Upcoming events

City: New York
Venue: New School for Social Research
Organizer: Abou Farman, Richard Rottenburg

This workshop is the second iteration of “Measure of Future Health.” The first took place in Berlin October 8-9, 2016. A series of papers from that workshop were selected to become part of a second conference, in which they will be revised and finalized for publication in a special issue of a peer reviewed journal. This second conference will be held in New York under the auspices of the New School for Social Research.

The theme proposed for the issue is “Measures of Future Health”, an inquiry into the metrics through which “future” and “health” are conjoined, and how this conjunction might open up new possibilities for thinking about well-being. On one level, it encompasses dominant debates about healthy futures in which the social and environmental conditions of the health of individual bodies and delineated populations are at stake. On another, it lends momentum to debates about the futures of health, such that the concept of health itself becomes expanded to incorporate not just human health and medicine, but its relation to climate, environment and non-human species, including the new wild life of geneticallymodified plants and animals, as well as data, nanobots and algorithms.

City: Halle (Saale), Germany
Venue: Seminar für Ethnologie, Reichardstr. 11
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg

In this weekly colloquium we discuss participants’ work in progress and selected authors. Since the number of participants is restricted, new participants are kindly requested to approach Richard Rottenburg well in advance.

Current participants:
Nadine Rea Intisar Adam Benjamin Beck, Stefanie BognitzSandra Calkins, Pauline Claudot, Lorenz GoschArmin Höland, David Kananizadeh, Laura Matt, Fazil MoradiRonn MüllerSung-Joon ParkEva RiedkeRichard RottenburgTabea ScharrerTimm SureauAlena ThielBertram TurnerRené Umlauf

Past events

City: Hannover, Germany
Venue: Ernst-August-Platz 7, Grand Hotel Mussmann

 

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City: Bogotá, Colombia
Venue: University of del Rosario

Fazil Moradi presents the book “Memory and Genocide: On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation”, co-edited with Ralph Buchenhorst and Maria Six-Hohenbalken, at the University of del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Poster of the book presentation

 

City: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Re:Work, Humbold Universität zu Berlin

Regularly organized at the end of the semester, the Jour Fixe brings together members of the LOST Research Network for discussing current research questions, identifying communalities and exchanging strategies to develope the research network further.

Participants: Amal Fadlalla, Andrea Behrends, Konstantin Biehl, Stefanie Bognitz, Pauline Claudot, Enrico Ille, David Kananizadeh, Laura Matt, Fazil Moradi, Songi Park, Eva Riedke, Richard Rottenburg, Bertram Turner, Timm Sureau, René Umlauf

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City: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Venue: Zuiderkerk
Organizer: Daniel Hogendoorn, Arthur Petersen, Arjen Zegwaard

The aim of the Workshop is to set up a symmetrical dialogue between the field of DMDU and Anthropology. The challenge is that this dialogue takes place between two disparate fields with different frames. Since both study uncertainty in policy-settings, we expect it should produce insights of relevance. The formulation of themes for future research for both anthropology and DMDU.

Program

City: Binz (Rügen), Germany
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg

The initial workshop on “Framing Variance” (April 2016) investigated debates and practices challenging normative implications of gender. Firstly, the aim of the workshop was to investigate an array of approaches to understanding the normative implications of representations of sexuality and gender by comparing different local contexts in relation to globally circulating narratives of gender roles and experiences. The workshop explored similarities and differences in local responses to normative redefinitions of gender identities as well as their representations on local, regional and global scales. A special emphasis was placed on the visual and textual representation and recollection of contested and problematized identities in media, art worlds, academia, museums and archives. A second focus was placed on African, especially South African discourses about gender(ed) identities. Finally, the conference offered a critical interrogation of the concept of “non-normativ gender identities” itself, which inevitably embodies a certain political project, and tried to find new pathways for intellectual discussion as well as empirical observation of the phenomena described above.

The editorial workshop on “Framing Variance” (April 2017) follows-up on these debates and offers the space to discuss and re-work the draft chapters that have been developed out of the individual conference papers.

Program

City: Halle (Saale)
Venue: Seminar für Ethnologie, Reichardstr. 11
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg

In this weekly colloquium we discuss participants’ work in progress and selected authors. Since the number of participants is restricted, new participants are kindly requested to approach Richard Rottenburg well in advance.

Current participants:
Nadine Rea Intisar Adam Benjamin Beck, Konstantin Biehl, Stefanie BognitzSandra Calkins, Pauline Claudot, Lorenz GoschPhilippe GoutArmin Höland, David Kananizadeh, Siri Lamoureaux, Laura Matt, Fazil MoradiRonn MüllerSung-Joon ParkEva RiedkeRichard RottenburgTabea ScharrerTimm SureauAlena ThielBertram TurnerRené Umlauf

Guests:
Amal Fadlalla

City: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Re:Work, Humbold Universität zu Berlin

Regularly organized at the end of the semester, the Jour Fixe brings together members of the LOST Research Network for discussing current research questions, identifying communalities and exchanging strategies to develope the research network further.

Participants: Aarjun Appadurai (Discussant), Arlena Liggins, Benjamin Beck, Bert Turner, David Kananizadeh, Eva Riedke, Fazil Moradi, Hlonipha Mokoena (Discussant), Lorenz Gosch, René Umlauf, Sandra Calkins, Songi Park, Stefanie Bognitz, Uli Beisel.

