Nachwuchskonferenzen

Moral Norms and Sanctions

(Eva Buddeberg/Achim Vesper)

Moral norms are generally seen as having primacy over norms of other kinds.  This primacy is based on the assumption that moral norms override other types of norms, such as juridical, cultural, or aesthetic norms in cases of conflict.  Nevertheless, there are different understandings concerning the question of what accounts for moral norms’ authority.  While some philosophers defend the view that the source of the moral “ought” is justification by reason, other philosophers suggest that “ought-ness” is brought about by means of sanctions.  Consequently, it is controversial whether the primacy of moral norms is due to reason independent of sanctions or if it is due to the strength of the sanctions that accompany moral norms.

For positions that trace the existence of moral norms to sanctions, the distinction between internal and external sanctions is crucial.  External sanctions consist in punishment and reward, accomplished through social instruments; inner sanctions, which can help explain moral behavior when violations are not perceived and punished by others, are characterized by feelings of guilt and the loss of self-respect.  However, fundamental objections are raised against a conception of morality based on either kind of sanction.  According to the rival model, moral obligation comes about by means of features of reasons.  Indicative of this position is the fact that moral demands are addressed not only to conscience but also to reason.

Samstag, 24.10.
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14.00-14.45 Uhr    
Julia Hermann (Florenz): Die Praxis als Quelle des moralischen Sollens

14.45-15.30 Uhr   
Michael Kühler (Konstanz): „Might makes right“. Zur unzureichenden Möglichkeit, in einer Theorie sanktionskonstituierter moralischer Normativität zwischen legitimer und illegitimer Sanktionierung unterscheiden zu können

15.30-15.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

15.45-16.30 Uhr   
Norbert Anwander (Berlin): The Duality of Moral Norms. Reasons for Actions and Reasons for Sanctions

16.30-17.15 Uhr   
Michael von Grundherr (München): Notwendigkeit und Nötigung: Zum Zusammenspiel von Rechtfertigung und Sanktionen

Sonntag, 25.10.
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9.00-9.45 Uhr   
Karl Christoph Reinmuth (Greifswald): Zum begrifflichen und argumentativen Zusammenhang zwischen Regeln und Sanktionen

9.45-10.30 Uhr   
Frank Brosow (Mainz): Wie sanktioniert man Selbstmordattentäter?

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.30 Uhr   
Florian Zimmermann (Konstanz): Normexistenz und Normdurchsetzung

11.30-12.15 Uhr   
Mario Brandhorst (Göttingen): Morality, Obligation and Reasons for Action

12.15-13.00 Uhr  
Mittagspause

13.00-13.45 Uhr   
Lisa Herzog (Oxford): Die Entstehung moralischer Normen in Smiths Theorie des unparteiischen Beobachters

13.45-14.30 Uhr   
Otmar Kastner (Wien): Moralische Normen und ihre Rechtfertigung

14.30-14.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

14.45-15.30 Uhr   
Jan Renker (Freiburg): Normen, normative Ordnungen und ihre Geltungsgründe im lebensweltlichen Vollzug sowie in philosophischer Reflexion

15.30-16.15 Uhr   
Andras Szigeti (Budapest): The Value of Responsibility

Sanctioned Justifications: Censorship and Hegemony

(Dagmar Comtesse)

The effect of historical context on the development, persistence, and change of justificatory apparatuses can be looked at from different perspectives.  By focusing on the effect of sanctions—understood as censorship and other mechanisms of hegemony—it is possible to observe that the justifications of normative orders are conditioned by power constellations and domination.  Censorship, as a political instrument by which a society controls publications and speech, is a part of establishing asymmetries of power and hegemony.  The question is therefore twofold: First, what are the effects of censorship and hegemony on structures of justification?  Second, in what way do other mechanisms of sanction affect structures of justification?

This panel focuses on the connection between censorship and justification in relation to the development, repression, and production of justifications of new normative orders.  Censorship, both in the past and at present is of interest, and thus both history and political science are relevant disciplines.  Empirically oriented approaches—with, for example, concrete demonstrations of how censorship and other sanctions affect a particular justificatory structure or practice, or studies of the publication practices of different societies—are of interest as well.  At the same time, hegemony also implies discourse analysis, discourse history, and discourse ethics.  The subtle or violent power of discourses can be looked at by analyzing the use and omission of certain terms, arguments, or ideas, which influence possibilities of thinking and acting.  Thus the formation and control of justification in discourse could be the subject of these more theoretical approaches.

The addressees of this panel are therefore young academics in history, political science, philosophy, linguistics, or media sciences.  Especially feminist and postcolonial approaches can exemplify the impact of discourse power on justification narratives.  The same extraordinary critical perspective can be found in the history and philosophy of science.

Sonntag, 25.10.
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9.00-9.45 Uhr   
Cordelia Heß  (Stockholm): Was heilig ist, bestimmt der Papst? – Freiwillige Selbstzensur in spätmittelalterlichen Kanonisationsprozessen

9.45-10.30 Uhr   
Mechthild Hetzel (Frankfurt/Innsbruck): Dass nicht sein kann, was nicht sein darf – Hegemonie und Diskurse epistemologischer Rechtfertigung

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.30 Uhr   
Alexander Weiß (Hamburg): Zensur als Sprachspiel: demokratietheoretische Überlegungen nach Chantal Mouffe

11.30-12.15 Uhr   
Frieder Vogelmann (Frankfurt): Im Namen der Öffentlichkeit: Transparenz als Selbstzensur

Commentator: Martin Nonhoff (Bremen)

Normative Implications of the Subprime-Mortgage Crisis

(Manuel Wörsdörfer)

The present global economic and financial crisis has caused a shift in the parallelogram of forces connecting market and state.  The Smithian confidence in the self-regulating capabilities of the market seems to be shaken.  The somewhat exaggerated “neoliberal” faith in market forces that until recently prevailed has given way to a likewise exaggerated faith in the state’s regulatory powers.  Thus we have seen an unforeseen renaissance in regulatory policy and the ordering power of the state.  The goal of the panel is to evaluate on the basis of the ordoliberal research program the systemic character of global economic crises—i.e. their causes, processes, and implications—and in such a manner to make a contribution to current politico-economic debates at a European and international level.

The panel is mainly concerned with the following questions: Can analogies between the financial and world economic crisis of 1929-1933 and today’s crisis be identified?  Is a (re-) assessment of the relationship between market and state, and between Smithian, Keynesian, and Marxist economic policy necessary?  In what respect can recommendations for a European regulatory policy be derived?  And finally: How might international financial institutions be reformed to achieve a sustainable adjustment of the financial markets, and what would those reforms look like?

Samstag, 24.10.
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9.00-9.30 Uhr   
Carsten Burhop (Bonn): Rechtsnormänderungen und die Finanzmarktkrise von 1873

9.30-10.00 Uhr   
Nils Goldschmidt (München): Die geldtheoretischen und geldpolitischen Vorstellungen im Ordoliberalismus

10.00-10.30 Uhr   
Diskussion

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.15 Uhr   
Oliver Arentz (Köln): Genese von Blasen auf Märkten – eine Untersuchung am Beispiel des US-amerikanischen Immobilienmarktes

11.15-11.45 Uhr   
Myrto Pavlidis (Frankfurt): Are there Tendencies for Protectionism or Regionalism in Times of Financial Stress? An Empirical Investigation

11.45-12.15 Uhr   
Diskussion

12.15-14.00 Uhr   
Mittagspause

14.00-14.30 Uhr   
Joachim Zweynert (Hamburg): Das Ende des Neoliberalismus? Anmerkungen zur Krise aus ordnungspolitischer Sicht

14.30-15.00 Uhr:   
Florian Möslein (Berlin): Contract Governance und Corporate Governance im Zusammenspiel: Lehren aus der globalen Finanzkrise

15.00-15.30 Uhr   
Diskussion

15.30-15.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

15.45-16.15 Uhr   
Wolf-Gero Reichert (Frankfurt): Das Ethos des Investmentbankings und seine Implikationen für eine prudentielle Regulierung

16.15-16.45 Uhr   
Thorsten Busch (St. Gallen)/Alexander Lorch (St. Gallen): Wachstumszwang und Krise: Ordnung und Bürgersinn zusammen denken

16.45-17.15 Uhr   
Diskussion

Diskutanten: Thorsten Fath (Frankfurt), Ekkehard Köhler (Freiburg), Helge Peukert (Erfurt), Johannes Zoephel (Frankfurt)

System of Rule and Religion in the Early Modern Period

(Therese Schwager)

Religion, and in particular the biblical text, was an important basis of the norms and values used both to legitimate systems of rule and to dispute claims to power in the early modern period.  The “Bible as political argument” helped to justify and to deny (new) normative orders.

Within the historical framework of the debates in European estate assemblies in the early modern period, the hypothesis—which this panel will explore—is that sanctions played a lesser role in shaping and confirming normative orders than did political-theological language.  Case studies aimed at testing this hypothesis—focusing on the sacral legitimation of power and the theological or natural law foundations of resistance to power—are welcomed.

Finally, the European panorama of conflicts within the estate assemblies leads to the more general question of whether and to what extent the issue of religion and politics can be approached with the categories of “sanctions” and/or “narratives of justifications.”

Sonntag, 25.10.
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13.00-13.30 Uhr   
Lena Oetzel (Salzburg): Religion, Parlament und Königin: Herrscherkritik bei Elisabeth I. von England (1558-1603)

13.30-14.00 Uhr   
Hannah Smith (Oxford): „Last of all the Heavenly Birth“: Queen Anne and Sacral Queenship

14.00-14.30
Diskussion

14.30-14.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

14.45-15.15 Uhr   
Maciej Ptaszyński (Warschau): Der Freiheitsbegriff in den Rechtfertigungsnarrativen der polnischen Protestanten im 16. Jahrhundert

15.15-15.45 Uhr   
Stephanie Frank (Chicago): As the Church is to God, so the National Assembly is to France: Parallels in the Justificatory Narratives of Malebranche and Sieyès

15:45-16:15
Diskussion

 

Conceptualizing Global Orders

(Friedrich Arndt)

Normative orders are based on a systematic connection of norms that legitimize a societal structure.  They “serve the justification of claims of validity and, based on this, of authority and a certain distribution of goods and life chances” (as this Excellence Cluster’s proposal puts the point).  Traditionally, the democratic nation-state has been seen as a unified, constitutionally circumscribed normative order, while the normative content of the international level—characterized by the absence of a world constitution or similar governing forces—was considered to be comparatively thin.  However, especially since the end of the Cold War, this situation has been undergoing a process of change and new constellations of international, transnational, supranational, and global normative orders have been emerging—normative orders whose relations to each other, in comparison to domestic standards and owing to their often uncoordinated emergence, can typically be characterized as overlapping, fragmented, and irregular.

