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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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10/24/2014, Symposium: “Wenn Quellen sprechen. Für eine kritische Philologie aus Perspektive der Akademie [When Sources speak. Towards a Critical Philology]“, Potsdam

Symposium in honour of the 80th birthday of Martin Fontius

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference programm (PDF)

10/24/2014, Symposium: "Wenn Quellen sprechen. Für eine kritische Philologie aus Perspektive der Akademie [When Sources speak. Towards a Critical Philology]", Potsdam

10/24/2014, Symposium: “Wenn Quellen sprechen. Für eine kritische Philologie aus Perspektive der Akademie [When Sources speak. Towards a Critical Philology]“, Potsdam

The symposion in honor of Martin Fontius is presented by the Universität Potsdam and POINTS in cooperation with the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam.

Program (German)

Freitag, 24. Oktober 2014

9:30 Uhr – 11:00 Uhr

Antony McKenna (Institut Claude Longeon, St. Etienne): L’édition critique de la correspondance de Pierre Bayle

Gisela Schlüter (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Abgründige Glaubensbekenntnisse, erzwungene Retraktationen: der Fall Pietro Giannone und seine europäische Resonanz.

11:15 Uhr – 12:30 Uhr

Tobias Kraft (Universität Potsdam): Alexander von Humboldts Reisetagebücher … lesen und sprechen lassen

Jens Häseler (Universität Potsdam): Voltaire und Formey Continue reading

  1. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz” [Philosophy without fixed abode], Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014 Leave a reply
  2. 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
  3. 05/27/2014, Conference: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung [Horizons of Humboldt Studies]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  4. 05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin Leave a reply
  5. 04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York Leave a reply
  6. 05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  7. 03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin Leave a reply
  8. 03/12-03/15/2014, International Conference: “Expedição Langsdorff (1824-1828) [The Langsdorff Expedition]“, Cuiabá Leave a reply
  9. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German) Leave a reply
  10. 09/08-09/12/2014: “15th ALEG International Conference”, Curitiba Leave a reply
  11. 01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln Leave a reply
  12. 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries announces Openings at the University of Potsdam, Germany Leave a reply
  13. 3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries Leave a reply
  14. 11/30-12/01/2013, Conference: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization, and Textualization]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  15. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” [Landscapes of theory], konstanz university press 2013 Leave a reply
  16. 08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel Leave a reply
  17. Book: Muranyi, Heike: “Brasilien als insularer Raum. Literarische Bewegungsfiguren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  18. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Nitschack, Horst (ed.): “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  19. 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
  20. 06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin Leave a reply
  21. 06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones [New times, new professions]“, Madrid Leave a reply
  25. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  26. 05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  27. Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012 Leave a reply
  28. 03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach Leave a reply
  29. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Gesine Müller on TransArea Studies and the Transcolonial Caribbean (German) Leave a reply
  30. 01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum Leave a reply
  31. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (English subtitles) Leave a reply
  32. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (German) Leave a reply
  33. Promising workshop in San José sets roadmap for joint research in 2013 Leave a reply
  34. Ottmar Ette appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies Leave a reply
  35. 11/30-12/01/2012, International Workshop: “Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica”, San José, Costa Rica Leave a reply
  36. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): “Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium”, Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2012 Leave a reply
  37. Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012. Leave a reply
  38. Olivier Remaud receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to strengthen ties with the University of Potsdam Leave a reply
  39. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): “El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012 Leave a reply
  40. Book: Buschmann, Albrecht: “Max Aub und die spanische Literatur zwischen Avantgarde und Exil”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  41. Book: Müller, Gesine: “Transkoloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  42. Event Ticker: the authors of the book series “mimesis” (De Gruyter) present their recent publications in Berlin Leave a reply
  43. 06/19/2012: members of POINTS present recent books of the “mimesis” series (De Gruyter) Leave a reply
  44. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “TransArea. Eine literarische Globalisierungsgeschichte”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  45. Pedro Barceló receives the „Catedra de Excelencia“ Award Leave a reply
  46. New book on “TransArea. A literary history of globalization” by Ottmar Ette, to be published in May 2012 Leave a reply
  47. Recent POINTS activities in Madrid, Bern and Milan Leave a reply
  48. Conference Ticker “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas” Leave a reply
  49. 02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  50. 02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam [early announcement] Leave a reply
  51. Conference Ticker “El Caribe como paradigma” Leave a reply
  52. New book on the “Transcolonial Caribbean” by Gesine Müller, to be published in 2012 Leave a reply
  53. 12/09-12/10/2011, Symposium: “El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias. Les Caraïbes comme paradigme: Convivialités et Coïncidences. A TransArea Symposium.”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  54. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011 Leave a reply