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Archive 2014

Provincializing the United States

The IRTG Diversity’s Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehmkuhl and Dr. Eva Bischoff have, together with Prof. Dr. Norbert Finzsch, edited an essay collection on:

Provincializing the United States: Colonialism, Decolonization, and (Post)Colonial Governance in Transnational Perspective. (Heidelberg: Winter, 2014) Description: This volume submits a theoretically reflected and empirically saturated contribution ...

Robert Schwartzwald: Counter-culture and the Rise of 'Gay Lib' in Québec

19 December 2014, 14h, U des Saarlandes, C 5.3, Room 1.20
Robert Schwartzwald is one of the IRTG Diversity's principal researchers at the Université de Montréal. His research focusses on a number of interrelated topics: the interface between discourses of national modernity on the one hand and literary and cultural modernites on the other; nationalisms and sexualities, and especially the ways in which homosexuality figures in national, colonial, and post-colonial ...

IRTG Events in Montréal

Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink: 'Le livre aimé du peuple'
Autumn 2014
On se prépare pour la rentrée, notre colloque et un automne chaud avec plein d'événements. Lots of IRTG activity coming up at the CCEAE and all across Montréal's universities. Check: "'Le livre aimé du peuple'. Les almanachs québécois de 1777 à nos jours" Conférence donnée par Prof. Lüsebrink (Université de la Sarre) au Département d'histoire de l'UQAM, le 25 septembre à 16 h, par exemple.

Research, Conferences, Consultations

IRTG Diversity PhD Students in Winnipeg
Summer and Fall, 2014
Many of the IRTG Diversity's Doctoral Candidates are currently abroad to carry out their research, to present their findings at conferences, and to consult with other experts in the field of their studies. Here are some photographic impressions of their projects and travels, i.e. Christoph Laugs, Sarah Larsen-Vefring, Xymena Wieczorek, Rahab Njeri, and Dave Poitras in Winnipeg for the conference "Human ...

Séminaire de lecture

Automne 2014 – rencontres mensuelles
Ce séminaire de lecture mensuel vise d’abord à ouvrir un espace de discussion pour les doctorants de l’International Research Training Group (IRTG) Diversity (il est toutefois ouvert à l’ensemble des membres de l’IRTG). L’objectif principal du séminaire est donc de permettre aux doctorants de l’IRTG d’étoffer davantage leurs positions théoriques envers certains des enjeux clés et thèmes de ...

Winfried Fluck: Reisen als Statusbedrohung

26 November 2014, 18h, U Trier, B 12
Abendvortrag von Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck (FU Berlin), HKFZ Visiting Fellow, zum Thema: "Reisen als Statusbedrohung." Gäste sind herzlich willkommen! Winfried Fluck, Professor and Chair of American Studies, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, i.R. sowie Co-Director, Dartmouth Instiute "The Future of American Studies", Dartmouth College, ist in der Zeit ...

Über Grenzen in einer globalisierten Welt

Sophie Schram in ihrem Büro
Interview mit Sophie Schram, IRTG Diversity-Doktorandin
'Wenn ich mein Projekt vorstelle, beginne ich immer damit zu sagen, dass ich persönlich mit politischen Grenzen Erfahrungen gemacht habe und deswegen darüber forsche. Ich sehe das gar nicht als Problem für meine wissenschaftliche Objektivität, sondern eher als „Augenöffner“: Ich bin eben in einer Grenzregion groß geworden – ich bin aus Schengen in Luxemburg – und habe schon als Kind wahrgenommen, wie ...

Winfried Fluck: Probleme mit der Anerkennung

6 November 2014, 18h, U Trier, A6
Abendvortrag von Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck (FU Berlin), HKFZ Visiting Fellow, zum Thema: "Probleme mit der Anerkennung: Kann Anerkennung ein Schlüsselkonzept der Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften sein?" Gäste sind herzlich willkommen. Winfried Fluck, Professor and Chair of American Studies, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, i.R. sowie Co-Director, Dartmouth ...

Visiting Fellow: Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck,
Kennedy Institute FU Berlin
5-26 November 2014, University of Trier
Winfried Fluck, Professor and Chair of American Studies, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, i.R. sowie Co-Director, Dartmouth Instiute „The Future of American Studies“, Dartmouth College, ist in der Zeit vom 30. Oktober bis 30. November 2014 Visiting Fellow des Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrums (HKFZ) Trier. Seine Einladung erfolgte ...

