of addressing broader questions that concern the role of museums in the multicultural societies of tomorrow. It will take a selection of the 100 Objects as a starting point to then move beyond them in material, archival, and philosophical terms. The essays will start from the premise that an object’s original function and its later (colonial) appropriation are integral parts of its biography. Knowledge forms were rarely stable across different regions and periods, but, rather, it is exactly in processes of transit and transmission that the forms and contents of knowledge were defined and put to work. The project thus rejects the use of any single teleological narrative — origins, discoveries, etc., and perhaps the seemingly universal narrative of the 100 Objects itself — paying attention instead to plurality and dynamic flows of knowledge that circulated through objects between spaces. Seeking new methods, research approaches and formats in dealing with museum object histories, the project hopes to develop a new vocabulary and discourse for an ongoing debate. The goal is to achieve more than an alternative history of the British Museum but instead work towards a multilateral fusion of object histories and present legacies in museums and their collections through and with scholars and curators in the ‘Global South’.

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news-4504 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:16:00 +0100 L'Italia come fulcro della politica di Massimiliano I e Carlo V http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/litalia-come-fulcro-della-politica-di-massimiliano-i-e-carlo-v.html 05.12.2019, Vortrag, Rom Doppelvortrag
Tobias Daniels (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Mariantonietta Visceglia (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Organisiert vom Österreichischen Historischen Institut und dem Deutschen Historischen Institut in Rom.

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news-4683 Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:12:00 +0100 Les actes pontificaux. Un trésor a exploiter http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/les-actes-pontificaux-un-tresor-a-exploiter.html 27.11.-28.11.2019, Tagung, DHI Paris Tagung im Rahmen des 100-jährigen Jubiläums der Union Académique Internationale

Internationale Tagung organisiert vom DHIP und der École nationale des chartes mit Unterstützung der Archives de France, der École pratique des hautes études und der Union Académique Internationale

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: Jean-Charles Bédague (Paris), Rolf Grosse (Paris), Olivier Guyotjeannin (Paris), Klaus Herbers (Erlangen), Laurent Morelle (Paris), Harald Müller (Aachen)

Informationen und Anmeldung: event@dhi-paris.fr

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news-4711 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:56:00 +0100 Toxic Art Histories http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/toxic-art-histories.html 08.11.-09.11.2019, Workshop, Berlin A workshop organised by the International Research Group ›Bilderfahrzeuge‹
Cluster of Excellence ›Matters of Activity‹,  Zentrallabor, Sophienstraße 22a, 10178 Berlin 


13:30 Welcome & Introduction: Andreas Beyer (Basel)

Opening Lecture
13:45 Eric Michaud (Paris)  The Poison of Self-Mimesis: from the Individual to the Group,   from Art to its History  Discussion
15:15 Break
15:30 Johannes von Müller (London)  Repräsentation und Projektion. Bilder politischer Macht in   der deutschen Kunstgeschichte
15:50 Steffen Haug (London)   »… wie will man all diesen Blutgeruch aushalten?«:   Aby Warburg zwischen Patriotismus und kritischer Distanz   im Ersten Weltkrieg Response (Leena Crasemann, Hamburg) &

16:45 Sanja Savkic (Berlin)  Art Historical Approaches to Mesoamerica: Obsolete, Toxic, or …? Response (Judith Rottenburg, Berlin) & Discussion

10:15 Mingyuan Hu (Berlin)   Misnomers and Chinese Art Response (Felix Jäger, London) & Discussion
11:00 Alexandra Marraccini (London)   The Oozing Baroque in England Response (Anita Hosseini, London) & Discussion
11:45 Matthew Vollgraff (London)  Uncreative Evolution. Diffusionist Anthropology and its Objects Response (Oliver O’Donnell, London) & Discussion
12:30 Break
Closing Lecture
13:30 Matthew Rampley (Brno)   »But they had the right intentions.« On the point of   post-colonial critiques of art history Discussion
15:00 End
From racially and financially motivated scholarship to the pseudo-science of conspiracy theories, art historical boogeymen are ubiquitous. The discipline of art history has deep, potentially insever able, roots in explicitly nationalistic discourses and the relationships between art history and unsavoury  political regimes are written into the scholarly record. Quarantining art historical »contagion«, however, 
let alone inoculating the discipline against its past infections, is far from straightforward. Contagion as a metaphor is rich with value and has proven productive in certain historical moments.

Organised by Andreas Beyer, Alexandra Marraccini, Oliver O’Donnell, Judith Rottenburg


news-4682 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:09:00 +0100 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall. Wie erinnern wir uns an die DDR? http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/30-jahre-nach-dem-mauerfall-wie-erinnern-wir-uns-an-die-ddr.html 30.10.2019, Podiumsdiskussion, Paris ...und was sind die zentralen Bestandteile dieser Erinnerung an die DDR? Inwieweit prägen die Erfahrungen in der ehemaligen DDR die Realität des heutigen Deutschland? 30 Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung ist in der aktuellen politischen Situation eine wichtige historische (Selbst-)Reflexion zu beobachten.

Die Politikerin Petra Köpping (SPD), die Journalistin und Autorin Kathrin Gerlof und der Historiker Emmanuel Droit diskutieren mit Thomas Wieder, Korrespondent der Zeitung »Le Monde« in Berlin.

Podiumsdiskussion auf Deutsch und Französisch, organisiert vom Goethe-Institut Paris, dem DHI Paris und der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


news-4382 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:53:00 +0200 Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/histories-of-migration-transatlantic-and-global-perspectives-1.html 21.10.-23.10.2019, Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, GHI West Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 3rd Bucerius Young Scholars Forum to be held at UC Berkeley, October 21-23, 2019. We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in history and/or related fields.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, is an annual program designed to bring together a transatlantic group of ten junior scholars based in Germany, Europe, and North America to explore new research in the history of migration with a particular focus on questions arising from interlacing the perspectives of migration and knowledge. The forum is connected to the Annual Bucerius Lecture on “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives,” given and commented on by two prominent figures in the field of migration studies.

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news-4667 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:45:00 +0200 New Perspectives in Chinese History: The Use of Archives from the Middle and Lower Course of the Yangzi River and Related Regions (16th c.–1949) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/new-perspectives-in-chinese-history-the-use-of-archives-from-the-middle-and-lower-course-of-the-yang.html 16.10.-18.10.2019, Konferenz, Paris Travel subventions to students and young scholars from European Institutions for the conference « New Perspectives in Chinese History », Paris, October 16th to 18th, 2019, sponsored by Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

L’École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO, French School of Asian Studies) and EFEO Peking Center, the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS, Max Weber Foundation) and its Branch Office in Peking, the École des hautes études en Sciences sociales, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (EHESS, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences; CECMC, The Research Center on Modern and Contemporary China) co-organize in Paris from October 16th to 18th, 2019, a conference entitled:

« New Perspectives in Chinese history: The Use of Archives from the Middle and Lower course of the Yangzi River and Related Regions (16th century – 1949) » (see the program in attached file). Every talk is conceived in three parts, first part as a « state of the art » according to archives places, second part as the speaker personal research and a third part as a reading of a sample of archives.

Five travel subventions for students (from Master level 2 to PhD candidates, eventually to post-doctoral scholars), enrolled in an European Institution, with a sufficient level of oral Modern Chinese and Classical Chinese, will be offered to attend this conference. The amount of the subvention will be based on the cost of transportation and accommodation in Paris for a maximum of 800 €. After the conference, the recipients will be refunded on the basis of invoices by transfer to their bank account. Lunch meal will be provided during the conference, but not dinner.

Expected candidates must be engaged in research on the history of modern China (Ming, Qing, Minguo periods). They should provide a CV, a presentation of master/PhD or Post-doc research program in no more than one page, a cover letter and an itemized budget, all included in one PDF file. Please note that the organization committee won’t provide hotel and transport booking service. The delay to apply is: August 26th at noon, 2019 (reply August, 31st). A selection committee composed of Alain Arrault (EFEO), Michela Bussotti (EFEO), Hans van Ess (Munich University), and Xavier Paulès (EHESS) will choose the recipients.

Contacts and application email address: chinaarchives2019(at)gmail.com.

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news-4614 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:22:00 +0200 Legacies of Colonialism in East Central Europe: Race, Scholarship, and Politics http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/legacies-of-colonialism-in-east-central-europe-race-scholarship-and-politics.html 15.10.2019, WeberWorldCafé, Hamburg Not part of the “Global South” and not Western enough, East Central Europe in general is absent from or marginal to the current debates on the legacies of Colonialism, on Global History or World History and on Postcolonialism. Likewise, East Central Europe is often marginal to the appropriate divisions of disciplines and categories in the academy or the museum. However, concepts of ethnicity, race, and nationalism emerged in East Central Europe during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Anthropologists, Historians or Colonial Experts from the region – roughly today's Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine – participated in the scholarship, economy, and politics of colonialism. In the context of the collapse of empires and the rise of authoritarian regimes in the first half and since the latter years of the of the twentieth century anthropology, history or medicine have been or reemerged as sites of struggle over identity, ideology and power.

Legacies of Colonialism in East Central Europe: Race, Scholarship, and Politics brings together historians, anthropologists, and museum professionals. It explores how theories and practices of race and colonialism have been formulated, understood and contested in East Central Europe, how they traveled across time and geography, and how they were translated into the local, East Central European contexts. If we are to better understand the relevance of race and colonialism in East Central Europe then and now, we need to ask questions not only about their historical but also present commitments. Therefore the WeberWorldCafé also hopes to encourage its participants to think about the cultural, social, and political legacies of race and colonialism in our times.

The event Legacies of Colonialism in East Central Europe will take place on October 15, 2019 from 2:30 to 6:00pm in the Museum am Rothenbaum –  Kulturen und Künste der Welt, Hamburg. The event is a cooperation between the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland, the Forum Transregionale Studien,the Institut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen in Nordosteuropa e.V. at Hamburg University and the Museum am Rothenbaum –  Kulturen und Künste der Welt. It is curated by Olga Linkiewicz (Forum Transregionale Studien) and Katrin Steffen (Institut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen in Nordosteuropa).

The Format

The WeberWorldCafé (WWC) is an alternative event format for which we invite twice a year people from different regions and disciplines to come together and discuss in a café-like atmosphere one central topic. At the WeberWorldCafé, scholars, experts, intellectuals or public personalities from different disciplines and regions come together and moderate discussions in English or German on topic-specific tables. These experts will, together with the participants, discuss various (trans)regional and (inter)disciplinary perspectives and angles to approach the theme of “Legacies of Colonialism in East Central Europe.” There will be five thematic tables. The experts take on the role as table hosts – usually as a pair – and share their knowledge with the participants, who engage in the conversation as equals, attending up to four subsequent tables during the event. After a discussion of 25 to 30 minutes, the participants move to another table of their choice. In that way, the guests can join discussions on four different aspects of the overall theme, which will be enriched by the participants’ knowledge gained in the previous discussions held at other tables.

Since experts and participants have different backgrounds, everyone brings a different set of pre-existing knowledge, interests and perspectives to the table(s). The goal of this event format is to encourage and connect fresh perspectives and new insights. The event closes with a summary of the results and conclusions of the day providing space for continued informal debates.

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news-4681 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:03:00 +0200 Lucas Burkart, Renaissance im Exil. Ernst H. Kantorowicz liest Jacob Burckhardt http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/lucas-burkart-renaissance-im-exil-ernst-h-kantorowicz-liest-jacob-burckhardt.html 10.10.2019, Vortrag, DHI Paris Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe »Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand« (DHI Paris)

Lucas Burkart (Universität Basel), Renaissance im Exil. Ernst H. Kantorowicz liest Jacob Burckhardt

Die Vortragsreihe »Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand«, zielt darauf ab, aktuelle wissenschaftliche Debatten und Kontroversen in einem kritischen Dialog aufzugreifen und Wissenshorizonte über fachliche, geografische, sprachliche oder methodische Grenzen hinaus zu erweitern.

Informationen und Anmeldung: event(at)dhi-paris.fr

news-4703 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:46:00 +0200 Questioning the Mediterranean: (Self-)Representations from the Southern Shore in the 19th and 20th centuries http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/questioning-the-mediterranean-self-representations-from-the-southern-shore-in-the-19th-and-20th-cent.html 10.10.-12.10.2019, Workshop, OI Beirut Veranstalter: Jasmin Daam und Esther Möller für das DFG-Netzwerk "Modernes Mittelmeer"; in Kooperation mit dem Orient Institut Beirut

Whereas northern representations of the Mediterranean and their relevance in “Western” imperialist aspirations have been studied thoroughly, the responses of actors from the southern shores to this narrative, as well as their genuine uses of the maritime region have attracted much less attention. Hence, the fourth workshop of the research network "The Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region 1800-2000" aims to consider the perspectives of these actors. In order to understand whether The Mediterranean as a concept made sense for Maghrebi and Mashriqi actors both in theory and in practice, we ask how local actors contributed to macro-processes such as colonization and decolonization, urbanization, the integration of their regions into an economic world market and the emergence of nation-states.
The transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth century triggered debates about the spatial and temporal position of the Southern Mediterranean, and different understandings of modernity and authenticity impacted upon connections, entanglements and boundaries across the region. Therefore, the relevance of the Mediterranean framework has to be assessed in comparison with alternative networks and notions of belonging. Throughout the conference, we grasp the Mediterranean seascape as an experienced territory, and analyse connectivities and dividing lines across the Mediterranean. A special section is dedicated to contemporary Lebanese perspectives upon the Mediterranean . Three celebrated artists from contemporary Lebanon will present their works as a starting point for a discussion about currently relevant spaces of reference as well as the relevance and meaning of the Mediterranean in the 21st century.


Day 1: Thursday, 10/10/2019
Keynote, 18:00-19:30
Cyrus Schayegh (Geneva): Scale: Three Conceptual Reflections, with Special Reference to the Middle East

Day 2: Friday, 11/10/2019
Introduction, 9:00-9:30
Manuel Borutta (Konstanz), Jasmin Daam (Kassel), Esther Möller (Mainz)
Bridging the Gap: Discourses on Modernity in the Arab World
Chair: Nora Lafi (ZMO Berlin)
Christian Taoutel (USJ Beirut): The Theory of Phoenicianism
Manfred Sing (IEG Mainz): Mediterranean Entanglements and Arab Reflections about them
Coffee Break (11:30-12:00)
Stefan Vogt (Frankfurt/Main): A Bridge over the Mediterranean: German Zionist Self-Conception as Mediators between the "Orient" and the "West"
Anchoring Space: Constructions of Belonging
Chair: Youssef Mouawad
Dennis Dierks (Jena, SPP Transottomanica): Mapping the umma: Mutual Perceptions of the (Arab) Centre and the (European) Periphery before WWI”
Coffee Break (15:00-15:30)
Jasmin Daam (Kassel): Greetings from the Southern Shore: Postcards and Spaces of Belonging in the Eastern Mediterranean
Joseph Rustom (Houshamadyan - UOB): Reconstructing an Armenian Identity through Religious Architecture in Lebanon and Syria (1923-1960).
Salon: Living in the Mediterranean : Mobilities and Performances in and across Lebanon (in English and French)
Chaza Charafeddine (Beirut), Charif Majdalani (USJ Beirut), Mounira al-Solh (Beirut/Amsterdam).

Day 3: Saturday, 12/10/2019
Shaping Seascapes: The Mediterranean as Connection and Boundary
Chair: Malte Fuhrmann (ZMO Berlin)
Selim Deringil (LAU Beirut): Criminalizing immigration: Ottoman attempts to prevent out migration from Mount Lebanon in the late 19th century
Onur Yildirim (AUB Beirut/METU Ankara): Human Displacement across the Mediterranean
Coffee Break (11:00-11:30)
Kamel Doraï (Ifpo Beirut): Migration, Mobility, Asylum and Place Making in the Middle East 
Concluding Remarks (Birgit Schäbler (OIB Beirut))
Final Discussion: Is There an “Other” Mediterranean?

Tripoli’s Global Modernity: The Mediterranean and Beyond
Field Trip of the Network Members


Esther Möller
Institut für Europäische Geschichte
55116 Mainz


news-4524 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:37:00 +0200 Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/digital-hermeneutics-from-research-to-dissemination.html 10.10.-12.10.2019, Konferenz und Workshop, DHI Washington Organized in collaboration with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM)
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)

The radical impact of the digital turn on the practice of all stages of historical research (archiving, research, analysis, interpretation and narrative) requires critical reflection on the methodological and epistemological consequences of digital technologies for historical scholarship. The Fourth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History will revolve around the concept of “digital hermeneutics,” defined as the critical and self-reflexive use of digital tools and technologies for the development of new research questions, the testing of analytical assumptions, and the production of sophisticated scholarly interpretations. At the same time, we wish to extend this concept to the realm of dissemination and storytelling. The conference thus aims to critically discuss tools and practices of digital historiography, on the one hand, and to focus on how the digital engenders new forms of public engagement and online dissemination of research results, on the other.

Digital History as first described by Edward L. Ayers in 1999 deals with “historical issues relating to digital or digitized source collections, which should (must) be carried out using interdisciplinary means of digital analysis or visualization.” (Föhr, Historische Quellenkritik im Digitalen Zeitalter, p. 8). While there is little disagreement on such basic assumptions, the actual topics, aims and methods of digital history have taken different directions in the United States and Western Europe. American digital historians (and those in the UK as well) have been strongly influenced by public history concerns and, as a consequence, tend to address citizen scholars, i.e., lay historians, teachers, filmmakers, museum curators, and history associations from the outset. Discussions in Europe tend to focus more on scholarly practices in academic environments, if one can make such generalizations. This bifurcation is especially evident in different approaches to digitized and digital born sources, with European debates displaying an increasing concern with questions of epistemology and source criticism in the digital age. Such renewed digital source criticism reflects on both the potential as well as the hurdles and pitfalls of moving from the analogue to the digitized archive. One question the conference “Digital Hermeneutics” will address is what consequences these different approaches and their methodological implications have for scholarship in digital history on both sides of the Atlantic.

While there has always been an abundance of analogue sources to select from and analyze, the shift to digitized or digital sources has given rise to the phantasm of searching and analyzing everything. Distant reading methods and big data techniques promised to fundamentally transform the way history could be explored. But, as Gerben Zaagsma has argued, the challenges the discipline of history is currently facing lie not so much in creating ever bigger data sets or developing new tools, important as these are. The real challenge is to integrate ‘traditional’ and ‘digital’ approaches in a new and self-aware practice of doing history that draws on digital and analogue sources alike. Digital techniques and collaborative working forms used in this process, as well as the temporary virtual knowledge spaces created in this research process, need to be evaluated and their epistemological impact examined in parallel with the actual research.

