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TransHumanities Summer School 2019

September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Challenging the Sites of Knowledge: Medial and pluri-medial configurations and transformations

The Summer School of 2019 analyzes and discusses present and past angles and sites of knowledge generation especially in regard to medial and pluri-medial configurations and transformations from a historical, sociological, cultural and philosophical perspective. It reflects in particular on the challenges thereof for the Humanities and the Cultural and Social Sciences regarding their role in a (post-post)modern knowledge society. How do we reclaim expertise of, and for, the Humanities – an expertise which is crucial to society, but which seems to have been in question for quite some time already? And how can we manage conversation and translation – inside and outside academia – in light of an increasing pressure to make our research visible, tangible and understandable for non-experts as well? How, for example, do we analyse the (co-)production of representations through audio-visual counter-narratives, in particular in a context of cross-cultural or post-migration settings?

Invited keynote speakers: Dr. Doris Bachmann-Medick (University Giessen); Prof. Monika Salzbrunn (University of Lausanne); Prof. Jens Schröter (University of Bonn)

The Summer School offers doctoral and postdoctoral scholars a unique opportunity to contribute to a broader discussion with their own research and ideas. We encourage applications from researchers from the humanities and the social sciences with a strong interest in theoretical debates in an interdisciplinary setting.

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September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am
September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)


Hotel Bad Muntelier-Murten
Hauptstrasse 5
Muntelier (Murten), 3286
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