04.04.2024 - 05.04.2024 Dr Simon Ferdinand, Dr Colin Sterling

For this two-day, single-stream, and in-person conference, sponsored by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and Dutch Research Council, scholars are invited to explore how the human and nonhuman forces shaping and emerging from the earth are articulated in art and cultural practice.

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Rev. by Aline Helg, History, University of Geneva

Published simultaneously in French and German[1], “Un/doing Race. Racialisation en Suisse / Rassifizierung in der Schweiz” features thirteen studies on the meanings of race, racialization, and racism in Switzerland by specialists from a variety of disciplines: Social anthropology, law, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

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Every Book an Adventure: The Walter Markov Prize Turns 30
Ed. by Katja Castryck-Naumann and Matthias Middell

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By Victoria Kravtsova, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Between the post-s

Russian theorist Madina Tlostanova describes the ex-Soviet space as a “void”[1] in the structure of global knowledge production, in which the Global South has a symbolic right to postcolonialism and the Global North, to postmodernism. For her, post-socialism or post-communism as a theoretical lens is insufficient to grasp the “postsocialist, postcolonial and post imperial overtones [that] intersect and communicate in the complex imaginary of the ex-Soviet space.”[2] Tlostanova believes that the Soviet approach to creating “its own New Woman in her metropolitan and colonial versions” implied that “the gendered subjects of the ex-colonies of Russia and the USSR are not quite postcolonial and not entirely postsocialist.”[3] However, this specificity, as well as “presocialist local genealogies of women’s struggles and resistance, tend to be erased.”[4]

Postcolonial theory becomes increasingly popular in the post-Soviet contexts as processes of decolonization continue in the former ‘periphery’ of the former USSR.

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Conference Reports
01.12.2022 - 03.12.2022 Peter Becker / Julia Bavouzet, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
By Daniel Gunz, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien

Bereits zum 15. Mal veranstaltete das Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung der Universität Wien seine Jahrestagung. Die Organisator:innen ermöglichten durch die Schwerpunkte empire, state und global einen breiten thematischen Zugang zur Imperienforschung der Habsburgermonarchie.

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