This panel seeks to elaborate on the possibilities of conceptualizing and classifying the multiplicity of normative orders beyond the nation-state; to describe those normative orders’ interrelationships; and to address the critical role of both sanctioning mechanisms and processes of justification as part of their interactions and dynamic development across time.

We therefore invite contributions conceptualizing this phenomenon theoretically or analyzing it empirically (particularly with an eye toward the practical interactions of two or more normative orders).  Proposals may come from the field of international relations or any of a variety of related disciplines.

Sonntag, 25.10.
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9.00-9.20 Uhr   
Sandra Destradi (Hamburg): Regions as Normative Orders? Norm Diffusion and Norm Clashes in a Multi-Level Context

9.20-9.40 Uhr   
Ulf Kemper (Duisburg-Essen): Politische Legitimität im Wandel – Reflexionen zur Demokratisierung des politischen Raumes jenseits des Nationalstaats

9.40-10.00 Uhr   
Bastian Loges (Braunschweig): Gekommen, um zu bleiben? Die Entstehung der „Responsibility to Protect“ und die Beratungen des UN-Sicherheitsrats

10.00-10.30 Uhr   
Diskussion

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.05 Uhr   
Henrik Schillinger (Bamberg/Duisburg-Essen): Die Politik der Gerechtigkeit – Die symbolische Kraft von Normen und der Wandel globaler  Ordnungen

11.05-11.25 Uhr   
Andreas von Staden (Darmstadt)/Angela Marciniak (Darmstadt): Ordnungspluralismus und politische Legitimität

11.25-12.15 Uhr   
Diskussion

Translation of “Normative Orders” and the Limits of Translation

(Sakine Subasi-Piltz)

As anthropologists and philosophers, we ask: How can we, standing within our own native normative orders, gain insight into and knowledge about other normative orders, whose sanctions and justifications we cannot interpret, and whose structures do not make sense to us?  Moreover, how can we justify using sanctions to enforce our normative orders against other normative orders, thus pitting our understanding of justice and fairness against other vocabularies of justification?  In philosophical and anthropological discourses, there has been a long debate in this context about “translation.”  At the present time, the “translation” debate centers on post-colonial theory, and our panel should touch on that body of theory as well.

If we try to analyze “translation” within and between normative orders, a question of methodology arises: What are the differences of process between how insiders decode normative orders and how outsiders decode them?  It is important to know how the different translation processes work and how the act of translation influences the content of what is translated.  Thus two different questions are presented: (1) How can we, standing within one normative order, describe another?  (2) How is it possible to create new narratives of justification that can be translated into multiple normative orders—such as universal human rights?

Since questions about mediation between different normative orders arise in interdisciplinary contexts (including international law and politics, history, and studies of global justice), we would be pleased to receive a broad variety of papers.

Sonntag, 25.10.
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13.00-13.30 Uhr    
Jeanette Ehrmann (Frankfurt): Traveling, Translating and Transplanting Human Rights  – zur  Kritik  der Menschenrechte  aus  postkolonial-feministischer Perspektive

13.30-14.00 Uhr    
Stefan Skupien (Berlin): Rückgriff  auf  Tradition(en):  Kwasi Wiredus  Konsensethik  als Übersetzungsleistung

14.00-14.30 Uhr   
Sarah Speck (Berlin): Übersetzungen  von  Mutterschaft. Postkolonialer Transfer von Wissen in den SOS-Kinderdörfern

14.30-14.45 Uhr      
Kaffeepause

14.45-15.15 Uhr    
Riem Spielhaus (Berlin): Feministische  Ansätze der Koranhermeneutik zum Thema „häusliche Gewalt“

15.15-15.45 Uhr   
Nikita Dhawan (Frankfurt): Comment

15.45-16.15 Uhr   
Susanne Schröter (Frankfurt): Comment

Narratives of Justification and Sanctions in Development Cooperation

Development cooperation has become the dominant form of relationship between the rich countries of the north and the poor countries of the south.  The history of the economically motivated and morally justified engagement of the north dates back to the times of early enlightenment.  Up until today, ideals and moral concepts developed by the donor countries shape these relationships to a large extent.  Noncompliance with the donor countries’ principles generally provokes sanctions, ranging from admonishment to, in extreme cases, military intervention.  Narratives of justification do not emerge independently from processes of negotiation with the south.

This panel explores the narratives of justification that govern the relationships between rich and poor countries.  What impact do they have beyond their effects on direct state intervention?  How do local actors interpret, appropriate, exploit, or reject them?

The panel welcomes young scholars from all disciplines studying issues of cooperation between countries of the north and the south.  Of particular interest are strategies of the south and their influence on the formation of normative orders in the north.

Please send proposals and questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals should be approximately 500 words. The deadline is 6 July 2009. Where necessary, some funding can be provided for travel and lodging expenses. See also www.normativeorders.net.

Processes of Norm Diffusion: Cross-Cutting the International and Local Level

(Linda Wallbott/Lisbeth Zimmermann)

The creation of regulation at the international level aimed at local governance processes gives rise to direct consequences on local normative orders and locally held norm-sets.  Yet the distinction between the international and the local level and the direction of norm diffusion is not so clear-cut: While local actors often refer to different “genuine” local norms, indigenous practices are at the same time often justified locally by reference to international human rights norms.  Many more examples of such a cross-cutting of the international and local level can be identified.

This panel addresses these tensions between norm formulation, promotion, and reception at multiple levels of governance.  It aims to bring together perspectives on norm diffusion from the disciplines of political science and international relations (which are most visibly concerned with collectively binding norm promotion activities) and social-cultural anthropology (which focuses on the micro-processes of the production, reception, appropriation of, and resistance to norms).

The panel addresses the following questions, focusing on the connection between international norm-makers and the local contexts of relatively undeveloped economies (the non-OECD world): How can we conceptually capture processes of norm-diffusion?  How do local actors react to the normative requirements they are confronted with by international actors, and under what conditions do such confrontations lead to an internalization of norms, their rejection, or their modification at the local level?  Of special interest in this context are the role of sanctions versus persuasion in the justificatory process.  Finally, are there also examples of bottom-up norm diffusion in which the roles of norm-taker and norm-giver are interchanged?

The panel invites empirical contributions concerning “successful” or “unsuccessful” processes of norm diffusion, as well as theoretical conceptualizations of such processes from both political science and social-cultural anthropology.  Papers that combine the two perspectives are especially welcome.

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9.00-9.20 Uhr   
Katharina Glaab (Münster)/Stephan Engelkamp (Münster): „Reisrituale“ und „GM-Food“. Normdiffusion in Indien und Südostasien zwischen Mythen und diskursiven Praktiken

9.20-9.40 Uhr   
Malte Gephart (Hamburg): Herausforderungen für die Anti-Korruptionskampagne im Spannungsverhältnis zwischen internationaler und lokaler Ebene

9.40-10.00 Uhr   
Sarah Fichtner (Mainz): Education for All and All for Education – Processes of Norm Diffusion in Benin’s Primary Education Sector

10.00-10.30 Uhr   
Diskussion

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.05 Uhr   
Claudia Hofmann (Berlin): NGOs als Normenhändler: Die Sozialisierung nichtstaatlicher Gewaltakteure in der Konfliktbearbeitung

11.05-11.25 Uhr   
Katja Mielke (Bonn): Aufeinanderprall und Diffusion von Normen in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit am Beispiel Nordostafghanistans

11.25-12.15 Uhr   
Diskussion

The Scope of Principles of Justice

(Julian Culp/Ulrike Meyer)

Political philosophers defend highly divergent views concerning the scope of principles of justice.  Some restrict the application of principles of justice to the legal relations between persons, which are characterized by the use of coercion.  Others argue that principles of justice are to be applied to all relationships between persons, even if these relations lack any type of institutionalization.  A third position between these two extremes limits the applicability and thus the scope of justice principles to the existence of relationships of power between persons.

This panel aims at examining the moral significance of institutionalized relations between persons for the justification of a conception of the scope of principles of justice.  Are such principles limited in scope by state boundaries, or do they also apply internationally, transnationally, and/or globally?  And if they do apply internationally, transnationally, and/or globally, how, if at all, should their content be adapted?  At the limit, is it possible to draw conclusions regarding the systematic relationship between the conditions of application, the content, and the normative sources of the principles of justice?

Samstag, 24.10.
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9.00-9.45 Uhr
Clara Brandi (Florenz): Global Public Goods and Bads, Constraints on Autonomy and the Scope of Justice

9.45-10.30 Uhr    
Maria Paola Feretti (Bremen)/Christoph Broszies (Frankfurt): Equality at Home and Abroad

10.30-10.45 Uhr    
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.30 Uhr    
Malte F. Ipsen (Oxford): Global Power and the Scope of Principles of Justice

11.30-12.15 Uhr    
Eszter Kollar (Rom): „Case by Case“ – Political Constructivism

12.15-14.00 Uhr   
Mittagspause

14.00-14.45 Uhr   
Henning Hahn (Kassel): Humanitäre Pflichten und transnationale Gerechtigkeitspflichten. Zur Praxis einer unklaren Unterscheidung

14.45-15.30 Uhr    
Tamara Jugov (Berlin): Justice in Failed States? Towards a Power-based Practice-dependent Account of Justice

15.30-15.45 Uhr    
Kaffeepause

15.45-16.30 Uhr    
Jörg Löschke (Bonn): Die Reichweite von Gerechtigkeitsprinzipien und schutzwürdiger Güter

16.30-17.15 Uhr    
Andreas Busen (Hamburg): Solidarität und die Adressaten der Gerechtigkeit

Minority Issues: Justification Narratives and Normative Orders

(Heike List/Ayelet Banai)

Classical minority conflicts emerged from the tension between a political order based on the nation-state and the struggles of minorities within the nation-state for self-determination and autonomy.  The ambivalence of this relationship between nationalism and democracy was brought forcefully to consciousness again after the end of the Cold War era by the violent (re-)formation of new states.  The question of legitimate political rule within the framework of an international political system of nation-states also arises in ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse societies with regard to new minorities or immigrants.  Countries with large numbers of immigrants also increasingly face the challenge of accommodating the claims of ethnic minorities and their members to an autonomous way of life and a fair distribution of goods, education, and political participation.

Theories of nationalism, historical studies of state- and nation-building processes, and political or philosophical debates about multiculturalism all suggest different normative conceptions and justifications for the behavior towards minorities.  These are highly contested.  What models and institutional approaches can accommodate minority conflicts peacefully?  Should they be based on the minority as a whole or on its individual members?  Should they aim at assimilation or pluralization of a society?  How can the claims of minorities be justified and their relationship to fundamental normative concepts like equality, liberty, democracy, and justice be analyzed?  With regard to the more general topic of the conference “justifications and sanctions,” the panel should also ask: On what level, by what actor, and with what means can these norms be enforced, as there is a significant difference between the non-juridical social dimension of multicultural norms and their institutionalization in the political system and its laws.