Montréal: November 2014

4 November 2014, 10 - 12 a.m.: Seminar in Translation with the aim of translating "Die Selbstanzeige", a short text by Robert Musil, offered by Barbara Agnese et Barbara Thériault. Location: C-5132, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx (sociology). For more information see: http://www.cceae.umontreal.ca/Seminaire-pratique-de-traduction

31 October 2014, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: Guest Lecture by Didier Fassin ...

Dans les coulisses de La Fiancée américaine - L’écrivain québécois Eric Dupont présente son best-seller

Eric Dupont
20 October 2014, Villa Europa, Saarbrücken
Der Québecer Schriftsteller Eric Dupont (Montréal) hält am 20. Oktober um 19.30h in der Villa Europa, Saarbrücken, einen Vortrag über seinen Roman La Fiancée américaine. Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit der Arbeitsstelle für Interkulturelle Québec-Studien und Nordamerikanische Frankophonie der Universität des Saarlandes und dem Internationalen Graduiertenkolleg Diversität sowie dem Institut ...

Routines of Crisis – Crisis of Routines

Routines of Crisis - Crisis of Routines
37th Congress of the German Sociological Association (GSA), 6-10 October 2014, University of Trier
This congress is organized by the IRTG Diversity's Principal Investigator Martin Endreß, amongst others. See http://kongress2014.soziologie.de/ for the official web pages of the conference. In the words of the congress's organizers, "The congress's main theme 'Routines of Crisis - Crisis of Routines' has three dimensions: Firstly, the theme directly addresses the way sociology has historically ...

Causerie du chercheur associé Dr. Peter Klaus

Salle Lothar-Baier, CCEAE, le 17 septembre 2014 à 16h30
"Asian Germany - Des Allemands asiatiques"

Human Rights, Human Wrongs - Vulnerability in Comparative Perspective

Trier Centre for Canadian Studies
Elin Price
University of Manitoba - University of Trier, Biennial Partnership Conference, 25-26 September 2014, University of Manitoba
The 2014 University of Trier - University of Manitoba Partnership Conference brought together internationally distinguished scholars from the social sciences, environmental studies, education, philosophy, politics, native studies, security studies, Canadian and German literature, linguistics and film studies to consider the place of vulnerability in our understanding of human dignity and rights. The ...

Espaces de différences / Spaces of Difference

IRTG Diversity International Conference - Day I
International Conference, 12-14 September 2014, Montréal
Since its creation in 2013, the transatlantic International Research Training Group (IRTG) Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces has been pursuing an innovative framework of analysis to explore geographic and symbolic spaces of diversity - and it has continued to do so on Sept. 13 and 14, 2014, during an international conference on "Espaces de différences: Conflits et cohabitation ...

IRTG Spring Lecture X

14 July 2014, Saarbrücken & Montréal
Werner Schiffauer (EUV Frankfurt/Oder): Islamism

Guest Lectures - Guillermo Verdecchia

Guillermo Verdecchia in Saarbrücken, 11 July
10 July 2014, Trier // 11 July 2014, Saarbrücken
Guillermo Verdecchia (Playwright, Actor, Director, Translator from Toronto, Canada) will be talking about "Canadian Diversity and Its Discontents" in Trier, 10 July (8h, HS3), and in Saarbrücken, 11 July (16.15h, VHS, Schlossplatz, Raum 23). Guillermo Verdecchia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before coming to Canada with his family at the age of two. As a Latin American immigrant to North America, ...

IRTG Spring Lecture IX

Prof. Pap Ndiaye in Trier
7 July 2014, Trier & Montréal
Pap Ndiaye (CHSP, Paris): The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France. Pap Ndiaye is professor of North American History at the Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris, and has done research on Blackness in both the United States and France, but also on corporate histories (DuPont) and on urban history, e.g. the city of Chicago. His work has been received both in Europe and in North America, and his ...

Research at Home and Abroad

Svetlana Seibel in Montréal
Spring and Summer, 2014
The spring and summer of 2014 had many of the IRTG Diversity's PhD students working on their dissertations at our home universities in Montréal (Université de Montréal), Trier (Universität Trier), and Saarbrücken (Universität des Saarlandes). But quite a few of us were and are also busy taking part in conferences and doing research away from home and abroad. See the pictures for some impressions of ...

IRTG Spring Lecture VIII

30 June 2014, Trier & Montréal
Bertrand Westphal (Université de Limoges): L'analyse géocritique face aux défis de la mondialisation dans le domaine littéraire

Important Note
We are sorry to announce that Prof. Westphal's guest lecture will unfortunately not take place.

IRTG Diversity Master Classes

Doris Bachmann-Medick
25-27 June 2014
On May 8 and 9, and then again from June 25 to 27, 2014, the IRTG Diversity held two master classes with Dr. Doris Bachmann-Medick, one on "Identity" and one on "Cultural Translation". Doris Bachmann-Medick is Permanent Senior Research Fellow at the "International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)", Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. See also http://bachmann-medick.de

CePoG, Interdisciplinary Symposium

CePoG (Post)Graduate Symposium 2014
24-26 June, 2014, University of Trier
At the University of Trier, the IRTG Diversity works together with various other organizations and research groups. Among them is the Center for Posctolonial and Gender Studies (CePoG - see www.cepog.uni-trier.de). From June 24 to 26, 2014, the CePoG will host an interdisciplinary symposium for graduate students and post-docs in order to give young researchers the opportunity for exchanges about their ...

