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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PROBRAL program to establish research and academic training project between Potsdam and Curitiba

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Universidade Federal do Paraná

The research and academic training project “Archivpelagos Literatur: deutschbrasilianische Inselwelten der Forschung” [Archi-ve-pelago Literature: German-Brazilian Island-Worlds of Research] was given a substantial grant by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (Program PROBRAL, Foundation CAPES) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Starting Januar 2015, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from the Universität Potsdam will jointly work with Brazilian colleagues from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) on literary works, authors and intellectual discourses, which have shaped processes of cultural transfer and tranformation between Brazilian and German-speaking individuals and communities since the 19th century. Continue reading

03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin

Travel Diary VIIbb/c, 410r: Sketch of Plate 51 of Humboldt's "Vues des Cordillères", outline of the Mountain Corazón, the dashed line indicating orographic snow line. In his adjacent note, Humboldt describes the location of the mountain in the surroundings of Quito. © Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK / Fotostelle

Travel Diary VIIbb/c, 410r: Sketch of Plate 51 of Humboldt’s “Vues des Cordillères”, outline of the Mountain Corazón, the dashed line indicating orographic snow line. In his adjacent note, Humboldt describes the location of the mountain in the surroundings of Quito. © Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – PK / Fotostelle

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) will celebrate the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries in an Opening Ceremony on March 4, 2014. The Travel Diaries were acquired in 2013 as a central element of the rara collection of the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). They are considered to represent the so called “second”, that is, the scientific discovery of the Americas. Humboldt’s Travel Diaries consist of approximately 4000 pages, densely annotated and filled with sketches and drawings by Humboldt. The purchase of the Travel Diaries was made possible by the generous support of several public and private sponsors.

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3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries

Last wednesday, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) announced in a press release the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries (for more information on the purchase and the German and international press reactions see avhumboldt.de).

Together with the purchase, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a joint research programm by the Universität Potsdam and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Starting in 2014, Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) will lead a research group of at least five researchers (doc and postdoc level) to work on the material, cultural, and epistemological significance of Humboldt’s travel diaries, which can be considered the foundation of what Ottmar Ette has coined as Humboldtian Writing”.

Travel Diary VIIbb/c, 410r: Sketch of Plate 51 of Humboldt's "Vues des Cordillères", outline of the Mountain Corazón, the dashed line indicating orographic snow line. In his adjacent note, Humboldt describes the location of the mountain in the surroundings of Quito. © Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK / Fotostelle

Travel Diary VIIbb/c, 410r: Sketch of Plate 51 of Humboldt’s “Vues des Cordillères”, outline of the Mountain Corazón, the dashed line indicating orographic snow line. In his adjacent note, Humboldt describes the location of the mountain in the surroundings of Quito. © Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – PK / Fotostelle

At the same time, the project includes the complete digitization of both the volumes of Humboldt’s diaries as well as the entire literary estate, currently available in the archives of the Staatsbibliothek. Taken together, both initiatives will provide a new ground for current and future research on the history of European science in the 19th century in general and Alexander von Humboldt Studies in particular.

The purchase of the travel diaries was funded by a consortium of both public and private institutions. The nine leather-bound books will be presented to the public in an official ceremony early 2014.

08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel

08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: "LebensMittel" (diaphanes) & "Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie" (konstanz university press), Basel

08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel

Event flyer (PDF)

The double feature book launch will take place at the Café Frühling in Basel. Two books will be presented:

  • Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, Veronika Sellier (Hg.): LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen. Zürich: diaphanes 2013.
  • Ottmar Ette: Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie. Paderborn: Konstanz University Press 2013.

The evening follows the motto “Musik, Gespräche, Rezept” [Music, Talks, Recipes]. Its guests are the confectioness Wencke Schmid, the artist Katja Jug, the book editors  (Ottmar Ette/Yvette Sánchez/Veronika Sellier) as well as other authors of LebensMittel.