In addition to the discussion of methods in the field of digital history, a lively debate has recently developed on the significance of the “digital turn” for the methodological-theoretical self-image of historical scholarship as a whole. Following up on Ayers, Wolfgang Schmale points out that digital historiography is characterized by rhizomatic, multidirectional “historical narration” in the form of hypertexts and links. Describing, analyzing, and understanding historical developments diachronically and synchronously from different angles and perspectives while interweaving textual passages with audiovisual material, exploratory statistics, and visual analysis certainly contain the potential to break up the linearity of analogous historical master narratives.

At the conference we want to discuss this thesis not only theoretically but also on the basis of empirical scholarship. We invite scholars to contribute by presenting and reconsidering their specific projects, reflecting on the methodologies and forms of collaboration they have been using and on their results (new scholarly findings, tools, use cases etc.)     

Please submit proposals by April 1, 2019 for either (or both):

  1. 20-minutes presentations at the conference
    or / and
  2. Workshops for particular digital tools of one to two hours. Please include a suggested schedule and intended participant learning outcomes.

Possible themes and topics include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Digital Source Criticism
  • Digital Abundance: Confronting Online Heritage
  • Digital Data: Tools, Interfaces, and Algorithms
  • Digital Methodologies
  • Making Historical Arguments in Digital Scholarship
  • Digital and Transmedia Storytelling

Funding is available to support travel expenses. Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words, with a short (1-2 page) CV, by April 1, 2019. For further information regarding the event's format and conceptualization, please contact Dr. Jens Pohlmann (pohlmann(at)ghi-dc.org).

news-4343 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:54:00 +0200 Medieval History Seminar http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/medieval-history-seminar-2.html 10.10.-12.10.2019, Seminar, DHI London Organised by the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.

Conveners: Paul Freedman (Yale), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Simon MacLean (St Andrews), Ruth Mazo Karras (Trinity College Dublin), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are pleased to announce the eleventh Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from October 10 to 12, 2019. The seminar is designed to bring together Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. recipients (2018) in medieval history from American, Canadian, British, Irish, and German universities for three days of scholarly discussion and collaboration. They will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers as well as to distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The Medieval History Seminar welcomes proposals from all areas of medieval history. Participation is not limited to historians working on German history or German-speaking regions of Europe. Nor is a particular epoch or methodological approach preferred. Applications from neighbouring disciplines are welcome if the projects have a distinct historical focus. The seminar is bi-lingual, and papers and discussions will be conducted both in German and English. Participants must have a good reading and oral comprehension of both languages.

Mehr Infos: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/medieval_history_seminar_2019.html

news-4650 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:40:00 +0200 Mehr als tausend Worte? Bilder als Akteure des Politischen http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/mehr-als-tausend-worte-bilder-als-akteure-des-politischen.html 9.10.2019, Geisteswissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin Bilder haben einen enormen Einfluss auf unser Denken, Fühlen und Handeln. Sie verändern den Blick, mit dem wir die Welt betrachten, und transportieren politische Botschaften. Herrscherbilder zeigen selten, wie Personen wirklich aussehen, sondern wie sie wahrgenommen werden wollen. Ihre bewusste Zerstörung kann als Akt der Befreiung gesehen werden. Bilder, die politische Vorgänge abbilden, geben Auskunft über die Verfasstheit von Staat und Gesellschaft, aber auch über Protest, Opposition und Rebellion.

Wie Bilder unsere Wahrnehmung beeinflussen, ist Gegenstand der Forschung zahlreicher Fächer. Auch außerhalb der Kunstgeschichte beschäftigen sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler mit Bildern, weil sie deren Potenzial, in gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhängen Wirkung zu entfalten, erkannt haben. Gerade im Zeitalter der Massenmedien war und ist unsere Gesellschaft einer Bilderflut ausgesetzt, deren Auswirkungen es zu erforschen und zu diskutieren gilt. Mit dem Aufkommen des Internets hat sich die Bedeutung von Bildern weiter verändert – insbesondere die des politischen Bildes: hier können Bilder auch zu Waffen werden.

Zugleich verfügen Bilder aber über eine immanente Logik und sie fordern dazu auf, in ihr eigenes Recht gesetzt zu werden. Wie verhält sich diese Eigengesetzlichkeit des Bildlichen mit dessen politischer Funktionalisierung? Und wie gelingt es, sich der Macht der Bilder auch zu widersetzen?

Es diskutieren:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer

Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. Charlotte Klonk
Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Nausikaä El-Mecky, PhD (cantab)
Tenure Track Professorin an der
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Die Junge Akademie

PD Dr. Karin Liebhart
Universität Wien

Moderation: Peter Richter, Publizist

Um Anmeldung bis zum 2. Oktober 2019 an gid(at)maxweberstiftung.de wird gebeten.

Die Veranstaltung findet am 9. Oktober 2019 um 18:30 Uhr im Leibnizsaal der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften statt.

Im Anschluss an die Veranstaltung laden wir Sie herzlich zu einem Umtrunk ein.

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news-4680 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:00:00 +0200 Divan historique: Deutsche Kolonialgeschichte(n). Der Genozid in Namibia und die Geschichtsschreibung der DDR und BRD http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/divan-historique-deutsche-kolonialgeschichte-n-der-genozid-in-namibia-und-die-geschichtsschreibung-d.html 07.10.2019, Podiumsdiskussion, Paris Podiumsdiskussion mit Christiane Bürger (Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung), Jean-Louis Georget (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Corine Defrance (CNRS, Sirice) und Ulrich Pfeil (Universität Lorraine/Cegil)

Die Geschichte des kolonialen Namibias – und damit der Genozid an den Herero und Nama in den Jahren 1904 bis 1908 – avancierte in den letzten Jahren zum Politikum. Der Anerkennung des Genozids durch die Bundesregierung im Jahr 2016 gingen jahrzehntelange historiografische Kontroversen voraus, die jedoch bislang kaum Beachtung fanden. Christiane Bürger zeigt, wie der nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg als weitestgehend verdrängt geltende koloniale Genozid in der DDR und BRD vor dem Hintergrund kolonialapologetischer Erzählungen der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte verhandelt wurde – und beleuchtet damit die Historiografie- und Wissensgeschichte der aktuellen Debatten.

Weitere Informationen zur Publikation von Christiane Bürger auf der Website des Transcript-Verlags

Veranstaltung auf deutsch und französisch

Die Vortragsreihe »Divan historique« mit anschließender Debatte über Neuerscheinungen im Bereich Geschichte wird organisiert vom Goethe-Institut Paris und dem DHI Paris in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Lorraine/Cegil und dem Labex EHNE.

Informationen und Anmeldung: info-paris@goethe.de

news-4474 Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:43:00 +0200 Digital Methods and Research Data Management in the Humanities and Social Sciences http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/digital-methods-and-research-data-management-in-the-humanities-and-social-sciences.html 07.10.-08.10.2019, Konferenz, DHI Moskau Digital methods and data are increasingly shaping research in the social sciences and the humanities. Research activity is evolving and increasingly incorporates digital tools and methods. The diversity of methods and research questions in the humanities and social sciences renders “one-fits-all“ approaches impossible, but rather requires tailor-made solutions for research data management. The workshop aims to facilitate an exchange about problems and solutions in research data management and regarding the application of digital methods in the humanities and social sciences with an emphasis on research about the post-Soviet region.


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news-4523 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:32:00 +0200 GSA Seminar: Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/gsa-seminar-beyond-the-racial-state-new-perspectives-on-race-in-nazi-germany.html 03.10.-06.10.2019, Seminar, Portland Conveners: Devin Pendas (Boston College), Mark Roseman (Indiana University), and Richard Wetzell (GHI Washington)

We are seeking participants in the seminar “Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany” at the 43rd German Studies Association Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.

The seminar seeks to bring together scholars from a range of fields who are pursuing research projects on Nazi Germany in order to critically reevaluate the meaning and function of race in the Third Reich. Drawing on the conveners’ critique of the “racial state” paradigm in their co-edited volume Beyond the Racial State: Rethinking Nazi Germany (Cambridge UP, 2017) and a set of common readings (to be selected with participants), the seminar invites scholars to discuss the ways in which recent research, including participants’ research projects, might allow us to reappraise race’s meaning under Nazism and to complicate its relationship to the Nazis' agenda, actions, and appeal. We are particularly interested in research projects that shed new light on how racial discourse and ideology, racial science, and racial policy functioned in Nazi Germany. Transnational and comparative perspectives that locate Nazi policy in broader trends and the international flows of ideas are most welcome.

Format: Once seminar participants have been identified, we will solicit their suggestions for common readings; we will review these and make available 4-5 core texts, to be read before participants write their papers (max. 4,000 words, to be pre-circulated one month before the GSA conference), relating their research to the seminar’s theme.

Seminars meet for all three days of the GSA conference during the first or second morning slot to foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual exchange, and intensified networking. In order to reach the goal of extended discussion, participants are required to participate in all three installments of the seminar.

How to apply: Please apply though the German Studies Association’s application portal.

Seminar applicants are asked to submit a brief CV and a 500-word abstract of the paper (4,000 words max.) that they would like to contribute to the seminar; please include a paper title at the top of the abstract. Applications are due by 26 January 2019. You must renew your GSA membership for 2019 in order to be able to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the conveners (email addresses listed below).

Devin Pendas, Boston College, devin.pendas(at)bc.edu
Mark Roseman, Indiana University, marrosem(at)indiana.edu
Richard Wetzell, German Historical Institute, wetzell(at)ghi-dc.org 

Weiterführende Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4381 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:50:00 +0200 Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/work-migration-environment-the-german-and-central-european-experience.html 03.10.-06.10.2019, Panel, Portland Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon

Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is organizing a panel on the intersections between work, migration, and the environment during the 19th and 20th centuries for the 2019 Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, to be held in Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.

The mining, agricultural, and lumber industries change landscapes both socially and environmentally. These industries are labor-intensive, predicated on the massive influx of migrant workers, free or indentured, from near and far. Gold and silver rushes, as well as the rise of modern agribusiness, lured thousands of Germans and other Central Europeans away from their former lives and homes. Companies and governments channeled internal and cross-border migration towards mining, agricultural and silvicultural regions.

Labor migration might stand at the beginning of intensified natural resource production, with migrants often staffing the most dangerous jobs in mines, fields, and forests. Labor migration might also be the consequence of mineral resource extraction as mining eats away the land on which adjacent cities sit or mining camps and mining towns are built. The decline of resource industries can lead to out-migration, as jobs disappear and workers seek livelihoods elsewhere. This is true for the history of coal and ore-mining regions like the Ruhr, Silesia, or the Sudetenland, as it is true for Californian and South African gold fields, or for mining sites in the Americas or Australia and Oceania, regions and continents where we find Central European companies, capital, and workers over the 19th and 20th centuries. Similarily, Central European companies, capital, and workers flocked to large-scale agrarian endeavors in many parts of the world; endeavors where techoscientific change often eliminated jobs and undermined productivity in the long run (diminishing fertility of monocultures, unintended consequences of agrochemicals and deforestation) – causing further economic migration.

Mehr Infoshttps://www.ghi-dc.org/events-conferences/event-history/2019/conferences/2019-gsa-panel-series.html?L=0

news-4700 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:18:00 +0200 Stipendiatentag des DHI Moskau http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/stipendiaten-des-dhi-moskau0.html 01.10.2019, Stipendiatentag, DHI Moskau Stipendiaten des DHI Moskau stellen ihre Forschungsprojekte vor:

Petr Avakov (Kirchliches Forschungszentrum "Orthodoxe Enzyklopädie", Moskau)
Ein einmaliges Ego-Dokument aus dem frühen 18. Jh.: das Tagebuch I.M. Šuvalovs

Jurij Akimov (Staatliche Universität Sankt-Petersburg
Das Verhältnis der russländischen Obrigkeiten zu Übertritten der unierten slawischen Immigranten in Nord-Amerika zur Orthodoxie (Ende des 19. - Anfang des 20. Jh.)

Vasily Borovoy (Higher School of Economics in St.Petersburg)
Autarkie der sowjetischen Wirtschaft in der Zwischenkriegszeit: der Fall des Kohlebergbaus auf Spitzbergen

Ajur Žanaev (Universität Warschau)
Die Vorstellungen der sozialen Ordnung unter den Burjaten anhand didaktischer buddhistischer Literatur und Rechtsdokumente in Sankt-Petersburger Sammlungen

Anastasia Zaplatina (Universität Bielefeld)
Venereal Diseases in the Red Army: moral standarts, sexuality and gender order during 1941-1945

Pavel Pimenov (Föderale Uralische Jelzin-Universität)
Russischer Handelsstand in der russländischen Außenpolitik in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. - Mitte des 19. Jh.

Michail Pogorelov (Higher School of Economics, Moskau)
Die Reformprojekte des Strafvollzugs im sowjetischen Russland, 1918-1930

Elena Romanenko (Kirchliches Forschungszentrum "Orthodoxe Enzyklopädie", Moskau)
Pantheons Russischer Heiliger als Faktor der nationalen und regionalen Identitätsstiftung

Svetlana Sevast'janova (Philologisches Institut der Sibirischen Abteilung der RAW / Industrieninstitut Rubzowsk der Staatlichen Universität Altai )
"Der Einspruch" des Patriarchen Nikon als Zeugnis der russischen polemischen Kultur der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jh.

Weitere Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4699 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:15:00 +0200 Alexander von Humboldts russische Reise (1829) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/alexander-von-humboldts-russische-reise-1829.html 27.09.2019, Vortrag, DHI Moskau Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Oliver Lubrich (Universität Bern)

Arbeitssprache: Deutsch (mit Simultanübersetzung ins Russische)


Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Institutsgebäude nach 18:30 Uhr nicht mehr zugänglich ist.


Zusammenfassung: Alexander von Humboldt unternahm 1829 eine Expedition durch Rußland und Sibirien, die ihn bis an die chinesische Grenze führte. Diese zweite große Reise des deutschen Naturforschers verhält sich in vielen Hinsichten komplementär zu seiner amerikanischen Expedition von 1799–1804. In Rußland reiste und forschte Humboldt unter politischem Druck. In seinen Reisebriefen berichtet er einerseits der russischen Regierung von seinen Inspektionen im Bergbau sowie andererseits seinem Bruder von Unfreiheit und Überwachung. Humboldts Werk Zentral-Asien (1843) zeigt subtile Verfahren indirekter Kritik. Hier beschreibt er, daß eine ineffiziente Energiegewinnung in einer von Staatsbesitz und Leibeigenschaft bestimmten Wirtschaft die Umwelt zerstört und einen menschengemachten Klimawandel auslöst.

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news-4698 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:13:00 +0200 Umweltbewegung in Russland, 20.-21. Jahrhundert http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/umweltbewegung-in-russland-20-21-jahrhundert.html 26.09.2019, Vortrag, DHI Moskau Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Oleg N. Janickij (Soziologisches Institut der RAW)

Arbeitssprache: Russisch

In Kooperation mit Centre d'études franco-russe


Bitte beachten Sie, dass der Vortrag unüblicherweise um 16:00 Uhr beginnt.

Weitere Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4697 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:11:00 +0200 Sommerschule "Paläographie und Selbstzeugnisse" http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/sommerschule-palaeographie-und-selbstzeugnisse.html 26.09.-28.09.2019, Sommerschule, DHI Moskau Gemeinsame Sommerschule vom DHI Moskau und Higher School of Economics

AUSSCHREIBUNG (auf Russisch)

Weitere Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4603 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:54:00 +0200 Die Fabrik des Textes. Materialität und Textualität des Versailler Friedensvertrages http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/die-fabrik-des-textes-materialitaet-und-textualitaet-des-versailler-friedensvertrages.html 26.09.-27.09.2019, Workshop, DHI Paris Der Versailler Friedensvertrag von 1919 stellte für Frankreich und Deutschland eine schwere Hypothek dar: Westlich des Rheins rief die Frage der Umsetzung kontroverse Debatten hervor, während sich der Vertrag in Deutschland ungleich desaströser auswirkte, was auf Artikel 231 und die darin festgehaltene Alleinschuld der Achsenmächte zurückging. Der Ausgang dieser Geschichte, vom Untergang der Weimarer Republik bis zum Aufstieg des Nationalsozialismus, ist weitgehend bekannt.

Weniger bekannt ist, wie der Vertrag selbst während der Pariser Friedenskonferenz (Januar–Juni 1919) entstand. Die jüngste Forschung hat die Offenheit und den evolutiven Charakter des Vertrages hervorgehoben. Dessen Genese untersucht der vom Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris (DHIP), von der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Institut für Romanistik und Forschungszentrum Historische Geisteswissenschaften) und vom Institut franco-allemand de sciences historiques et sociales (IFRA), Frankfurt, organisierte Workshop.

Der Workshop richtet sich an deutsche und französische Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler aller Disziplinen. Er ist als Atelier konzipiert; erwartet wird eine aktive Teilnahme auf Basis eines Textkommentars, einer Quellenanalyse oder eines Impulsreferat zu einem Thema aus den Bereichen Militärgeschichte, historische Friedensforschung, deutsch-französische Beziehungen oder Erster Weltkrieg/europäische Nachkriegsordnung.

