Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Further settings

Login for editors

Winter Term 2008/09

work-in-progress-group (wip-group)

This group is conducted by the post-docs. The purpose of the WIP is to provide doctoral  students - including the affiliated students - with an opportunity to present their work  (even rough drafts) in a creative environment which promotes fruitful discussion. Dissertation  supervisors are encouraged to attend this group. The idea is to create a forum in which all  members of the Graduate School can come into dialogue with one another by means of the individual  research projects, shared cross-disciplinary methodologies as well as content -related and  systematic problems.


This group is to be organized and carried out by the post-docs, and will focus upon particular  aspects of a broader concept that will be dealt with over the course of several semesters.  Initially, we will be dealing with "Connectivity and Translation across Regions and Disciplines."  The post-docs will draw upon their respective areas of expertise in order to facilitate an  understanding and establish points of connection between their areas of research, e.g. "Orientalism,"  "Post-colonialism," "Translation," or "Theory of Praxis" and the texts under discussion. Over the  course of the first few semesters, an emphasis will be placed on the so-called "Actor-Network-Theory,"  perhaps lesser as a theory than as a methodological orientation focusing above all on concrete topics and  questions.  The SCM-study-group should, on the one hand, establish independent and systematic impulses,  and on the other, be open to and incorporate the needs identified within the WIP-group. Furthermore,  the short-term plans call for the development of a curriculum comprised of independent, yet,  conceptually related seminars. The SCM-study-group is open to affiliated doctoral students.

SCM Seminar Outline Winter Term 2008/09


Callon, Michel (1986).Some elements of a sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fishermen  of St Brieuc Bay. In: Law, John (ed.). Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? London: Routledge, pp.196-223.  Minutes


Antrittsvorlesung Prof. Thomas Hauschild


Latour, Bruno (1986). The Powers of Association. In: Law, J. (ed.) Power, Action and Belief. pp. 264-280  Minutes


Presenter 1: Daniel Kremers; Discussant 1: Sophie Strauß
Presenter 2: Sung-Joon Park; Discussant 2: vacant  Minutes


Law, J. (2007). Actor Network Theory and Material Semiotics. Available via the URL:   



Presenter 1: Sophie Roche; Discussant 1: Francesca Petricca
Presenter 2: Fahed Ashour; Discussant 2: Florian Klingele  Minutes


Latour, B. (no date). A prologue in form of a dialog between a Student and his (somewhat) Socratic Professor. Accessible via the URL: www.   bruno-   latour.   fr/articles/article/090.html    (last accessed 15.10.08).



Presenter 1: Sophie Strauß; Discussant 1: vacant
Presenter 2: Francesca Petricca; Discussant 2: Sophie Roche  Minutes




Presenter 1: Christoph Kohl; Discussant 1: vacant  
Presenter 2: Florian Klingele; Discussant 2: Fahed Ashour  Minutes




Presenter 1: Ahmed Abd-Elsalam; Discussant 1: Christoph Kohl
Presenter 2: vacant; Discussant 2: vacant    Minutes


Review Session, Summary, Feedback, Evaluation for WIP and SG


Orientalisches Institut

room Seminarraum I (EG)
Mühlweg 15
06114 Halle

Zeit: 18.00 Uhr c.t.

3. Richard Rottenburg:
Generalizing with Qualitative Methodology

Thu, 10 a.m. - 12 a.m., Melanchthonianum, lecture room D.

4. Burkhard Schnepel/Anja Peleikis/Carsten Wergin:
Working Group Tourism and the "Oriental" or Exotic Other

Winter Programme 2008/09


Reading and discussion of two texts on "Sustainability, Development and Tourism".

  • Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee (2003). Who Sustains Whose Development? Sustainable Development and the Reinvention of Nature. Organization Studies 24/1: 143-180
  • Raoul Bianchi (2003). Place and Power in Tourism Development: Tracing the Complex Articulations of Community and Locality. PASOS. Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural 1/1: 13-32.

