Concepts of “Race” in the History of the Humanities

Concepts of “Race” in the History of the Humanities

Amos Morris-Reich, Department of Jewish History and Director, Bucerius Institute, University of Haifa; Dirk Rupnow, Director, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
University of Haifa
Vom - Bis
26.10.2010 - 28.10.2010
Viola Rautenberg

Concepts of “Race” in the History of the Humanities


October 26, 2010
Aviva & Samy Ofer Observation Gallery, Eshkol Tower

Greetings & Introduction

Amos Morris-Reich and Dirk Rupnow
Keynote Speaker
Sander Gilman, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Why is the Concept of "Race" still (again?) a Topic of Interest for the 21st century?



October 27, 2010
Senate Room, Floor 29, Eshkol Tower

Prof. Aaron Ben-Zeev, President, University of Haifa

9:30 – 10:45am
Foundations I
Rotem Kowner, Department of Asian Studies, University
of Haifa

Joan-Pau Rubiés, Department of International History, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Were Early-Modern Europeans Racist?

Susanne Lettow, Institute for Human Sciences IWM, Vienna
Genealogies of Race. German Philosophy from Kant to Hegel

11:15am – 12:30pm
Foundations II
Snait Gissis, Cohn Institute for the History and
Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University

Martin Reisigl, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna
Linguistic Racialisation. Observations on the Dreadful Contribution of Linguistics to Racism

Veronika Lipphardt, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
“Race” in the Humanities? Biological Notions of Origin and Diversity

2:30 – 4:15pm
Esther Levinger, Department of Art History, University of Haifa

Kymberly Pinder, Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seeing is Believing: Race and the (De)Formation of Art History

Margaret Olin, Yale Divinity School
Formal Analysis: Art and Anthropology

Charles L. Davis II, Department of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Architectural Organicism and the Tectonic Sensibility for Race and Style

4:45 – 6:00pm
Folklore and Economical Theory
Sergio DellaPergola, Harman Institute of Contemporary
Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dani Schrire, The Jewish and Comparative Folklore Program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jews as a Folk and as a Race in Early Jewish Folkloristics

Nicolas Berg, Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, University of Leipzig
Racism and Anti-Semitism in the German Speaking Political Economy – The Example of Carl Schmitts Berlin-Conference “Judaism in Law” 1936

October 28, 2010
Aviva & Samy Ofer Observation Gallery, Eshkol Tower
9:30 – 10:45am
Fania Oz-Salzberger, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa,
and Department of Modern Israel Studies, Monash University

George Williamson, Department of History, Florida State University
Religion and Race in Friedrich Schelling's Philosophy of Mythology

Denise Kimber Buell, Department of Religion, Williams College
“Race” in the Formation of the Study of Religion

11:15am – 12:30pm
Ruth HaCohen, Scholion Research Center in Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michael P. Steinberg, Department of History and Department of Music, Brown University
Is Wagner (Still) Dangerous?

Anna G. Piotrowska, Institute of Musicology, Jagellonian University of Krakow
The Concept of Race in Musicological Thought – From General Remarks to the Case Study of So-Called “Gypsy Music” in European Culture

2:30 – 4:15pm
Zur Shalev, Department of General History and Department of Land of Israel Studies, University of Haifa

Suzanne L. Marchand, Department of History, Louisiana State University
Race, Religion and the Problem of Near Eastern Prehistory

Nigel Eltringham, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex
Joseph Deniker and the Rise (and Fall) of Scientific Racism

Christopher Hutton, School of English, University of Hong Kong
Phonocentrism and the Concept of Volk: The Case of Modern China

4:45 – 6:00pm
Mitchell Ash, Department of History, University of Vienna

Derek C. Catsam, Department of History, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
From Apartheid to Liberation: Race, History and South African Historiography

Bradley W. Hart, Churchill College, Cambridge University
Racial History: Using the Humanities as the Foundation for International Eugenics


Lea Dror

Bucerius Institute for Contemporary German History and Society
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