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Contested Knowledge in the Western Hemisphere? Time- and Landscapes

Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht (Universität Bayreuth); Prof. Dr. Gesa Mackenthun (Universität Rostock); DFG-Projekt "Constructions of American Antiquities"
19.05.2017 - 20.05.2017
Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht

Contested Knowledge in the Western Hemisphere?


19 May 2017

9:30 Introduction (Susanne Lachenicht, Gesa Mackenthun)

Discussion of Texts on History, Temporalities and Imperial Time

9:45 Aurelius Augustinus, Bekenntnisse, ed. Herman Hefele, Berlin (East): Union 1959, Book 11, 5-31. (Julien Bérard)

10:45 Donald Wilcox, The Measure of Times Past, Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, 1987, Extract: 1-50. (Kristin Skottki)

12:00 Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4/3 (Sep. 1998), 469-488. (Astrid Windus)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Lynn Hunt, Measuring Time, Making History, Budapest: Central European University Press 2008. Extract "Post Times or the Future of the Past.'" 93-133. (Alexander Bräuer)

15:00 Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood, Interventions: Toward a New Model of Renaissance Anachronism, The Art Bulletin LXXXVII 3 (2005), 403-415. (Susanne Lachenicht)

16:00 Johannes Fabian, Time and the Other. How Anthropology Makes Its Object. With a new Foreword by Matti Bunzl, New York: Columbia University Press 2002 (orig. version 1983). Extract: 71-104. (Gesa Mackenthun)

20 May 2017

9:30 Kathleen Davis, Periodization and Sovereignty. How Ideas of Feudalism and Secularization Govern the Politics of Time (The Middle Ages Series), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008. Extract: 77-102. (Stefan Weiß)

Presentation of Projects

10:30 Gesa Mackenthun (Rostock): Storied Landscapes: Colonial and Decolonial Inscriptions of the Land

11:30 Stefan Krause (Rostock): The Past Expands: (Colonial) Constructions of Time from Prehistory to Deep History

12:30 Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth): Third Space Landscapes and Time in the Natural Histories of the French Atlantic World

14:30 Stefan Weiß (Bayreuth): Fueling the panic and the recollection of preceding crises: The perception of time during the "Sepoy Mutiny" in Britain 1857

15:30 Julien Bérard (Bayreuth): Timescapes and Cartography: Representations of Space and Time in 16th-century Europe

16:30 Astrid Windus (Hamburg): Network Transcultural epistemologies: Material and sensorial dimensions of knowledge production in cultural contact zones of colonial Latin America

17:30 Alexander Bräuer (Rostock): Tiere der Urwelt: The colonial invention of a prehistoric time on German trading cards before WWI

18:30 Conclusions

Discussants: Volker Depkat (Regensburg), Michael Hauhs (Bayreuth), Alexander Knirim (Bayreuth), Kristin Skottki (Bayreuth), Annalisa Urbano (Bayreuth)


Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht
Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit
Universität Bayreuth

Contested Knowledge in the Western Hemisphere? Time- and Landscapes, 19.05.2017 – 20.05.2017 Bayreuth, in: H-Soz-Kult, 21.04.2017, <>.