Time: August 29, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Café Frühling, Klybeckstrasse 69, CH-4057 Basel

08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: "LebensMittel" (diaphanes) & "Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie" (konstanz university press), Basel

08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel

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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

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

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

Conference Flyer (PDF)

Conference Homepage (German)

The workshop is part of a joint research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany, and the Universidad de Costa Rica, Cost Rica, with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Introduction

This event is both a self-standing, international conference, and, at the same time, the second of two joint meetings by scholars from Germany, Costa Rica, and Honduras in order to further develop the combined research efforts. The first meeting took place in San José, Costa Rica, in late 2012.

The discussed project “Convivencia en la diferencia” seeks to analyze and better understand the intricate notion of conviviality in difference, most likely one of the most urgent issues of contemporary societies in Central America and the Caribbean in the 21st century. This is especially true as these (like all) societies are facing the challenges of a new phase of accelerated globalization, in which matters of peaceful conviviality in difference have come to a crucial point.

The conference aims at further developing an international research project that explores the cultural dimensions implied in the notion of conviviality. This will be done on three levels: theoretical framing, (trans)disciplinary methodology, and, finally, spatiotemporal specification of the phenomena to be studied.

Program

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

14:00-14:15 Ottmar Ette: Begrüßung

14:15-15:00 Werner Mackenbach (Universidad de Costa Rica): ¿Memoriales del futuro? El papel de las narrativas de la memoria en Centroamérica y el Caribe para una convivencia después de los conflictos armados Continue reading

06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin

The launch of the book LebensMIttel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen will take place at the Berlin residence of the Zürich based diaphanes independent publisher. All three editors will be present at the event in Berlin Kreuzberg: Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, and Veronika Sellier.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: diaphanes Berlin, Dresdener Straße 118, 10999 Berlin

06/19/2013, Book launch: "LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)", Berlin

06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin

Book details

Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, Veronika Sellier (Hg.): LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen. Zürich: diaphanes 2013.

256 Seiten, Broschur, zahlr. Abb.
ISBN 978-3-03734-381-4
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06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam

Conference Flyer (PDF)

Conference Homepage (German)

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) and Uwe Wirth (Justig-Liebig-Universität Gießen), together with the Institute for Latin American Studies (Freie Universität Berlin), the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Gießen) and the International Research Training Group “Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation” (Freie Universität Berlin).

06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: "Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]", Potsdam

06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam

Program (in German)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

14:30 Uhr Begrüßung Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

15:00 Uhr Uwe Wirth (Gießen): »Hybridität und Pfropfung als Kulturmodell« Continue reading

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

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference Homepage

Conference Flyer (PDF)

International Conference organized by Sergio Ugalde Quintana (UNAM, Universität Potsdam) and Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Time and Place

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

Universität Potsdam
Campus am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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

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

Program (in Spanisch/German)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9:30 Begrüßung – Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) und Sergio Ugalde (UNAM/Universität Potsdam)

9:45-11:15 Keynote – Luiz Costa Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro): “Starting from scratch or Commençons à zero” Continue reading

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

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), Veronika Sellier (Migros, Zürich), and Yvette Sánchez (Universität St. Gallen). The conference will be held at the cultural centre and artists residence L’arc – Littérature et atelier de réflexion contemporaine in the Swiss town Romainmôtier.

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]", L'arc Romainmôtier

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

Program (in German)

Friday, June 7, 2013

17:00 Uhr  – Begrüßung & Einführung: Veronika Sellier/Yvette Sánchez/Ottmar Ette
Kurze Vorstellungsrunde

17:30 Uhr – Eröffnungsvortrag Ottmar Ette: “Von der genießenden Wissenschaft zur Ästhetik der Lust. Positionen der Literatur(wissenschaft) und ihres Lebenswissens”

18:30 Uhr – Apéro & Abendessen

20:30 Uhr – José Oliver: Lesung aus seinen neuesten Büchern -  Gedichte (fahrtenschreiber) und Essays (Mein andalusisches Schwarzwalddorf) Continue reading

05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones [New times, new professions]“, Madrid

Conference Poster

Conference Homepage

Conference Flyer with abstracts (PDF)

Conference organized by the Instituto de Historia (CCHS) of the Spanish State Agency Conesjo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Time and Place

Thursday, May 30, 2013 – Friday, May 31, 2013
Sala Menéndez Pidal 0E18

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
C/Albasanz, 26-28. Madrid 28037, Spain

05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: "Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones", Madrid

05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones”, Madrid

Program (in Spanish)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

9.15 Presentación

CONCEPTOS TEÓRICOS (moderación: Agustín Guimerá)

9.30 Alicia Perea: Cambio tecnológico versus cambio social Continue reading

05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam

05/28/2013, Workshop: "Alexander von Humboldt in English", Potsdam

05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam

Humboldt workshop in Potsdam

The Alexander von Humboldt in English (HiE) research group will meet at the Universität Potsdam, Germany, for a public workshop. There will be four presentations and group discussion.

