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Winter School 2013: Timing TransFormations
20. September 2012, Michael Toggweiler | 0 Comments


Temporalities and notions of progress and innovation formed in Western modernity have been instrumentalized to structure developments and ordering things. But past and present transformations are too complex and ambivalent to be adequately explained by monocausal and linear narratives of change. In the course of reflecting time and timing, the key concepts of modernist and economic notions of linear historicity as well as a strict sequentiality of stasis and change have been questioned. The modern conception of History has become just one possible manifestation within a plurality of histories conditioned by socio-cultural particularities. We are no longer interested only in the history of timetables, calendars, time markers or clocks – taking and making linear time and space as human universals – but in post-isms, pre-isms and ana-chronisms, react-ivations and revivals, devolutions, constant flows and nonlinear dynamics – in short, in timing trans/formations in the era of globalization, bio- and necropolitics and asymmetrical power relations. The Winter School 2013 analyses, discusses and challenges both modernist and postmodernist epistemologies as well as scientific paradigms of development and change from a historical, sociological, cultural and philosophical perspective.


Invited guests and the focus of their lecture

Prof. Dr. Rosi Braidotti (Philosophy, University of Utrecht)
Biopower, Necropolitics, Anthropocene, technology and human evolution

PD Dr. Antje Flüchter (History,  University of Heidelberg)
Pre-modern and modern European-Indian encounter and perception, transformations of knowledge archives, non-linearity, modern narratives of linearity

PD Dr. Stefan Herbrechter (Cultural Theory, University of  Coventry)
Postisms, postmodern theory, critical posthumanism, constructions of the future

PD Dr. Michael Kempe (History, Leibniz-Forschungsstelle Hannover)
Normative timing, spirality of time, possible and parallel worlds, chance, apocalypse, fall and decline, allochrony and repetition of time

Call for Applications – Winter School 2013: Timing TransFormations
10. September 2012, Michael Toggweiler | 0 Comments

When: 10 –15 February 2013
Where: Schloss Münchenwiler near Berne, Switzerland
Languages: English (main), German, French
ECTS: 6 | Costs: 500.- Swiss francs (travel and accommodation [double room] covered by organizer)

Application deadline: 20 October 2012

Official flyer

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Invitation to Bochum
10. September 2012, Klara Gross-Elixmann | 0 Comments

Dear all participants and future participants of the WinterSchool!

In January we had lively discussions about authorship, Foucault and Barthes. Now I’m organizing a workshop in Bochum on 23.11.2012. It is about the question of a “Second Authorship” in the cases of Kafka, Panizza, Döblin, Benn, Schnitzler and Musil. It will be in German but I would be happy to welcome also English speaking guests.

You’ll find further information here:

and please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions! I hope to see you (again) soon! Klara

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