Sonntag, 25.10.
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09:00-09:15 Uhr   
Introduction

I Regional Orders and Minority Rights


09:15-09:45 Uhr   
Jörg Kemmerzell (Darmstadt): Regional Parties between Minorities Protection and Territorial Self-government

09:45-10:15 Uhr   
Maria Dicosola (Sienna): States and Minorities in the Countries of Former Yugoslavia: Accommodating Diversity between Nation Building and European Integration

10:30-10:45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

II Minority Rights in Historical Perspective

10:45-11:15 Uhr   
Fulya Memisoglu (Nottingham): Formation of Normative Orders and the Legacy of Past Policies: Minority Rights Protection in Greece and Turkey

11:15-11:45 Uhr   
Frederic Spagnoli (Trento): The Case of Ladins, Mòcheni and Cimbri or How Some Forgotten Peoples Suddenly Became of Crucial Importance

11:45-12:15 Uhr   
Stephan Stach (Leipzig): Die Rolle staatlicher und nichtstaatlicher Institutionen bei der Entwicklung und Aushandlung von Konzepten zur Minderheitenpolitik in der Zweiten Polnischen Republik (1918-1939)

12.15-13.00 Uhr   
Mittagspause

III Minority Rights for Migrants

13:00-13.10 Uhr
Intermediate Results and Discussion

13:10-13:50 Uhr   
Patricia Stošić (Frankfurt): „Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund“: Rechtfertigungsstrategien der Bildungsbenachteiligung im Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft, Politik und Medien

13:50-14:30 Uhr   
Radostin Kaloianov (Wien): Diskriminierung und Verspätung – zwei prototypische Problemlagen von MigrantInnen

14:30-14:45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

IV Boundaries and Migration

14:45-15:15 Uhr   
Anuscheh Farahat (Heidelberg): Wer hat Angst vor Inklusion? Die unmittelbare Berechtigung von Migranten als Voraussetzung ihrer gesellschaftlichen Inklusion

15:15-15:45 Uhr   
Tobias Schwarz (Berlin): Die Logik der Integrationspflicht. Zur Normenkonstruktion im deutschen Ausweisungsrecht

15:45-16:15 Uhr   
Concluding Remarks

Capital Punishment: The Roots of America’s Support and Germany’s Opposition

(Joshua Kleinfeld)

In Germany, capital punishment is constitutionally prohibited at the federal level and commonly regarded as a human rights violation.  In the United States, capital punishment is constitutionally permitted, 35 states and the federal government have passed legislation implementing it, and about 3,300 prisoners currently await execution.  A difference so dramatic, particularly between two of the leading legal systems of the Western world, calls out for explanation.  Why have America and Germany diverged so dramatically in their stances toward capital punishment?  What are the roots of the divergence?

On one level, this is a question about how Germany and the United States came to have such different stances toward capital punishment—a causal question that calls for a sociological or historical response.  But on another level, this is a question about the ideas standing behind capital punishment in the United States and against capital punishment in Germany—a philosophical question about justice.

Samstag, 24.10.
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9.00-9.30 Uhr   
Joshua Kleinfeld (Frankfurt): Toward a Theory of Capital Punishment

9.30-10.00 Uhr   
Lutz Eidam (Hamburg): Capital Punishment in Germany and the United States: Historical Roots and Current Arguments

10.00-10.30 Uhr    
Gabriel Mendlow (New Haven): Capital Punishment and Moral Uncertainty

10.30-10.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

10.45-11.15 Uhr   
Questions & Answers, Moderator and Panelists

11.15-12.15 Uhr   
Questions & Answers, Audience and Panelists

Diskutant und Moderator: Benjamin Steiner

Is Criminal Law a Proper Instrument with which To Come to Terms with the Past?

(Milan Kuhli)

This panel will deal with the impact of criminal justice on post-conflict peace-building.  The topic comprises international criminal courts as well as national criminal courts.  In particular, the question will be whether and how criminal justice and sanction are able to promote post-conflict reconciliation—that is, the building-up of a new social order.  Are the supposed benefits of punishment—e.g., preventing the falsification of history and avoiding the establishment of collective guilt – really the effect of the sanction or actually the effect of the trial?  Is there any alternative solution to the use of criminal sanctions, such as the declaration of amnesty?  Furthermore, the panel will deal with the problem of whether punishing large-scale violence might be in conflict with the principle of non-retroactivity or the requirement of personal guilt.

Samstag, 24.10.
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14.00-14.45 Uhr    
Vasco Reuss (Frankfurt): Über die Unmöglichkeit eines Strafzwecks „Vergangenheitsbewältigung“

14.45-15.30 Uhr   
Benno Zabel (Leipzig): Zwischen Ordnung und Geschichte: Orientierungsstrategien des Strafrechts

15.30-15.45 Uhr   
Kaffeepause

15.45-16.30 Uhr   
Sabine Swoboda (Passau): Didaktische Dimensionen internationaler Strafverfahren

16.30-17.15 Uhr   
Mayeul Hiéramente (Freiburg): Renationalisierung des Völkerstrafrechts?

Young Researchers' Conference

Normative Orders: Justification and Sanctions

23 - 25 October 2009
Goethe University Frankfurt/Main / Campus Westend


Normative orders are those orderings of norms and values that legitimate society’s structures of authority and distribution of life chances. The general character of such orders is disputed, however. One point of view holds that such orders are narrowly connected to the ability to impose sanctions.  Another holds that their justification and narratives of justification are the key elements. The aim of this first young researchers’ conference is to clarify the relation of justifications and sanctions. They are both central for the evolution, the implementation and the preservation of normative orders. Yet, about their interplay we know very little.

We are especially pleased to gather more than 60 young researchers from 35 universities and nine countries in Frankfurt, and we are looking forward to the discussions in eleven thematically different inter-disciplinary panels.

Conference schedule:

Friday,
23-Oct-09

IG 411

5.30 pm

Welcoming and Introduction

Micha Brumlik: Der Apostel Paulus und seine Kritik am Gesetz. Ist diese Kritik aller Normativität begründet?

Saturday,
24-Oct-09

IG 1.314 IG 254 IG 1.411 IG 457
9.00 am -
12.15 pm

The Scope of Justice I

Processes of Norm Diffusion Capital Punishment: Support and Opposition

Normative Implications
of the Sub-
prime-
Mortgage
Crisis I

2.00 -
5.15 pm
The Scope of Justice II Moral Norms and Sanctions I Criminal Law and Coming to Terms with the Past Normative Implications
of the Sub-
prime-
Mortgage
Crisis I
I
Casino 1.811/1.812
6.00 pm

Ursula Wolf: Welchen Sinn hat das moralische Sollen?

Sunday,
25-Oct-09

IG 1.314 IG 254 IG 1.411 IG 457
9.00 am -
12.15pm
Minority Issues and Justification Narratives I Moral Norms and Sanctions II Censorship and Hegemony

Conceptual-
izing Global Orders

1.00-
4.15pm
Minderhei-
tenpolitische
Rechtferti-
gungsmuster
II
Moral Norms and Sanctions III Translation of Normative Orders System of Rule and Religion


Programme: click here (pdf, German)

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Young Researchers' Conferences

The Young Researchers' Conferences of the Cluster of Excellence invite young researchers to present their research to an interested professional audience. Organized by doctoral students and postdocs of the Cluster of Excellence the Young Researchers' Conferences are thus an ideal forum for young academics.



Young Researchers' Conference 2019
Die Zeit des Kapitals

10-11 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past events:

Young Researchers' Conference 2016
Digital <Dis>Orders
17-19 November 2016

Young Researchers' Conference 2015
The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowldege Production and Society
13-14 November 2015

Young Researchers' Conference 2014
Borders of Orders - Grenzziehungen, Konflikte und soziale Ordnung
28-29 November 2014

Young Researchers' Conference 2013
Practices of Critique
5-7 December 2013

Young Researchers' Conference 2011
The dynamics of normative orders - persistence, motion, rupture
18-19 November 2011

Young Researchers' Conference 2010
Norms in Conflict
3-5 December 2010

Young Researchers' Conference 2009
Normative Orders: Justification and Sanctions

23-25 October 2009

Young Researchers' Conferences - Chronicle

The Young Researchers' Conferences of the Cluster of Excellence invite young researchers to present their research to an interested professional audience. Organized by doctoral students and postdocs of the Cluster of Excellence the Young Researchers? Conferences are thus an ideal forum for young academics.

Past events:

Young Researchers' Conference 2015
The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowldege Production and Society
13-14 November 2015

Young Researchers' Conference 2014
Borders of Orders - Grenzziehungen, Konflikte und soziale Ordnung
28-29 November 2014

Young Researchers' Conference 2013
Practices of Critique
5-7 December 2013

Young Researchers' Conference 2011
The dynamics of normative orders - persistence, motion, rupture
18-19 November 2011

Young Researchers' Conference 2010
Norms in Conflict
3-5 December 2010

Young Researchers' Conference 2009
Normative Orders: Justification and Sanctions

23-25 October 2009

Young Researchers' Conference

Norms in Conflict

2nd Annual Graduate Conference by the Cluster of Excellence
3-5 December 2010

Plakat NachwuchskonferenzDisputes over culture, collective identity, moral concepts, or political convictions are only some examples of how conflicts arise in the course of social transformation. In these conflicts norms are implicitly or explicitly renegotiated and reshaped, while the time, place, course, and extent of these conflicts are themselves shaped by norms. This fundamental interplay between norms and conflicts is the focus of this year’s interdisciplinary graduate conference initiated by the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’.

The aim of the conference is to examine from both theoretical and empirical perspectives the relationship between norms and conflicts as well as their manifold forms of expression. To this end we have invited graduates from the fields of philosophy, law, political science, history, anthropology, African, Islamic and Scandinavian studies, economics, sociology and theology to engage with us in dialogue.

In a total of 24 interdisciplinary panels we will discuss the interrelationship between norms and conflicts with over 70 graduates from over 35 universities in nine countries.

We look forward to a fruitful and stimulating conference.

The event is open to all interested members of the public. Please register in advance at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference Schedule: click here (pdf)

List of Panels: click here (pdf)

For further Information (Accommodation, Conference Location etc.): click here (pdf)

3rd Annual Graduate Conference by the Cluster of Excellence

The dynamics of normative orders - persistence, motion, rupture

18-19 November 2011, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

This year’s Graduate Conference will take place from 18-20th November in Frankfurt/Main. It is dedicated to the dynamics of normative orders and aims at bringing together graduate students and junior researchers in disciplines such as philosophy, law, political science, history, anthropology, economics, sociology, and religious studies.

