About TransArea Studies

Mission Statement

Beyond Area Studies,
TransArea Studies point out mobile conceptions of spaces and places.

Beyond spatial history,
TransArea Studies emphasize vectorial dynamisms and processes.

Beyond traditional comparative studies,
TransArea Studies focus on border-crossing, on entanglements and multiple logics.

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09/25/2015, Conference: “Alexander von Humboldt-Tag 2015: Wissenschaft aus der Bewegung [Alexander-von-Humboldt-Day 2015: Science on the Move]“, Berlin

Program (in German):

Plate XLII, Vue du Cayambe, in: Humboldt, Alexander von ([1810-]1813): Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique. Paris: Schoell.

Plate XLII, Vue du Cayambe, in: Humboldt, Alexander von ([1810-]1813): Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l’Amérique. Paris: Schoell.

14.00: Uhr: Einführung
Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam, Akademiemitglied)

14.30 Uhr: “Zur Digitalisierung der Alexander von Humboldt-Forschung”, Tobias Kraft (BBAW), Alexander Czmiel (BBAW)

15.00 Uhr: “Alexander von Humboldt und Franz Julius Ferdinand Meyen: Zwischen Poesie und totem Zoo”, Petra Werner (BBAW)

15.30 Uhr: “Das große A und andere Fundstücke: Zur  (Un-)Ordnung in Humboldts Tagebüchern”, Ulrike Leitner (BBAW)

16.00 Uhr: Pause

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  1. 09/06/2015, Paulo Astor Soethe received Grimm Prize Leave a reply
  2. Book: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization and Textualization] “, Verlag Walter Frey 2015 Leave a reply
  3. 07/23/2015, Interview with Gerson Neumann: Hunsbucklisch – A German dialect in Brasil (Deutschlandradio Kultur) Leave a reply
  4. 06/24/2015, Lecture: Paul Michael Lützeler – The Emperor’s Matter of Priority? German Art at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis (Des Kaisers Chefsache? Deutsche Kunst bei der Weltausstellung von 1904 in St. Louis), Potsdam Leave a reply
  5. 05/27/2015, Symposium: “2nd Alexander von Humboldt Symposium: Research and Edition (Forschen und Edieren)”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  6. 05/19/2015 Colloquium: “Humboldt-Club Berlin-Brandenburg: German-language Literature in Southern Brazil”, Berlin Leave a reply
  7. 04/16/2015, International Conference: “Políticas de la crítica 2. Ideología, historia y actores de la crítica literaria”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  8. Gerson Neumann to lead new research project on “The German Literature in 19th Century Brazil. A Literature of no fixed Abode” Leave a reply
  9. Recent PhD thesis: “Transatlantisches KörperDenken. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik [Transatlantic BodyThinking. Travelling female writers of the 19th century in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean]” (2015) Leave a reply
  10. Book: “La filología como ciencia de la vida [Philology as Life Science]“, Universidad Iberoamericana 2015 Leave a reply
  11. Alexander von Humboldt: A nomad and researcher in the focus of two projects Leave a reply
  12. 02/06/2015-02/07/2015, Symposium: “New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, Cologne Leave a reply
  13. Recent PhD theses: “Weltenvielfalt [Variety of Worlds]” (2013), “Figuren des Wissens bei Alexander von Humboldt [Figures of Knowledge in Alexander von Humboldt]” (2014) Leave a reply
  14. Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014 Leave a reply
  15. Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper to lead new research project on “Science and the Spectacle of Nature” Leave a reply
  16. Recent PhD theses: “Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik [The Idea of Man in the Caribbean]” (2013), “Die Karibik zwischen enracinement und errance [The Caribbean between enracinement and errance]” (2014) Leave a reply
  17. AvH-R: Long-term editorial research project on Humboldt’s travel manuscript to start in 2015 – job opening Leave a reply
  18. Recent Edited Books: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Future Cultural Theory]” (2014), “Unfälle der Sprache [Language disasters]” (2014) Leave a reply
  19. PROBRAL program to establish research and academic training project between Potsdam and Curitiba Leave a reply
  20. Academic honours for Ottmar Ette in Germany, USA, and Mexico Leave a reply
  21. Recent Edited Books: “Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]” (2013), “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur [Publisher, Power, World Literature]” (2014) Leave a reply
  22. 10/24/2014, Symposium: “Wenn Quellen sprechen. Für eine kritische Philologie aus Perspektive der Akademie [When Sources speak. Towards a Critical Philology]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  23. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz” [Philosophy without fixed abode], Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014 Leave a reply
  24. 06/05-06/07/2014, International Conference: “Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts [The Garden as focus of cultural discourse in the 18th century]“, Landau Leave a reply
  25. 05/27/2014, Conference: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung [Horizons of Humboldt Studies]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  26. 05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin Leave a reply
  27. 04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York Leave a reply
  28. 05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  29. 03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin Leave a reply
  30. 03/12-03/15/2014, International Conference: “Expedição Langsdorff (1824-1828) [The Langsdorff Expedition]“, Cuiabá Leave a reply
  31. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German) Leave a reply
  32. 09/08-09/12/2014: “15th ALEG International Conference”, Curitiba Leave a reply
  33. 01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln Leave a reply
  34. 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries announces Openings at the University of Potsdam, Germany Leave a reply
  35. 3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries Leave a reply
  36. 11/30-12/01/2013, Conference: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization, and Textualization]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  37. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” [Landscapes of theory], konstanz university press 2013 Leave a reply
  38. 08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel Leave a reply
  39. Book: Muranyi, Heike: “Brasilien als insularer Raum. Literarische Bewegungsfiguren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  40. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Nitschack, Horst (ed.): “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  41. 07/11-07/13/2013, International Conference: “Paisajes vitales. Conflictos, catástrofes y convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe [Vital Landscapes. Conflicts, catastrophes, and conviviality in Central America and the Caribbean]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  42. 06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin Leave a reply
  43. 06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  44. 06/11-06/12/2013, International Conference: “Politik der Kritik. Ideologie Geschichte und Akteure der Literaturkritik [Politics of critique. Ideology, History and actors of literary criticism]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  45. 06/07-06/09/2013, International Conference: “LebensLust. Vom élan vital in den Künsten und Wissenschaften [Lust for Life. On the élan vital in the arts and sciences]“, Romainmôtier Leave a reply
  46. 05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones [New times, new professions]“, Madrid Leave a reply
  47. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  48. 05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  49. Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012 Leave a reply
  50. 03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach Leave a reply
  51. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Gesine Müller on TransArea Studies and the Transcolonial Caribbean (German) Leave a reply
  52. 01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum Leave a reply
  53. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (English subtitles) Leave a reply
  54. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (German) Leave a reply