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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 51706
Semester SoSe 2021 SWS 2
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Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
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Veranstaltungsformat Digital


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Gebäude Raum-
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer/-innen
Do. 10:00 bis 12:00 wöch     findet statt    
Gruppe 1:
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich

Zugeordnete Person
Zugeordnete Person Zuständigkeit
Buchczyk, Magdalena, Professorin, Dr.
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Kernfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Zweitfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Kernfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Zweitfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Eastern Europe has “long ago been imagined, discovered, claimed, and set apart” (Wolff 1994: 143). The East-West division of Europe, rooted in the logic of the Western enlightenment, has framed the region and affected livelihoods throughout the Cold War, the post-1989 shock therapy, the EU enlargement and more recently, during the Covid-19 outbreaks among Eastern European workers in Germany. This course will address this ‘invented’ yet ‘lived’ cartography and reimagine Eastern Europe through material and visual culture.

Highlighting the relations between people, images and ‘things’, the course will be structured thematically It will focus on pressing contemporary social issues, including mobilities and borders, memory and heritage, architecture and everyday life, consumption, nationalism and gender, and the Anthropocene. With examples based in the region, the course will deploy ethnographic cases, film, media, urban and curatorial methods.  Although the ethnographic focus is on Eastern Europe, the material culture approaches are very relevant for the wider research areas of European Ethnology and Social Anthropology.

The course will be taught synchronously on Zoom (TBC). The seminar will be in English as will be the readings. However, students are welcome to speak German in class as well as submit their course requirements as well as their MAPs in German. Lecture slides and notes will be available to course participants.                              

Students are encouraged to contact the lecturer about additional learning needs:




Boym, Svetlana (1994). Common places. Harvard University Press.

Drazin, A. (2002). Chasing moths: cleanliness, intimacy and progress in Romania. In: Humphrey, C., & Mandel, R. (Eds.). (2020). Markets and moralities: ethnographies of postsocialism. Routledge, 101-126.

Dzenovska, D. (2018). Emptiness and its futures: Staying and leaving as tactics of life in Latvia. Focaal, 2018(80), 16-29.

Fehérváry, K. (2002). American kitchens, luxury bathrooms, and the search for a 'normal' life in postsocialist Hungary. Ethnos, 67(3), 369-400.

Filipović, A. (2019). Three bugs in the city: urban ecology and multispecies relationality in postsocialist Belgrade. Contemporary Social Science, 1-14.

Jansen, S. (2013). People and things in the ethnography of borders: materialising the division of Sarajevo. Social Anthropology, 21(1), 23-37.

Pakier, M., & Wawrzyniak, J. (2016). Memory and Change in Eastern Europe. How Special?. Memory and Change in Eastern Europe, 1-20.

Todorova, Maria. imagining the Balkans. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Wolff, L. (1994). Inventing Eastern Europe: The map of civilization on the mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford University Press.



Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2021. Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024.
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