Normative orders, which legitimize the basic structures of societies and the interaction between societies, appear in various constellations, which range from codified rules to informal mechanisms of regulation. At the same time, orders shall not be thought of as being static, as they actually reside between persistence, motion and break-up. It is exactly those dynamics that will be in the focus of the Graduate Conference. In three sections (persistence, motion, rupture) we will ask:

What does set (normative) orders in motion and when is there rupture (when can one actually speak of ‘broken orders’)? What is the relation between a change of norms and the dynamic of a normative order? How, under what conditions and whit which effect do orders influence each other? And what does the stability or change of normative orders imply for their legitimacy?

This year's guiding theme will be discussed in a total of 12 interdisciplinary panels, which are compiled into the 3 sections 'persistence', 'motion', and 'rupture', with contributions of more than 50 graduates from national and international universities.

There is no conference fee. We are looking into possibilities to provide a limited number of travel grants to participants, but currently we are unable to make any commitments.

Please register with your name and institution in advance at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fourth International Young Researchers' Conference

Practices of Critique


5-7 December 2013


Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"


Poster (pdf): click here...

Program (pdf): click here...







Lecture on 5 December 2013
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer-Lescano (University of Bremen):
"Between Force and Violence. A Critique of Law in World Society"

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Lecture on 7 december 2013
Prof. Dr. Banu Bargu (SOAS, University of London/New School for Social Research):
"Why Did Bouazizi Burn Himself? Fatal Political Action as Embodied Critique"

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Practices of critique are intertwined with normative orders in manifold ways. They contain and refer reflexively to critical contentions, and they can enable as well as suppress critique. On the one hand, critique can draw on the justificatory basis of normative orders. On the other, such an immanent critique always harbors the danger of contributing to the reproduction of the conditions it questions. Further, critical practices of social movements and theoretical interventions are often confronted with the argument that there is no uncontaminated position from which to formulate critique. Accordingly, the question arises as to what forms critique can assume and under what historical, political and social conditions critique can appear at all. In this context it is essential to reconstruct the theoretical foundations of critique and power structures as well as the practices in which both are instantiated.

The conference will tackle this complex with 25 panels from a variety of disciplines. There will also be plenary lectures by Andreas Fischer-Lescano (University of Bremen) and Banu Bargu (SOAS, University of London) as well as a roundtable discussion featuring Robin Celikates (University of Amsterdam), Juliane Rebentisch (HfG Offenbach), Teivo Teivainen (University of Helsinki) and Sonja Buckel (Kassel University):

Please see the full program or visit http://www.normativeorders.net/en/events/young-researchers-conferences for more information. Attendance is free but limited. Please register until December 2, sending your full name and institutional affiliation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with  "100 Jahre Goethe-Universität" and the involvement of "Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach"



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Program:

Thursday, 5 December 2013, Casino 1.801, 6-8pm

Opening Lecture

Between Force and Violence. A Critique of Law in World Society
Andreas Fischer-Lescano (University of Bremen)

Welcoming address by Klaus Günther (Co-Speaker, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Followed by reception

This event marks the beginning of the series “Traditions and Perspectives of Critique”, organized by Nicole Deitelhoff, Christopher Daase and Thorsten Thiel as part of the GU 100 Celebrations.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Building Normative Orders EG.01, 9.30-11am

Dogmatik – Apologie oder Kritik von Normativität

Panel convenors: Matthias Goldman, Dana Schmalz

Discussants: Franz Ebert, Matthias Goldmann, Christoph Krenn, Dana Schmalz

Markus Patberg (Hamburg): Verfassungspolitik und rationale Rekonstruktion

Martin Russell Varga (Tübingen): Juristische Dogmatik als Mittel der Herrschaft und Herrschaftslegitimation

Katharina Isabel Schmidt (Yale): Der Formalismus-Mythos im deutschen und amerikanischen Rechtsdenken des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts

Michaela Hailbronner (Heidelberg, Yale): Dogmatik - eifersüchtige Geliebte


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 9.30-11am

Negotiating Dissensus. Frontiers of Political Critique (bilingual)

Panel convenor: Aylin Zafer

Discussant: Aylin Zafer

Kolja Lindner (Berlin, Paris): Laizismus provinzialisieren

David Dilmaghani (Bordeaux): The Grimace of the Revolt. A post-Hegelian contribution

Alexandros Alexandropoulos (London): Nietzsche, the status of critique, commitment and dissensus democracy


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 9.30-11am

Revolution and Reflection: 1789 and beyond

Panel convenors: Mareike Kajewski, Louise Zbiranski

Discussant: Mareike Kajewski

Friedemann Pestel (Freiburg): Reflections in the Emigration from France: Ideas of Continuity in Response to the French Revolution (1789-1814)

Ori Rotlevy (Tel Aviv): Barricades and Revolution – Marxist Reflections on a Critical Relationship

Damian J. Rosanovich (Jena): Between Marat and Napoleon: Hegel's Interpretation of the French Revolution


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.02, 9.30-11am

Religion and Critique

Panel convenors: Aletta Diefenbach, Thomas Kuhn

Discussants: Markus Faltermeier, Maren Freudenberg, Petra Tlcimukova

Maren Freudenberg (Berlin): The Emerging Church Movement in the USA as a critique of 20th century American religion

Markus Faltermeier (Munich): Natural Law and the Social Order: The Emergence of an American Catholic Critique of Capitalism between 1880 and 1920

Petra Tlcimukova (Olomouc): New Religious Movements and it´s Critique of Modern Society – ISCON, Universe People and SGI in Czech Republic


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.01, 11.15am-12.45pm

(Non-)Compliance and Critique

Panel convenors: Andreas Corcaci, David Roth-Isigkeit

Discussant: Samir Alatovic

Mathias Poertner (Berkeley): Institutional Capacity for Compliance: Domestic Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Domenica Dreyer (Bonn): Non-compliance as Reason of State - lessons from border policy practices in EU member states


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 11.15am-12.45pm

Knowledge and Action

Panel convenor: Andreas Müller

Discussants: Claudia Czingon, Andreas Müller

Hauke Behrendt (Stuttgart): Rationale und moralische Kritik

Fabien Truong (Paris): High Social Theory Meets Lowly Social Reality. Teaching Bourdieu in the Parisian Banlieue

Rosa Koumari (Berlin): Kritik als epistemische Untugend


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 11.15am-12.45pm

Freiheit und Kritik

Panel convenors: Katia Backhaus, Michael Holldorf

Discussants: Guido Barbi, Nicklas Baschek, William Callison

Nicklas Baschek (Hamburg): Jargon der Ernsthaftigkeit

Guido Barbi (Munich): Freiheit und Gegebenheit: Grenzen und Voraussetzungen des kritischen Individuums

William Callison (Berkeley): Foucaults Untersuchung und Kritik der politischen Rationalität


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.02, 11.15am-12.45pm

Praktiken der Kritik nach dem Arabischen Frühling

Panel convenor: Nadia Ouerghemmi

Discussant: Leonie Holthaus

Jan Wilkens (Hamburg): Problematiken und Verhältnis zwischen ‚Aufbegehren’ in der WANA Region und ihrer Beobachtung

Youssef Dennaoui (Bonn): Protest und der Wandel normativer Ordnungen im Kontext des arabischen Frühlings

Regine Schwab (Berlin): Kritik als Hindernis für gesellschaftliches Lernen? Der Fall des (post)-revolutionären Ägypten


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.01, 2-3.30pm

Legal Indeterminacy in International law and Contemporary American Constitutional Law

Panel convenors: Michel de Araujo Kurth, Hanne Weismann

Discussants: Michel de Araujo Kurth, Hanne Weismann

Nina Reiners (Potsdam): Indeterminacy as a chance for NGOs’ involvement in international law-making

James Fry (Hong Kong): Cleaved International Law through the Indeterminacy of Tertiary Rules

Sebastian Dregger (Ingolstadt-Eichstätt): The Problem of Indeterminacy in Contemporary American Constitutional Thought


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 2-3.30pm

Die Kritik auf der Leinwand – Darstellungsformen von Rechtfertigung

Panel convenors: Judith-Frederike Popp, Jochen Schuff

Discussant: Judith-Frederike Popp

Sebastian Seidler (Berlin): Erschütternde Kritik - Körperliche Erfahrung und Kritik im Kino am Beispiel von Gaspar Noés Irréversible

Christoph Büttner (Constance): Alles authentisch, nichts politisch?– Neuere deutsche Kino-Blicke auf die „Volksgemeinschaft“

Falk Bornmüller (Magdeburg): Moralisches Wissen und sich darstellende Rechtfertigung im Film


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 2-3.30pm

Democracy in Theory and Practice – or both?

Panel convenor: Ronan Kaczynski

Discussant: Steven Klein

Fabian Anicker (Düsseldorf): The Pitfalls of the Ideal Speech Situation – Reconsidering Habermas

Richard Milner (Cork): Approaching a Reconstructive Critique of the Response to the Irish Economic Crisis

Sabrina Engelmann (Darmstadt): Democracy Protection as a Non-Ideal Democratic Theory

Naveh Frumer (New York): Impasses of Injustice: Social Diagnosis versus Normative Analysis in Contemporary Critical Theory


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.02, 2-3.30pm

Coping with Critique – The Reaction of International Organizations to Normative Contestation

Panel convenor: Lisbeth Zimmermann

Discussant: Sara Dezalay

Andrej Lang (Berlin): How do national courts matter?

Johannes Gunesch (Jerusalem): The UNDP response to the Egyptian uprising

André Nunes Chaib (Paris): Representation and Participation: A Critique of the Position of non-state Actors within International Organizations


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.01, 4-5.30pm

Kritische Rechtsbetrachtungen: Wohin zielt ihre Kritik und worauf zielt die Kritik an ihnen?

Panel convenors: Jonas Heller, David Roth-Isigkeit, Benedict Vischer

Discussant: Dr. iur. Isabelle Ley

Carlos Becker (Frankfurt/Main): Gegen das Recht? Demokratie und Widerstand in der neuen französischen Philosophie

Esther Neuhann (Berlin): Zeitstrukturen des Rechts. Über die Möglichkeit einer kritischen Theorie der Gerechtigkeit

Klass Hendrik Eller (Paris): Rechtskritik durch Vertrag. Zum transformativen Potential transnationaler Privatregimes


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 4-5.30pm

Kritik der politischen Kunst

Panel convenor: Anne Kersten

Discussant: Anne Kersten

Sebastian Löwe (Halle): „Politkitsch!“ – Zur diskursiven Funktion des Kitsch-Urteils am Fall der 7. Berlin Biennale (2012)

Andrea Sakoparnig (Berlin): Das Politische der Kunst

Anne Gräfe (Frankfurt/Oder): Die Politische Differenz in der Kunst

Maria Magdalena Ludewig (Berlin): Ausgestellte Haut als Offensive der ungeschützten Kritik


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 4-5.30pm

Sociology of Critique (bilingual)

Panel convenor: Thorsten Thiel

Discussant: Andreas Busen

Stefanie Bognitz (Halle): Dispute as Critique

Ole Pütz (Bielefeld): Linking Argument and Reflexivity in Interaction: The Case of Anti Nuclear Power Groups

Lisa Knoll (Hamburg): Der Disput und seine Vermeidung


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.02, 4-5.30pm

Work and Precarity

Panel convenors: Franziska Müller, Patrick Sachweh

Discussant: Franziska Müller

Cyprien Tasset (Paris): Precarious knowledge workers as a critical class

Ondřej Lánský (Prague): Genealogy of Labor and Relevant Social Practices

Martin Nový (Brno): Illusion of Reality and Reality of Abstraction: To Adorno’s Sociological Method


Friday, 6 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 6-7.30pm

HFG short film

KRITIK/CRITIQUE

composed by Rotraut Pape, HFG Film/Video.


