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KWI NEWS 3/2024

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NEW CALLS

Fellowships & CfP

CfA: KWI International Fellowships and Thyssen@KWI Fellowship

Join us at KWI! Calls have just been posted for the next round of KWI International Fellowships and the Thyssen@KWI Fellowship (April 2025 to September 2025). Application deadline for KWI International Fellowships is 30 August and for the Thyssen@KWI Fellowship 13 September 2024. 



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CfP “Das war's. Praktiken und Ästhetiken des Aufhörens”

The call is out for contributions to a workshop on practices and aesthetics of coming to an end, taking place at KWI 6–7 March 2025. The aim is to explore problems of closure and stopping in different conceptual fields and social contexts, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Submission deadline is 12 July.



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FROM THE INSTITUTE

Digital Edition of Tönnies' Letters is Online

We are delighted to announce that the digital edition of the letters of Ferdinand Tönnies is now online in an initial version. This project is being conducted at KWI by Uwe Dörk and Alexander Wierzock with funding from the DFG, in cooperation with three other institutions. Accompanied by critical commentary and fully searchable, the digital edition sheds new light on Tönnies' life and work as one of the founding figures of German sociology, in correspondence stretching over an eventful fifty years (1873–1935) and addressing many of the most significant intellectuals of the time.

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  JULY HIGHLIGHTS

 
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KWI BLOG

Current Series and Preview

Current Series

Under the heading “Quellen des Mangels”, ten recent contributions explore experiences of scarcity in diverse cultural forms. These texts came out of a seminar held by Stefan Höhne (KWI) and Maren Möhring (Universität Leipzig). Our climate series continues until July, with 20 texts in total, and a podium discussion on writing about climate crises will be held at KWI on 2 July with authors Kathrin Röggla and Mirjam Wittig.

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Guilty Pleasures Sneak Preview

Setting the stage for our next annual theme of “Guilty Pleasures”, the KWI blog currently features summer reading tips from the institute's team that invite you to reflect on your own guilty pleasures – and maybe even share them.

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Foto: Jacqueline Wardeski, Website: www.wardeski.com

Female Photoclub NRW Opens “Sichverbinden” 

The exhibition “Sichverbinden” (Connecting) celebrated a well-attended opening in Düsseldorf on 18 May, with works by 13 members of the Female Photoclub NRW and KWI/AiE Fellow Fatemeh Rezaie as guest. KWI's Anja Schürmann provided curatorial support. After an extended run, the exhibition closed on 2 June.


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UPCOMING EVENTS 

June – 

September 2024 

Colloquium
The colloquium provides a platform to present and discuss ongoing as well as emerging research projects. In addition to projects within KWI – including the work of our new fellows – it is open to guest lectures that tie in with the institute's research agenda.

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Wenn und Aber: Kulturtechniken der Verflachung und ihr schöpferisches Potenzial. Was verbindet Tätowierungen, Schriften, Interfaces und generative Medien?
20 June 2024, 18:00 (CET), KWI 
Speaker: Sybille Krämer
Moderator: Mona Leinung

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Panel Discussion: Bilder unter Verdacht. Forensische Lektüren und ihre Rhetoriken der Evidenz
26 June 2024, 18:00 (CET), KWI & ZOOM
Speakers: Roland Meyer, Katja Müller-Helle, Sylvia Sasse, Steffen Siegel, Anja Schürmann

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Panel Discussion: Klimakrisenschreiben
2 July 2024, 18:00 (CET), KWI
Speakers: Solvejg Nitzke, Simon Probst, Kathrin Röggla, Mirjam Wittig
Moderators: Laura Reiling, Kris Decker

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Book Presentation: Blumen und Brandsätze. Eine deutsche Geschichte, 1989–2023
3 July 2024, 18:30 (CET), KWI
Speakers: Klaus Neumann, Jan Philipp Reemtsma
Moderator: Danilo Scholz

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Panel Discussion: Ostdeutschland literarisch
4 July 2024, 18:30 (CET), KWI & ZOOM
Speakers: Stephan Pabst, Kerstin Stüssel
Moderator: Roxanne Phillips

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Lecture: Du sollst Danke sagen. Eine kurze Geschichte der Dankbarkeit
9 July 2024, 18:00 (CET), KWI & ZOOM
Speaker: Jürgen Dinkel
Moderator: Danilo Scholz

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Workshop: Das unverfügbare Selbst
5–7 Sept 2024, KWI 
Organizer: Alexander Wierzock

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Lecture: Intermediaries, Translators, and Mediators. The Making of World Authorship
10 Sept 2024, 18:00 (CET), KWI
Speaker: Gisèle Sapiro
Moderator: Paul Buckermann

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Discussion: Embodied Ethnography in the Global Cultural Economy
17 Sept 2024, 16:00 (CET), KWI
Speakers: Ashley Mears, Tommy Tse, Aimi Muranaka
Moderator: Minwoo Jung

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Workshop: Was war Faschismustheorie? Epistemologie, Poetik und Medialität einer heterodoxen Gattung
18–20 Sept 2024, KWI
Organizers: Stefan Höhne, Morten Paul

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Lecture: Faschismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Brauchen wir neue Theorien?
As part of the workshop
“Was war Faschismustheorie?

19 Sept 2024, 18:30 (CET), KWI
Speakers: Luce deLire, Alex Demirović, Tatjana Söding
Organizers: Stefan Höhne, Morten Paul


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NEW RELEASES

 

“Entspannte Verhältnisse” by Danilo Scholz 


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“Über Hochschulproteste 2024/1968” by Morten Paul 


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“Kaum auszudenken” literature column by Hanna Engelmeier 


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Geistliche im Konzentrationslager Sachsenburg edited by Felix Dümcke and Anna Schüller


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Challenging Anthropocene Ontology: Modernity, Ecology and Indigenous Complexities by Elisa Randazzo and Hannah Richter 


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“Political action in planetary times: Extinction activism, Anthropocene ontopolitics, indigenous complexities” by Elisa Randazzo and Hannah Richter 


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“'sehr klein, vom Polarkreis durchzogen' – Eine Insel ergehen, Islandhoch, Grimsey” by Laura M. Reiling in Räume als Gattungscodes? Die deutschsprachige Novelle im Topographical Turn


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“Ferdinand Tönnies’ Emerging School: Academic Sociability and the Awakening of Gemeinschaft” by Alexander Wierzock in The Concept of Community from a Global Perspective

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