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news-4509 Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:40:00 +0200 Making Justice Visible: The Mediatization of the World War II War Crimes Trials http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/making-justice-visible-the-mediatization-of-the-world-war-ii-war-crimes-trials.html 25.06.-26.06.2019, Tagung, Vilnius The aim of this conference is, through a comparative perspective, to investigate widely publicized war crimes trials held in the West and in the Eastern Bloc after the end of the Second World War. These trials took place not only in actual court buildings but also in the press, radio, literature, film, and television. In this conference, we will discuss how these show trials were presented and staged in their individual courtrooms, and then channeled through the media for publicity. What narratives were created about these trial proceedings by different types of media (press, radio, films, theatre etc.)? What was the goal of such mediatization? Judgement in these trials was not only the application of legal rules but it also reflected the interaction of many different actors. Therefore, we seek to illuminate who were the main actors who staged these public criminal proceedings. We also want to discuss how these public acts of postwar justice were perceived by those living at the time and what is their reception today.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 March 2019
Notification due: 15 April 2019
Location and date: Vilnius, 25-26 September 2019

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news-4522 Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:29:00 +0200 Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/sixth-junior-scholars-conference-in-jewish-history.html 24.09.-25.09.2019, Konferenz, Hamburg Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

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news-4689 Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:04:00 +0200 ICAS:MP Special Lecture “Metaphors and Metamorphoses” http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/icas-mp-special-lecture-metaphors-and-metamorphoses-interpreting-the-present-discontents-of-democrac.html 23.09.2019, Lecture, New Delhi ICAS:MP Special Lecture by Professor Niraja Gopal Jayal

“Metaphors and Metamorphoses: Interpreting the Present Discontents of Democracy”

Chair: Professor Kalpana Kannabiran

Address: Seminar Room, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), 29 Rajpur Road, Civil  Lines, 110 054 New Delhi

23 September 2019, 6 pm

Please join us for dinner after the lecture.

Kindly confirm your attendance by 20 September (1 pm) to Mr. Prateek Batra (batra(at)mwsindia.org).

Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her book Citizenship and its Discontents (Harvard University Press, 2013) won the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Prize for 2015. She is also the author of Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (OUP, 1999). She has co-edited The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (2010) and is the editor/co-editor of, among others, Democracy in India (OUP, 2001) and Local Governance in India: Decentralisation and Beyond (OUP 2005).

Jayal delivered the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture at All Souls College, Oxford in 2009. She was Vice-President of the American Political Science Association in 2011-12. She has held visiting appointments at, among others, King’s College, London; the EHESS, Paris; Princeton University; and the University of Melbourne.

Kalpana Kannabiran is Professor of Sociology & Regional Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad.  She was Professor of Sociology and part of the founding faculty of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. A pro-bono counsellor and socio-legal researcher, she has published extensively in the fields of law and society, law and literature and gender studies.  She has recently edited Volume 3 (Law and Society) of the Selected Works of Upendra Baxi for Oxford University Press (forthcoming in 2020). Kalpana Kannabiran has been a human rights columnist since 2000 and has written close to 100 op-eds in leading dailies in India.

news-4696 Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:09:00 +0200 Die Ostslawen auf der Suche nach neuen überregionalen Identitäten (vom Ende des 15. bis zur Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts) im Kontext der modernen Nationenbildung http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/die-ostslawen-auf-der-suche-nach-neuen-ueberregionalen-identitaeten-vom-ende-des-15-bis-zur-mitte-de.html 23.09.-25.09.2019, Konferenz, Vilnius Schlusstagung des Projekts und Besprechung des Abschluss-Sammelbandes

PROJEKTTEILNEHMER: Dr. Andrej М. Bovhyrja (Kiew), Dr. Vasilij A. Voronin (Minsk), Prof. Dr. Hieronim Grala (Warschau), Dr. Oleg I. Dzjarnovič (Minsk), Dr. Andrej V. Doronin (Moskau), Dr. Arturas Dubonis (Vilnius), Dr. Kjastutis Gudmantas (Vilnius), Prof. Dr. Mihail P. Odesskij (Moskau), Prof. Dr. Genad' N. Saganovič (Minsk-Vilnius), Dr. Natalija A. Sinkevič (Kiew-München), kor. Mitglied der RAW / Prof. Dr. Aleksej V. Sirenov (Sankt-Petersburg), Prof. Dr. Petr S. Stefanovič (Moskau), Dr. Vitalij A. Tkačuk (Kiew), Prof. Dr. Vasilij I. Ul'janovskij (Kiew)

EXPERTEN: Prof. Dr. Dietrich Beyrau (Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Mihail Bojcov, Prof. Dr. Alfredas Bumblauskas (Vilnius), Dr. Sandra Dahlke (Moskau), Prof. Dr. Mihail V. Dmitriev (Moskau), Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Katzer (Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Oleg Ju. Latyšonok (Białystok), Prof. Dr. Henryk Litwin (Warschau), Prof. Dr. Mathias Niendorf (Greifswald), Dr. Vjačeslav L. Nosevič (Minsk), Prof. Dr. Rimvidas Petrauskas (Vilnius), Prof. Dr. Igor' Ja. Skočiljas (Lwiw), Prof. Dr. Jan Stradomski (Krakau), Prof. Dr. Frank E. Sysyn (Toronto), Dr. Sergej Temčin (Vilnius), Prof. Dr. Ludwig Steindorff (Kiel)

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news-4695 Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:04:00 +0200 West European Manuscripts and Charters from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period in St Petersburg Collections: Research, Catalogization and Digitization http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/west-european-manuscripts-and-charters-from-late-antiquity-to-the-early-modern-period-in-st-petersbu.html 19.09.-22.09.2019, Konferenz, St. Petersburg Vom 19. - 21. September 2019. Internationale Konferenz in Sankt-Petersburg im Rahmen des Deutsch-Russischen Jahres der Hochschulkooperation und Wissenschaft, organisiert vom DHI MoskauSankt-Petersburger Institut für Geschichte der RAW und der Russischen Nationalbibliothek.


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news-4602 Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:17:00 +0200 Mapping diseases - monitoring health: Geographies of medicine in the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/mapping-diseases-monitoring-health-geographies-of-medicine-in-the-tsarist-empire-and-the-soviet-unio.html 19.09.-20.09.2019, Konferenz, DHI Moskau Since the 18th century, physicians have been preoccupied with the relationship between health and location. In the course of the past two hundred years, the ways of discussing this relation have undergone a permanent change, which can, according to Christopher Sellers be understood “in terms of a seesaw dialogue over the ways and means by which physicians and other health professionals did, and did not, consider the influence of place  - airs and waters included – on disease”. The aim of this workshop is to explore Russian and Soviet medicine’s relation to the spatial dimension as well as the methods that were used to describe and control it from a diachronic perspective between the late 18th and the late 20th centuries.


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news-4645 Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:16:00 +0200 Faire fronts. Les multiples théâtres extra-occidentaux de la Grande Guerre http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/faire-fronts-les-multiples-theatres-extra-occidentaux-de-la-grande-guerre.html 19.09.-20.09.2019, Workshop, Brest Zweite Studientagung des Netzwerks »Une Plus Grande Guerre« (+GG)

Das Netzwerk ist ein Zusammenschluss junger Forscherinnen und Forscher, die über die Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs arbeiten. Das Ziel des Netzwerks ist es, den fruchtbaren Austausch zwischen jungen Forschenden zu verstetigen, der durch den hundertsten Jahrestag und das Gedenken an den Ersten Weltkrieg angestoßen wurde. Die Studientagung wird sich den wenig bekannten Themen und Erlebnissen der Soldaten an den nicht-westlichen Fronten widmen, die manchmal für peripher gehalten wurden, und den Ersten Weltkrieg in seinen globalen Bezügen erkunden.

Der Workshop wird organisiert von der Universität Bretagne Occidentale/Faculté Victor Segalen, dem Netzwerk +GG – Une Plus Grande Guerre, dem DHI Paris, dem Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique, dem Verein En Envor und von Brest Métropole Océane

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news-4644 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:13:00 +0200 Herbstkurs 2019: Einführung in die Wissenschaftssprache Französisch und in die Forschungspraxis in den Geschichtswissenschaften und der Kunstgeschichte http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/herbstkurs-2019-einfuehrung-in-die-wissenschaftssprache-franzoesisch-und-in-die-forschungspraxis-in.html 16.09.-20.09.2019, Fachsprachkurs, DHI Paris Das DHI Paris und das DFK Paris bieten 2019 einen gemeinsamen Herbstkurs an.

Grundkurs: 16.–20. September 2019
Verlängerter Kurs: 16.–24. September 2019
Ort: DHI Paris

Bewerbungsschluss: 2. Mai 2019

Der Kurs bietet frankreichinteressierten Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaftlerinnen die Möglichkeit, ihre Französischsprachkenntnisse fachwissenschaftlich auszubauen und einen vertieften Einblick in das französische Wissenschaftssystem zu gewinnen. Er versteht sich ausdrücklich ebenso als Angebot an deutsche Forschende, die ihre Frankreich- und Französischkompetenz ausbauen und stärken möchten.

Der Herbstkurs richtet sich an Promovierende, Assistenten/innen und (Junior-)Professoren/innen deutscher Hochschulen aus den Bereichen Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte sowie an das wissenschaftliche Personal in Museen und Gedenkstätten.

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news-4577 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:49:00 +0200 Das Imperium Romanum und seine Erben http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/das-imperium-romanum-und-seine-erben.html 12.09.2019, Vortrag, DHI Moskau ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Verena Epp (Phillips Universität Marburg)

In deutscher Sprache mit simultaner Übersetzung ins Russische

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news-4604 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0200 Postmodern Architecture and Political Change – Poland and Beyond http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/postmodern-architecture-and-political-change-poland-and-beyond.html 12.09.-14.09.2019, Tagung, DHI Warschau How is postmodern architecture related to political and economic transformation? In Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries postmodernism developed during the last decades of state socialism and remained influential after the end of the socialist regimes in 1989. It emerged along with the disintegration of authoritarian rule and the gradual introduction of market capitalism. 

In Poland and its neighbour countries the period of 1970s and 1980s was not only characterised by economic shortages and anti-communist protest. It was also at time of great architectural innovation and systemic changes related to the gradual introduction of private practices and, by Eastern bloc standards, of comparatively intense international exchange.

At the time architects attempted to overcome the limitations of functionalist modernism and prefabricated design, and developed international postmodernism in a particular local context. Their output ranged from conservation and restoration projects to innovative residential and public buildings to a wave of church architecture that was unprecedented not only in the socialist neighbour countries but also in the West. They also engaged in a discourse on the value of urban architecture, historic precedents, and individual expression that resonated similar debates abroad.

Recent scholarship has increasingly moved away from interpreting postmodern architecture as an exclusively Western European and North American phenomenon. Postmodernism is no longer first and foremost linked to capitalist exuberance and images of villas and office buildings with opulent façades and playful, often ironic neo-classical references.

This conference seeks to shed light on the significance of postmodern architecture in the context of political and economic transformation in Eastern and Central Europe since 1980. It will put Polish postmodern architecture into an international perspective that straddles the Iron Curtain, and at the same time relating it to broader questions of economic and social history. 

Was postmodernism an agent of transformation? An architecture of resistance? A signifier of market capitalism? A national style? Or an expression of unpolitical nostalgia and aestheticism? And how is the Polish experience related to the architectural innovations in other Central and Eastern European countries? We will discuss these and other questions related to the related to the architecture of the late socialist and early post-socialist era in Poland and beyond. 

Conference: Postmodern Architecture and Political Change – Poland and Beyond
Venue: German Historical Institute Warsaw –12/13/14 September 2019

Organised by:
Dr hab. Błażej Brzostek
Dr Annika Wienert
Prof. dr hab Florian Urban

The conference language will be English; select contributions and the Round Table discussion will take place in Polish.


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news-4643 Sun, 08 Sep 2019 10:09:00 +0200 Voyager dans les histoires http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/voyager-dans-les-histoires.html 08.09.2019, Vortrag, DHI Paris Lectures de contes allemands – im Rahmen des Festivals »Les Traversées du Marais 2019«

Im Rahmen des Festivals »Les Traversées du Marais 2019« finden am DHI Paris Lesungen von deutschen Märchen auf Französisch statt. Die Lesungen richten sich besonders an Familien mit Kindern ab 6 Jahren.

Lesungen um 14h, 15h, 16h

Teilnahme nach Anmeldung unter: event(at)dhi-paris.fr

Das Festival wird vom Netzwerk Marais Culture + organisiert.

Weitere Informationen zum Festival auf der Facebook-Seite des Netzwerks Marais Culture + sowie auf Que faire à Paris

news-4649 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0200 Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/fighting-under-the-same-banner-memories-from-the-ottoman-theater-of-the-great-war.html 06.09. - 08.09.2019, Konferenz, OI Istanbul Conveners: Richard Wittmann (Orient-Institut Istanbul) & Yaşar Tolga Cora (Boğaziçi University)

What did it mean to individuals of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to participate in World War I under the Ottoman crescent and star banner? By focusing on life narratives left by the multi-ethnic and multi-lingual Ottoman soldiers and civilians aiding the war effort, this conference takes this and related fundamental questions as its point of departure in understanding the personal experiences of Ottomans in the Balkan Wars and the Great War. How did these experiences expressed in autobiographical texts such as memoirs, diaries, and written correspondence add to and differ from insights afforded by visual and acoustic testimonies, as well as the accounts of the Ottoman Empire’s military allies?

Personal narratives have recently begun to attract great interest among military and social historians of the Middle East in their work on the wars from 1912 until 1918. Leila Tarazi Fawaz’ A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War (Harvard University Press, 2014); Eyal Ginio’s The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and Their Aftermath (Oxford University Press, 2016); Yiğit Akın’s When the War Came Home: The Ottomans’ Great War and the Devastation of an Empire (Stanford University Press, 2018); and Mehmet Beşikçi’s studies on the memoirs of Turkish reserve officers are just a few such works which utilize personal narrative sources left by Ottoman soldiers to complement the official documents of the belligerent states during these conflicts. Nonetheless, a great number of memoirs and diaries written by soldiers and civilians from the Ottoman fronts of various ethnic and religious backgrounds and produced in a variety of languages still sit on the shelves of libraries in the Balkans and Middle East—or, on private bookshelves—, waiting to be discovered and made accessible for a broader audience. By establishing a dialogue between researchers of different backgrounds and their sources in different languages and forms, this conference will directly contribute to the Orient-Institut’s comprehensive research field on “Self-Narratives as Sources for the History of the Late Ottoman Empire” (www.oiist.org/en/selbstzeugnisse-als-quellen-zur-geschichte-des-spaten-osmanischen-reichs/).

The memoirs of Ottoman soldiers are essential sources not only to understand Ottoman society and its army at times of conflict, but also and above all because they were for the most part produced by the rank and file rather than the military leadership. After the introduction of a mandatory conscription system for all Ottoman males after the Constitutional Revolution of 1908, military service became a part of daily life for both the soldiers and their families on the home front during the ensuing wars. Thus, the autobiographical sources on conscription and the war effort provide a microcosm on the functioning of Ottoman society. They offer rare glimpses into ordinary individuals’ views that also throw light on how the relations between different ethnic groups were shaped and destroyed during these years. More importantly, unlike many archival sources, they reveal to researchers the fears, anxieties, and hopes of the Ottoman population in the last decade of the empire.

Eith this in mind, the conference will bring together some of the foremost experts working on life narratives on the Ottoman theater of the First World War in order to:

  • Scrutinize some of the predominant national(-ist) narrative(s) of the Balkan Wars and the Great War and to elucidate the relation between the official narratives and first-hand observations of historic events; 
  • Examine, discuss, and comprehend the politics of loyalty in a multi-ethnic and religious empire, the impact of the war experience on a multi-ethnic army and its civilian personnel, and its repercussions for the construction of independent nation states after the war; 
  • Highlight the experiences of common soldiers, medical and other civilian staff and their families as opposed to the commanders and elites which used to dominate the scholarship on World War I in the Middle East; 
  • Discuss the practices of remembering and writing of memoirs of the war period, and the impact of the post imperial political and social landscapes on reconstructing the personal experience;
  • Bring in non-textual forms of personal narratives and discuss their potential contributions to the understanding of the war experience;
  • Help reconsider the relations between individual and collective memories and commemorative practices.

Convened by Yaşar Tolga Cora and Richard Wittmann, the conference will be held in Istanbul from 6-8 September 2019. Richard Wittmann (Orient-Institut Istanbul) is in charge of the research field “Self-Narratives as Sources for the History of the Late Ottoman Empire” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and is editor of the book series Life Narratives of the Ottoman Realm: Individual and Empire in the Near East (Routledge), and Memoria (https://www.perspectivia.net/publikationen/memoria). Yaşar Tolga Cora (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi) has published on the memoirs of Armenian soldiers and officers in the Ottoman army during the Great War. The Department of History of Boğaziçi University and the Orient-Institut Istanbul will jointly organize the conference with the invaluable support of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) and the German Embassy in Ankara, the German Consulate General, Istanbul, and the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT). It will be hosted at different locations in Istanbul, including the German Consulate General in Istanbul and the campus of Boğaziçi University.

For further information on the conference program and the mandatory pre-registration (deadline: 15 August 2019) please visit: http://www.underthesamebanner.org for more details.


Richard Wittmann
Orient-Institut Istanbul


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news-4380 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:47:00 +0200 Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/global-knowledge-global-legitimacy-transatlantic-biomedicine-since-1970.html 06.09.-07.09.2019, Konferenz, DHI Washington Conveners: Axel Jansen (DHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (DHI Washington)

When the French pharmaceutical company Roussell Uclaff, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Hoechst AG, was ready to introduce an abortion pill in 1988, American activists flooded the company’s headquarters near Frankfurt with protest letters. In response, the company’s German CEO mandated to stop the project. But the French state – a Hoechst minority shareholder – took the idea across the border, patented it, and embarked on medical trials for the new product in France. 

Ten years later, scientists in the United States successfully isolated human embryonic stem cells. The country’s regulatory framework had left them free to let the cells proliferate indefinitely. But researchers adopted concepts implemented in Britain to limit the cells’ growth to 13 days after gestation.

Such examples illustrate the transnational implications of controversies arising from scientific research and therapies evolving in academic settings and in companies coordinating their efforts globally. Global research practices have raised questions about the reach of regulations. Scientific findings and technologies have prompted support and resistance informed by beliefs and worldviews, some with transnational scope and with an impact on national laws as well as on the regulation of research and therapy. Cultural, moral, or religious considerations have affected the ways in which scientific insights or technologies were enabled, received, or restricted. Concerns about the availability of therapies sparked public debates and led to national and global responses by advocacy groups, foundations, political parties and governments. This conference will focus on the national/global nexus through the prism of biomedicine and its context since 1970.

