"Empire Off-center"

Workshops, conferences 2018

  • Beginn: 31.10.2018 09:30
  • Ende: 01.11.2018 19:00
  • Ort: MPI-MMG, Goettingen
  • Raum: Library Hall
"Empire Off-center"
Workshop of the Max Planck Research Group “Empires of Memory“

For more details please contact cziesielsky(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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October 31, 2018

9:30 Opening remarks

10:00 Panel 1: Conceptual Interventions

★ Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)
Imperialism, nationalism, and internationalism, and the shifting horizon of expectation

★ Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Nature In Place, Nature Out of Place: Situating Empire in Naturecultural Worlds

★ William O’Reilly (University of Cambridge)
Palimpsest or Pentimento. The Habsburg Empire in Central Europe and beyond

★ Discussant: Jeremy F. Walton (MPI MMG)

11:45 Break

12:00 Panel 2: Offset Geographies of Empire

★ Mostafa Minawi (Cornell University)
International Law and the Precarity of Ottoman Sovereignty along the Somali Coast

★ Netsanet Weldesenbet (Makerere Institute of Social Research)
Converging and conflicting Italo-Ethiopian imperial memories. Asmara as historical metaphor of the modern, the feminine-beautiful and the segregated as reminisced from Ethiopia.

★ Liza Wing Man Kam (MPI MMG)
Dereliction, Mutation and Re-inhabitation: Shinto Shrines in post-colonial Taiwan and its ever-changing representation in the post-war era

★ Miloš Jovanović (MPI MMG)
On Displacement: Space and the Material Legacy of Empire in Vienna, Belgrade and Tianjin

★ Discussant: Gruia Bădescu (Institute for Advanced Study - University of Konstanz and University of Oxford)

13:45 Lunch Break

14:40 Panel 3: Imperial Affects – Empires as Affective Formations

★ Laura Mills (University of St. Andrews)
Post-9/11 US Cultural Diplomacy: Emotion, Empire, Exchange

★ Mark D. Steinberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Metropolitan Melancholy, Ghostly Fogs, and Disoriented Time: Experiencing the End at the Edge of Empire

★ Serawit Bekele Debele (MPI MMG)
Of Taming Carnal Desire: Law in Imperial Ethiopia (1930-74)

★ Giulia Carabelli (MPI MMG)
Imperial Legacies, Affective Heritage and the problem of Italian (neo)fascism

★ Discussant: Sabine Mohamed (MPI MMG)

16:45 Film Screening - “Waterfront: A post-Ottoman post-socialist story”

★ Miloš Miletić (KURS)

★ Mirjana Radovanović (KURS)

★ Miloš Jovanović (MPI MMG)

19:00 Dinner

November 1, 2018

10:00 Panel 4: Empire as Hierarchized Difference

★ Nikita Dhawan (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
What difference does difference make?

★ Zach Sell (Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice - Brown University)
U.S. Slavery in Imperial Perspective

★ Priyamvada Gopal (University of Cambridge)
Whatever happened to anticolonialism? Resituating the moment and afterlife of empire

★ Mnyaka Sururu Mboro (Berlin Postkolonial e.V.)

★ Discussant: Rupa Viswanath (CeMIS, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

11:45 Break

12:00 Panel 5: More-than-Human Imperial Legacies in the Capitalocene

★ Annika Kirbis (MPI MMG)
Imperial Wasteland and Recreation

★ Deniz Sözen (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), the University of Westminster)
Coffee – the story of a global trans-plant

★ Anna-Sophie Springer (Goldsmiths College - University of London)
Species of Exchange

★ June Rubis (University of Oxford)
Orang utan - human relationships and the political ecologies of orang utan conservation in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

★ Discussant: Rachel Koroloff (Lichtenberg Kolleg)

13:45 Lunch Break

14:40 Final Discussion

16:30 Film Screening - “Delirio Güero”

★ Nina Höchtl (via Skype)

19:00 Dinner

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