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Summer Term 2013

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminar will be held every tuesday at 6.15 p.m. (Reichardtstr. 6, SR).

April 16
4 p.m.
Amo Lecture
Prof. Dr. Michael Hutter: "Translation and Dissonance. Innovation Patterns in the Creative Industries", ATTENTION: This Lecture will take place in the Burse zur Tulpe, Hallischer Saal!

SCM Study Group Summer Term 2013: "Cultural Heritage, Memory, and Bewilderment"

Convenors: Daniele Cantini, Ralph Buchenhorst, and James Thompson

Bibliography (Study Group)

  • Bernd von Droste: World Heritage and globalization: UNESCO’s contribution to the development of global ethics, in: Community development through World Heritage, UNESCO: World Heritage Series n°31, May 2012, 11-15
  • Stefan Disko: World Heritage sites and indigenous communities: the importance of a human rights-based approach, in: Community development through World Heritage, UNESCO: World Heritage Series n°31, May 2012, 16-27.
  • Nadia Abu el-Haj, ‘Translating Truths: Nationalism, Archaeological Practice and the Remaking of Past and Present in Contemporary Jerusalem,’ American Ethnologist 25:2 (1998), 166-188.
  • Yael Navaro-Yashin, Affective spaces, melancholic objects: ruination and the production of anthropological knowledge, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 15, 1-18, 2009

Additional suggested readings:

  • Peter Probst, "Osogbo and the Art of Heritage: Monuments, Deities, and Money", Indiana University Press, 2011.
  • John Beverley, “The Real Thing”, in: Georg M. Gugelberger (ed.), The Real Thing: Testimonial Disourse and Latin America, Durham: Duke University Press 1996, 266-286.
  • Dallen J. Timothy and Gyan P. Nyaupane, Cultural heritage and tourism in the developing world : a regional perspective, Taylor & Francis, 2009
  • Michael Rothberg: Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization, Stanford: Stanford University Press 2009, introduction.
  • Chatelard, Géraldine (2005) “Desert Tourism as Substitute for Pastoralism? Tuareg in Algeria and Bedouin in Jordan.” In Dawn Chatty (ed.) Nomadic Societies in the Middle East and North Africa Entering the 21st Century. Handbook of Oriental Studies Series, Leiden: Brill, pp. 710-736.

Reading Group "Latin American Thought"

Tuesdays 4-5 p.m.

The aim of this reading group is to treat texts by Latin-American thinkers dealing with the particular situation of societies in the Ibero-American linguistic and cultural realm. The main issues are the colonial past, questions of the specific cultural identity and alternative representations of social and epistemic orders in South-America. While many of the texts are in Spanish we will also consider English and German translations.

The reading group is open to anyone interested.