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 9, 9.30-11am

Lecture
Why Did Bouazizi Burn Himself? Fatal Political Action as Embodied Critique
Banu Bargu (SOAS, University of London)


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.01, 11.15am-12.45pm

Transnationaler Konstitutionalismus zwischen Herrschaft und Kritik

Panel convenor: Kolja Möller

Discussants: Johan Horst, Daniel Loick, Kolja Möller

Pola Cebulak (Brussels/Geneva): Die Rolle des richterlichen Aktivismus des EuGH in der pluralistischen Architekur des globalen Rechts

Hannah Franzki (London): Internationales Strafrecht und staatliche Souveränität

Mareike Gebhardt (Regensburg): Die Ausgrenzung des Anderen


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 11.15am-12.45pm

Other Voices, Other Critique? Critical Knowledges Otherwise

Panel convenor: Johanna Leinius

Discussant: Harpreet Cholia

Luis Manuel Hernández Aguilar (Frankfurt am Main): Changing Meanings-New Practices: The Multidirectional Critique of the Independent Totonac Organization (OIT)

Gyunghee Park (Cork): The Cosmopolitanisation of Memory: 'Comfort Women' and the Politics of Remembering

Daniela Hrzán (Berlin): Moving Beyond Legacies of Colonialism: “Practices of Critique” in Discourses about Female Genital Cutting since the 1990s

Federico Oliveri (Pisa): Migrant Activism and the Future of Citizenship: How Border Struggles Produce Critical Knowledge and Reshape Normative Orders


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 11.15am-12.45pm

Von Shitstorms und Empörungswellen – Gründe und Abgründe der Internetkritik

Panel convenor: Matthias Kettemann

Discussant: Matthias Kettemann

Tom Poljanšek (Stuttgart): Eine Kritik kritischer Praxis

Jennifer Eickelmann (Bochum): Shitstorms und Geschlechterordnung

Theresa Züger (Berlin): Digitaler ziviler Ungehorsam – DDoS als kritische Praxis?


Saturday, 7 December, Building Normative Orders 5.02, 11.15am-12.45pm

Politiken der Unsicherheit, Kritik der Sicherheit

Panel convenor: Jannik Pfister

Discussant: Jannik Pfister

Anna Kern (Marburg): Nicht immer schlimmer, sondern immer anders

Kerrin-Sina Arfsten (Freiburg): Widerstand in Politiken der Unsicherheit

Christoph Burmeister (Frankfurt/Oder): Der hausgemachte Terrorist. Über das Regieren (mit) der Angst im Präventionsstaat seit '9/11'


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Normative Orders EG.01, 2-3.30pm

Critical Theory and Global Justice: Justice, Law and Democracy Beyond the State

Panel convenor: Malte Ibsen

Discussant: Julian Culp, Malte Ibsen

Nele Kortendiek (Duisburg-Essen): Democratising Global Social Justice

Johannes Schulz (Frankfurt/Main): Towards a Habermasian Internationalism?

Ardevan Yaghoubi (Oxford): Three Kantian Questions about International Law

Wulf Loh (Stuttgart): Collective Self-Determination – A Normative Reconstruction of International Law


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 2-3.30pm

Krise und Kritik im Banken- und Finanzwesen

Panel convenors: Claudia Czingon, Lisa Herzog

Discussant: Lukas Hofstätter

Matthias Thiemann (Frankfurt am Main): Wie begrenzt man Regulierungsarbitrage? Kritische Dialoge und die Rolle lokaler "compliance officers"

Falk Lenke (Bremen): Kampf ums Vertrauen: Legitimationsstrategien deutscher Banken seit der Finanzkrise

Sarah Lenz (Frankfurt/Main): Ethische Banken


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 2-3.30pm

Normativität der Sozialkritik I: Sozialphilosophische Begründung der Sozialkritik

Panel convenors: Aletta Diefenbach, Victor Kempf

Discussant: Victor Kempf

Sebastian Bandelin (Marburg): Kritik als Aufklärung praktischer Widersprüche

Oleksii Viedrov (Kiev): Zu Robin Celikates’ Begriff der Sozialkritik

Samuel Müller (New York): Die Vortäuschung kultureller Übersetzung. Zum Verhältnis von religiösen zu säkularen Sinngehalten in der kritischen Theorie von Jürgen Habermas


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders EG.02, 4-5.30pm

Pathologies, Loneliness and Therapy: Relations between Psychology and Critique

Panel convenor: Marina Martinez Mateo

Discussant: Greta Wagner

Janosch Schobin (New York): Laments of Loneliness as Social Criticism? Analysing Public Confessions of Desolation

Naveen Kanalu (Nice, Frankfurt am Main): Critique and Clinique as Epistemologies: French Perspectives on Contemporary Social Theoretic Analysis

Alexander Hirschfeld (Bamberg): Governing the Mind: Burnout - Danger or Risk?


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Building Normative Orders 5.01, 4-5.30pm

Normativität der Sozialkritik II: Soziologische Perspektiven auf Sozialkritik

Panel convenors: Aletta Diefenbach, Victor Kempf

Discussant: Aletta Diefenbach

Matthias Koch, Benedikt Reusch (Bielefeld): Soziales Leiden und Kritik

Carolin Amlinger (Trier): Künstlersozialkritik

Ricarda Biemüller (Bielefeld): Analyse normativer Prämissen des sozialen Phänomens des Mülltauchens


Friday, 6 December 2013, and Saturday, 7 December 2013, 1-2pm

“A symbol, in iron and stone, of German commercial and scientific manpower.”

Guided tour around the IG Farben Building and the Norbert Wollheim Memorial

What is now claimed as "the most beautiful Campus in Europe" was once the head office of one of the biggest corporations worldwide, namely the IG Farben. They were heavily involved with the national-socialist regime, took profit of the war of extermination and were running their own concentration camp nearby Auschwitz. This guided tour will shed light on the perpetrators and their victims and the struggle for a Memorial on the newly found Campus.

Due to limited attendance the same tour is offered twice. Please register in advance at the conference desk.


Saturday, 7 December 2013, Casino 1.801, 8-10pm

Academia and Critique

Roundtable discussion with Robin Celikates (University of Amsterdam), Juliane Rebentisch (HfG Offenbach), Teivo Teivainen (University of Helsinki) and Sonja Buckel (Kassel University), Moderation: Thomas Biebricher (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Venue: Casino 1.801/1.802

Practices of critique are inextricably intertwined with normative orders, not the least because the justificatory basis of normative orders usually provides the foundationof immanent critique. But such critique always harbors the danger of contributing to the reproduction of the conditions it questions. Critical social movements, in particular, are often confronted with the argument that there is no uncontaminated position from which to formulate critique, a challenge that academic critique tends to circumvent by presuming to speak from an objective point of view. But, at second glance, academic practices of critique are deeply embedded in and constitutive of social processes.

This panel aims to reflect on the possibilities and limitations of academic critique within academia itself as well as concerning its relations to society. Although academia is always embedded in its social environment and therefore never merely academic, it exceeds its own scientific measures as well as its social and legal frames by formulating critique: when including a critical intention, academia enters new stages with their own aesthetic and political modes of operation and perception. We explicitly aim to explore these stages that academic critique acts on, claiming that going beyond the idea of academia as autonomous arena of objective knowledge production means scrutinizing academic institutionalized practices. An examination of the privileged position of academic research within knowledge production and its implications seems necessary. Various interesting questions arise out of this problem:

Is social science research always political? What is the role of the university in social conflicts and how has it changed? What is the relation between radical dissent and academic practices? How do they influence each other, what barriers for exchange exist and is it desirable to overcome these barriers? If so, how should such a connection be shaped and how can it be maintained? Can academia itself be a space not of the appropriation and consumption of social experience and alternative knowledges, but their amplifier? Which role does academic knowledge production play in the reproduction of hegemony?

Also, the panel discussion will ask whether critical research should be close to critical social movement practices, and (how) can it work against perpetuating the academic privilege? Can and should knowledge production within academia transcend individual careers and be a mode of resistance and solidarity? And what implications and consequences would such a stance have for academic research?

Conference organizers: Katia Backhaus, Andreas Corcaci, Claudia Czingon, Michel de Araujo Kurth, Jonas Heller, Ronan Kaczynski, Jonathan Klein, Johanna Leinius, Marina Mateo Martinez, Jannik Pfister, Judith-Frederike Popp, David Roth-Isigkeit, Aylin Zafer and Louise Zbiranski.

The organizers would like to thank all panel convenors and discussants, and everybody at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” and Goethe-University Frankfurt who made this conference possible through their continuing support, especially Nicole Deitelhoff, Désirée Dietrich, Rainer Forst, Klaus Günther, Michael Graf, Linde Storm and Rebecca Schmidt. Many thanks!


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5th Annual Graduate Conference

28-29 November 2014, Frankfurt am Main

Borders of Orders - Grenzziehungen, Konflikte und soziale Ordnung

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend

 

Poster (pdf): click here...

Programme (pdf): click here...

Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

 

While the EU is expanding eastwards, terrorist groups and social movements are changing the landscape of the MENA region, attempting to redraw not only borders between states but also between “the religious” and “the secular”. Many more examples could be given: Recent developments have again brought the connection between borders and (social) order into the focus of attention. Processes of production, reproduction and the questioning of social orders are often connected to conflicts about and the contestation of borders. Borders are set by demarcating an outside or other from an inside, where order is established. Various orders, on the other hand, are challenged in conflicts, by shifting, perforating or deconstructing their borders, which may separate friend from enemy, law and crime, public and individual interests.

Recent developments and shifts may be seen as an inspiration to explore the interplay between borders and orders theoretically and empirically at this conference. In order to shed light on this connection on different levels and in its different manifestations, this conference draws on a very broad understanding of borders as well as social order. The topos of the border is discussed with regard to its implications for the production of and conflicts about social orders from an interdisciplinary perspective. Participants from a variety of world regions will be presenting papers from political and social sciences, art, philosophy, architecture and history at the conference.