The role of biomedicine has shifted over the past half-century. It was shaped by economic and political developments and it prompted cultural and political responses. Many of these developments were considered central to the transatlantic world in a global context, and this provides us with an opportunity to use biomedicine as a prism for investigating the history of the past half century. Such efforts can build on research in different subfields: Economists and legal scholars have been interested in evolving industries, concepts of intellectual property, or the impact of legislation such as the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act on American universities. Political scientists have focused on the challenges to ethics and regulation of global research in national contexts. Historians of science and medicine have dealt with the debates sparked by cognitive developments in specific fields and the ramifications of shifting structures within biomedical and clinical research. Scholars of contemporary history have emphasized the cultural, social, and political implications of medical advances such as the pill, assisted reproduction, PID, or DNA testing in societies on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. For this conference, we would like to bring together colleagues from relevant fields to discuss the shifting role and impact of biomedical science and medical therapy since 1970 and to develop from it larger themes for writing the history of this period.

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news-4473 Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:39:00 +0200 Orte der Einsperrung als multifunktionale Räume in Westeuropa und Russland (16.-19. Jahrhundert) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/orte-der-einsperrung-als-multifunktionale-raeume-in-westeuropa-und-russland-16-19-jahrhundert.html 04.09.-05.09.2019, Tagung, DHI Moskau ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. März 2019

Veranstalter: EHESS Paris, Universität Bonn, DHI Moskau, Universität Paris 8, UQAM Montreal

Organisation: Ekaterina Makhotina, Falk Bretschneider, Natalia Muchnik, Vincent Milliot, Pascal Bastien

Im Mittelpunkt der Konferenz steht erstens die Frage nach der Transmission von Praktiken von den mittelalterlichen Klostergemeinschaften bis zur modernen Strafanstalt. Zweitens sollen mit dem Vergleich zwischen West- und Osteuropa (und insbesondere Russland) die Beziehungen zwischen zwei Räumen in den Blick genommen werden, die bislang erst wenig von der Forschung thematisiert worden sind.

Ausgegangen wird von der seit Langem bekannten Einsicht, dass die Techniken der Einsperrung keineswegs Produkte der Moderne sind, sondern strukturelle Ähnlichkeiten mit den aus dem Mittelalter stammenden klösterlichen Praktiken der Kontrolle und Buße, aber auch der Heilserlangung aufweisen (Goffman 1961, Foucault 1972). Die weltlichen Institutionen hätten demnach Formen, Logiken und Praxis der religiösen Lebensführung und Disziplinierung  übernommen. Das Kloster als ein Ort des inneren Rückzugs – claustrum – ist stilbildend für ein ganzes Sample an Praktiken und Techniken der Einsperrung gewesen. Doch die Art und Weise, wie dies geschehen ist, bleibt bislang noch ein Forschungsdesiderat: Zwischen dem Kloster und dem „modernen Gefängnis“ gibt es einen missling link. Zwar lassen sich auch in den mittelalterlichen Klöstern bereits besondere Orte zur Einsperrung von widerspenstigen Mönchen und Nonnen – der carcer – nachweisen (Lusset 2017; Shalyapin 2013); diese machen sie aber nicht zu Gefängnissen. Und in modernen Strafanstalten setzen sich unzweifelhaft ältere Praktiken und Techniken eines religiös motivierten Rückzugs von der Welt, der Buße, aber auch der Disziplinierung fort, ohne dass diese Orte aber Klöster wären. Auch die Produktion eines Scham- bzw. Schuldgefühls (z. B. in der spezifischen Form von Reue und Einsicht) ist bis heute Teil des institutionellen Programms (Kollmann 1999; Frevert 2017). Wie also sind aus den mittelalterlichen monastischen Gemeinschaften die Prinzipien moderner Strafanstalten hervorgegangen? Der missing link, so unser Vorschlag, ist in den multifunktionellen Institutionen der Einsperrung in der Frühen Neuzeit zu suchen, in denen sich sakrale und weltliche Logiken mischten.

Konferenzsprachen: Russisch, Französisch, mit Simultanübersetzung.

Bewerber werden gebeten, einen Titel und ein Exposee zum Vortrag (500 Wörter) zusammen mit einem Lebenslauf (als PDF-Datei) an Ekaterina Makhotina zu senden: emakhotina(at)uni-bonn.de 

Die ausgewählten Teilnehmer/innen werden im April 2019 informiert. Da die Vorträge (20 Minuten) simultan übersetzt werden, sind sie, zusammen mit einem einseitigen Abstract in englischer Sprache, bis zum 15. Juli 2019 einzureichen.

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news-4575 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:41:00 +0200 The History of the British Empire. New Perspectives http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/the-history-of-the-british-empire-new-perspectives.html 03.09.-06.09.2019, 16th Summer School in British History, DHI London Das Historische Seminar der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München und das Deutsche Historische Institut London veranstalten einen gemeinsamen Sommerkurs zu einem Thema der britischen Geschichte.

Im Zentrum steht ein auch in den Debatten über Brexit immer wieder mitschwingendes Thema: die Geschichte des britischen Weltreichs. Die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte des Empire hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten einen großen Aufschwung erfahren. Das Forschungsfeld gehört zu den fruchtbarsten innerhalb der britischen Geschichtswissenschaft. Es hat eine Vielzahl methodischer Anregungen entwickelt und von politischen wie intellektuellen Herausforderungen profitiert. Die Summer School führt in einige der neuen Ansätze zur imperialen Geschichte Großbritanniens ein.

Als Dozenten konnten zwei der führenden Experten gewonnen werden: Professor Richard Drayton und Professor Sarah Stockwell (beide King’s College, London). Außerdem sind Exkursionen zu den Stätten der imperialen Vergangenheit in der britischen Hauptstadt vorgesehen.

Der Kurs findet vom 3.-6. September 2019 in den Räumlichkeiten des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London im Universitätsviertel Bloomsbury statt. Er richtet sich an fortgeschrittene BA- oder MA-Studierende der Geschichte, der Anglistik sowie anderer verwandter Fächer. Die Zahl der Teilnehmer ist auf 20 begrenzt. Für die Teilnahme ist daher eine schriftliche Bewerbung erforderlich, die ein ein- bis zweiseitiges Motivationsschreiben in englischer Sprache, einen Lebenslauf, das Kurzgutachten eines Dozenten und eine Aufstellung der besuchten Lehrveranstaltungen und abgelegten Prüfungen umfassen muss. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 20. Mai 2019.

Der Kurs kann von Studierenden aller deutschen Universitäten besucht werden. Interessenten müssen sich für die Teilnahme direkt beim DHI London bewerben. Für Studierende der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München findet ein separates Auswahlverfahren statt. Die Kosten für Anreise und Übernachtung werden von den Veranstaltern getragen. Die Unterbringung der Teilnehmer erfolgt in einem Studentenwohnheim.

Bewerbungen senden Sie bitte ausschließlich in elektronischer Form im PDF-Format in einer Datei an: PD Dr. Michael Schaich (DHI London) schaich(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

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news-4497 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:54:00 +0200 München für Mediävisten 2019 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/muenchen-fuer-mediaevisten-2019.html 25.08.-29.08.2019, Exkursion, München Die Studienreise bietet deutschen und französischen Studierenden und Promovierenden der mittelalterlichen Geschichte mit guten Grundkenntnissen in der jeweils anderen Sprache die Möglichkeit, einen vertieften Einblick in das deutsche Wissenschaftssystem zu gewinnen, und fördert auf diese Weise den akademischen Austausch. 

Geplant sind Besuche der Monumenta Germaniae Historica, der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, des Bayerischen Hauptstaatsarchivs, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, des Zentralinstituts für Kunstgeschichte sowie des Historischen Kollegs.

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news-4634 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:24:00 +0200 Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/studying-japan-the-impact-of-transnationalization-and-technological-innovation-on-methods-fieldwork.html 23.07.-24.07.2019, Konferenz, Berlin During two days an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from Australia, Europe, Singapore and the US will discuss new trends, opportunities and challenges that have changed the conduct of research on Japan. Starting out with a general discussion of research methods in area studies as well as social science research on Japan, the conference will discuss practices of collecting, analyzing and presenting data and findings individually, and the role and function of these practices within the whole research process. The conference focuses mainly on the methodological opportunities and challenges brought about by transnationalization as well as by technological innovations and digital transformation, with attention being paid to good research practice and ethics.

The conference is organized by Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Nora Kottmann (German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo) and jointly funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), the Freie Universität Berlin and the Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft.

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin (Fabeckstr. 23-25, Holzlaube Room 2.2058 and 2.2059)

Registration: If you would like to participate, we kindly ask you to register via e-mail (studyingjapan(at)dijtokyo.org) by July 14.

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news-4617 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:25:00 +0200 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) 11 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/international-convention-of-asia-scholars-icas-11.html 16.07.-19.07.2019, Konferenz, Leiden Vom 16.-19. Juli 2019 findet ICAS 11, die elfte ICAS Konferenz, statt, auf der die Max Weber Stiftung mit mehreren Beiträgen sowie einem eigenen Stand vertreten sein wird.

Bei der Preisverleihung des ICAS Book Prize am 16. Juli wird auch der Gewinner der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe gekürt werden. Ausschreibung und Auswahl für die deutschsprachige Ausgabe wurden von der Max Weber Stiftung organisiert.

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news-4342 Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:51:00 +0200 From the Ruins of Preservation: A symposium on rethinking heritage through counter-archives http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/from-the-ruins-of-preservation-a-symposium-on-rethinking-heritage-through-counter-archives.html 11.07.-12.07.2019, Konferenz, DHI London Co-organized by Rodney Harrison (AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow/Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Mirjam Brusius (Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History) German Historical Institute of London.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Assistant Professor of African Studies, Hampshire College
  • Trinidad Rico, Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers University
  • Karen Salt, Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), University of Nottingham

Colonial legacies in heritage preservation have intersected and clashed with local realities since their inception. Heritage sites have often been created by way of processes which segregate them both temporally and geographically from the contemporary world, and the people who live with and amongst them. This might result in restrictions of habitation and cultivation, religious and ritual practice, and the removal of entire local settlements from inside and around natural and cultural heritage sites. Individuals and communities, however, have always had their own ways of preserving and engaging with material and immaterial significances. Objects, places and landscapes were and are embedded and reactivated in the domains of contemporary life. These realities defy and challenge the disciplinary baggage, canons and categories as well as prevailing methods, discourses, concepts and practices of heritage studies, which in many cases have proved unhelpful in engaging such records outside of “the archive” as it is conventionally understood.

The problem of adequately engaging the histories of these intersections has been exacerbated by methodological challenges. Historians have long ignored the gaps and unspoken emotions and bodies in written and visual archival sources. Visual analyses often lack the methods to engage with different iterations of the diverse and heterogenous agencies of both humans and nonhumans outside of the scope of official archives—the locals going about their lives in ancient ruins; the workers who labour on archaeological excavations; those often nameless individuals who serve as human scales next to an excavated building; the local guides who help “open up” landscapes to preservationists; or the agencies and affordances of forms of material culture themselves. Due to a turn against the forms of authority empowered in conventional archival sources, critical heritage studies have largely denied the usefulness and significance of archives for the study of such non-official forms of heritage preservation, which has led to the de-privileging of historical and visual analysis. This frustration has resulted in a general turning away from such sources by researchers within heritage studies to focus on contemporary issues, and their accompanying methods, especially “oral history” and ethnography. However, this move has frustrated historians who have seen heritage studies as a field in which the historical contexts of the contemporary phenomena which such scholars study has been effectively written out of the picture.

This conference presents a methodological intervention into reductionist preservation histories by developing a new diachronic, more diverse vocabulary and directions for future research in and on this field. Reconstructing new histories and viewpoints in order to re-examine the “ruins of preservation” it aims to rethink the varied agencies which surround both natural and cultural heritage preservation practices through new conceptual and methodological approaches. Re-engaging such histories is not only important in building a new historical approach to heritage, but will also help researchers to reconceptualise and recontextualise contemporary heritage phenomena. By re-centring the discourse about “heritage” to examine specific non-state practices through such methods we also seek a more nuanced and effective understanding of how preservation has been determined over time and from different perspectives.

Mehr Infoshttps://www.ghil.ac.uk/from_the_ruins_of_preservation.html

news-4600 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:08:00 +0200 Germany in Global Context, 1871-1945. Research Trends and Classroom Practice http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/germany-in-global-context-1871-1945-research-trends-and-classroom-practice.html 05.07.2019, Special Event, DHI London The German Historical Institute, London, in association with the German History Society, is holding a free one-day event for A-level history teachers on Friday, 5 July 2019, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. This will take place at the German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, in Central London. The programme (see below) will include talks by academics on various themes in German history, and a tour around the institute’s library and other facilities.

11:00 Welcome
11:15-12:00 Kaiserreich and First World War (Prof. Stefan Manz, Aston University)
12:00-12:15 short coffee break
12:15-13:00 Weimar and NS (Prof. Matthew Stibbe, Sheffield Hallam University)
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-14:30 Library tour
14:30-15:30 Discussion

To register, please contact Cornelia Linde: linde(at)ghil.ac.uk

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news-4599 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:05:00 +0200 Modernités de l'église médiévale http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/modernites-de-leglise-medievale.html 26.06.2019, Vortrag, DFK Paris Conférence de Dominique Iogna-Prat (EHESS)

Dans le cadre de l'atelier de recherche «Synesthésie des espaces sacrés ? Cultures gothiques de l’ornement et leurs réceptions au XIXe siècle », qui se déroule du 24 au 28 juin 2019 au DFK Paris,
Organisé par le Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art (DFK Paris),
l’Université Rennes 2 et
la Freie Universität Berlin

Dominique Iogna-Prat parlera des «Modernités de l'église médiévale ». 

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news-4620 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:15:00 +0200 Education, Marginality and the Urban: Linkages and Intersections http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/education-marginality-and-the-urban-linkages-and-intersections.html 26.06.2019, Podiumsdiskussion, DHI London The panel discussion is framed by the conversations and early findings of the research group on Education and the Urban in India, which is run by the Max Weber Stiftung’s India Branch Office and the India Centre of the German Historical Institute London. The project consists of multi-sited research studies by several Indian scholars on the relationship between education and the complex dynamics of urbanisation. In particular, the research pays attention to the production of social differentiation and marginality in colonial, postcolonial and contemporary urban India. The panel will bring together some of the principal investigators of the group with scholars from the UK and Germany who are working on related themes to share perspectives emanating from their research engagement within different socio-political urban contexts. The discussion will focus on the intersectionalities of education, marginality and the urban space. The following lines of inquiry are of interest to us:

1. Schooling in the city and its relationship to contemporary discourses and practices of urban development
2. Educational policy, and multiple marginalisations of race, class, caste, gender, religion and nationality
3. Neo-liberal globalisation and intersectionalities of education, marginality and the hanging urban

Through this discussion we hope to arrive at a sharper theoretical and empirical understanding of the linkages between education and marginalisation in different urban contexts.

Isabel Ramos Lobato (ILS Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development Dortmund)
Nandini Manjrekar (Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai)
Geetha B. Nambissan (JNU Delhi) https://www.jnu.ac.in/content/gnambissan 
Shivali Tukdeo (National Institute of Advanced Studies Bengaluru) http://www.nias.res.in/associateprofessor/ 
Georgie Wemyss (University of East London) https://www.uel.ac.uk/staff/w/georgie-wemyss 
Moderator and commentator:
Meg Maguire (King’s College London) https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/professor-meg-maguire 

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news-4625 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:54:00 +0200 Die zerbrechliche Moderne aus der Perspektive von Max Weber: die Welt und Russland zu Beginn des dritten Jahrtausends http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/die-zerbrechliche-moderne-aus-der-perspektive-von-max-weber-die-welt-und-russland-zu-beginn-des-drit.html 21.06.-22.06.2019, Konferenz, Moskau Organisiert von der Higher School of Economics, Centre for Fundamental Sociology, "Russian Sociological Review", Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung und DHI Moskau.

Die Eröffnungsrede hält der stellvertretende Direktor des DHI Moskau Dr. Andreas Hilger.

Arbeitssprachen: Deutsch und Russisch (Simultanübersetzung)

Programm und Anmeldung (auf Russisch) hier!


news-4608 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:24:00 +0200 The UN-led Peace Talks for Yemen and the Southern Cause http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/the-un-led-peace-talks-for-yemen-and-the-southern-cause.html 20.06.2019, Public Research Seminar, OI Beirut Abstract:
The war in Yemen is often portrayed and analyzed as a conflict between the Hadi government and the Houthis or as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The so-called Southern Cause, i.e. the grievances in South Yemen, which originate from the marginalization of South Yemenis since Yemeni unification in 1990 and the subsequent war in 1994, is usually given little attention among diplomats, policy makers, researchers and the media, and is, therefore, overlooked. However, the outcome of the Southern Cause with its claims of reestablishing an independent state on the territory of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen will have a decisive impact on the future of the Republic of Yemen. The talk will address the question why it is important to include South Yemeni stakeholders who are partisan to an independent South Yemeni state in the UN-led peace process that intends to end the war in Yemen.

Short Bio:
Anne-Linda Amira Augustin works as a political advisor in the Foreign Representation of the Southern Transitional Council in the European Union. She worked as a research associate in the research network “Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa” at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany), where she conducted research in and on South Yemen. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies and authored different articles and book chapters on the Southern Movement and the independence struggle in South Yemen.

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news-4369 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:20:00 +0200 Making the Empire Great Again: Challenges in Modernising the Russian Empire http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/making-the-empire-great-again-challenges-in-modernising-the-russian-empire.html 20.06.-21.06.2019, Konferenz, Vilnius Historisches Institut Vilnius in Kooperation mit der DHI-Außenstelle Vilnius

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news-4595 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:59:00 +0200 Digitale Geschichte in der universitären Lehre – internationale Perspektiven http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/digitale-geschichte-in-der-universitaeren-lehre-internationale-perspektiven.html 17.06.-18.06.2019, Tagung, DHI Paris Tagung des DHIP und des Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)

Organisiert von: Frédéric Clavert (C2DH), Franziska Heimburger (Sorbonne Université), Mareike König (DHIP)

Hashtag #dhiha8
Blogs: dhiha.hypotheses.org und dhdhi.hypotheses.org

Anmeldung und Information: event(at)dhi-paris.fr

Am ersten Tag der Tagung finden zwei Workshops parallel statt. Bitte geben Sie bei der Anmeldung an, an welchem der beiden Workshops Sie teilnehmen möchten.

