Transgressing Difference - New Approaches to Cultures of Knowledge

Ort
Wien
Veranstaltungsort
Theatersaal der ÖAW, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien
Veranstalter
Institut für Kulturwissenschaften und Theatergeschichte, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Datum
08.10.2014 - 10.10.2014
Von
Cornelia Hülmbauer

The conference aims to put the logic of difference to the test. Binary difference has served as the basis of knowledge production in modernity and beyond, yet in attempting to characterize culturally situated knowledge production more accurately, interdisciplinary culture studies have pointed to the need to reexamine an epistemological practice that remains embedded within this originally Western logic of difference despite the postcolonial turn and the increasingly decentralized approach to knowledge production.

By investigating specific practices that transgress difference, the conference proposes alternative understandings of knowledge production that (1) take on perspectives of interchange and circulation, (2) focus on entangled spheres of knowledge, and (3) involve actors (intermediaries, go-betweens), media (artifacts, texts, images) as well as practices (interaction, encounter, translation).

The conference thus raises questions that are fundamental to current research into cultures of knowledge: What might the new approaches be that sufficiently allow for the transgression of difference? How do they function, how can they be formulated, and what additional value do they offer?

Programm

WEDNESDAY, 8 October 2014

18:00–18:30
WELCOME
Michael Rössner, Johannes Feichtinger, Anil Bhatti

18:30–19:45
Session 1: KNOWLEDGE IN THE MAKING
(Chair: Anil Bhatti)

Peter Burke (Cambridge): Exiles and expatriates in the history of knowledge

Dagmar Schäfer (Berlin): Planning, organization and management: Moments of decision in knowledge making

THURSDAY, 9 October 2014

9:15–10:30
Session 2: KNOWLEDGE ON THE MOVE
(Chair: Mitchell G. Ash)

Kapil Raj (Paris): "Translating" South Asian medicinal knowledge for European consumption: Three examples from Southwestern India, 16th-18th centuries

Harald Fischer-Tiné (Zurich): 'Pidgin-knowledge': Making transcultural knowledge work

Coffee Break

11:00–12:15
Session 3: KNOWLEDGE ACROSS HIERARCHIES
(Chair: Wolfgang Göderle)

Manolis Patiniotis (Athens): Beyond geography: Problematizing spatial hierarchies in history of science

Jan Surman (Marburg): Culture beyond language? Late Habsburg Monarchy as an (imperial) culture of knowledge

Lunch Break

14:15–15:30
Session 4: KNOWLEDGE BEYOND OPPOSITIONS
(Chair: Franz Leander Fillafer)

Johannes Feichtinger, Johann Heiss (Vienna): The will to divide. Reassessing difference as a tool of analysis

Dragan Prole (Novi Sad): Culture of difference and cultural differences

Coffee Break

16:00–17:15
Session 5: KNOWLEDGE AS PRACTICE
(Chair: Monika Mokre)

Jens Badura (Zurich): Kunst als epistemische Praxis? Überlegungen zum Wissensbegriff im Kontext künstlerischer Forschung

Cora Bender (Heidelberg): Anthropologist, shut up! – Resituating ethnographic fieldwork on indigenous knowledge in contemporary reservation contexts

Coffee Break

18:00–19:30
LECTURE
Nikita Dhawan (Frankfurt): Decolonizing the mind: Normative violence and epistemic change
(Chair: Michael Rössner)

FRIDAY, 10 October 2014

9:15–10:30
Session 6: KNOWLEDGE GLOBALIZED
(Chair: Christoph Leitgeb)

Markus Twellmann (Constance): Weltliteratur und Modernisierung: Dorfgeschichten zum Beispiel

Jahnavi Phalkey (London): A global history of science?

Coffee Break

11:00–12:15
Session 7: KNOWLEDGE ONLINE
(Chair: Cornelia Hülmbauer)

Simon Ganahl (Vienna): How to examine media experiences. Network approaches in media studies

Daniela Pscheida (Dresden): Digital scientific practice in the context of knowledge cultural change

Coffee Break

12:15–13:00
CULTURES OF KNOWLEDGE: RE/CONSIDERATIONS

Impulse statement
Anil Bhatti (New Delhi)

Closing discussion
moderated by Anil Bhatti and Johannes Feichtinger

Kontakt

Cornelia Hülmbauer

IKT ÖAW, Postgasse 7-9/4/3, 1010 Wien

cornelia.huelmbauer@oeaw.ac.at

Zitation
Transgressing Difference - New Approaches to Cultures of Knowledge, 08.10.2014 – 10.10.2014 Wien, in: H-Soz-Kult, 12.09.2014, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-25786>.