After a first round of panels on Friday, Prof. Dr. Catherine Colliot-Thélène (University of Rennes) will deliver the conference’s Keynote Speech about ”The Right and the Duty of Hospitality in Democracy”. In this talk, she explores the conference’s topic by reflecting on the connection between the border of a demos with the democratic organization of a political order. The Keynote Speech is followed by a reception. On Saturday morning, we want to take up the conference’s topic in a “World Café format” and reflect upon borders and boundaries within academia. While brunching, all active participants have the chance to discuss and tease out, which order of knowledge(s) is produced and constituted through borders within our own institutional field. This rather informal discussion is followed by another round of panels and by an evening-screening of artistic movies, which represent different ways to think about and act upon borders in everyday life. We want to invite you to wrap up Saturday’s program with a party at the Cluster in order to discuss open questions and celebrate a (hopefully) successful conclusion of the conference.

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Programme:

Friday, 28 November 2014

13:15-13:45, Normative Orders Lobby

Welcoming Address

Rebecca Schmidt (Managing Director, Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders”, Goethe-University Frankfurt)

Friday, 28 November 2014, 14:00-16:00

The Subject of Democracy

Normative Orders EG.01, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Katja Backhaus (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Marina Martinez Mateo (Frankfurt am Main)

Svenja Ahlhaus (Hamburg): Reconstituting the boundaries of the demos: Conceptual remarks on the idea of political boundary-making
Yunjeong Choi (New York): Between Disruption and Revolution: A New Theory of Constituent Power in Jacques Rancière
Jonathan Klein (Frankfurt a.M.): Determined self or self-determination? Castoriadis and Ranciere on collective autonomy

Migration als Herausforderung europäischer Grenzen I

Normative Orders EG.02, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Maik Fielitz (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Martin Schmetz (Frankfurt am Main)

Hinrich Rosenbrock (Marburg): Leben an der Grenze – Zur alltäglichen Grenzarbeit undokumentierter Migrant*innen
Isabel Hilpert (Leipzig): „Europa ist nur mit Schengen denkbar“. Migrationskrise und Europäisierung des Grenzregimes
Elias Elsler (Marburg): Flüchtlingsschutz im Spannungsfeld von Regimekollisionen

(Re-)Forming Ground

Normative Orders 5.01, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Daniel Jacobi (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Regina Hack (Frankfurt am Main)

Maryna Rabinovych (Hamburg): In-state borders: challenge for the security of external borders. Case study of Ukraine
Zarina Muminova (London): Negotiating Boundaries: The Interactions between the Sunnīs and Ismāʿīlīs in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Friday, 28 November 2014, 16:30-18:30

Democracy Beyond the Nation-State

Normative Orders EG.01, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Daniel Jacobi (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Nele Kortendiek (Darmstadt)

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen (Copenhagen): Democracy beyond the state - Plurality, World-Building and the Contestation of border
Anna Meine (Freiburg): Democracy, Citizenship and Territory – Keeping the Link?
Bastian Sendhardt (Munich): Territorial Borders in World Society: Drawing the Lines of Inclusion and Exclusion

Migration – Challenging European Borders II

Normative Orders EG.02, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Tim Rühlig (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Dana Schmalz (Heidelberg)

Vanessa Rüegger (Basel): Shifting borders of orders - The Charta of Lampedusa
Michael Pollok, Sebastian Illigens, and Tobias Heinze (Münster): Doing Frontiers: On the Performativity of the European Border and Migration Regime
Fiorenza Picozza (London): Dubliners: Unthinking migration categories through an ethnography of Afghan asylum seekers falling under the Dublin Regulation

Thinking About Power and Exclusion

Normative Orders 5.01, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Julien Winandy (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Victor Kempf (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Gianfranco Casuso (Lima): Exclusion, Power, and Immanent Critique
Jan Obracaj (Konstanz): The Productivity of Limits: Mouffe, Foucault, and Rorty on Establishing, Experiencing, and Shifting the Limits of Discourse
Alexandros Alexandropoulos (London): Lines of exclusion: immigration, borders and psychoanalysis. A psychoanalytic interpretation of the current politics of exclusion

Friday, 28 November 2014, 19:00-20:30

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Co-Director, Cluster of Excellence ”Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt

Keynote Speech

Normative Orders EG 01

Catherine Colliot-Thélène (University of Rennes): The Right and the Duty of Hospitality in Democracy

Catherine Colliot-Thélène is professor for philosophy at the University of Rennes. Her main area of research lies in the field of political and social philosophy. In her latest book “La Démocratie sans ‚Demos‘”, she criticizes the ideas of self-government and popular sovereignty in a modern Western understanding of democracy, as they presuppose a national unity and only conceive of legal entities as citizens of a nation. Since the role of the nation state is increasingly shifting and institutions of power beyond the state are emerging and multiplying, it seems necessary to think about new conceptions of democracy which exceed the borders of nationality and “the people”.

The speech will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 09:30-11:30; 12:00-14:00

World Cafe with Brunch

Seminarpavillon. Raum: SP 0.04., 09:30-11:30
Moderated Discussion on ”Borders within academia – international and interdisciplinary” (closed to public participation)   

Construction, Normalisation and Contestation of Normative Orders

Normative Orders EG.01, 12:00-14:00
Chair: Janusz Biene (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Max Lesch (Frankfurt am Main)

Bob Kurik (Prague): Technologies of Political Normalization and Actually Existing Democracy
Maéva Clément (Versailles): Reordering the World: Borders and Normative Orders in Violent Islamic Groups’ Discourses
Liana Fix (Berlin): The Russian Normative Challenge: Legitimacy Discourses during the Ukraine Crisis

Privat, Öffentlich und Geheim?!

Normative Orders EG.02, 12:00-14:00
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Valentin Rauer (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Carsten Ochs (Kassel): Privatheit jenseits des Individuums: Die Unterscheidung öffentlich/privat als digital herausgeforderter Ordnungsmechanismus
Camilo Sembler (Frankfurt a.M.): Pathologien der Intimität. Zur Grenzziehung zwischen Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit
Anne Weber (Paderborn): Sexualität als Problem zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen vor dem Hintergrund einer Grenzauflösung zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Bereich

Resistance and Autonomy - Redrawing Borders

Normative Orders 5.01, 12:00-14:00
Chair: Felix Anderl (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Philip Wallmeier (Frankfurt am Main)

David Betge (Berlin): A dry white season. A discourse analytical approach towards understanding why the South African land redistribution programme is failing the rural poor
Anne Theobald (Tübingen): Making a Case for a New State: The Barotseland Self-Determination Struggle from a Framing Perspective 

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 14:30-16:30

Translators in World Politics

Normative Orders EG.01, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Antonia Witt (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Tobias Berger (Berlin)

Alejandro Esguerra (Berlin): Translation as Communicative Practice: Manufacturing Consensus in the transnational Realm
Cristina Espinosa (Freiburg): Translating the ‘Rights of Nature’ - Arising Contingencies and Attempted Control
Rebecca-Lea Korinek (Berlin): Translating for Politico-Epistemic Authority. Comparing Food Safety Agencies in Germany and in Britain

Producing Borders, Policing Space

Normative Orders EG.02, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Thomas Biebricher (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Jannik Pfister (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Krishnendra Meena (New Delhi): Locating Borders in an Age of Global Flows
Faye Donnelly (St. Andrews): Security Globes and Unexplored Borders of Order
Mareike Gebhardt (Regensburg): On Democratic Closure. Borders, Walls, and Camps as Spatial Manifestations of Sociopolitical Repression

Contemporary Art Practices on Borders of the MENA Region

Normative Orders 5.01, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Johannes Röss (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Ellen Wagner (Offenbach)

Daria Mille (Karlsruhe): “Cross-border”: Case study of the exhibition at the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Sandra Noeth (Hamburg): Nothing To Declare: On the performativity of borders
Diana Popescu (Southhampton): The Poetics and Politics of the Eruv and the Wall in Contemporary Israel

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 17:00-19:00

The Aesthetic and its Borders

Normative Orders EG.01, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Mareike Kajewski (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Sebastian Mühl (Offenbach)

Andrea Sakoparnig (Berlin): "just as if they were two different worlds" – the Aesthetic Bridging Divergent Normative Orders in Kant
Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher (Munich): Moments of Disagreement: Jacques Rancière and the Limits between Understandig and Imagination in Immanuel Kant´s Aesthetics
Jovanka Popova (Skopje): Acts between the Forms of Protest and Socially Engaged Art Practices

Subjectivity and Space

Normative Orders EG.02, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Eva Kuschinski (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Till Straube (Frankfurt am Main)

Nuno Grancho (Coimbra): Us and them, do we hold something in common? Modes of space in a Portuguese colonial border city in India
Marcus Jurk (Frankfurt a.M.): World Views of Past and Present – World Maps as Sources of modern Subjectivity

Walking the Line – Constructions of the Other

Normative Orders 5.01, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Nofar Sheffi (Paris)
Discussant: Maya Hatsukano (Frankfurt am Main)

Sonja Engel (Munich): At the Margin, in the Centre. Revisioning the Figure of the Stranger
Kiran Banerjee (Toronto): Theorizing Statelessness as Domination: Toward a Normative Framework
Ann-Cathrin Drews-Kronawitt (Berlin): Figures of dislimitation in Michel Foucault’s oeuvre: The Cynics and other border-line characters 

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 20:00-22:00

Film Screening – Borders of Orders

curated by Sebastian Mühl and Ellen Wagner (HfG Offenbach)

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Die Probe (The Test), 2008
12 min, HDV
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie KOW Berlin

Francis Alÿs
Railings, 2004
8 min, color video
Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Koka Ramishvili
Tender Transitory Transport, 2008
10 min, color video, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Loretta Fahrenholz
Ditch Plains, 2013
30 min, HDV
Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne 

The film selection shows different possibilities to draw on “borders of orders” from multiple perspectives. Wedemeyer’s video Die Probe (The Test)reflects on the individual’s decision in political systems. A politician enters the scene as newly elected president, but instead of assuming responsibility, he wants to refuse power. Railings is one of the results of Francis Alÿs’ ‘artistic walking practice’, enacted in different streets of London. Alÿs points to the tradition of Enclosure as a privatization of the public space. By using the railings as a kind of drum kit, he transforms them into a piece of Minimal music. Tender Transitory Transport
by Koka Ramishvili creates a suggestive cityscape composed of melancholy fragments. It seems like Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, itself formulates a poetic message consisting of spoken texts and atmospherically dense images. Shot in New York around the time of Hurricane Sandy, Fahrenholz’ Ditch Plains is a dystopian sci-fi street dance film about the fatal coupling of subjects and systems under conditions of permanent crisis. Improvised dream-like scenes, as well as documentary shots, join images of the city’s attempt to manage disaster.

