01/29/2016 Symposium: “Metaphorologie der Tropen: ein transareales Symposion [Metaphorology of the tropics: A transareal Symposium]“, Potsdam.

Metaphorologie der Tropen [Metaphorology of the tropics], A transareal symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Robert Müller’s Novel “Tropen: Der Mythos der Reise (1915)”

A conference of “PROBRAL Archivpelagos Literatur: deutschbrasilianische Inselwelten der Forschung” (CAPES/DAAD/Universität Potsdam/Universidade Federal do Paraná).

Friday, 29th January 2016, 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Universität Potsdam, Campus am Neuen Palais, Haus 8, Foyer

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the novel “Tropen: Der Mythos der Reise (1915)”, the symposium is dedicated to the work of Austrian expressionist and activist Robert Müller (1887-1924), who contributed in a unique way to the literary processing of globalization by means of his studies on the Americas. Within the research project “Archi(v)Pelagos Literatur: deutschbrasilianische Inselwelten der Forschung”, bilaterally supported by the Brazilian Foundation CAPES and the German DAAD, the aim of the conference is to concretize the dialogue between Romance Philology (Romanistik) and German Philology (Germanistik) in Brazil and Germany by discussing the “Metaphorology of the tropics” as it can be received in Müller’s novel, as well as by updating and expanding this concept within the context of contemporary works and theories.

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09/06/2015, Paulo Astor Soethe received Grimm Prize

Literary scholar and expert on the work of the Mann brothers Thomas and Heinrich to receive award.

 

The Brazilian Humboldtian Paulo Astor Soethe has been chosen by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to receive this year’s Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize. The award comes with EUR 10,000 and a one-month research stay in Germany for the literary scholar.

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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

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«

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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.

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