Respatialization of the World – Actors, Moments, Effects. XIV International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies

Respatialization of the World – Actors, Moments, Effects. XIV International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies

Graduate School Global and Area Studies, Research Academy Leipzig
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO) an der Universität Leipzig
From - Until
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016
Martina Keilbach

The world is undergoing processes of respatialization – existing spatial frameworks for social actions are being undermined while others are emerging and competing with ones already established. Neither the nation-state nor global governance nor new regionalisms definitely form the endpoint of such processes. Likewise, transnational or global networks and chains, which have received more and more scholarly attention, have also failed to completely exert dominance as could be seen most recently during the financial crisis in 2008 when nation-states, and their alliances, became important again for rescuing economies and welfare systems. Current public debates about the crisis of Europe have led to the question if supranational structures and multilevel governance will be accepted as alternatives to the nation-state. As with all observations of the contemporary world, this leads to the question if such doubts in the one or the other spatial formats are really new or if we can identify similar crisis of spatial orders in former historical configurations.

The Summer School firstly addresses this subject with an emphasis on actors that stabilize or destabilize specific spatial formats through concrete actions in the context of existing spatial orders. We assume that action is pre-structured by cultural repertoire and existing institutions, and that spatilization is a central dimension of all social action.

Secondly, we look at certain moments in historical developments when people become excited about new spatial formats and condemn old ones as “reactionary” or at least outdated. This is not necessarily an indicator that the spatial format loses its importance completely but that it changes its position within the general spatial order – think only of the different views on empires since the 18th century.

Thirdly, we are interested in the effects both on the material world and the world of ideas and ideologies when spatial orders change. Such a respatialization is a complex process that constitutes global moments when similar processes occur in different parts of the world, both unintentionally and intentionally driven by certain actors.

Behind these three dimensions of our topic is the enquiry of what may cause such changes in the spatial order and to what extent as well as in which ways we can attribute these changes to processes of globalization. Here we hope for diachronic comparisons that may help us to understand current processes against the experience with historical transformations.


MONDAY, 6 June 2016

10 am Frank Hadler (Leipzig) and Stefan Troebst (Leipzig) Opening Remarks

10.30 am -12 pm Lecture: Judith Miggelbrink (Leipzig):
Spatialization at Work ... in Border Transcending Medical Practices

1.30 pm – 5 pm Panel 1 – Placing Refugees: Migration as a Challenge to Spatial Orders
Chair: Jochen Lingelbach (Leipzig)
Katarzyna Nowak (Manchester): The Bizarre Case of a Polish Murderer on German Soil during the British occupation
Brett Spencer (New Orleans): A Compartmentalized World: Post-Colonial Voices in the Context of Urban and Global Migration
Felix Korts (München): The vulnerability of SIDS(small island developing states) in context of the anthropogenic climate change – an attempt of climate- and migration-ethical placing
Comment: Gilad Ben-Nun (Leipzig)

1.30 pm – 5 pm Reading Course
Discussion of the articles in the Summer School Reader with Matthias Middell

6 pm Reception, Centre for Area Studies (Thomaskirchhof 20)

TUESDAY, 7 June 2016
10 am – 12 am Round Table – Spaces of Violence in Latin America, Africa and Europe
Thomas Fischer (Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Claudio Lomnitz (New York), Heidrun Zinecker (Leipzig), Stefan Troebst (Leipzig), Geert Castryck (Leipzig)
Moderation: Michael Riekenberg (Leipzig)

1.30 pm – 5 pm Panel 2 – The French Revolution: Between Reform of Empire and Nation State Territorialization
Chair: Matthias Middell (Leipzig)
Matthias Middell (Leipzig): A Global Moment: The French Revolution’s New Spatial Formats
Megan Maruschke (Leipzig): The French Revolution and the Reorganization of Space in the Americas
Julia Oheim (Leipzig): Reforming Empire: Global Learning in the 18th Century
Comment: Alan Forrest (York)