Die Digitalisierung der Geschichtswissenschaften stellt nicht nur die Forschung, sondern auch die Lehre vor neue Herausforderungen. Zum ersten gilt es, digitale Lehrmethoden einzusetzen, die über die bloße elektronische Ablage von Texten hinausgehen und neue Formen des kollaborativen Arbeitens für Studierende mit Wikis, Pads, Online-Biographien und multimedialen Präsentationen von Forschungsergebnissen über Blogs, Websites und in den sozialen Medien einzuüben. Zum zweiten besteht die Herausforderung, den Studierenden die Grundlagen des digitalen Recherchierens und Arbeitens beizubringen, eine Aufgabenpalette, die vom Auffinden digitaler Methoden über eine digitale Quellenkritik und die Organisation der Quellen bis hin zu rechtlichen Fragen reicht. Und drittens geht es darum, digitale Methoden wie Text Mining, Visualisierungen, Netzwerkanalysen, statistische Verfahren und digitale Editorik als Analyseinstrumente in thematisch ausgerichtete Lehrveranstaltungen einzubeziehen und diese an die Studierenden auch außerhalb spezialisierter Kurse zu vermitteln.

Die achte Ausgabe der Tagungsreihe »Digital Humanities am DHIP«, die vom 17. bis 18. Juni 2019 am DHIP in Kooperation mit dem Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) stattfindet, widmet sich diesen Themenkreisen in einer internationalen Perspektive.

Die Tagung verfolgt das Ziel, Anregungen für die universitäre Lehre im Bereich der digitalen Geschichte zu geben und darüber in einen internationalen Erfahrungsaustausch zu treten. Weitere Ziele sind die anschließende Vernetzung und Verstetigung der Kontakte sowie eine gemeinsame Sammlung an Seminar- und Übungsbeispielen. Die Tagung richtet sich ausdrücklich an Historikerinnen und Historiker, die noch wenig oder keine Erfahrung im Bereich der digitalen Geschichte haben.

Im Vorfeld der Tagung wird eine Blogparade zum Thema »Digitale Geschichte in der universitären Lehre« veranstaltet, zu deren Teilnahme noch gesondert aufgerufen wird.

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news-4496 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:52:00 +0200 Séminaire de recherche sur les Lumières: Maximilien Novak, Les usages et emprunts à l’histoire dans la propagande napoléonienne http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/seminaire-de-recherche-sur-les-lumieres-maximilien-novak-les-usages-et-emprunts-a-lhistoire-dans.html 17.06.2019, Seminar, DHI Paris Seminar geleitet von Antoine Lilti (EHESS) und Thomas Maissen (DHIP)

Koordination: Pascal Firges

Maximilien Novak (EHESS), Les usages et emprunts à l’histoire dans la propagande napoléonienne

Informationen und Anmeldungpfirges(at)dhi‐paris.fr

news-4607 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:14:00 +0200 Making the Most of Scarcity? The Role of Natural Assets in Pre-WWII Japanese Economic Development http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/making-the-most-of-scarcity-the-role-of-natural-assets-in-pre-wwii-japanese-economic-development.html 12.06.2019, Vortrag, DIJ Tokyo Jean-Pascal Bassino, ENS Lyon; CNRS research fellow at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco Japonaise

What role did natural assets play in the rise of living standards in industrializing nations during the 19th and 20th century? In the case of Japan, initial conditions were characterized by an exceptionally efficient use, by the international standards of the time, of very scarce natural resources, particularly in forestry and silviculture (Totman 1989; Saito 2009, 2014). In spite of their scarcity, natural assets played a critical role in the initial phase of Japanese economic transformation, in the late Tokugawa and early Meiji. In this paper, we estimate the evolution of the comprehensive wealth, the total stock of assets per capita, which includes human and natural assets, and can be regarded as the most relevant indicator of sustainable well-being (Dasgupta 2001, 2009). We devise new methods for expanding the coverage to irrigation water, certain aspects of biodiversity, fish stocks, and informal human capital. Our findings suggest that Japan experienced a rather sustainable development between the 1880s and the 1930s. We also present estimates by type of asset and by ownership and use these series for assessing the role of the different components, and changes in wealth distribution during the period 1885-1940.

Jean-Pascal Bassino (PhD in economics, habilitation in economics) is professor of economics at ENS Lyon, a national graduate school of social and hard science. He is currently on a two-year leave as CNRS research fellow at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco Japonaise (Tokyo) and visiting researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University. His research interests include the analysis of long-term changes in living standards and inequality in Japan and Southeast Asia; recent publications include Japan and the Great Divergence, 730-1874 (with S. Broadberry, K. Fukao, B. Gupta, and M. Takashima), Explorations in Economic History, 2019, and Asia’s ‘little divergence’ in the twentieth century: evidence from PPP-based direct estimates of GDP per capita, 1913–69 (with P. van der Eng), forthcoming in Economic History Review.

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news-4605 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:05:00 +0200 The Politics of Research: Academic Freedom, Governmental Funding, and Public Accountability http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/the-politics-of-research-academic-freedom-governmental-funding-and-public-accountability.html 12.06.2019, Podiumsdiskussion, DHI Washington Panelists: Mary Sue Coleman (AAU), Julika Griem (DFG), Wilhelm Krull (Volkswagen Foundation), Jon P. Peede (NEH), and Pauline Yu (ACLS), moderated by Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Ed)

Organized by German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), German Research Foundation (DFG), North America Office

Scientific and academic research is not a purely intellectual pursuit. It requires sufficient funds to run a medical laboratory, to compile sociological data, or to conduct archival research. No university, government agency or private foundation has unlimited means at its disposal to underwrite such investigations and thus priorities need to be established to guide funding decisions. This panel discussion will explore the criteria used in research funding decisions and the non-academic considerations that shape both public and private research funding policies. It will address questions such as: How far should notions of “utility” guide decisions on funding research? How should funders weigh the competing claims of “academic freedom” and “public accountability”? How large a say should funding agencies have in setting the research agendas of the various branches of science and scholarship? How can funding agencies most effectively serve the often-mentioned goal of “innovation”?

The panel discussion takes place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:30pm (refreshments will be served between 6:00 and 6:30pm). Please register for the panel discussion by June 5 by E-mail (events(at)ghi-dc.org), Tel. 202.387.3355 or here.

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news-4495 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:51:00 +0200 Séminaire d’histoire médiévale: Julie Pilorget, Les femmes dans l’espace urbain nord-européen http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/seminaire-dhistoire-medievale-julie-pilorget-les-femmes-dans-lespace-urbain-nord-europeen.html 12.06.2019, Seminar, DHI Paris Forschungsseminar organisiert vom DHI Paris (R. Große) in Zusammenarbeit mit der EPHE (L. Morelle)

Julie Pilorget (Universität Paris-Sorbonne), Les femmes dans l’espace urbain nord-européen. Jalons pour une étude comparative (XIIIe–XVIe s.)

Diskussionsleitung: Claude Gauvard (Universität Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

news-4613 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:17:00 +0200 »Die Kriegsverbrecher-Lobby«: Vom Einfluss alter NS-Seilschaften auf Politik und Gesellschaft nach 1949 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/die-kriegsverbrecher-lobby-vom-einfluss-alter-ns-seilschaften-auf-politik-und-gesellschaft-nach-1949.html 12.06.2019, »frank&frei«, Köln mit Dr. Felix Bohr, PD Dr. Lutz Klinkhammer und Joachim Frank

Termin: 12. Juni 2019, 19-21 Uhr

Ort: Karl Rahner Akademie

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Relativierungen der NS-Diktatur (»Vogelschiss«) und Verunglimpfungen der Erinnerungskultur nach 1945 sind in Deutschland wieder in einem Maße hoffähig geworden, das insbesondere jene Zunft verstört und zugleich mobilisiert ist, die sich von Berufs wegen mit der NS-Vergangenheit und ihren Nachwirkungen befasst: die Zeithistoriker. Verschiedene aktuelle Publikationen nehmen sich neu der Verbindungslinien an, die aus der NS-Zeit in die Frühphase der Bundesrepublik und weiter bis in die Gegenwart reichen. Es geht um personelle, institutionelle und ideologische Kontinuitäten, derer sich führende AfD-Funktionäre planvoll bedienen.

Einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Thema hat der in Göttingen promovierte Historiker und "Spiegel"-Redakteur Felix Bohr geliefert. Der Autor des Buches »Die Kriegsverbrecherlobby« ist im Juni zu Gast bei »frank&frei«, der Gesprächsreihe von DuMont-Chefkorrespondent Joachim Frank in der Karl Rahner Akademie. Bohr weist eindrucksvoll nach, wie stark ehemalige Kriegsteilnehmer zugunsten inhaftierter deutscher Kriegsverbrecher Druck auf die deutsche Politik ausübten und – besonders spannend – wie groß dafür der Rückhalt in der Bevölkerung war. Der Rolle der Kirchen beim Einsatz für NS-Täter widmet Bohr ein eigenes Kapitel.

Mit Bohr diskutiert Dr. Lutz Klinkhammer, stellvertretender Direktor des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom und Privatdozent an der Universität Mainz. Klinkhammer ist Experte für die nationalsozialistische Besatzung in Europa und ihre erinnerungskulturellen Folgelasten.

Er gilt als einer der besten Kenner der deutsch-italienischen Beziehungen von 1945 bis heute und wirkte in den 1990er Jahren als wissenschaftlicher Gutachter in Gerichtsverfahren gegen deutsche Kriegsverbrecher mit.

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news-4594 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:54:00 +0200 Michel Espagne: Geschichte der Zivilisationen als Kulturtransfer http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/michel-espagne-geschichte-der-zivilisationen-als-kulturtransfer.html 11.06.2019, Buchpräsentation, DHI Moskau ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Präsentation des Buches:

Istorija civilizacij kak kul'turnyj transfer / Michel Espagne; per. s francuzskogo; pod obščej redakciej E.E. Dmitrievoj; vstup. stat'ja E.E. Dmitrievoj. — M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2018. — 816 S. (Serija "Intellektual'naja istorija")

und Diskussion mit:

Michel Espagne (École normale supérieure / Centre national de la recherche scientifique) und 
Ekaterina Dmitrieva (Gorky Institute of World Literature - IMLI / Russian State University for the Humanities - RGGU)


In Kooperation mit der Higher School of Economics

Arbeitssprachen: Englisch und Russisch

Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Institutsgebäude nach 18:30 Uhr nicht mehr zugänglich ist.

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news-4593 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:44:00 +0200 Le DFK au Salon du livre du Festival de l’histoire de l’art à Fontainebleau http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/le-dfk-au-salon-du-livre-du-festival-de-l-histoire-de-l-art-a-fontainebleau.html 07.06.-09.06.19, Festival, Fontainebleau Comme chaque année, le DFK Paris a le plaisir de participer au Festival de l’histoire de l’art, organisé par l’INHA, au château de Fontainebleau.

Il est présent avec un stand au Salon du livre et de la revue d’art, dans la cour ovale du château, pour présenter ses dernières publications et vous permettre de rencontrer son équipe tous les jours, du vendredi 7 au dimanche 9 juin 2019, entre 10 et 18 heures.

Une table ronde, conçue et modérée par Mathilde Arnoux, réunit Jérôme Bazin (université Paris Est Créteil), Caroline Moine (EHESS) et Marie-Madeleine Ozdoba (DFK Paris) autour des « Figures du peuple en RDA », vendredi 7 juin 2019, 14h00–15h30, aux MINES ParisTech, Grand Amphi, bâtiment B, 35 rue St Honoré, 77300 Fontainebleau.

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news-4503 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:14:00 +0200 Rethinking the Soundscape: Musical Events and the Soundscape of Italian Cities, XVI-XIX Century http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/rethinking-the-soundscape-musical-events-and-the-soundscape-of-italian-cities-xvi-xix-century.html 06.06.-08.06.2019, Tagung, DHI Rom Internationale Tagung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Sapienza – Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Lettere e Culture moderne, Dottorato in Musica e Spettacolo.

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news-4379 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:45:00 +0200 Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/political-culture-and-the-history-of-knowledge-actors-institutions-practices.html 06.06.-08.06.2019, Konferenz, DHI Washington Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (DHI Washington), Simone Lässig (DHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

Knowledge is omnipresent yet its value is increasingly being called into question. Amid the flood of information disseminated by social media, amid talk of "fake news" and "alternative facts," expertise is subject to challenges from many directions. These developments make the history of knowledge especially relevant today. They also make politics and political culture an ideal test case for assessing the potential and limits of the history of knowledge. Knowledge plays an important role in political activities from voter mobilization to governmental decision-making. As recent historical research on the role of expert knowledge has shown, the political realm functions as a knowledge space - a space where knowledge is gathered, produced, disseminated, manipulated, and regulated. By investigating the role of knowledge in politics, the proposed conference will seek to foster a transatlantic debate on the merits of using knowledge as a category of historical analysis; in particular, it aims to initiate a productive conversation between scholars working in the "history of knowledge" paradigm and scholars in other fields - such as political history, cultural history, and intellectual history - who are open to and curious about using knowledge as a category of analysis.

The conference will explore the role of knowledge in different sectors, institutions, and agents of political life, including the state, the economy, the legal system, the public and the media, political parties, social movements, universities and think tanks. Possible subjects to be investigated from a knowledge perspective include: classic topics of political history (including ethno-nationalism, populism, elections and the electorate); the role of political culture and cultural policy; political symbols and languages; public opinion and the media; biopolitics, medicine, and environmental policy; migration and mobility. However, themes and topics are by no means restricted to these examples. 

Mehr Infoshttps://www.ghi-dc.org/events-conferences/event-history/2019/conferences/political-culture-the-history-of-knowledge.html?L=0

news-4606 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:11:00 +0200 Farmers, Local Agency, and the Development of Peri-Urban Spaces http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/farmers-local-agency-and-the-development-of-peri-urban-spaces.html 05.06.2019, Vortrag, DIJ Tokyo Aaron Kingsbury, PhD, Maine Maritime Academy

This study provides a comprehensive examination of the postwar history of the Atago Mountain area as a mirror to reflect and interpret broader changes affecting peri-urban spaces in Japan. The Atago Mountain area is located on the outskirts of Kofu City, the capital of Yamanashi Prefecture. As with many other similarly-sized communities across Japan, the area changed from a rural into a peri-urban community over the postwar period. Once known for timber production, farmers have transitioned through a number of agricultural crops including mulberry, peaches, kiwi, table grapes, and grapes for wine. Agricultural land was also sold, and replaced with higher-end housing, now often unoccupied. A children’s museum was built. Grape tourism establishments and wineries went out of business. Solar panels, abandoned fields, and prefabricated apartments have split up the remaining farmland, which continues to form the foundation for the livelihoods of a shrinking number of local farm households.

To some extent, this transition has occurred as a byproduct of the well-documented top-down developmental policies that have shaped Japan’s peripheries. However, based on fieldwork including the collection of over 40 oral histories of local residents, the analysis seeks to tease out the effects of the agency of local actors such as farmers and their cooperatives in this transition. Indeed, broader changes brought about by rural development programs and shifting social-economical dynamics were found to have been mitigated by the entrepreneurial aspirations, localized agency, and personal relationships of local actors. Through a focused and intensive exploration of this small, yet distinct place, this presentation argues for a reengagement with peripheralization and rurality in contemporary Japan, and broader practical and theoretical notions of and strategies for rural (re-) development.

Aaron Kingsbury is an Assistant Professor at the Maine Maritime Academy and a research advisor for the Agriculture and Forestry Research & Development Center for Mountainous Regions in Vietnam. He received his PhD in geography from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, with a long-term study on the history and the contemporary challenges of the grape and wine industries in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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news-4494 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 09:49:00 +0200 La conférence de la paix de Paris de 1919 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/la-conference-de-la-paix-de-paris-de-1919-les-defis-dun-nouvel-ordre-mondial.html 05.06.-08.06.2019, Tagung, Paris/Versailles Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris, die Universität Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne und das Centre de recherche du château de Versailles veranstalten vom 5. bis 8. Juni 2019 in Paris und Versailles die internationale Tagung »The Paris Peace Conference. The Challenge of a New World Order«.

Mehr als 40 Historikerinnen und Historiker aus 8 Ländern, Spezialistinnen und Spezialisten ihres Faches, stellen im Rahmen der Tagung ihre aktuelle Forschung vor. Im Zentrum stehen dabei die Auswirkungen der Pariser Friedenskonferenz auf die politische, wirtschaftliche und soziale Ordnung Europas und der Welt. Vorträge und Podiumsdiskussionen finden am Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris, im französischen Ministerium für Europa und auswärtige Angelegenheiten sowie im Schloss Versailles statt.

Die Friedenskonferenz 1919–1920

Die Friedenskonferenz – 1919 in Paris eröffnet, welches noch die Narben der Bombardierungen des Krieges trug – war geprägt durch ihren kosmopolitischen Charakter und einen beispiellosen Ehrgeiz. Während sich der Wiener Kongress 1814–1815 die Aufgabe gestellt hatte, die europäische Ordnung neu zu organisieren, zielte die Pariser Konferenz auf eine Neudefinition der Weltordnung. Obgleich sie schon bei der Eröffnung Gegenstand von Zweifeln und sogar Hohn war, verbanden sich mit ihr doch hohe Erwartungen in Bezug auf eine Rückkehr zum Frieden. Im Rahmen der internationalen Tagung stehen die Grundprinzipien der Friedenskonferenz im Mittelpunkt: Achtung des internationalen Rechts, staatliche Souveränität, nationale Selbstbestimmung, Liberalisierung von Wirtschaft und Handel, öffentliche Diplomatie. Thematisiert werden außerdem die Widerstände und alternativen Projekte, die diese Prinzipien hervorriefen, die einmütigen und umstrittenen Entscheidungen und die dramatischen Folgen der Konferenz, die für das 20. Jahrhundert neue grundlegende Herausforderungen nach sich zog.

Die Internationale Tagung

Die Tagung wird an drei Orten stattfinden: am Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris im Marais, im Herzen von Paris, im französischen Ministerium für Europa und auswärtige Angelegenheiten, wo die Friedenskonferenz 1919 eröffnet wurde, sowie im Schloss Versailles, am historischen Ort der Unterzeichnung des Friedensvertrags.

Nach einem Einführungsvortrag des Historikers Eckart Conze von der Universität Marburg, am Mittwoch, den 5. Juni 2019, widmet sich die Tagung im Rahmen von 8 Panels der neuen globalen Ordnung, welche die Friedenskonferenz schuf, sowie deren Folgen weltweit. Am Freitag, den 7. Juni 2019, spricht Georges-Henri Soutou (Mitglied der Académie des sciences morales et politiques) im Ministerium für Europa und auswärtige Angelegenheiten zum Thema: »Hat Frankreich den Frieden verloren?«. Den Abschluss der internationalen Tagung bilden am Samstag, den 8. Juni 2019, zwei öffentliche Podiumsdiskussionen im Schloss Versailles mit dem Titel: »Versailles 1919, ein verpfuschter Frieden?« und »Versailles nach Versailles (1919–2019)«.