Vera M. Kutzinski (Vanderbilt University):
“Why Alexander von Humboldt in English?”

Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo (University of Texas, Austin):
“Researching Humboldt’s Intellectual Networks”

Tobias Kraft (Universität Potsdam):
“Editing Humboldt in the Digital Age”

Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam):
“Alexander von Humboldt‘s travel diaries: challenges and prospects”

Workshop flyer (PDF, 1,4 MB) Continue reading

03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference Homepage (German)

03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: "Verlag Macht Weltliteratur" [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach (© DLA-Marbach)

03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach (© DLA-Marbach)

The 3-day event is the fifth research encounter in a series of “Forschungstreffen Suhrkamp/Insel”, hosted by the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. The combined conference and young researcher’s workshop is organized by the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach and Gesine Müller (Universität Potsdam) with support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and further funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

The conference title “Publisher Power World Literature” aims to tackle several questions:

How come that some literary works turn successful and become part of the canon of world literature? What is the role of publishing strategies, translation processes, and the international book market in pushing authors and their works? Focusing on the literary networks between Germany and Latin America, both scholars and central participants of the literary field explore literary production from a transnational perspective. Continue reading

01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum

01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: "Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies", Bochum

01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference Homepage (Spanish/German)

The 3-day conference is part of a larger research project on Transandean studies, currently led by Marco Thomas Bosshard (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and Vicente Bernaschina Schürrmann (Universität Potsdam). In its theoretical framework, this symposium is the first of its kind, bringing together scholars from Mexico, Italy, Germany, USA, Brazil, the Netherlands, Bolivia, and Spain to tackle a variety of crucial questions about the region:

How is the cultural space of the Andes perceived by the politics, the societies, and the scholarship of the different countries in the Andean region? As the ones who have mainly shaped the transnacional character of the cultural Andean space, where do the indigenous communities fit in? How can this cultural space be modeled, (re)constructed, and be filled with life?

Conference Program

Thursday, January 31 2013, Tagungsraum 1, Mensa Ebene 01

10.15 hrs. Apertura del simposio: Ralf Klabunde, Decano de la Facultad de Letras

10.30 hrs. Marco Thomas Bosshard (Bochum): Introducción

10.45 hrs. Conferencia de inauguración: Ottmar Ette (Potsdam): Estudios transareales y estudios transandinos Continue reading

Ottmar Ette appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Ottmar Ette, Chair of Romance and Comparative Literature at the Universität Potsdam, was recently appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.

The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies is an inter- and transdisciplinary research institution at the Universität Bayreuth, Germany. It started its operations on October 1, 2012, focusing on “Future Africa – Visions in transformation”. The research focus “Future Africa” has a duration of four years (2012-2016) in its first stage and receives financial support from the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

The Academy’s official inauguration will take place on December 3, 2012, presenting the structure, design, and scope of its projects, activities, and research groups. Continue reading

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

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

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

The workshop is part of a joint research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany, and the Universidad de Costa Rica, Cost Rica, with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Introduction

This workshop is the first of two joint meetings by scholars from Costa Rica and Germany in order to further develop the combined research efforts. The project “Convivencia en la diferencia” seeks to analyze and better understand the intricate notion of conviviality in difference, most likely one of the most urgent issues of contemporary societies in Central America and the Caribbean in the 21st century. This is especially true as these (like all) societies are facing the challenges of a new phase of accelerated globalization, in which matters of peaceful conviviality in difference have come to a crucial point.