(Chairperson: Carsten Wergin)


Reading and discussion of two texts on "Materiality and Tourism":   - Michael Haldrup and Jonas Larsen. The Materiality of Tourism (manuscript, no date). - Celia Lury (1997). The Objects of Travel. In: Chris Rojek and John Urry (eds.). Touring Cultures. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 75-95.  (Chairperson: Burkhard Schnepel)


Short project presentation by Anja Peleikis: "After the Survivors: Performing the Holocaust and the Jewish Past in the New Yad Vashem Museum and in the Jewish Museum, Berlin".

Presentation by Kendra Stepputat: "The Balinese Dance Kecak and its Role in the Development of Cultural Tourism on Bali".

Reading and discussion of the text:

  • Philip McKean (1977). Towards a Theoretical Analysis of Tourism: Economic Dualism and Cultural Involution in Bali. In: Valene Smith (ed.). Hosts and Guests - The Anthropology of Tourism. Pennsylvania.  

(Chairperson: TBA)


Presentation by Ludek Broz:  "Altai - (re)birth of a destination? A new geography of leisure in South-West Siberia".  (Chairperson: Anja Peleikis)


Seminar für Ethnologie
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

room Seminarraum
Reichardstr. 11
06114 Halle

Zeit: 16.15 - 17.45 Uhr
Anmeldung bei:

   * Carsten Wergin:
   * Anja Peleikis:
   * Burkhard Schnepel:

5. Gesine Foljanty-Jost:
Nationale Identität und Identitätsbildung in Japan.

Thu, 4.15 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.,
Sitzungszimmer Melanchtonianum,
begin 10/16/2008

6. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Paul:
Historiography in a trans-cultural perspective

Thu, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
Oriental Institute,
Mühlweg 15,
Seminar Room II

7. Prof. Dr. Matthias Kaufmann:
Ernst Cassirer, Philosophie der symbolischen Formen

Tue, 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.,  
Seminar for Philosophy,  
Schleiermacherstr. 1,  
Seminar Room  
Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) war nicht zuletzt aufgrund seiner Kulturphilosophie, in die er die  aus seinem neukantianischen Erbe überkommene Erkenntnistheorie umzugestalten versuchte, einer der  prägnanten Denker im Deutschland der Weimarer Zeit, nach der Zeit seines Exils jedoch zunächst  eher einem spezialisierten Kreis vertraut. Seit einigen Jahren gewinnt er international zunehmend  an Bedeutung, insbesondere durch seine Philosophie der symbolischen Formen, zu der auch der Band  über das mythische Denken gehört, mit dem wir uns in dem Seminar befassen werden. Cassirer versteht  den Mythos als Denkform, ferner auch Anschauungs- und Lebensform, die er eigenständig neben  Wissenschaft und Kunst treten lässt.

8. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tubach
Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Christlichen Orient

Thu, 10.15 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.,  
Oriental Institute,  
Mühlweg 15  
Seminarraum I,  Modul: Grundlagen der Wissenschaft vom Christlichen Orient (FSQ)

9. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tubach
Geschichte der christlich-orientalischen Literaturen

Tue, 10.15 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.,  
Oriental Institute,  
Mühlweg 15,  
AR Tubach,
Modul: Quellenkunde des Christlichen Orients (Sprache und Literatur)

10. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tubach / Prof. Dr. Ralf Elger
Quellen zur Geschichte Alexandriens von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit

Wed, 2.15 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.,  
Oriental Institute,
Mühlweg 15  
Seminarraum II,  
Modul: Geschichte/Landeskunde der christlich-orientalischen Länder

11. PD Dr. phil. habil. Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan
Armenische Buchkunst und Buchkultur

Thu, 2.15 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.,  
Oriental Institute,  
Mühlweg 15,  
Arbeitsraum Drost,  
Modul: Kulturgeschichte des Orientalischen Christentums