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Unsettled Objects: Troubling Colonialism and Institutional Reckoning - Detailseite

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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 51731
Semester WiSe 2021/22 SWS 2
Rhythmus keine Übernahme Moodle-Link  
Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
Belegungsfristen - Eine Belegung ist online erforderlich
Veranstaltungsformat Digital


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Raum-
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer
Mo. 16:00 bis 18:00 wöch     findet statt    
Gruppe 1:
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich

Zugeordnete Personen
Zugeordnete Personen Zuständigkeit
Tinius, Jonas Leonhard , Dr.
von Oswald, Margareta , Dr.
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Master of Arts  Ethnographie: Theorie Hauptfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2019 )   -  
Master of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Hauptfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

As a new reckoning with the colonial past is, belatedly, taking shape today, former metropoles and colonies are increasingly searching for what Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy call a "new relational ethics" in response to demands for accountability, transparency, and repair for injustice past and present. This course focuses on a key element of this contemporary confrontation: the role of public institutions, particularly museums, archives, universities and related institutions whose own histories are inextricable from the colonial project. How do institutions such as natural history museums, ethnographic collections, contemporary art galleries, film archives, or libraries function as both a target of critique and a means through which former empires reckon with their colonial past? How can ingrained ways of seeing, collecting, conserving, and curating inherited from imperial modernity become inverted, subverted, and diverted? How do collections of artefacts and human remains become sites for multiple contestation of ethics, law, politics, identity, money, and, not least, anthropology itself, as both the subject and object of critique and reinvention? This course approaches imperial formations and their material remains through contemporary practices. Readings are drawn, inter alia, from anthropological theory, ethnographic studies, critical museology, postcolonial curating, and conversations with practitioners and activists. Students will pursue individual site-specific projects and there will be a focus on a comparative perspective on the cities of Berlin and New York that will also be addressed in the student-projects and a series of public webinars. The seminar will be co-taught between the Anthropology Department at the New School in New York (with Jonathan Bach) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Until December, classes will be taught jointly on zoom with the New School students. Seminars will take place in English. From January onwards, the class will continue in English (public webinars) and German (student projects and presentations) and can also - subject to Covid-regulations and student consent - take place in person in seminars at the IfEE.



Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2021/22. Aktuelles Semester: WiSe 2022/23.
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