The workshop aims at jointly developing an international research project that explores the cultural dimensions implied in the notion of conviviality. This will be done on three levels: theoretical framing, (trans)disciplinary methodology, and, finally, spatiotemporal specification of the phenomena to be studied.

Participants

Alice Pérez, Cecilia Díaz Oreiro, Juan José Marín, Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, Ronny Viales, David Díaz, Gesine Müller, Tobias Kraft, and others.

Participating institutions

  • Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Institut für Romanistik, Universität Potsdam

together with the following departments and research groups of the Universidad de Costa Rica

  • Posgrado Centroamericano de Historia
  • Doctorado en Estudios de la Sociedad y la Cultura
  • Centro de Investigación en Comunicación (CICOM)
  • Centro de Investigación en Identidad y Cultura Latinoamericanas (CIICLA)

Introduction (in Spanish, longer Version)

El taller procurará analizar la problemática de la convivencia en la diferencia, temática que es probablemente uno de los desafíos más profundos que se presenta a las sociedades Centroamericanas y del Caribe del siglo XXI. Si bien, puede argumentarse que la convivencia es un eterno problema de la condición humana, omnipresente a lo largo de la historia e igualmente sin soluciones definitivas; no obstante, sigue siendo vigente, más aún hoy cuando se vive una nueva fase de globalización acelerada, donde este tema no se puede dejar de plantear ya que de sus posibilidades de solución dependerá, en gran parte, la supervivencia de la especie humana. Continue reading

06/19/2012: members of POINTS present recent books of the “mimesis” series (De Gruyter)

June 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstraße 23, Berlin-Charlottenburg

»Kaleidoskop der Erinnerung / Kaleidoskop der Zukunft«
Presenting the Books Series mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt (De Gruyter)

Short presentations and panel discussion with Ottmar Ette and selected authors of the book series, including Anke Birkenmaier, Albrecht Buschmann, Jenny Haase, Anne Kraume and Gesine Müller. »Kaleidoskop der Erinnerung / Kaleidoskop der Zukunft« is an event in cooperation with »Spree-Athen«.

More information

On the book series mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt

On the Literaturhaus Berlin

On Spree-Athen e.V.

Recent POINTS activities in Madrid, Bern and Milan

Recent POINTS activities have taken place in Madrid, Bern and Milan.

The activities result from cooperations between Ottmar Ette, Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper, Chelo Naranjo Orovio, Yvette Sánchez, and Dante Liano.

March 15, 2012, in Madrid

International Conference »Los imaginarios del miedo«, organized by the Instituto de Historia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CCHS-CSIC).

Opening lecture by Ottmar Ette on “La economía del miedo”. Continue reading

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam

TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. A TransArea Symposium.

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: "TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas", Potsdam

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: "TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas", Potsdam

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach (both University of Potsdam), together with Horst Nitschack (Universidad de Chile) and Alexander Jiménez Matarrita (Universidad de Costa Rica) at the University of Potsdam.

Program

February 17, 2012

Haus 12 (Obere Mensa), Am Neuen Palais

13:30-14:00 Bienvenida: Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, Horst Nitschack, Pablo Hernández

Relaciones y miradas transpacíficas

14:00-14:45 Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José): Las relaciones transpacíficas en las Américas. Un panorama en la larga duración Continue reading

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam [early announcement]

International Conference at the University of Potsdam, in cooperation with the University of Chile and the University of Costa Rica

International Conference at the University of Potsdam, in cooperation with the University of Chile and the University of Costa Rica

TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas

International Conference, organized by Ottmar Ette and Werner Mackenbach (University of Potsdam) together with Horst Nitschack (University of Chile), and Alexander Jiménez Matarrita (University of Costa Rica) at the University of Potsdam.

Conference Outline (in Spanish)

En los estudios de área América Latina tradicionalmente ha sido entendida y delimitada en sus relaciones con Europa y Norteamérica, especialmente en relación con su papel para y en las construcciones hemisféricas “occidentales”. Mientras que las relaciones entre los mundos y culturas africanos han sido ampliamente estudiadas en este contexto, es solamente hace algunos años que se ha abierto esta dimensión transatlántica para las relaciones y entrecruzamientos entre América Latina y los mundos árabes. En contraposición, las conexiones e intersecciones transpacíficas entre los mundos y culturas asiáticos y América Latina han sido escasamente analizadas. Continue reading

12/09-12/10/2011, Symposium: “El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias. Les Caraïbes comme paradigme: Convivialités et Coïncidences. A TransArea Symposium.”, Potsdam

El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias. Les Caraïbes comme paradigme: Convivialités et Coïncidences. A TransArea Symposium.