Die Tagung wird ausgerichtet mit der Unterstützung des französischen Ministeriums für Europa und auswärtige Angelegenheiten, der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und der Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale sowie in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Historischen Institut London, dem LabEx Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe und der UMR SIRICE.

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news-4493 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:47:00 +0200 Forschungsseminar zur Neueren und Neuesten Geschichte http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/forschungsseminar-zur-neueren-und-neuesten-geschichte-2.html 04.06.2019, Seminar, DHI Paris Lektüresitzung / Séance de lecture: Nationale Geschichtsschreibungen heute / Que faire des histoires nationales aujourd’hui?

Informationen und Anmeldungzkergomard(at)dhi-paris.fr

Die Abteilung Neuere und Neueste Geschichte veranstaltet ein monatliches Forschungsseminar, in dem wir aktuelle Projekte aus dem Bereich der westeuropäischen Geschichte diskutieren. Im Vordergrund stehen Frankreich und/oder Deutschland in ihren transnationalen Verflechtungen. Das Seminar dient dem offenen wissenschaftlichen Austausch.

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich vornehmlich an Mitarbeitende, Fellows, Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten des DHI Paris.

Soweit nicht anders angegeben, findet das Seminar im Seminarraum (2. Stock) statt.

news-4581 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:02:00 +0200 Technologies of Presence: Modeling Emotion in Robots with Heart http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/technologies-of-presence-modeling-emotion-in-robots-with-heart.html 03.06.2019, Vortrag, DIJ Tokyo Daniel White, Freie Universität Berlin & Hirofumi Katsuno, Doshisha University

Intersections between entertainment industries and artificial intelligence research in Japan have resulted in a growing interest in modeling affect and emotion for use across a variety of media platforms, including wearable devices, virtual reality, and in particular companion robots. Combining advances in computing with market explorations in technologies of care and companionship, the most recent social robots created for popular consumption in Japan augment a sense of presence and intimacy by literally giving these platforms a face. This attention to the design and ascription of agency to media technologies enables a feeling of co-awareness that incorporates non-human entities into the social network of relationships. Moreover, as these robots connect human users while also inviting them to interact directly with robot bodies via tactile features such as furry bodies and wagging tails, with sensors connected to cloud-based artificial intelligence, they not only facilitate affective interactions but also enable the collection of new kinds of emotional data.
This presentation explores the social implications of emerging affective capacities to connect intimately to and through companion robots. Drawing on discursive readings of scientific papers and fieldwork among engineers and users of social robots, the talk outlines collaborative efforts to apply an anthropology of affect and emotion to shifting relationships between technology and intimacy. By examining how artificial intelligence functions as both a technological and discursive tool driving robot design, it argues for a renewed look at how technology transforms the fictional and performative capacities through which consumers in Japan cultivate relationships with an increasing variety of social agents. In addition, given the many ethical, legal, and political implications of these developments, the talk introduces experimental ethnographic methods for building channels of communication and collaboration between anthropologists and robotics engineers.

Daniel White is a postdoctoral researcher in the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin. Trained in cultural anthropology, he analyzes cross-cultural approaches to affect and emotion in cultural policy, public institutions, and in the fields of affective computing and artificial emotional intelligence in Japan, Europe, and North America. He is currently analyzing emotion modeling architectures in affective technologies in Japan such as wearable devices, biosensors, and companion robots.
Hirofumi Katsuno is an associate professor of media studies and anthropology in the Faculty of Social Studies at Doshisha University. His primary research interest is the socio-cultural impact of new media technologies, particularly focusing on the formation of presence in technologically mediated environments. He currently researches aspects of tactile design in social robotics in Japan.

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news-4574 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:30:00 +0200 « Auctorialité ». Repenser l’auteur dans les arts et l’histoire de l’art http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/auctorialite-repenser-lauteur-dans-les-arts-et-lhistoire-de-lart.html 03.06.2019, Studientag, DFK Paris « L’auteur n’est pas mort, il se survit… »

L’étude attentive de la genèse d’une œuvre démontre qu’un artiste n’en est pas toujours le seul auteur. Ces réflexions, dont les développements épistémologiques ont d’abord été appliqués à l’histoire de la littérature, ont conduit à l’apparition du terme « auctorialité ». L’usage de ce néologisme et des problématiques qu’il recouvre s’est récemment ouvert à d’autres disciplines comme l’histoire de l’art, à travers les travaux notables de Charlotte Guichard et de Maria H. Loh.

Les tendances contemporaines de l’appropriation et de la citation, ainsi que les nouvelles technologies et le champ de leurs possibilités, ont contribué à renouveler au cours des dernières années notre conception de l’auteur et ont rendu nécessaire un élargissement des outils scientifique et théorique de l’historien de l’art. L’article de Roland Barthes, La mort de l’auteur, paru en France en 1968, ainsi que les développements concomitants sur cette question chez des philosophes et théoriciens tels que Michel Foucault, Umberto Eco ou Julia Kristeva, dans les années 1960, ont contribué à interroger le sens à donner au mot « auteur » dans les arts et l’histoire de l’art. Il en va donc d’un renouvellement du regard porté sur les enjeux du concept d’auctorialité afin de proposer des modèles théoriques qui permettront de le repenser dans une perspective contemporaine.

A travers plusieurs tables-rondes, ce colloque entend mettre en évidence ces différents développements théoriques et renouveler notre manière de penser et comprendre un auteur dans la création artistique en abordant des exemples allant du XVIe au XXIe siècle. En multipliant les sources disponibles, qu’elles soient textuelles, archivistiques ou visuelles, en soulignant l’importance des pratiques collaboratives, ou encore en étudiant l’évolution sémantique du terme d’auteur, nous chercherons à mettre en valeur la pluralité des approches épistémologiques relatives à la question de l’auctorialité en art et en histoire de l’art. En quoi les pratiques d’atelier et de copies à la période moderne (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles) viennent contrarier l’idée romantique du génie de l’artiste ainsi que de la prétendue originalité et singularité de son oeuvre ? Dans quelle mesure ces discussions ouvrent-elles le champ au courant du nouveau connoisseurship ? Comment peuvent-elles être comprises dans un monde de plus en plus mondialisé ? En quoi l’étude de ces questions sur l’originalité met-elle en perspective les débats plus récents concernant les déve- loppements technologiques et numériques ? Enfin, en quoi le concept d’auctorialité abrite-t-il d’autres questionnements, comme celui de la place de l‘interprète dans la performance artistique et chorégraphique ?

En somme, ce colloque vise à aborder les différents récits historiographiques ainsi que leurs développements sur le plan du travail artistique, collectif et post-auctorial du XVIe au XXIsiècle.

Conception et organisation: 
Ann-Cathrin Drews, Soersha Dyon, Dominik Eckel, Milena Gallipoli, Jannik Konle, Blanche Llaurens, Agata Pietrasik, Annabel Ruckdesche

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news-4508 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:37:00 +0200 Martin Schulze Wessel: Zeitordnungen im Prager Frühling http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/martin-schulze-wessel-zeitordnungen-im-prager-fruehling.html 03.06.2019, Vortrag, Prag Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe "Montagsvorträge"
Veranstaltungsort: DHI Warschau-Außenstelle Prag
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr

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news-4536 Sun, 02 Jun 2019 11:35:00 +0200 Shaping new ways to open the book. A workshop of the HIRMEOS project http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/shaping-new-ways-to-open-the-book-a-workshop-of-the-hirmeos-project.html 02.06.2019, Workshop, Marseille After two and a half years, the HIRMEOS project is coming to its conclusion. We have tested and implemented innovative services and tools on five publishing platforms and we now want to explore what still needs to be done in order to support the dissemination of Open Access digital monographs. In this workshop, organized in the context of the 23rd ELPUB Conference, we are going to discuss the development and future perspective of the scholarly monographs together with people who write, read and publish them. We therefore invite Ph.D. students, postdocs and early-career researchers to give a presentation (15 minutes) on their own experiences, needs and wishes concerning the publication of Open Access monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In particular, we would like to have presentations on the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Not yet available services and tools which could increase the interest in publishing monographs in Open Access.
  • Topic 2: Experiences with funding Open Access publications.
  • Topic 3: Relevant aspects in choosing a publisher for the publication of a scholarly monograph.
  • Topic 4: Publication’s reputation and certification of scientific quality.
  • Topic 5: Role of Open Access metrics and alternative metrics data concerning monographs in the development of an academic career.
  • Topic 6: Different strategies to increase the resonance of a monograph, expand the audience, create new communities and communicate with them.

The authors of the selected presentations will receive a travel grant and will be invited to participate in the ELPUB Conference.

The selection of the presentations is based on an abstract of  500 words. Please submit it together with a short biographical statement (no more than 100 words) before 15 April 2019 to bertino(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de.

To better plan the organization, we kindly invite all those interested in attending the workshop to register here until 15 May 2019.  Registration is free. 

The workshop agenda and the key speakers will be announced at the beginning of May on our website www.hirmeos.eu

For further information, click here and don’t hesitate to contact us: Andrea Bertino (bertino(at)sub.uni-goettingen.de).

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news-4521 Fri, 31 May 2019 11:23:00 +0200 Alex Pitstra: Bezness as Usual (Netherlands 2016) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/alex-pitstra-bezness-as-usual-netherlands-2016.html 31.05.2019, Filmvorführung, San Francisco Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to Remain or to Leave

Film Series organized the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, UC Berkeley Department of History, Institute of European Studies, and the Alliance Française San Francisco, co-sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation

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news-4601 Thu, 30 May 2019 14:14:00 +0200 Stipendiaten des DHI Moskau http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/stipendiaten-des-dhi-moskau.html 30.05.2019, Stipendientag, DHI Moskau Stipendiaten des DHI Moskau stellen ihre Forschungsprojekte vor:

Olga Nikonova (Staatliche Universität Südural, Tscheljabinsk)
Umsiedlungsstelle Tscheljabinsk im kolonialen Diskurs der russischen Umsiedlung

Vadim Rynkov (Historisches Institut, Sibirische Abteilung der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften / Staatliche Universität Nowosibirsk
Parlamentarismus als Legitimation der Militärdiktatur: Gosudarstvennoe ėkonomičeskoe soveščanie (November 1918 - Dezember 1919)

Roman Chandožko (Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Universität Tübingen)
Wie sowjetische Soziologie öffentlich wurde. Vserossijskij centr izučenija obščestvennogo mnenija und Perestroika.

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news-4552 Thu, 30 May 2019 11:28:00 +0200 Advertising and Marketing in the Early Modern World (1400-1800) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/advertising-and-marketing-in-the-early-modern-world-1400-1800.html 30.05.-31.05.2019, Workshop, DHI London Veranstaltungsort: German Historical Institute London / Institute for Advanced Study, UCL

Veranstalter: Christina Brauner, Tübingen; in cooperation with Michael Schaich, German Historical Institute London; the Institute of Advanced Study at University College London

Advertising has long been interpreted as a hallmark of modern capitalism. As such, it plays a prominent part in different narratives about the birth of capitalism and the rise of the consumer society, viewed both as an indicator of and a catalyst for economization processes. At the same time, human activities of persuasion and promotion are characterized as a basic anthropological feature that may be traced back to the walls of stone age caves or to the graffiti of Pompeji. Indeed, discourses about advertising’s role in modern capitalism appear to be intimately tied up with different and controversial assumptions about human nature and universal workings of ‘the market’.

Advertising stirs emotions – both intentionally and unintentionally. Advertising scandals play on a calculated break with existing norms and standards whereas the moral ambiguities of persuasion serve to draw boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate economic practices and to put unwelcome competitors beyond the pale. Debates on history of advertising are obviously connected to divergent attitudes towards market economy and verdicts about its inevitable rise or equally inevitable failure.

Such inherent tensions in both popular and scholarly discourse call for a more thorough historicization of advertising, engaging recent attempts at rethinking early modern economic history beyond revolution narratives and ongoing discussions about the role of shopping and retailing in the early modern world. Focusing on the period between 1400 and 1800, the workshop brings together scholars from early modern and medieval history, art history, and literary studies and aims at initiating a more comprehensive debate. To enable such a discussion in broader perspective, it joins case-studies analysing different commodities and different spaces of buying and selling with reflections on historiographical discourses and conceptual interventions.

All students and academic researchers pursuing related interests are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for attendance but due to limited space booking is essential. Please RSVP to Carole Sterckx by 26 May: sterckx(at)ghil.ac.uk


Thursday, 30 May
Venue: German Historical Institute London, Bloomsbury Square

2.00 pm
Christina von Hodenberg & Michael Schaich (GHI London) / Christina Brauner (Tübingen)
Welcome and Introduction

2.45 pm
Chair: Allison Stielau (UCL)

Thomas Ertl (FU Berlin)
Commercial Clamour in Late Medieval Cities

Berit Wagner (Frankfurt/Main)
Displaying art for sale and promoting the art of collecting in Rudolfine Prague

4.15 pm
Coffee & Tea

4.45 pm
Chair: Hannes Ziegler (GHIL)

Natacha Coquery (Lyon) 
The growth of advertising in 18th century Paris (1760s-1790s): rhetoric, evolution, efficiency

5.30 pm Break

5.45 pm 
Chair: Hannes Ziegler (GHIL)
Jon Stobart (MMU Manchester)
Putting early modern advertising in context

Friday, 31 May
Venue: IAS, UCL, Wilkins Building, Common Ground (room G11, ground floor, South Wing)

9.30 am 
Chair: Christina Brauner (Tübingen)
Bert de Munck (Antwerp)
Value in History: Pragmatic, Material and Epistemological Perspectives

10.30 am 
Coffee & Tea

11.00 am 
Chair: Michael Schaich (GHIL)

Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen)
Advertising Books in the Early Modern Period

Dániel Margócsy (Cambridge)
Marketing Lists: The Functions of Early Modern Auction Catalogues

12.30 am

Chair: Tobias Becker (GHIL)

1.30 pm
Christina Brauner (Tübingen)
Advertising in Translation, Or: How to Sell Fire-Engines in Early Modern London (1690s-1720s)

Emma Hart (St Andrews)
Newspaper Advertisements and Settler Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century British North America

3.00 pm Coffee & Tea

3.30 pm
Project presentation
Chair: Michael Schaich (GHIL)

Susanna Burghartz / Alexander Engel / Anna Reimann (Basel)
Printed Markets. The Basel Avisblatt – a new information platform for the emerging consumer society? (1729-1844)

4.30 pm
Concluding discussion


Christina Brauner
Universität Tübingen


news-4576 Wed, 29 May 2019 15:46:00 +0200 Wer stand für russländische und sowjetische Kulturdiplomatie? http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/wer-stand-fuer-russlaendische-und-sowjetische-kulturdiplomatie.html 29.05.2019, Vortrag, DHI Moskau ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Vortrag von Ewa Bérard (CNRS-ENS)

In Kooperation mit dem Higher School of Economics University

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news-4609 Wed, 29 May 2019 15:26:00 +0200 Dr. Oliver Stein: Alltagserfahrungen deutscher Soldaten im Osmanischen Reich, 1914-1918 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/dr-oliver-stein-alltagserfahrungen-deutscher-soldaten-im-osmanischen-reich-1914-1918.html 29.05.2019, Vortrag, OI Istanbul Weitere Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4378 Wed, 29 May 2019 07:42:00 +0200 25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/25th-transatlantic-doctoral-seminar-german-history-in-the-nineteenth-and-twentieth-centuries.html 29.05.-01.06.2019, Seminar, DHI Washington Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History, which will take place in Washington DC from May 29 to June 1, 2019. Organizers: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington).

The seminar will bring together junior scholars from Europe and North America who are nearing completion of their doctoral dissertations. We plan to invite up to eight doctoral students from each side of the Atlantic to discuss their dissertation projects.  The organizers welcome proposals on any aspect of nineteenth- and twentieth-century German history. Doctoral students working in related fields and disciplines – especially modern Jewish history, art history, legal history, and the history of science – are encouraged to apply, as are students working on comparative projects or on the history of Austria or German-speaking Switzerland. The discussions will be based on papers (in German or English) submitted six weeks in advance. The seminar will be conducted bilingually, in German and English. The organizers will cover travel and lodging expenses.

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news-4364 Tue, 28 May 2019 13:08:00 +0200 Prof. Dr. Anne-Charlott Trepp: "Differente Religion" und die Entstehung der Moderne. Zur Neukonzeptualisierung der religiösen Topographie in der Frühen Neuzeit http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/prof-dr-anne-charlott-trepp-differente-religion-und-die-entstehung-der-moderne-zur-neukonzeptu.html 28.05.2019, Vortrag, Warschau In kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit dem klassischen Konfessionalisierungsparadigma zielt das Projekt zum einen darauf ab, die religiöse Pluralität in der Frühen Neuzeit sichtbar zu machen und zum anderen – in Anknüpfung an die religionssoziologischen Studien des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts – die alternativen Religions- und Wissensformen in ihrer Bedeutung für die Entstehung der Moderne zu untersuchen (Individualisierungsprozesse, religiöse Selbstbestimmung, Toleranzfragen, Entstehung moderner Wissenschaften). Zur avisierten Neuperspektivierung frühneuzeitlicher Religion gehört ihre Betrachtung im diachronen Längsschnitt seit dem späten Mittelalter, welche die ihnen gemeinsamen Kerngedanken von innerlicher und praxisorientierter Frömmigkeit deutlich werden lässt und auf ihre europaweite grenzüberschreitende Vernetzung verweist. 

Anne-Charlott Trepp ist Professorin für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit an der Universität Kassel. Von 1994 bis 2004 war sie wissenschaftliche Referentin am Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen. 2006 hat sie sich an der Universität Göttingen habilitiert und 2009 hat einen Ruf auf die Professur für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum angenommen. Sie ist Gründungsmitglied der internationalen Forschergruppe „Early Modern Religious Dissent and Radicalism (EMoDiR)“ und seit 2017 Sprecherin des beantragten SFB 1453 "Tier-Mensch-Gesellschaft. Animation – Regulation – Transformation (Tier-ART)". Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich der Religions- und Wissensgeschichte, der historischen Zukunftsforschung, der Geschichte der Tier-Mensch-Beziehungen, der Verflechtungs- und Missionsgeschichte, der Geschlechtergeschichte sowie in der Geschichte der Aufklärung.
Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen der Reihe „Dienstagsvorträge“ statt.