2016

City: Halle (Saale)
Venue: Seminar für Ethnologie, Reichardstr. 11
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg

In this weekly colloquium we discuss participants’ work in progress and selected authors. Since the number of participants is restricted, new participants are kindly requested to approach Richard Rottenburg well in advance.

Current participants:
Nadine Rea Intisar Adam Benjamin Beck, Konstantin Biehl, Jeanise Bonnici,  Sandra CalkinsJoel Glasman, Lorenz Gosch, Philippe GoutArmin Höland, David Kananizadeh, Siri LamoureauxFazil MoradiRonn MüllerSung-Joon ParkEva Riedke, Richard Rottenburg, Tabea Scharrer, Timm SureauAlena ThielBertram Turner, René Umlauf, Cordula WeissköppelFan Zhang,

Currently absent participants:
Daniele Cantini, Andrea Behrends, Ralph Buchenhorst, Faduma Abukar MursalAnne FlecksteinMaria HahnekampKati IllmannNorman SchräpelJames M. Thompson

City: Berlin
Organizer: Abou Farman, Richard Rottenburg

This workshop is the third in a series of workshops on “Making Evidence, Designing Futures”. The first workshop on “Translatability of Genocidal and Mass Violence” took place on April 7-8, 2016 in Halle. The second workshop on “Testing, Measuring and Accounting in Global Infrastructures” took place on April 21-22, 2016 in Berlin.

City: Berlin
Organizer: Ronn Müller
Day 1 How to write about Africa

On the first day we will focus on conceptual issues guided by the question “How to write about Africa?” We are happy that Danai Mupotsa, Lecturer in African Literature at Wits University (South Africa) who was a Mercator Fellow of the Priority Programme will lead us through the day. Danai proposed 4 texts to read in advance to ground the discussion. We have the text White by Dyer, A small place by Kincaid, The first chapter of Mudimbe’s Invention of Africa, and How to write about Africa by Wainaina. Danai kindly asks to prepare a page with comments and critique of the texts you read. Do not forget to prepare your own writing sample which you want to discuss at the workshop (max. 6 pages). The results and insights of this workshop day will be contribute to the round table on “Africa and the Arts” at the final SPP1448 conference in autumn 2016.

Day 2 Writing‐Sweatshop: One Day. One Text.

In this structured and effective writing session, you will write one text in one day; a chapter of your dissertation, a journal article, an essay, a lecture, a funding application… Starting from the blank page, you will have written a good draft by the end of the day. This tough but very rewarding writing day will be facilitated by Ingrid Scherübl (writing‐ashram.com).

Program

City: Halle (Saale)
Organizer: Sung-Joon Park

Kickoff-Workshop of the international Research Program “Trust in Medicine after the EVD epidemic: Street-level health bureaucrats, the institutionalization of care, and the creation of preparedness in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Ghana”

Program

City: Berlin
Organizer: Sandra Calkins, René Umlauf, Uli Beisel

Conference Advisor: Richard Rottenburg

This workshop is the second in a series of workshops on “Making Evidence, Designing Futures”. The first workshop on “Translatability of Genocidal and Mass Violence: Evidentiary Practices, Narratives of Remembance, and Future Making” took place on April 7 – April 8, 2016 in Halle. The third workshop on “Measure of Future Health: Techno-science, Signification, Ethics” will take place on October 8 – October 9, 2016 in Berlin.

Outline

City: Halle (Saale)
Organizer: Ralph Buchenhorst, Fazil Moradi, Anne Fleckstein

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops on “Making Evidence, Designing Futures”. The second workshop on “Evidentiary Practices: Testing, Measuring and Accounting in Global Infrastructures” will take place on April 21 – April 22, 2016 in Berlin. The third workshop on “Measure of Future Health: Techno-science, Signification, Ethics” will take place on October 8-9, 2016 in Berlin.

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2015

City: Denver
Organizer: Uli Beisel, Sandra Calkins

Panel at the Annual Meeting of the AAA 2015

Chair: Richard Rottenburg

Panel Program and Abstracts

City: Hermance, Switzerland
Venue: Foundation Brocher
Organizer: Uli Beisel, Clare Chandler, Karina Klielmann, Richard Rottenburg, René Umlauf

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2014

City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WISER)
Organizer: Faeeza Ballim, Luísa Reis-Castro, Natasha Vally, Norman Schräpel & Thomas Thadewaldt

Conference Advisors: Keith Breckenridge & Richard Rottenburg

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2013

City: Halle
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg, Ronn Müller

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City: Halle
Organizer: Ralph Buchenhorst, Daniele Cantini, James Thompson

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2012

2011

City: Halle (Saale), Germany
Organizer: Johanna Mugler, Sung-Joon Park

Workshop Advisors: Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry

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City: Berlin, Germany
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg, Sandra E. Greene

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2010

City: Moshi, Tanzania
Organizer: Richard Rottenburg, Stacey Langwick

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2009

City: Halle (Saale), Germany
Organizer: Babette Müller-Rockstroh, Paul Wenzel Geissler, René Gerrets, Julia Zenker

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2008

City: Ithaca, New York, USA
Venue: Cornell University
Organizer: Trevor Pinch, Richard Rottenburg, Otto Sibum

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2007

City: Halle (Saale), Germany
Organizer: GSAA, LOST Research Group

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