12/09-12/10/2011, Symposium: "El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias", Potsdam

12/09-12/10/2011, Symposium: "El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias", Potsdam

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach, and Gesine Müller at the University of Potsdam, sponsored by the University’s Presidential Committee.

Program

December 09, 2011

14:00-14:15 Bienvenida: Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach, Gesine Müller

El Caribe teórico

14:15-15:15 Keynote: Enrico Mario Santí (University of Kentucky, Lexington): El paradigma, o la paradoja, del Caribe

15:15-16:00 Claudia Hammerschmidt (U Jena): Corrientes del discurso caribeño o Tres vistas del amanecer en el trópico (Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Édouard Glissant, Dany Laferrière) Continue reading

09/09-09/11/2011, Summer School: “Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.”, Potsdam

Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts.

Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.

09/09-09/11/2011, Summer School: "Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.", Potsdam

09/09-09/11/2011, Summer School: "Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.", Potsdam

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach at the Universität Potsdam, sponsored by the University’s Presidential Committee.

Program

September 09, 2011

17.00–17.15 hrs. Bienvenida – Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach

17.15–18.15 hrs. Impulso - Ana Pizarro (Santiago de Chile): Flujos en la construcción del discurso

18.15–20.45 hrs. Lectura - Julio Escoto, Dante Liano, Alan Mills (moderación: Werner Mackenbach)

21.15 hrs Cena

September 10, 2011

09.30–10.30 hrs. Impulso - Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José, Costa Rica): Las lógicas mestizas en América Central

10.30–11.15 hrs. Anne Kraume (Potsdam): Península, península. Convivencia en Yucatán durante la guerra de castas Continue reading

06/29-07/01/2011, Symposium: “weltweit worldwide. living together – Archipele als Erprobungräume globalen ZusammenLebens”, Berlin

06/29-07/01/2011, Symposium: "weltweit worldwide. living together - Archipele als Erprobungräume globalen ZusammenLebens", Berlin

06/29-07/01/2011, Symposium: "weltweit worldwide. living together - Archipele als Erprobungräume globalen ZusammenLebens", Berlin

weltweit – worldwide. living together – Archipele als Erprobungräume globalen ZusammenLebens

A TransArea Symposium

International Conference presented by the Institute for Romance Studies at the University of Potsdam and the Ibero-American Institute (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin. Sponsored by the DFG-Emmy Noether Junior Research Grou, the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam Research Network (pearls).

Program

June 29, 2011

18:00 Address of welcome – Peter Birle (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut PK)

18:15 Address of welcome – Gesine Müller und Ottmar Ette

18:30 Jorge Volpi (México D.F.): Archipiélagos literarios. América Latina, las batallas de lo universal y lo local (Moderation: Gesine Müller)

19.30 Discussion and Lecture with Wilfried N´Sondé (Brazzaville/Berlin) and Khal Torabully (Port Louis, Mauritius): Zwischen Leopardenkindern und Coolitude (Moderation: Ottmar Ette) Continue reading

02/03/2010: PoTZ Lecture with Mónica Albizúrez and Presentation of a Research Project with Lotta Petersmann

PoTZ - Potsdamer Themengruppe Zentralamerika (Potsdam Research Group Central America)

PoTZ - Potsdam Research Group Central America

February 3, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Institut für Romanistik, University of Potsdam, Campus Golm

PoTZ Lecture: “Sociabilidad y literatura guatemalteca del siglo XIX: entre el escándalo de los criollos y la obediencia ladina”

Dr. Mónica Albizúrez (Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala)

Presentation of the Research Project: “Die Rolle zentralamerikanischer Literatur in der Posguerra: Eine Analyse am Beispiel der Romane Insensatez und El material humano

Br. Lotta Petersmann (University of Potsdam)

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: “TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Berlin/Potsdam

TransitAreas - Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: "TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Berlin/Potsdam

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: "TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Berlin/Potsdam

International Symposium and theory workshop concerning models of conviviality (Zusammenleben) in Central America and the Caribbean at the Ibero-American Institute (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin) and the University of Potsdam.

