Colloques extérieurs à la SSE


Symposium: Heritage Deferred? Colonialisms' Past and Present

Goethe-Institut und Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Am 22. und 23.11.18 werden in Berlin mehr als 20 internationale Expertinnen und Experten verschiedener Disziplinen in den Museen Dahlem aufeinandertreffen. Anhand von Fallbeispielen aus China, Lateinamerika, Ozeanien und Namibia werden u.a. Okwui Enwezor (NIG), Richard Drayton (UK), Nydia Gutierrez (COL), Monica Hanna (EGY), Chika Okeke-Agulu (USA), Nzila Marina Mubusisi (NAM) und Edmundo Pereira (BRA) unterschiedliche Blicke auf den Umgang mit kolonialem Erbe und auf die aktuelle kulturpolitische Diskussion über unrechtmäßig erworbene Objekte und Human Remains in europäischen Museen und Sammlungen werfen.

In Workshops und einer Abendveranstaltung am 22.11. um 19:30 Uhr diskutieren sie über das Verhältnis von Sammlungsgeschichten und Macht, über Restitution und Provenienz, und sie entwerfen neue kollaborative Praktiken im Umgang mit kulturellem Erbe.

Das Programm finden Sie online.

mercredi 21. novembre 2018

Call for Papers Exile – Flight – Persecution: International conference combined with the Annual Conference of the Section “Biographical Research” of the German Sociological Association

University of Göttingen, 28-30 November 2019

Organizing Team:
Prof. Dr. Maria Pohn-Lauggas, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rosenthal, Dr. Nicole Witte, Arne Worm, MA und Myrna Sieden, MA

Flight and migration movements within the context of processes of collective violence such as wars, civil wars or revolutions, ethnic, religious and political persecution, deportations or forced resettlements, as well as natural and environmental disasters, are by no means new social phenomena, as some current public discourses may suggest. We only need to go back one hundred years to find a long list of major collective events, both in Europe and in other continents, which forced large groupings of people to leave their home region or country of origin. While some made up their minds to live their life in exile, others simply sought safety in some other region, with no plans for the future. It does not require extensive sociological research to see that this still applies to today's societies. It is therefore all the more astonishing how little it is thematized – at least in the European countries – as a component of collective memory practice. Collective discourses of remembrance tend to focus on the migration of certain groups, while others are omitted, depending on the historical and current social position of the migrants in the host countries. In sociological research, too, a narrow or selective focus on certain groupings and current migration movements can be observed. It is also astonishing that so little attention is paid in the social sciences to widely differing migration processes in the past and present – for example, the flight of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe in connection with the two world wars, the flight or exile of Jewish people, or forced migration from the war zones in former Yugoslavia – with regard to their structural similarities and differences.

The current public discussions on migration which are being carried on in Europe but also in North America, are also characterized by a very striking homogenization of refugees and illegalized migrants. Thus, their individual or collective experiences of persecution or other forms of violenceand courses of migration are not taken into account; instead, migration is often classified, labelled and discussed as being exclusively economically motivated.

Furthermore, it is noticeable that at present there is no longer any talk of exile as an experiential context between forced migration, political emigration, flight, expulsion, persecution or deportation. Even in sociological research, exile is treated as a marginal phenomenon, in clear contrast, for example, to historical and literary research on exile that focuses on Nazi victims.

With this conference we want to draw attention to the above-described phenomena, which have been incompletely studied in sociology and related sciences, and examine them from the perspective of sociological biographical research and in dialogue with colleagues from other research traditions and other nations (the plenary talks will be given by colleagues from Brazil, Ghana and Austria). It is biographical research, in particular, that can reveal the heterogeneity and complexity of migration processes and their historical contextualization; but here, too, there is a lack of comparative empirical studies at the case level of large groupings and we-groups. A further aim is to discuss the topic of exile in connection with current research on migration processes and causes from a comparative historical perspective, and to look at continuities in respect of historical and contemporary power relations, as well as socio-historical differences and, last but not least, different discourses and ways of speaking about such processes and events (in the present and the past) as social facts.

The conference will be combined with the annual meeting of the Section “Biographical Research” of the German Sociological Association (DGS), and will be organized in cooperation with the Research Committee 38 "Biography and Society" of the International Sociological Association. The main language at the conference will be German, but papers in English are welcome.

We are planning to apply to the German Research Foundation for funding for this international conference. Therefore we kindly ask you to submit an abstract as soon as possible, and at the latest by January 15, 2019.

Submission of proposed papers
Papers can be submitted in German or English. Please send your abstract by email to

mercredi 21. novembre 2018

Call for Papers: ‘Violence, Space and the Archives’ 23-24 May 2019, National University of Ireland Galway

We invite paper submissions from across the disciplinary spectrum for a conference on ‘Violence, Space and the Archives’ to examine the challenges and possibilities presented by archival work that interrogates the imbrications of violence and space.