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news-4377 Tue, 28 May 2019 07:33:00 +0200 Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/histories-of-migrant-knowledges-in-and-across-the-transpacific-agencies-scales-translations.html 28.05.-04.06.2019, Konferenz, Berkeley Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI West) at UC Berkeley, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

The Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – German Humanities Institutes Abroad in cooperation with the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI West) at UC Berkeley, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley, invite scholars with an interest in history from all fields, including history, literary studies, geography, environmental humanities, sociology, political science, anthropology, ethnic studies, economics, or legal studies to apply to attend a Transregional Academy that will be convened from May 28 to June 4, 2019, at UC Berkeley on the theme of Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations.

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news-4507 Mon, 27 May 2019 10:35:00 +0200 Volker Zimmermann: Polen und Litauer im Visier von Justiz und Kriminologie http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/volker-zimmermann-polen-und-litauer-im-visier-von-justiz-und-kriminologie.html 27.05.2019, Vortrag, Vilnius In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Litauischen Historischen Institut
Veranstaltungsort: Litauisches Historisches Institut, Weißer Saal

Als die erste offizielle Kriminalstatistik des Deutschen Kaiserreichs veröffentlicht wurde, konnten aufmerksame Beobachter einen Ost-West-Gegensatz aus den Zahlen der wegen Verbrechen und Vergehen gegen die Reichsgesetze verurteilten Personen feststellen: Die Tatsache war offensichtlich, dass 1882 im östlichen Teil des Reiches, den preußischen Ostprovinzen, mehr Menschen als anderswo vor Gericht standen. Zahlreiche Statistiker, Juristen und andere Autoren befassten sich von nun an verstärkt mit der Frage, inwiefern ein angeblich besonderer „Volkscharakter“ von Polen und – in der Provinz Ostpreußen – Litauern für dieses kriminalstatistische Ost-West-Gefälle verantwortlich war. In den folgenden Jahren prägten solche als „objektiv“ erachteten Daten immer stärker wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Diskurse. In dem Vortrag werden zum einen die kriminologischen und publizistischen Diskussionen zum Thema bis 1914 nachgezeichnet, zum anderen wird nach den Hintergründen für die Kriminalisierung der polnischen und litauischen Bevölkerung gefragt. Welche Deutungsmuster und Mechanismen begünstigten das Bild vom kriminellen „Fremden“, das bekanntlich auch heute noch in vielfältiger Form in Diskussionen über sogenannte „Ausländerkriminalität“ allgegenwärtig ist?

Volker Zimmermann ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Collegium Carolinum, Forschungsinstitut für die Geschichte Tschechiens und der Slowakei, in München und apl. Professor für Neuere und Neueste sowie Osteuropäische Geschichte der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Zuletzt erschien: Eine sozialistische Freundschaft im Wandel. Die Beziehungen zwischen der SBZ/DDR und der Tschechoslowakei 1945–1969 (Essen 2010).

news-3993 Mon, 27 May 2019 09:45:00 +0200 Vse idet po planu? – Unwrapping the (un)planned Soviet economy http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/vse-idet-po-planu-unwrapping-the-unplanned-soviet-economy.html 27.05. - 28.05.2019, Workshop, DHI Moskau Ist die sowjetische Ökonomie mit dem Label der Planwirtschaft hinreichend beschrieben? 

Ausgehend von den Alltagserfahrungen sowjetischer Bürger in den Sphären von Produktion und Konsum möchte ein Workshop des DHI Moskau im Mai 2019 neue Zugänge zur sowjetischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte entwickeln. Der Workshop fragt danach, wie rigide sich die Ziffern der Planstellen in der Praxis darstellten und welche Spielräume ökonomische Akteure besaßen, um die offiziellen Vorgaben zu verändern oder zu umgehen. Zugleich will der Workshop dazu anregen, „nicht-ökonomische“ Aspekte, wie etwa die Bereitstellung von wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Dienstleistungen durch Betriebe oder die Sozialisierung am Arbeitsplatz, in der historischen Analyse des sowjetischen Wirtschaftsmodells stärker zu berücksichtigen. Der Workshop „Alles nach Plan?“ ist damit ein Versuch, die sowjetische Wirtschaft mit Hilfe von kultur- und sozialgeschichtlichen Ansätzen neu zu vermessen.

news-4376 Fri, 24 May 2019 07:31:00 +0200 Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/maritime-missions-religion-ethnography-and-empires-in-the-long-eighteenth-century.html 24.05.-25.05.2019, Workshop, DHI Washington Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

Beginning in the early modern period, missionaries became crucial to colonial expansion, the broadening of intellectual horizons, and the globalization of Christianity. Often travelling by sea, they were among the first to cover the vast distances that the maritime empires of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries would subsequently span. Transoceanic in scope, “Maritime Missions” will explore the interconnections between the histories of religion, science, and maritime empires. The workshop focuses on the ways in which the Pacific, Atlantic, East Asian, and Mediterranean oceans were deeply interlinked by missionary activities from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries.  It follows the lead of recent scholarship that recognizes the intertwining of scientific and religious missions, whether Roman Catholic or Protestant, and situates these in the maritime spaces that were both the arena and the medium of colonial expansion.

“Maritime Missions” seeks to build on a recent upsurge in maritime history, today one of the most vibrant and multifaceted fields in historical research. Critical revisions in this field have brought the cultural historical perspective to the fore, highlighted the relevance of the maritime even to hinterland communities, engaged with postcolonial analysis of maritime empires, and embraced interdisciplinary cross-pollination. While rich studies have conceptualized oceanic regions like the Méditerranée, the Black Atlantic, or the Pacific Sea of Islands as discrete but interlinked, this conference also seeks to explore the fluidity between these regions. Specifically, we will investigate how imperial maritime exploration, transoceanic networks and global missions fostered the study of ethnography and race, which will also engage recent history of science scholarship that emphasizes globalization and encounters with and awareness of non-Western indigenous knowledge and cultures. In focusing on the emergence of ethnography out of religious as well as scientific missions in the imperial maritime world, the workshop will also contribute to the ongoing reevaluation of the role of religion in the Enlightenment, pushing back on residual resistance to bringing them under the same analytic lens.

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news-4580 Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:00 +0200 Androids and Virtual Reality – Simulations of the Human in Japanese Theatre http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/androids-and-virtual-reality-simulations-of-the-human-in-japanese-theatre.html 23.05.2019, Vortrag, DIJ Tokyo Mari Boyd, Sophia University, Tokyo
M. Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Canada

Contemporary artists are increasingly creating works that lack the presence of the human, as if to imagine a posthuman world, a posthumous world, a world without us. Such posthuman use of androids draws attention to the significance of negotiating different states of perception and transcending established value systems to sustain a viable position in a global world. But the human instinct to create images of ourselves is still strong, as we see not only in the androids used in the robot theatre of Ishiguro Hiroshi and Hirata Oriza, but also in such popular virtual idols as Hatsune Miku. Prof. Mari Boyd will situate the new 21st century development in Japanese robot/android theatre in two contexts: first, the karakuri (trick) automata popular from the 17th century and, second, the present national push in branding Japan as a society 5.0, i.e. a technology-based society emerging through the fourth industrial revolution. She will then introduce the collaborative theater performance series by playwright-director Oriza Hirata and robotics scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro to focus on the plays Sayonara (2010) and Three Sisters, Android Version (2012). Prof. Cody Poulton will examine the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku and the impact it is having on popular culture with examples from two productions: Shibusawa Keiichirō’s opera, The End (2013) and the “ultra-kabuki” Hanakurabe Senbonzakura (Battle of Wits and The Thousand Cherry Trees, 2016).

Mari Boyd is Professor Emerita at Sophia University, Tokyo. With a research focus on modern Japanese theatre including material performance, she is the author of The Aesthetics of Quietude: Ōta Shōgo and the Theatre of Divestiture (Sophia U.P. 2006). She has contributed numerous articles to Japanese and English language periodicals and books on Japanese theater and is currently preparing a monograph on material performance. She is also on the Committee for the ENGEKI: Japanese Theatre in the New Millennium anthology series (Japan Playwrights Association, 2016-2019) and her recent translation for it is Kurō Tanino’s Avidya―The Dark Inn.

M. Cody Poulton is Professor of Japanese literature and theatre in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada, where he has taught since 1988. Active as a translator of Japanese fiction and drama, he is author of Spirits of Another Sort: The Plays of Izumi Kyōka (2001) and A Beggar‘ Art: Scripting Modernity in Japan, 1900-1930 (2010). He is also co-editor, with Mitsuya Mori and J. Thomas Rimer, of The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama (2014) and a contributing editor to The Cambridge History of Japanese Theatre (2016).

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news-4466 Thu, 23 May 2019 11:09:00 +0200 "La documentation visuelle de mon livre" : Walter Benjamin et ses recherches iconographiques dans le Cabinet des Estampes pour le "Livre des passages" http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/la-documentation-visuelle-de-mon-livre-walter-benjamin-et-ses-recherches-iconographiques-dans-le.html 23.05.2019, Vortrag, DFK Paris Les passages de Paris ont été au cœur des recherches de Walter Benjamin durant son exil en France dans les années 1930. Conçu entre 1927 et 1940, publié en allemand pour la première fois en 1982, son Livre des passages, œuvre foisonnante et inachevée, est devenu un véritable mythe.Pour ce vaste projet, Benjamin étudia aussi bien des gravures que des photographies et des tableaux du XIXe siècle. Il travailla notamment au Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, en 1935-1936,devant des œuvres de Grandville, Meryon ou Daumier, mais aussi de dessinateurs anonymes. Bien que ses environ 90 notes sur les images ont été publiées dans le Livre des Passages en 1982, les œuvres elles-mêmes étaient restées en grande partie inconnues.
Steffen Haug a identifié pour la première fois les images utilisées par Benjamin, les a documentées dans un catalogue complet et les expliquées en fonction de leur importance pour son travail (Benjamins Bilder, 2017). Il a ainsi reconstitué les recherches de Benjamin
et expliqué le sens des images dans les contextes thématiques du Livre des passages.

Intervenant : Steffen Haug

Frances A. Yates Research Fellow (Warburg Institute Londres)

Steffen Haug depuis 2017 est "Frances A. Yates Research Fellow" à l'Institut Warburg à Londres, avec un projet post-doc sur les journaux de Aby Warburg sur la Première Guerre mondiale. Il a publié le livre en 2017 «Benjamins Bilder. Grafik, Malerei und Fotografie in der Passagenarbeit "sur les Passages de Paris dans l'oeuvre de Walter Benjamin. Steffen Haug a étudié l'histoire de l'art et philosophie à Berlin. Il a obtenu son diplôme avec une étude sur le déni d'images dans l'oeuvre d'Alfredo Jaar en 2004.
Depuis, il a collaboré à plusieurs expositions et publications. En 2006

2007, il a travaillé comme boursier pré-doctoral au Centre allemand pour l’histoire de l’art / DFK Paris et a commencé sa thèse de doctorat sur les études de Walter Benjamin.
Il a ensuite obtenu une bourse de doctorat de l'Université Humboldt jusqu'en 2010.

De 2013 à 2016, il a travaillé comme assistant académique à l'Institut d'art et d'histoire visuelle de l'Université Humboldt, à Berlin, pour l'édition de lettres d'Aby Warburg.

À propos du séminaire :

Le projet « Richelieu : Histoire du quartier », dont l’ambition est de proposer une reconstruction historique à partir des sources documentaires, organise pour l’année 2018-2019 une série de rencontres et d’événements.

Le séminaire intitulé « État des Lieux » a pour vocation de faire l’inventaire critique des ressources et des fonds disponibles pour le projet de reconstruction historique du

quartier et de regrouper les étudiants, les chercheurs et les spécialistes des diverses disciplines de recherche impliquées. Chaque séminaire se concentre sur un thème spécifique, dégage les problématiques liées à un fonds documentaire et croise les regards disciplinaires. Le séminaire propose ainsi un moment de recherche et de formation pour toutes les équipes participantes et s’ouvre aux publics scientifiques intéressés.

En partenariat avec:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, École nationale des chartes, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art / DFK Paris, Sorbonne Université et l’université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

La conference est rattaché au programme de recherche : « Richelieu. Histoire du quartier » sous la direction de Isabella di Lenardo

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news-4492 Thu, 23 May 2019 09:45:00 +0200 Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand: David Abulafia, Maritime Spaces http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/les-jeudis-de-linstitut-historique-allemand-david-abulafia-maritime-spaces.html 23.05.2019, Vortrag, DHI Paris Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe »Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand«

David Abulafia (Universität Cambridge), Maritime Spaces: Historical and Methodological Reflections

Kommentar: Christophe Duhamelle (EHESS)

Ausnahmsweise wird dieser Vortrag auf Englisch und ohne Simultanübersetzung stattfinden.

Die Vortragsreihe »Les jeudis de l’Institut historique allemand«, zielt darauf ab, aktuelle wissenschaftliche Debatten und Kontroversen in einem kritischen Dialog aufzugreifen und Wissenshorizonte über fachliche, geografische, sprachliche oder methodische Grenzen hinaus zu erweitern.

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news-4544 Wed, 22 May 2019 15:20:00 +0200 Arena-Diskussion: „Demokratie in Gefahr?“ http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/arena-diskussion-demokratie-in-gefahr.html 22.05.2019, Arena-Diskussion, Bonn Von Ende April bis zum 25. Mai dauern die „Bonner Tage der Demokratie“ – ein vielfältiger Mix von bürgernahen Veranstaltungen: Bonnerinnen und Bonner kommen miteinander ins Gespräch, können ihr Wissen testen, mit Expertinnen und Experten diskutieren oder beim Demokratie-Slam abstimmen, wer am unterhaltsamsten zum Thema performt. 

Wie steht es um unsere Demokratie? Expertenwissen einholen, kontrovers diskutieren und viele Perspektiven bündeln - darum geht es bei der interaktiven und publikumsoffenen Arena-Diskussion. Das Publikum wird einbezogen durch Abfragen per App und/oder Stimmkarten, damit die Diskutant*innen und die Moderatorin zu Teilaspekten ein Meinungsbild bekommen und dieses in die Gespräche einbeziehen können.

Der Eintritt ist wie zu allen Veranstaltungen der Bonner Tage der Demokratie frei. Anmeldung unter: https://bit.ly/2I5cAeZ

Moderation: Asli Sevindim Moderatorin (WDR)

Prof. Dr. Frank Decker, Institut für Politische Wissenschaft und Soziologie Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Dr. Matthias Lemke, Politikwissenschaftler, ehemals Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Prof. Dr. Matthias Jestaedt, Institut für Staatswissenschaft und Rechtsphilosophie Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Caja Thimm, Professorin Medienwissenschaften und Intermedialität Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
In Kooperation mit: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Max Weber Stiftung, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

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news-4368 Wed, 22 May 2019 13:18:00 +0200 Workshop ‘Let’s talk about history!’ – Public history through face-to-face communication http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/workshop-lets-talk-about-history-public-history-through-face-to-face-communication.html 22.05.-24.05.2019, Workshop, Prag People talk about history – this has been the case always and everywhere. The past is the subject of oral communication in private, at school, but also in public. The motivation of the speakers ranges from the desire to recall things and enlighten others to the marketing of a service or the fulfilment of a certain range of professional tasks: there are the guides for tourists, in museums or at memorial sites, who relate local history to domestic and foreign visitors. In addition, there are witnesses of the past, who pass on their experiences during tours or at commemorative services. Furthermore, there are interpreters of living history, antiquity dealers, collectors or other amateur historians, who turn history into a subject of public discussion. Although such oral historical narratives are omnipresent, public history has so far paid astoundingly little attention to the subject. ‘Oral history’ is understood first and foremost as a method of historical research, and not as the popularisation of historical narrative in public. But non-academic history, too – and especially – is frequently also history told orally. 

In the workshop, we therefore want to address various forms of oral, face-to-face communication of history. With this, we mean different non-family and non-school contexts that are explicitly initiated as opportunities to address history. Such ‘oral situations’ are temporally and locally distinct; they are, as a rule, not recorded and cannot, therefore, be repeated. The narratives are the product of situational and interactive negotiation in different spaces. They emerge in direct contact between the speakers and their audience. They are dependent on the interest of the audience, the competence, enthusiasm and mood of the narrators and, not least, on external influences, such as weather, traffic or passers-by.

The fundamental characteristic of the phenomenon – its orality – contrasts with the volume of medialised memories in written and pictorial form, which exist since the invention of the printing press and are globally available today. The fact that there are nonetheless areas of ‘re-oralisation’ of history points to the significance of everyday communication, as well as the fascination for ephemeral texts in our digitalised world. Their transience is also the reason for the topic having so far scarcely been discussed analytically in historical research and cultural studies. Unlike historical narratives in literature, museums and, increasingly, digital media, oral historical narratives that do not emerge for academic or museum purposes rarely result in analysable material. Instead, this first has to be generated by ethnographic fieldwork.
This event aims at introducing protagonists and their practices and at analysing concrete oral situations.

Fundamental questions are: what type of narrative forms can be found? To what extent do the specifics of orality (redundancies, situativity, direct speech, addressing the audience, etc.) influence historical narration? Which role does the narrative time play for the time narrated? What impact do the narrative location and the direct interaction between narrators and audience have? What is the significance of intermedia correlations and external interventions? What strategies of authentication manifest themselves in the concrete situations of communication?


Organisers: Sabine Stach (German Historical Institute Warsaw), Irmgard Zündorf (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam) 

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news-4358 Tue, 21 May 2019 12:54:00 +0200 Wahrnehmung und Darstellung von Grenzen und Grenzräumen in der Vormoderne (9.–18. Jahrhundert) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/wahrnehmung-und-darstellung-von-grenzen-und-grenzraeumen-in-der-vormoderne-9-18-jahrhundert.html 21.05.-24.05.2019, Sommeruniversität, DHI Paris Organisation: Maximilian Groß und Robert Friedrich (DHI Paris) in Zusammenarbeit mit Christophe Duhamelle (EHESS), Rolf Große (DHI Paris), Marie Jaros (Universität Leipzig) und Sven Jaros (Universität Leipzig)

Die Sommeruniversität knüpft an aktuelle Forschungen zu Grenzraumfragen an und untersucht diese unter zwei Gesichtspunkten. Zum einen sollen konkrete Auseinandersetzungen mit Grenzen in zeitgenössischen Quellen analysiert werden. Zum anderen sollen Grenzräume in ihren jeweiligen regionalen Verflechtungen kontextualisiert werden. So können die Räume aus starren Modellen gelöst und in ihren eigenen, häufig ambivalenten Qualitäten beschrieben werden.