Clemens von Wedemeyer (*1974, lives and works in Berlin) participated in the Moscow Biennial (2005) and in the Berlin Biennial (2006), as well as in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2008) and documenta 13 (2012). Solo exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York (2006) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2011).

Francis Alÿs (*1959 in Belgium, lives and works in Mexico City) is one of the internationally most renowned contemporary artists. A retrospective exhibition was organized in 2010 by Tate Modern, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Koka Ramishvili (*1956 in Tbilisi, Georgia) belonged to the “last Soviet generation” of artists who up from 1991 initiated a vivid art scene in Tbilisi. He now lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2009, he represented Georgia at the 53nd Venice Biennale.

Loretta Fahrenholz (*1981, lives and works in Berlin) is a film maker and video artist. Her recent screenings and exhibitions include “ICA Artists’ Film Biennial” (2014), Ditch Plains, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin (2013) and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2013).

Conference Organizers:
Regina Hack
Maya Hatsukano
Victor Kempf
Jonathan Klein
Nele Kortendiek
Marina Martinez Mateo
Sebastian Mühl
Martin Schmetz
Ellen Wagner
Philip Wallmeier

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5th Annual Graduate Conference

28-29 November 2014, Frankfurt am Main

Borders of Orders - Grenzziehungen, Konflikte und soziale Ordnung

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend

 

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Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

 

 



 

 

Gallery:

  • Rebecca Schmidt (left) and Regina Hack welcoming the guests to the Graduate Conference
  • Regina Hack (Frankfurt, organizer of the conference)
  • Young Researchers
  • Young Researchers
  • Panel “The Subject of Democracy” (left to right): Svenja Ahlhaus (Hamburg), Jonathan Klein (Frankfurt, organizer of the conference), Katia Backhaus (Frankfurt, Chair), Yunjeong Choi (New York), Marina Martinez Mateo (Discussant, Frankfurt, organizer of the conference)
  • Svenja Ahlhaus (Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Co-Director of the Cluster) giving his welcoming speech
  • Marina Martinez Mateo introducing Catherine Colliot-Thélène
  • Catherine Colliot-Thélène (Professor at University Rennes) holding her Keynote Speech on “The Right and the Duty of Hospitality in Democracy”
  • Kiran Banerjee (Toronto)
  • Victor Kempf (Frankfurt, organizer of the conference)
  • Philip Wallmeier (Frankfurt, organizer), Faye Donelly (St. Andrews)
  • World Café
  • Philip Wallmeier introducing the World Café to the participants
  • Jonathan Klein (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Nuno Grancho (Coimbra)
  • Martin Schmetz (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Marcus Frey (Frey Graphic Recording)
  • Notes for Graphic Recorder
  • Marina Martinez Mateo (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Alexandros Alexandropoulos (London)
  • Anne Theobald (Tübingen)
  • Catherine Colliot-Thélène (Rennes)
  • Maya Hatsukano (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Notes for the poster
  • Katia Backhaus (Frankfurt)
  • Anne Meine (Freiburg)
  • Maryna Rabinovych
  • Sonja Engel (Munich)
  • Maéva Clément (Versailles)
  • Regina Hack (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Marcus Frey (Frey Graphic Recording)
  • Result of the discussions of the World Café
  • Ellen Wagner (Offenbach, organizer)
  • Nele Kortendiek (Darmstadt, organizer)
  • Sebastian Mühl (Offenbach, organizer)

While the EU is expanding eastwards, terrorist groups and social movements are changing the landscape of the MENA region, attempting to redraw not only borders between states but also between “the religious” and “the secular”. Many more examples could be given: Recent developments have again brought the connection between borders and (social) order into the focus of attention. Processes of production, reproduction and the questioning of social orders are often connected to conflicts about and the contestation of borders. Borders are set by demarcating an outside or other from an inside, where order is established. Various orders, on the other hand, are challenged in conflicts, by shifting, perforating or deconstructing their borders, which may separate friend from enemy, law and crime, public and individual interests.

Recent developments and shifts may be seen as an inspiration to explore the interplay between borders and orders theoretically and empirically at this conference. In order to shed light on this connection on different levels and in its different manifestations, this conference draws on a very broad understanding of borders as well as social order. The topos of the border is discussed with regard to its implications for the production of and conflicts about social orders from an interdisciplinary perspective. Participants from a variety of world regions will be presenting papers from political and social sciences, art, philosophy, architecture and history at the conference.

After a first round of panels on Friday, Prof. Dr. Catherine Colliot-Thélène (University of Rennes) will deliver the conference’s Keynote Speech about ”The Right and the Duty of Hospitality in Democracy”. In this talk, she explores the conference’s topic by reflecting on the connection between the border of a demos with the democratic organization of a political order. The Keynote Speech is followed by a reception. On Saturday morning, we want to take up the conference’s topic in a “World Café format” and reflect upon borders and boundaries within academia. While brunching, all active participants have the chance to discuss and tease out, which order of knowledge(s) is produced and constituted through borders within our own institutional field. This rather informal discussion is followed by another round of panels and by an evening-screening of artistic movies, which represent different ways to think about and act upon borders in everyday life. We want to invite you to wrap up Saturday’s program with a party at the Cluster in order to discuss open questions and celebrate a (hopefully) successful conclusion of the conference.

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Participants of the conference:

  • Rebecca Schmidt (left) and Regina Hack welcoming the guests to the Graduate Conference
  • Regina Hack (Frankfurt, organizer of the conference)
  • Svenja Ahlhaus (Hamburg)
  • Marina Martinez Mateo introducing Catherine Colliot-Thélène
  • Kiran Banerjee (Toronto)
  • Jonathan Klein (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Nuno Grancho (Coimbra)
  • Martin Schmetz (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Marina Martinez Mateo (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Alexandros Alexandropoulos (London)
  • Catherine Colliot-Thélène (Rennes)
  • Anne Theobald (Tübingen)
  • Maya Hatsukano (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Katia Backhaus (Frankfurt)
  • Anne Meine (Freiburg)
  • Maryna Rabinovych
  • Sonja Engel (Munich)
  • Maéva Clément (Versailles)
  • Regina Hack (Frankfurt, organizer)
  • Ellen Wagner (Offenbach, organizer)
  • Nele Kortendiek (Darmstadt, organizer)
  • Sebastian Mühl (Offenbach, organizer)

Programme:

Friday, 28 November 2014

13:15-13:45, Normative Orders Lobby

Welcoming Address

Rebecca Schmidt (Managing Director, Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders”, Goethe-University Frankfurt)

Friday, 28 November 2014, 14:00-16:00

The Subject of Democracy

Normative Orders EG.01, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Katja Backhaus (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Marina Martinez Mateo (Frankfurt am Main)

Svenja Ahlhaus (Hamburg): Reconstituting the boundaries of the demos: Conceptual remarks on the idea of political boundary-making
Yunjeong Choi (New York): Between Disruption and Revolution: A New Theory of Constituent Power in Jacques Rancière
Jonathan Klein (Frankfurt a.M.): Determined self or self-determination? Castoriadis and Ranciere on collective autonomy

Migration als Herausforderung europäischer Grenzen I

Normative Orders EG.02, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Maik Fielitz (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Martin Schmetz (Frankfurt am Main)

Hinrich Rosenbrock (Marburg): Leben an der Grenze – Zur alltäglichen Grenzarbeit undokumentierter Migrant*innen
Isabel Hilpert (Leipzig): „Europa ist nur mit Schengen denkbar“. Migrationskrise und Europäisierung des Grenzregimes
Elias Elsler (Marburg): Flüchtlingsschutz im Spannungsfeld von Regimekollisionen

(Re-)Forming Ground

Normative Orders 5.01, 14:00-16:00
Chair: Daniel Jacobi (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Regina Hack (Frankfurt am Main)

Maryna Rabinovych (Hamburg): In-state borders: challenge for the security of external borders. Case study of Ukraine
Zarina Muminova (London): Negotiating Boundaries: The Interactions between the Sunnīs and Ismāʿīlīs in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Friday, 28 November 2014, 16:30-18:30

Democracy Beyond the Nation-State

Normative Orders EG.01, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Daniel Jacobi (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Nele Kortendiek (Darmstadt)

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen (Copenhagen): Democracy beyond the state - Plurality, World-Building and the Contestation of border
Anna Meine (Freiburg): Democracy, Citizenship and Territory – Keeping the Link?
Bastian Sendhardt (Munich): Territorial Borders in World Society: Drawing the Lines of Inclusion and Exclusion

Migration – Challenging European Borders II

Normative Orders EG.02, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Tim Rühlig (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Dana Schmalz (Heidelberg)

Vanessa Rüegger (Basel): Shifting borders of orders - The Charta of Lampedusa
Michael Pollok, Sebastian Illigens, and Tobias Heinze (Münster): Doing Frontiers: On the Performativity of the European Border and Migration Regime
Fiorenza Picozza (London): Dubliners: Unthinking migration categories through an ethnography of Afghan asylum seekers falling under the Dublin Regulation

Thinking About Power and Exclusion

Normative Orders 5.01, 16:30-18:30
Chair: Julien Winandy (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Victor Kempf (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Gianfranco Casuso (Lima): Exclusion, Power, and Immanent Critique
Jan Obracaj (Konstanz): The Productivity of Limits: Mouffe, Foucault, and Rorty on Establishing, Experiencing, and Shifting the Limits of Discourse
Alexandros Alexandropoulos (London): Lines of exclusion: immigration, borders and psychoanalysis. A psychoanalytic interpretation of the current politics of exclusion

Friday, 28 November 2014, 19:00-20:30

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Co-Director, Cluster of Excellence ”Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt

Keynote Speech

Normative Orders EG 01

Catherine Colliot-Thélène (University of Rennes): The Right and the Duty of Hospitality in Democracy

Catherine Colliot-Thélène is professor for philosophy at the University of Rennes. Her main area of research lies in the field of political and social philosophy. In her latest book “La Démocratie sans ‚Demos‘”, she criticizes the ideas of self-government and popular sovereignty in a modern Western understanding of democracy, as they presuppose a national unity and only conceive of legal entities as citizens of a nation. Since the role of the nation state is increasingly shifting and institutions of power beyond the state are emerging and multiplying, it seems necessary to think about new conceptions of democracy which exceed the borders of nationality and “the people”.