Many research projects concerned with the spatial, contextual, and/or historical specificities of violence involve the assembling of an empirical corpus, however defined, in order to (re)construct moments of struggle and contestation. Archives are often constituted by, and reflect, the concerns of power. The archive is a site of silence as much as a site of statement. Still, archival collections often allow the voices of the dispossessed, the marginal, and those most subject to regimes of power, to speak, albeit often through a narrowed aperture. Along with the strategic concerns of officialdom, the archives may also give voice to alternative political desires and ambitions, revealed through moments of contestation and resistance. As a political technology, archives render the state’s claimed spaces visible and orderable through cataloguing, but may also underline the contingency of dominant configurations of power by revealing sites of refusal. Of course, ’the archive’ is not limited to institutional and official repositories, but also to a shared fidelity to unofficial and counter-hegemonic memories that refuse to be forgotten.

We invite 20 minute papers that explore some of the following non-exhaustive list of themes:

  • The silence of the archive
  • Political desires/spatial imaginaries
  • Making contested space/ rebel space/ oppositional space visible
  • Contentious episodes and the archive
  • Histories/genealogies of thought as archive
  • Collective memory and resistance
  • Humanitarian archives and histories of violence
  • Archiving in times of conflict
  • Conflict and digital archives

Send abstracts of 250-300 words, along with name and affiliation and a short bio (100 words) to by 21st January 2019

The conference takes place in NUI Galway and is organised by the Whitaker Institute’s Research Cluster on Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security in association with the Moore Institute, the School of Political Science & Sociology and the Peace and Conflict Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. It builds on the success of the 2018 Conference on Violence, Space, and the Political.

Organisers: Gary Hussey and Niall Ó Dochartaigh, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

jeudi 09. mai 2019 — vendredi 10. mai 2019 — PH Zürich

Tagung «Partizipation – Schule – Entwicklung»

Zentrum für Schulentwicklung

Am 9. (abends) und 10. Mai 2019 findet an der PH Zürich die Tagung «Partizipation – Schule – Entwicklung» statt. Es ist die Abschlusstagung des Projekts PasSe («Partizipation stärken – Schule entwickeln»). Sie richtet sich an Personen aus der Schulpraxis, Wissenschaft und Bildungspolitik, die an den Themen Partizipation und Schulentwicklung interessiert sind. Am Donnerstagabend, 9. Mai, finden Referate von Prof. Dr. Laura Lundy über Partizipation und von Dr. Nina Bremm über Schulentwicklung statt. Für Freitag, 10. Mai, ist ein abwechslungsreiches Programm aus Plenarveranstaltungen, Parallelsessions und kreativem Erleben von Partizipation geplant. Die Teilnahme nur an einem der beiden Tage ist auch möglich. Für die Parallelsessions können vorab Beiträge eingereicht werden: Beiträge aus der Praxis und aus der Wissenschaft sind gleichermassen willkommen. Weitere Informationen und die Tagungssausschreibung/Call for Papers finden Sie unter Kontakt: Daniela Müller, Zentrum für Schulentwicklung, Pädagogigsche Hochschule Zürich, 043 305 60 22,

vendredi 22. février 2019 — samedi 23. mars 2019 — Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel: CAS - Promouvoir une institution culturelle

Université de Neuchâtel

 CAS - Promouvoir une institution culturelle

Le Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Promouvoir une institution culturelle se concentre sur les développements des institutions cultu- relles en cours et à venir. Celles-ci doivent sans cesse rivaliser en offres complexes et diversifiées. Elles doivent trouver des sponsors privés ou soumettre leurs projets aux offices fédéraux ou cantonaux. D’où la nécessité de développer des produits de haute qualité, qu’il faut vendre, d’abord aux sponsors, ensuite au public. Le but du module I est d’offrir un panorama des instruments de marketing, de communication et de financement destinés à la promotion d’une institution culturelle. Les transformations actuelles des institutions culturelles qui touchent de plus en plus à la structure et à l’organisation administrative de celles-ci feront l’objet d’une attention toute particulière. Le cours s’adresse à toute personne que sa profession confronte à de tels problèmes. Les intervenants, tous des professionnels reconnus dans leur domaine, proposeront un éventail des approches récentes en intégrant dans leurs cours des sections théoriques et pratiques (ateliers, dis- cussions, exercices). Le module I « Promouvoir une institution culturelle » aura lieu pour la 18e année consécutive.

Dans le cadre du module II, il sera question de développement et gestion événementiels (automne 2019, voir le site web).

Chaque module peut être réalisé de manière indépendante.

Visitez le site web oficielle pour obtenir plus d'informations.

mercredi 28. novembre 2018

ASSH: Prolongation du délai – Série de manifestations « Raum – Espace »

Le délai de soumission des projets pour le cycle de manifestations « Raum — espace » dans la série « La Suisse existe — la Suisse n’existe pas » a été prolongé jusqu’au 7 janvier 2019. Si vous êtes intéressé-e-s, nous vous prions de bien vouloir retourner le formulaire rempli à l’adresse d’ici à cette date et de fournir le maximum d’informations possible. Vous trouverez le formulaire ainsi que diverses informations sous ce lien.

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