Program

January 27, 2010: Ibero-American Institute

13:00 Introduction: Alexandra Ortiz Wallner und Gesine Müller

TransitAreas en la historia

13:15 Gesine Müller (Universität Potsdam): El concepto del Gran Caribe como desafío desde la Independencia: representaciones en literaturas francófonas e hispanófonas

13:45 Héctor Pérez Brignoli (Universidad de Costa Rica): Hacia una cartografía vectorial de Centroamérica y el Caribe

14:15 Jorge Duany (Universidad de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico): Las diásporas caribeñas desde una perspectiva transnacional comparada Continue reading

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik - eine Inselwelt im Fokus kultureller Transferprozesse im 19. Jahrhundert

International Conference at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin in collaboration with the Universität Potsdam and the DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German  Research Foundation)

Programm

Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2009

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

18:00 Uhr: Eröffnung und Begrüßung: Susanne Stemmler (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Einführung: Gesine Müller, Moderation: Ottmar Ette

Lesung und Gespräch mit Louis-Philippe Dalembert (Lesung aus dem Roman L’autre Face de la Mer/Jenseits der See (2008) sowie aus Dalemberts neuem Roman Le roman de Cuba (2009).)

Lesung der deutschen Übersetzungen: Nina Kronjäger

Freitag, 10. Juli 2009

Kuba im Kaleidoskop Karibik

9:00 Opening Lecture Roberto González Echevarría (Yale University): Fiestas y el origen de la nación cubana: Francisco de Anselmo Suárez y Romero Continue reading

02/06/2009, Symposium: “Trans*Chile”, Potsdam

Trans*Chile

C ultura H istoria I tinerarios L iteratura E ducación

02/06/2009, Symposium: "Trans*Chile", Potsdam

02/06/2009, Symposium: "Trans*Chile", Potsdam

The International Symposium “Trans*Chile” was held in the context of celebrating the research partnership between the Humanities of Universität Potsdam (Germany) and Universidad de Chile (Chile).

Trans*Chile was sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaft, the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung, and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Programm

9.00 Uhr Comienzo

Bernhard R. Kroener, Decano de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras: »Palabras de bienvenida«

Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam): »Trans*Chile: Presentación« Continue reading

01/15-01/17/2009, Conference: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere”, Nashville

Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere

01/15 -01/17/2009, Conference: "Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere", Nashville, USA

01/15 -01/17/2009, Conference: "Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere", Nashville, USA

Working Conference at the Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, USA

SPONSORS:

Center for the Americas + Alexander von Humboldt Foundation + Gerda Henkel Foundation + Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Atlanta Office + Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt + Department of History at Vanderbilt + Department of English at Vanderbilt

ORGANIZERS:

Vera Kutzinski, Vanderbilt University
Ottmar Ette, University of Potsdam
Laura Dassow Walls, University of South Carolina

THURSDAY 15 of January 2000

7 p.m. Opening Reception at Buttrick Hall Atrium

8 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Vera M. Kutzinski English and Comparative Literature, Vanderbilt, USA

Lutz Goergens Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Atlanta Office

Keynote by Ottmar Ette: “TransTropics: Alexander von Humboldt’s constructions of the American Hemisphere” See the video lecture on Ottmar Ette’s keynote
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08/06-08/07/2007, Workshop: “Circulación transatlántica del conocimiento en tiempos de modernización(es) interdependiente(s): un esbozo para futuros TransArea Studies Alemania/Europa – Costa Rica/Centroamérica”, San José

Héctor Pérez Brignoli (Universidad de Costa Rica), Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), Volker Fink (German Ambassador in Costa Rica), Anne Gercke (DAAD, Costa Rica)

Héctor Pérez Brignoli (Universidad de Costa Rica), Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), Volker Fink (German Ambassador in Costa Rica), Anne Gercke (DAAD, Costa Rica)

This workshop was organized by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), PD Dr. Werner Mackenbach (Universität Potsdam – Universidad de Costa Rica), and Dr. Henning Jensen (Vicerrectoría de Investigación de la Universidad de Costa Rica). Entitled »Circulación transatlántica del conocimiento en tiempos de modernización(es) interdependiente(s): un esbozo para futuros TransArea Studies Alemania/Europa – Costa Rica/Centroamérica«, the workshop was financed by the DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and located at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica.