1.30 pm – 5 pm Panel 3 – Security Challenges of Nation-States in a “Borderless” World
Chair: Liana Geghamyan (Leipzig) and Xue Wang (Leipzig)
Altynay Kulmyrzaeva (Leipzig): Sociocultural aspects of nation-building in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Lesley Branagan (Leipzig): Navigating the new frameworks of health care in contemporary urban India
Maria Enow Ayuk (Addis Ababa/Leipzig): EUAfrica border security challenges: issues for sustainable security
Maria Siemushyna (Strasbourg): Understanding the borders through understanding the languages: Languages as “symbolic borders” from the theoretical, institutional and individuals’ perspective on the example of the research in the city of Strasbourg
Comment: Katarina Ristic (Hamburg)

WEDNESDAY, 8 June 2016
9 am – 10.15 am Lecture
Tibor Frank (Budapest): The Drive Towards Ever-Changing Centers: Interwar Migration of Hungarian Scientists through Germany to the U.S.
Introduction: Frank Hadler (Leipzig)

10.30 am – 1 pm Panel 4 – Dis/orderly Frames? Respatialization of Violence in Latin America
Chair: Agustina Carrizo de Reimann (Leipzig)
Adèle Blazquez (Paris): Negociating in Criminalized Margins. The Implemantation of the Procede Reform in the Sierra of Badiraguato (Sinaloa, Mexico)
Agustina Carrizo de Reimann (Leipzig): Spaces of Anarchy: Reflection upon the Spatialization of Violence in Buenos Aires and México in the Eighteen Twenties
Gonzalo Compañy (Leipzig): Die Gewalt als Spur bei der Erforschung des Staatsterrors aus einer archäologischen Perspektive
Comment: Claudio Lomnitz (New York), Michael Riekenberg (Leipzig)

10.30 am – 1 pm Panel 5 – Veränderungen globaler Raumordnungen: Reaktionen von Geopolitikern, Kartographen, Verlegern und Bevölkerung, 1924 bis heute
Chair: Maximilian Georg (Leipzig)
Dirk Hänsgen (Leipzig): Raumordnungsideen in der "Zeitschrift für Geopolitik" zwischen den Weltkriegen
Nils Güttler (Zürich): Die Zeitmaschine: Der Frankfurter Flughafen und seine Region
Christian Lotz (Marburg): Eine Weltkarte in Zeiten des Kalten Krieges: Die sozialistische "Karta Mira"
Ninja Steinbach-Hüther (Leipzig), Thomas Efer (Leipzig): Datengetriebene Annäherung an Verräumlichungsprozesse. Verlage als internationale Akteure?
Comment: Frank Hadler (Leipzig), Ute Wardenga (Leipzig)

2 pm – 5 pm Panel 6 – Global Socialism: Rethinking Nation State and Empire since the 19th Century
Chair: Constantin Katsakioris (Paris/Bayreuth)
Convenor: Steffi Marung (Leipzig)
Steffi Marung (Leipzig): Rethinking socialist spatializations since the 19th century. Challenges and Potentials (Introduction)
Frank-Olivier Chauvin (Rouen): Cultural transfer and mediators from the French Revolution to the Young Turks revolution and connections among the French and ottomans socialists
Ramin Taghian (Wien) (tbc): Crossing the borders of socialism: The transnational dimension of the early socialist movement in
Iran during the constitutional revolution (1906-1911)
Anne-Kristin Hartmetz (Leipzig): "We have strong appetite in Soviet life", Images of Socialism in correspondences between
Ghanaians and the SSOD in Moscow, 1960 -1966
Brigitta Triebel (Leipzig): Culture as an argument? Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in Africa and Asia since the 1970s
Comment: Ulf Engel (Leipzig)

5 pm – 7 pm Lecture
Stefan Troebst (Leipzig): Bürgerkriegsflüchtlinge aus Griechenland und Strategien der Verteilung zu Beginn des Kalten Krieges (Lecture Series Series "Spaces of Migration – Eastern Europe in Comparison")

THURSDAY, 9 June 2016
Venue Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10, 5th floor

10 am – 12 pm Reports by the Panel Organizer and Final Discussion
Chair: Postdocs from the Collaborative Research
Centre (SFB 1199)

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04105 Leipzig
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