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news-4578 Mon, 20 May 2019 15:53:00 +0200 Divan historique. Aus der Asche: Eine neue Geschichte Europas im 20. Jahrhundert http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/divan-historique-aus-der-asche-eine-neue-geschichte-europas-im-20-jahrhundert.html 20.05.2019, Podiumsdiskussion, Paris Die Geschichte Europas im 20. Jahrhundert kennzeichnet ein Auf und Ab von fortschrittlicher Entwicklung und Katastrophen. Moderne Technologien und gesellschaftliche Reformen ließen die Zukunft zunächst rosig erscheinen, doch der Fortschritt brachte Konflikte, und der Erste Weltkrieg beendete diese frühe Modernisierungsphase Europas jäh. Nach einer kurzen Erholung in den 1920er-Jahren erlebte der Kontinent mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Holocaust dann eine beispiellose Katastrophe – um danach wie Phönix aus der Asche aufzusteigen und, zunächst in seiner westlichen Hälfte, doch noch den Weg zu Demokratie und Wohlstand zu finden.

Konrad H. Jarausch, Historiker und Professor an der University of North Carolina, erzählt in seinem 2018 bei Reclam erschienenen Buch die Geschichte Europas bis in die jüngste Vergangenheit hinein und erklärt die widersprüchlichen Entwicklungen, das Janusgesicht des 20. Jahrhunderts von Gewalt und Versöhnung, Ausbeutung und Solidarität.

Podiumsdiskussion mit Konrad H. Jarausch (Universität North Carolina), Yaman Kouli (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Sirice/Labex EHNE, DHIP), Corine Defrance (CNRS/Sirice) und Ulrich Pfeil (Universität Lorraine/CEGIL)

Veranstaltung auf Französisch und Deutsch

In Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut Paris, der Universität Lorraine/CEGIL und dem Labex EHNE

Weitere Informationen zur Publikation von Konrad H. Jarausch

Informationen und Anmeldung: info-paris@goethe.de

news-4375 Mon, 20 May 2019 07:26:00 +0200 In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/in-global-transit-forced-migration-of-jews-and-other-refugees-1940s-1960s.html 20.05.-22.05.2019, Konferenz, Berkeley Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley 
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden) 

In cooperation with India Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, New Delhi (Indra Sengupta, Razak Khan) and China Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, Beijing (Max Jacob Fölster)

This conference is the second in a conference series devoted to people “In Global Transit.” The first conference, which took place in Kolkata in 2017 focused on Jewish and political refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe who fled, at least initially, to European colonies or countries of the global South.

“In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)” will build on the 2017 conference, taking a broader perspective and expanding the geographic and analytical focus. It will examine the experience of Jewish refugees who found haven — but not new homes — in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For most of these individuals, the end of the war did not mean an end to life in transit. To the contrary: after a period of temporary settlement, they found themselves not only once again on the move, but also in a new, more ambiguous situation. On the one hand, growing awareness of the Nazis’ attempt to wipe out European Jewry called attention to the plight of the Jewish refugees. But, on the other, they were just one among many groups in search of permanent homes as the large-scale expulsion of ethnic, religious, and/or national groups became a global phenomenon. The ever-more frequent waves of involuntary migration, in turn, provided the impetus for the development of an international refugee policy — a process in which onetime refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe played a notable part.

The conference “In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)” aims to illuminate the particularities of (usually) involuntary Jewish migration from and between countries of the global South that have received little scholarly attention thus far. We seek, moreover, to use the experience of Jewish refugees as an analytical prism to consider the phenomenon of forced migration more generally. Jews were part of European and worldwide flows of migrants of unprecedented scale and diversity. Among those migrants were individuals, such as the Nazis and Nazi collaborators who fled to South America, North Africa, and the Middle East, whose experiences hardly fit narratives of victimhood. Most societies at the time were not prepared to deal with mass movements of refugees caught “in transit,” and, needed new knowledge and legal instruments in order to respond. That new knowledge was produced not least of all by Jewish legal experts and social scientists who drew on their own experience of life in transit. 

The conference will look beyond established turning-points and consider long-term refugee movements between socially and culturally disparate countries and regions. Jewish refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe will be taken as a paradigmatic group to explore basic questions about the transit experience, for example, the question of the relationship between knowledge and modes of dealing with contingency and uncertainty. An important related issue is the tension between the simple desire to survive and the challenge of planning for a life in a new, unfamiliar setting. We are particularly interested in the encounters between Jewish refugees and members of other groups they encountered while in transit countries, such as other refugees, colonial subjects, and religious or ethnic minorities subject to discrimination.

weitere Infoshttps://www.ghi-dc.org/events-conferences/event-history/2019/conferences/in-global-transit.html?L=0

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news-4520 Fri, 17 May 2019 11:20:00 +0200 Susanne Regina Meures: Raving Iran (Switzerland 2016) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/susanne-regina-meures-raving-iran-switzerland-2016.html 17.05.2019, Filmvorführung, San Francisco Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to Remain or to Leave

Film Series organized the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, UC Berkeley Department of History, Institute of European Studies, and the Alliance Française San Francisco, co-sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation

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news-4236 Fri, 17 May 2019 11:07:00 +0200 Workshop on Medieval Germany http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/workshop-on-medieval-germany.html 17.05.2019, Workshop, DHI London Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society.

Conveners: Len Scales (Durham University) and Cornelia Linde (GHIL)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

This one-day workshop on Medieval Germany will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field from the UK, continental Europe, Canada and the USA to meet in a relaxed and friendly setting and to learn more about each other’s work. Proposals for short papers are invited from researchers at all career stages with an interest in any aspect of the history of medieval Germany (generously defined). Papers should be 10-15 minutes in length, and will be followed by discussion. Contributors are encouraged to concentrate upon introducing current work in progress, focusing on research questions, approaches, and still-unresolved problems.

Due to limited seating, please register your attendance with Carole Sterckx: sterckx(at)ghil.ac.uk by 3 May 2019

news-4491 Thu, 16 May 2019 09:41:00 +0200 Quelle Europe pour la jeunesse? http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/quelle-europe-pour-la-jeunesse.html 16.05.-17.05.2019, Workshop, DHI Paris Partner: LabEx Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe

Informationen und Anmeldungevent(at)dhi-paris.fr

Weiterführende Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4579 Tue, 14 May 2019 15:58:00 +0200 How Can We Explain the Lag of Japan’s Sharing Economy? http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/how-can-we-explain-the-lag-of-japans-sharing-economy.html 14.05.2019, Vortrag, DIJ Tokyo Junxi Yao, University of Sheffield

In recent years, the emergence of “sharing economy” has brought people plenty of conveniences to collaboratively make use of under-utilized inventory through fee-based sharing. The topic of the sharing economy has also caught attention in public and academic debate. According to Yano Institute, the size of the Japanese sharing economy by transaction is 0.64 billion USD in 2017 and is estimated to reach only about 1.24 billion USD by 2022, which is relatively weak compared with other developed countries and even some developing countries. The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications also states that the size of Japan’s sharing economy is relatively small. This research tries to seek answers to the question of why Japan’s sharing economy has evolved relatively slowly. Because there is no existing theory to explain the lag of Japan’s sharing economy, this research regards the sharing economy as a new form of process innovation that creates a new way for people to get access to goods and services. Taking a macro perspective theoretically informed by the National Systems of Innovation (NSI) literature, this research adopts semi-structured interviews to acquire in-depth insights from industry insiders.

Junxi Yao is currently a second year PhD student at the University of Sheffield (UK). She holds an MSc degree in East Asian Business from the University of Sheffield and a BA in Japanese Studies from Fudan University (China). She received funding from the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee for her fieldwork in Tokyo.

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news-4367 Mon, 13 May 2019 13:15:00 +0200 Regionsmacher in (Ost-)Mitteleuropa http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/regionsmacher-in-ost-mitteleuropa.html 13.05.-15.05.2019, Konferenz, DHI Warschau Seit den 1990er Jahren gilt als bleibende Feststellung der kulturalistischen Regionenforschung: Regionen werden gemacht, sie sind nicht nur geophysische und naturräumliche Gegebenheiten, sondern vor allem auch Ergebnis kultureller und sozialer Konstruktion. Dies führte in den Geisteswissenschaften zur Konzentrierung auf deren semantische Analyse im Kontext der identitätsstiftenden Funktion von Regionen. Allerdings blieben die Akteure der Regionsbildung teilweise außerhalb des Gesichtsfeldes, insbesondere was deren sozialen Hintergrund, Handlungspragmatik, jeweils gruppenspezifische Profile und Habitus anbetrifft.

Die geplante Tagung will sich dieser Forschungsrichtung und damit den „Machern“ der Regionalitäten und ihrer Wahrnehmung zuwenden. Dies können sein: zentrale, regionale, lokale Personen bzw. (diskursbildende) Gruppen oder Verbände aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Architekten und Künstler, bestimmte soziale, religiöse oder ethnische Bevölkerungsgruppen, Minderheiten oder Mehrheiten.

Vor diesem Hintergrund konzentriert sie sich zwar räumlich auf den (ost)mitteleuropäischen Kontext, bleibt aber sowohl chronologisch als auch hinsichtlich der funktionalen Typologie von Regionen bewusst offen. Gefragt wird, von welchen Akteuren und Akteursgruppen unter welchen historischen Voraussetzungen, mit welchen Motivationen, welchen Praktiken und in welcher Form Regionen gebildet oder geprägt werden, und zwar sowohl in diskursiver als auch in struktureller Hinsicht. Dabei zielt sie auf Überschneidungen der modernen Regionalitätsforschung mit der historischen und soziologischen Eliten- und Identitätsforschung und zugleich auf eine Verbindung kultur- bzw. diskurshistorischer und strukturhistorischer Zugänge. Der Tagung liegt ein Regionalitätsverständnis zugrunde, nach dem die Region als Teil einem (oder mehreren) Ganzen räumlich und funktional untergeordnet ist. Diese Zuordnung ist jedoch selbst nicht fest, sondern unterliegt historischen Wandlungsprozessen.

Die geographischen Situierungen sollen gleichwohl nicht unberücksichtigt bleiben, ebenso wie der Ansatz, anhand der Regionsmacher eine Sozialgeschichte der Regionalität zu versuchen. Aus diesem Grund sind neben Analysen zur longue durée der Schaffung, Wahrnehmung und dem Transfer von Regionalitäten Vorschläge mit neuen Ansätzen zur Visualisierung von Regionen (Karten, mental mapping, Raumkonzepte und Beziehungsgeflechte der Akteure) besonders willkommen.
Konferenzsprachen (mit Simultanübersetzung): Deutsch, Polnisch, evtl. Englisch (Keynote)

Forschungsbereich I „Regionalität und Regionsbildung” (Dr. Maria Cieśla, Dr. Sabine Jagodzinski, Dr. Aleksandra Kmak-Pamirska, Dr. Zdeněk Nebřenský, Prof. Dr. Miloš Řezník)
Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau
Pałac Karnickich
Aleje Ujazdowskie 39
PL 00-540 Warszawa

weitere Infos: http://www.dhi.waw.pl/veranstaltungen/tagungen/detail/news/regionsmacher-in-ost-mitteleuropa.html

news-4443 Mon, 13 May 2019 12:49:00 +0200 École de printemps 2019 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/ecole-de-printemps-2019.html 13.05.-17.05.2019, Kolloquium, Montréal « L’œuvre et ses lieux  »

Manifestation organisée par l’école doctorale du RIFHA et ses partenaires, l’Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) et le Centre allemand d’histoire de l‘art Paris (DFK Paris)
La XVIIe École de printemps d’histoire de l’art organisée par le Réseau international de formation en histoire de l’art (RIFHA) se déroulera à l’Université de Montréal du 13 au 17 mai 2019, sur le thème « L’œuvre et ses lieux ». Cet événement d’une semaine permettra aux étudiants en master, doctorants et post-doctorants d’origines disciplinaires diverses, issus des institutions partenaires, d’échanger sur leurs travaux, de partager leurs recherches, de nouer des contacts avec des chercheuses et chercheurs, jeunes ou confirmés. Dans le cadre de sa XVIIe édition, l’École doctorale du RIFHA invite ses partenaires à une réflexion sur les rapports qui articulent les œuvres aux lieux physiques, matériels et institutionnels qui les accueillent.

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news-4490 Mon, 13 May 2019 09:38:00 +0200 Séminaire de recherche sur les Lumières: Emilie Dosquet, Europe et la "désolation du Palatinat" http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/seminaire-de-recherche-sur-les-lumieres-emilie-dosquet-europe-et-la-desolation-du-palatinat.html 13.05.2019, Seminar, DHI Paris Seminar geleitet von Antoine Lilti (EHESS) und Thomas Maissen (DHIP)

Koordination: Pascal Firges

Emilie Dosquet (Strasbourg), Europe et la "désolation du Palatinat"

Informationen und Anmeldungpfirges(at)dhi‐paris.fr

news-4519 Tue, 07 May 2019 11:19:00 +0200 Julie Rambaldi: Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont [The African Doctor] (France 2016) http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/julie-rambaldi-bienvenue-a-marly-gomont-the-african-doctor-france-2016.html 07.05.2019, Filmvorführung, San Francisco Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to Remain or to Leave

Film Series organized the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, UC Berkeley Department of History, Institute of European Studies, and the Alliance Française San Francisco, co-sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation

Weiterführende Informationen gibt es hier!

news-4506 Tue, 07 May 2019 10:32:00 +0200 Andrzej Leder: Die Polnische Revolution 1939–1956 http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/andrzej-leder-die-polnische-revolution-1939-1956.html 07.05.2019, Buchvorstellung, Warschau Buchvorstellung des Bandes 20 aus der Reihe Klio in Polen

Der Warschauer Kulturphilosoph Andrzej Leder analysiert in seinem historischen Essay den Kern der gesellschaftlichen Umwälzungen Ostmitteleuropas zwischen 1939 und 1956: die Ermordung der polnischen Juden unter deutscher Besatzung sowie die Zerstörung des Landadels als Folge der nach 1945 aufgezwungenen sozialistischen Ordnung. Leder erklärt in seinem einführenden Vortrag, warum es sich dabei um eine Revolution handelte, die bis in die Gegenwart nachwirkt.

Das Erscheinen des polnischen Originals löste 2014 eine breite Diskussion aus, weil Andrzej Leder darin das systematische Ausblenden des Subjektcharakters der Akteure im Zuge der „polnischen Revolution“ aufzeigt. Er erklärt die widersprüchliche Wahrnehmung einer aufgrund deutscher und sowjetischer Herrschaft nicht selbst herbeigeführten Beteiligung an diesen Prozessen: Alle Einwohner Polens wurden unmittelbar mit der Gewalt der Besatzer konfrontiert und mussten sich dazu verhalten. In der vorliegenden Analyse sieht Leder den Ausgangspunkt für ein spätes Erwachen, das den von ihm diagnostizierten „Wachtraum“ der polnischen Gesellschaft beenden kann.

Andrzej Leder, geb. 1960, Kulturphilosoph, ist Professor am Institut für Philosophie und Soziologie der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Klio in Polen Bd. 20
Polen im Wachtraum. Die Revolution 1939–1956 und ihre Folgen
Aus dem Polnischen von Sandra Ewers
Mit einer Einführung von Felix Ackermann 
Erschienen im fibre Verlag, Osnabrück 2019
ISBN 978-3-944870-63-2, www.fibre-verlag.de

Die Veranstaltung findet am 7. Mai um 18:00 Uhr im Vortragssaal des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Warschau statt.
Der Vortrag ist in deutscher Sprache und wird simultan ins Polnische gedolmetscht.

news-4489 Tue, 07 May 2019 09:37:00 +0200 Forschungsseminar zur Neueren und Neuesten Geschichte http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/forschungsseminar-zur-neueren-und-neuesten-geschichte-1.html 07.05.2019, Seminar, DHI Paris Roman Bonderer (Luzern), Willensnation wider Willen? Die medialen Auseinandersetzungen während der konfliktreichen Entstehungszeit des Schweizer Nationalstaates (1830–1856)

Andreas Oefner (Luzern), Verzauberte Welt? Konflikte der Regenerationszeit in Predigten in Basel und Luzern

Informationen und Anmeldungzkergomard(at)dhi-paris.fr

Die Abteilung Neuere und Neueste Geschichte veranstaltet ein monatliches Forschungsseminar, in dem wir aktuelle Projekte aus dem Bereich der westeuropäischen Geschichte diskutieren. Im Vordergrund stehen Frankreich und/oder Deutschland in ihren transnationalen Verflechtungen. Das Seminar dient dem offenen wissenschaftlichen Austausch.

Die Veranstaltung richtet sich vornehmlich an Mitarbeitende, Fellows, Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten des DHI Paris.

Soweit nicht anders angegeben, findet das Seminar im Seminarraum (2. Stock) statt.

news-4573 Mon, 06 May 2019 15:27:00 +0200 Utopias and Dystopias of Nature. Ecological thought in Surrealism http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/utopias-and-dystopias-of-nature-ecological-thought-in-surrealism.html 06.05.2019, Vortrag, Edinburgh Dada and Surrealism Research Group, University of Edinburgh

Lecture by Dr. Julia Drost (DFK Paris)

Please find further Information on the Website 

news-4505 Mon, 06 May 2019 10:31:00 +0200 Jana Osterkamp: Handeln wie ein Staat. Handlungsmacht in einem föderalen Empire http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/einzelansicht-veranstaltungen/detail/News/jana-osterkamp-handeln-wie-ein-staat-handlungsmacht-in-einem-foederalen-empire.html 06.05.2019, Vortrag, Prag Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe "Montagsvorträge"
Veranstaltungsort: DHIW-Außenstelle Prag
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr

Weiterführende Informationen gibt es hier!