The Press Bulletin of the Universidad de Costa Rica states (Spanish quote): Continue reading

12/21/2006, Symposium: “Caribbean(s) on the Move – Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe – Les Antilles en mouvement.”, Potsdam

Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement – A TransArea Symposium

12/21/2006, Symposium: "Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement.", Potsdam

12/21/2006, Symposium: "Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement.", Potsdam

International Conference on Caribbean Literature at the University of Potsdam

Program

9.15 Kick-off

Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam): »Begrüßung und Eröffnung der Tagung«

A. James Arnold (University of Virginia, USA): »La Caraïbe dans tous ses états: Taking the Lid off the Literary Caribbean«

Janett Reinstädler (HU Berlin): »La répétition interrompue: Representando la decentralización del Caribe en el tiempo de la Revolución Francesa«

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

Nick Nesbitt (USA): »Ideas on the Move. The Haitian Revolution and the Atlantic World« Continue reading

07/16/2006, Conference: “Zirkulation des Wissens – Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas”, Potsdam

This workshop-conference was presented by the inter-institutional project “Circulation of Knowledge. Transregional Studies” by the Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin in cooperation with the Research Network ForLaBB (Forschungsverbund Lateinamerika Berlin-Brandenburg).

Zirkulation des Wissens - Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas. Ein interdisziplinärer Workshop der TransArea Studies an der Universität Potsdam

Conference: "Zirkulation des Wissens. Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas", Potsdam

Conference: "Zirkulation des Wissens. Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas", Potsdam

Program (in German)

9.00 Uhr

Marianne Braig (Lateinamerika-Institut FU Berlin): »Thematische Einführung«

Stefan Rinke (Lateinamerika-Institut FU Berlin): »Nationale Erinnerungen in Lateinamerika: Transformationen, Rekodifikationen und aktueller Gebrauch«

Timo Obergöker (Universität Potsdam): »Wege des Virus. Syphilis als transnationales Phänomen.« Continue reading

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: “ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch”, Berlin

ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: "ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch", Berlin

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: "ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch", Berlin

A transdisciplinary workshop, hosted by the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin), with the participation of Luis Fayad (Colombia), Nathalie Handal (USA), Alberto Ruy-Sanchez (Mexico), Lisa Suhair Majaj (USA), Susana Romano-Sued (Argentina), and Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

Research Goals

The workshop intends to develop new models of transcultural dynamics, beyond essential identity concepts, in the transatlantic network of relations. Research’s long established, overriding perspective is still focused on present, isolatable political, historical, or literary phenomena, and considers anything outside these fixed categories as an exception to the rule. What has long been considered an “exception” should, in context with globalized and partly asymmetrically running processes of communication, be placed at the core of study and thus be seen as a “rule.” Continue reading

12/03-12/04/2004, Conference: “ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe”, Berlin

ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe.

03/12-04/12/2004, Conference: "ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe", Berlin

03/12-04/12/2004, Conference: "ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe", Berlin

International Conference, Reading and Roundtable organized by Ottmar Ette, Friederike Pannewick, Andreas Pflitsch, and Felicitas Hentschke at the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin Dahlem.

Research Statement

We will make “Arab-American” literatures the subject of study in all their diversity. Since these literatures have been undergoing significant changes, the work methods, readings and interpretative approaches developed over the years cannot be taken as fixed constants and applied without further questioning. Categories such as “national-” or “world literature” are only effective to a limited degree and in specific contexts. Our goal is to search for adequate intellectual categories, the “in between” and the crossovers of national and world literature. The workshop “ArabAmericas” will seek alternatives amidst transregionally constituted cultures. Continue reading