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

Promising workshop in San José sets roadmap for joint research in 2013

The workshop was organized by the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica

The workshop was organized by the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica

Researchers from different universities of Costa Rica, Honduras, and Germany met during a two-day workshop (11/30-12/01/2012) in San José, Costa Rica, to outline the roadmap for a joint international research project to be financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation). The workshop was both of strategical and academic nature, with several presentations of individual and group research activities by different participants.

With several internal deadlines to further specify the character of the research project “Convivencia en la diferencia”, the workshop participants agreed on the terms for the second meeting, this time in Potsdam, Germany, to be held from July 4, to July 6, 2013.

Continue reading

Conference Ticker “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”

1st day, 02/17/2012
(Ticker by Tobias Kraft)

1:30 p.m. - Ottmar Ette, Horst Nitschack, Pablo Hernández, and Werner Mackenbach inaugurate the international TransArea Conference “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas.”

 Nos reunimos aquí en esta conferencia, que forma parte de una serie de conferencias transareales, para seguir repensando lo que se conoce como “area studies” desde una perspectiva diferente. (Ottmar Ette)

 Mas allá de lo económico, lo que hace falta en las relaciones transpacíficos – es decir, las relaciones en las AsiAméricas – es profundizar y comprender con mayor calidad las relaciones culturales. (Horst Nitschack)

Reanudamos con esta conferencia una cooperación entre Berlin y Brandenburgo (en el contexto de ForLaBB) y lo ampliamos por las cooperaciones existentes entre Potsdam y Costa Rica (UCR) y Chile (U de Chile). (Werner Mackenbach)

2:00-2:45 p.m. – Opening the conference’s first panel Relaciones y miradas transpacíficas, Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José) discusses “Las relaciones transpacíficas en las Américas. Un panorama en la larga duración”. Specifying the inmense distances of the Pacific as maritime space and region of negotiated borders, Pérez Brignoli shows different images of the most important Pacific islands. Discussing historical cartography by Waldseemüller and Guamán Poma de Ayala in comparison to Chinese maps, Brignoli points out the very diverse strategies of declaring/depicting center/periphery. With the aid of several geopolitical maps, Brignoli examines the Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, and English maritime expansions in the Pacific from the 15th to the 19th century. In the 20th century eventually, the United States of America become the principal constituent of political, economic and military power in the (Trans-)Pacific, consolidating its 19th century expansion and annexation strategies (Alaska, Carribean protectorate, the Philippines, Hawaii, Panama Canal). In the 21st century, “el nuevo dato es la expansión china en el Pacífico y las Américas”, as Brignoli states. The Chinese export has given a new prominence to the Panama Canal as point of distribution towards Mercosur, the US Westcoast and Canada.

2:45-3:30 p.m. – In their joint lecture, Marianne Braig and Barbara Göbel (Berlin) discuss “Relaciones socio-económicas transpacíficas: ¿Nuevos espacios de desigualdades interdependientes?”. Their lecture has two objectives: 1) to analyze the Latin American-Chinese economic relations as an example of transregional interdependences, and 2) to exemplify its ecological costs.

Image of the City of Yiwu (simplified Chinese: 义乌; traditional Chinese: 義烏; pinyin: Yìwū) is a city of about 1.2 million people in central Zhejiang Province near the central eastern coast of the People's Republic of China.

Image of the City of Yiwu (simplified Chinese: 义乌; traditional Chinese: 義烏; pinyin: Yìwū) is a city of about 1.2 million people in central Zhejiang Province near the central eastern coast of the People's Republic of China.

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

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

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

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