IRTG Spring Lecture VII

23 June 2014, Saarbrücken & Montréal
Régine Robin (UQAM): Une mémoire interculturelle est-elle possible?

Français du Canada - Français de France - L'Amérique francophone

Conference, 19-22 June 2014, VHS Trier / University of Trier
Canadian Studies have a long tradition at the University of Trier, for example in the fields of geography, English literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures. Continuing this tradition, scholars working on the French language in France and North America are gathering at the University of Trier in June 2014 for exchanges about their research projects.For the programme, which features IRTG Diversity ...

IRTG Visiting Professor Prof. Régine Robin

Prof. Régine Robin
The IRTG Diversity is pleased to welcome Prof. Régine Robin (Université du Québec à Montréal) as a visiting professor in June. Prof. Robin is a novelist and a professor of sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal and will participate in the IRTG Spring Lecture Series.

IRTG Diversity Spring Lecture VI

2 June 2014, Montréal & Trier
Philippe Despoix (UdeM): Visual Media and Shamanism: Negotiating Knowledge and Power in Arctic and North Pacific Scientific Expeditions (1770-19v00)

IRTG Diversity Spring Lecture V

29 May 2014, Saarbrücken, Campus A3.3, Aula, 5.30 pm
Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu, Finland): "Borders, Identities and Practice: Moving beyond the Territorial-Relational Divide"

Abstract: Researchers have critically scrutinized the concepts of territory, border (and bordering), the state, or sovereignty after the Cold War, when the world has witnessed rapid acceleration of market-driven globalization. The new ‘fast geography’ of flows (ideas, ...

Crossing Boundaries in a Post-Ethnic Era – Interdisciplinary Approaches and Negotiations

IRTG Diversity Participants at MESEA 2014
Ninth Biennial MESEA Conference // 29 May - 1 June 2014, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken Germany
Saarland University hosted the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas' 9th biennial conference from May 29 to June 1, 2014. The topic of the conference was: “Crossing Boundaries in a Post-Ethnic Era – Interdisciplinary Approaches and Negotiations.” Moving into the second decade of the twenty-first century, interdisciplinary border studies are still in need of new theoretical ...

IRTG Diversity Spring Lecture IV

Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries
19 May 2014, Trier
Ludger Pries: Strategies and Examples for Studying Transnational Social Spaces: the Micro, Meso, and Macro Level

Après la Charte: Questionner 'racismes et diversités'

Journée d'étude IRTG Diversity / ACSALF, 15 May 2014, Université de Montréal
Lorsqu’il est question de penser la gestion de la diversité, les dérives sont toujours possibles. Cette journée d’étude appelle à questionner non seulement les discours sur le vivre-ensemble et la diversité dans différents contextes, avec un regard particulier sur le Québec, mais aussi les initiatives politiques et administratives ayant trait à sa gestion. Il s’agit de mettre en évidence et de déconstruire ...

IRTG Spring Lecture III

Sirma Bilge broadcast to Saarbrücken
12 May 2014, Montréal and Saarbrücken
Sirma Bilge (Université de Montréal) "Incorporation néoliberale des savoirs contestataires: le cas de l'intersectionnalité"

IRTG Diversity Spring Lecture II

5 May 2014, Montréal and Trier
Gilles Bibeau: Le plaisir de la différence. Pourquoi les sociétés s’en priveraient-elles?

IRTG Diversity Spring Lecture I

28 April 2014, Montréal and Trier
Phillip Rousseau: Culture Puffs: A Preliminary Note on Culture(s) and Advertising

IRTG Diversity Winter School

Dissertation Workshop Sessions
29 March - 4 April 2014
For the IRTG Diversity's winter school of 2014, just like for the summer school of six months earlier (see Retrospect 2013), our PhD students and many established scholars came together at the European Academy in Otzenhausen for one week of intensive presentations, conversations, and discussions. For the IRTG Diversity's winter school, eighteen doctoral candidates came together to present their work ...

Alice Munro - Canadian Short Story Writer

7 February 2014, Public Library of Trier
On February 7 2014, Trier's Public Library hosted an evening honoring Alice Munro. The event was organized in cooperation with the Trier Center for Canadian Studies and the IRTG Diversity. Alice Munro had already been awarded numerous prizes such as the prestiguous Giller Prize, the Canadian Governor General's Award and the Booker Prize when she was chosen as the first Canadian recipient of the ...

Katalin Kürtösi: Stage Representations of Native People in Canada

29 January 2014
Dr. Katalin Kürtösi (University of Szeged) presented a survey of Canadian plays to show the progress from an initial European perspective in stagings of Native people to their first-hand representations in the late twentieth century. Amongst others, she discussed the following plays: Le Théâtre de Neptune (1606) by Marc Lescarbot, Namounah (1922) by Emma Gendron, Indian (1961) and The Ecstasy of Rita ...
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