The speech will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 09:30-11:30; 12:00-14:00

World Cafe with Brunch

Seminarpavillon. Raum: SP 0.04., 09:30-11:30
Moderated Discussion on ”Borders within academia – international and interdisciplinary” (closed to public participation)   

Construction, Normalisation and Contestation of Normative Orders

Normative Orders EG.01, 12:00-14:00
Chair: Janusz Biene (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Max Lesch (Frankfurt am Main)

Bob Kurik (Prague): Technologies of Political Normalization and Actually Existing Democracy
Maéva Clément (Versailles): Reordering the World: Borders and Normative Orders in Violent Islamic Groups’ Discourses
Liana Fix (Berlin): The Russian Normative Challenge: Legitimacy Discourses during the Ukraine Crisis

Privat, Öffentlich und Geheim?!

Normative Orders EG.02, 12:00-14:00
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Valentin Rauer (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Carsten Ochs (Kassel): Privatheit jenseits des Individuums: Die Unterscheidung öffentlich/privat als digital herausgeforderter Ordnungsmechanismus
Camilo Sembler (Frankfurt a.M.): Pathologien der Intimität. Zur Grenzziehung zwischen Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit
Anne Weber (Paderborn): Sexualität als Problem zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen vor dem Hintergrund einer Grenzauflösung zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Bereich

Resistance and Autonomy - Redrawing Borders

Normative Orders 5.01, 12:00-14:00
Chair: Felix Anderl (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Philip Wallmeier (Frankfurt am Main)

David Betge (Berlin): A dry white season. A discourse analytical approach towards understanding why the South African land redistribution programme is failing the rural poor
Anne Theobald (Tübingen): Making a Case for a New State: The Barotseland Self-Determination Struggle from a Framing Perspective 

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 14:30-16:30

Translators in World Politics

Normative Orders EG.01, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Antonia Witt (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Tobias Berger (Berlin)

Alejandro Esguerra (Berlin): Translation as Communicative Practice: Manufacturing Consensus in the transnational Realm
Cristina Espinosa (Freiburg): Translating the ‘Rights of Nature’ - Arising Contingencies and Attempted Control
Rebecca-Lea Korinek (Berlin): Translating for Politico-Epistemic Authority. Comparing Food Safety Agencies in Germany and in Britain

Producing Borders, Policing Space

Normative Orders EG.02, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Thomas Biebricher (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Jannik Pfister (Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Krishnendra Meena (New Delhi): Locating Borders in an Age of Global Flows
Faye Donnelly (St. Andrews): Security Globes and Unexplored Borders of Order
Mareike Gebhardt (Regensburg): On Democratic Closure. Borders, Walls, and Camps as Spatial Manifestations of Sociopolitical Repression

Contemporary Art Practices on Borders of the MENA Region

Normative Orders 5.01, 14:30-16:30
Chair: Johannes Röss (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Ellen Wagner (Offenbach)

Daria Mille (Karlsruhe): “Cross-border”: Case study of the exhibition at the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Sandra Noeth (Hamburg): Nothing To Declare: On the performativity of borders
Diana Popescu (Southhampton): The Poetics and Politics of the Eruv and the Wall in Contemporary Israel

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 17:00-19:00

The Aesthetic and its Borders

Normative Orders EG.01, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Mareike Kajewski (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Sebastian Mühl (Offenbach)

Andrea Sakoparnig (Berlin): "just as if they were two different worlds" – the Aesthetic Bridging Divergent Normative Orders in Kant
Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher (Munich): Moments of Disagreement: Jacques Rancière and the Limits between Understandig and Imagination in Immanuel Kant´s Aesthetics
Jovanka Popova (Skopje): Acts between the Forms of Protest and Socially Engaged Art Practices

Subjectivity and Space

Normative Orders EG.02, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Eva Kuschinski (Frankfurt am Main)
Discussant: Till Straube (Frankfurt am Main)

Nuno Grancho (Coimbra): Us and them, do we hold something in common? Modes of space in a Portuguese colonial border city in India
Marcus Jurk (Frankfurt a.M.): World Views of Past and Present – World Maps as Sources of modern Subjectivity

Walking the Line – Constructions of the Other

Normative Orders 5.01, 17:00-19:00
Chair: Nofar Sheffi (Paris)
Discussant: Maya Hatsukano (Frankfurt am Main)

Sonja Engel (Munich): At the Margin, in the Centre. Revisioning the Figure of the Stranger
Kiran Banerjee (Toronto): Theorizing Statelessness as Domination: Toward a Normative Framework
Ann-Cathrin Drews-Kronawitt (Berlin): Figures of dislimitation in Michel Foucault’s oeuvre: The Cynics and other border-line characters 

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 20:00-22:00

Film Screening – Borders of Orders

curated by Sebastian Mühl and Ellen Wagner (HfG Offenbach)

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Die Probe (The Test), 2008
12 min, HDV
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie KOW Berlin

Francis Alÿs
Railings, 2004
8 min, color video
Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Koka Ramishvili
Tender Transitory Transport, 2008
10 min, color video, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Loretta Fahrenholz
Ditch Plains, 2013
30 min, HDV
Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne 

The film selection shows different possibilities to draw on “borders of orders” from multiple perspectives. Wedemeyer’s video Die Probe (The Test)reflects on the individual’s decision in political systems. A politician enters the scene as newly elected president, but instead of assuming responsibility, he wants to refuse power. Railings is one of the results of Francis Alÿs’ ‘artistic walking practice’, enacted in different streets of London. Alÿs points to the tradition of Enclosure as a privatization of the public space. By using the railings as a kind of drum kit, he transforms them into a piece of Minimal music. Tender Transitory Transport
by Koka Ramishvili creates a suggestive cityscape composed of melancholy fragments. It seems like Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, itself formulates a poetic message consisting of spoken texts and atmospherically dense images. Shot in New York around the time of Hurricane Sandy, Fahrenholz’ Ditch Plains is a dystopian sci-fi street dance film about the fatal coupling of subjects and systems under conditions of permanent crisis. Improvised dream-like scenes, as well as documentary shots, join images of the city’s attempt to manage disaster.

Clemens von Wedemeyer (*1974, lives and works in Berlin) participated in the Moscow Biennial (2005) and in the Berlin Biennial (2006), as well as in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2008) and documenta 13 (2012). Solo exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York (2006) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2011).

Francis Alÿs (*1959 in Belgium, lives and works in Mexico City) is one of the internationally most renowned contemporary artists. A retrospective exhibition was organized in 2010 by Tate Modern, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Koka Ramishvili (*1956 in Tbilisi, Georgia) belonged to the “last Soviet generation” of artists who up from 1991 initiated a vivid art scene in Tbilisi. He now lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2009, he represented Georgia at the 53nd Venice Biennale.

Loretta Fahrenholz (*1981, lives and works in Berlin) is a film maker and video artist. Her recent screenings and exhibitions include “ICA Artists’ Film Biennial” (2014), Ditch Plains, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin (2013) and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2013).

Conference Organizers:
Regina Hack
Maya Hatsukano
Victor Kempf
Jonathan Klein
Nele Kortendiek
Marina Martinez Mateo
Sebastian Mühl
Martin Schmetz
Ellen Wagner
Philip Wallmeier

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“Aesthetic Criticism. On the Wisdom of Art.”

Keynote auf der Internationalen Nachwuchskonferenz 2015 "Macht (in) der Wissenschaft: Kritische Interventionen in Wissensproduktion und Gesellschaft" des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"


Prof. Dr. Dieter Mersch
(Leiter des Instituts für Theorie (ith) und Professur für Ästhetik und Theorie an der Züricher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK))

13. November 2015, 18 Uhr
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

 

 

 

 

The concept of “art as research” has risen over the last two decades as an important critical view on the relationship between art and science. Of particular interest is how the methodologies of art and science might be merged to create a proper understanding of art-based research. On the other hand the notion of “artistic research” seems to undermine the leading role of science today. Instead, the presentation deconstructs and displaces the terminology that typically accompanies the question of the relationship between artistic and scientifi c truth. It shifts the question from comparison to the uniqueness of artistic thought that differs from any propositional or discursive way of thinking. Identifying artistic practices as a specifi c mode of thought that do not make use of language in a way that can easily be translated into a scientific argumentation or philosophical concepts, the presentation advocates for an aesthetic mode of thinking beyond the so called ”linguistic turn”. Art, hence, becomes thought that cannot be substituted by any other system or discourse.

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Veranstalter:
Exzellenzcluster “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

“Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism's Context”

Keynote auf der Internationalen Nachwuchskonferenz 2015 "Macht (in) der Wissenschaft: Kritische Interventionen in Wissensproduktion und Gesellschaft" des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"


Prof. Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln 
(Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University)

14. November 2016, 17.15 Uhr
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

 

 

 

 

Qualitative researchers grow more sophisticated as time passes, engaging in self-examination of practices and fi eld relationships searching for ways to make the practice of
qualitative research both more democratic and increasingly emancipatory. Theory, however, rarely exhibits a one-to-one correspondence with practice. This is especially true in human research since most practitioners begin research with social, educational, economic and cultural “standpoints” which represent major power positions. Despite these power imbalances, researchers struggle with refl exivity around their practice to enable research to serve participants’ needs for greater equity and social justice. Sensitivity to participants’ needs, however, is only part of the equation, since qualitative research is now engaged in a neoliberal, globalized and corporatized/ managerial context, where market forces impinge on even academic life in the West, and where capital seeks the cheapest labor in order to maximize its accumulation. Neoliberal capitalist political systems deploy power in ways which sabotage efforts to create an emancipatory social life, and consequently, strenuous efforts to engage an ethical research, with ethical relations with and among participants, create additional strains on qualitative researchers, both in their home institutions, and in the field among their respondents.

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Bildergalerie:

  • Aisha N Ahmad
  • Prof. Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln (Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University)
  • Flaminia Bartolini

Veranstalter:
Exzellenzcluster “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

6. Internationale Nachwuchskonferenz

Macht (in) der Wissenschaft: Kritische Interventionen in Wissensproduktion und Gesellschaft

13-14 November 2015

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined. Academic scholarship plays a crucial role in analyzing and critiquing social, economic, ecological, and political developments, while simultaneously, however, being inextricably linked to its social context and its inherent relations of power and domination. Scrutinizing the link between social critique and scholarship also entails the critical examination of the tools applied in analyzing social phenomena, which in turn lay the basis for academic social critique. Scientific methods of gaining knowledge not only co-constitute and shape the object of research, but also the kind of knowledge that is produced. The ontological and epistemic structure of knowledge production is, therefore, never given, but shaped by power relations.
We look forward to facilitating a dialogue with you on these topics, and especially the following questions: in what forms and on which normative basis can academia criticize society and can society criticize academia? How can critical perspectives on the role of academia in social processes be facilitated? What role does the methodological and ethical reflection of one’s procedures and practices play? Are research ethics the appropriate tool to challenge historically anchored and normalized relations of power and domination?
Challenging the format of the academic conference and engaging with non-normative forms of knowledge dissemination and critique is one of the aims of our conference. Apart from the discussion in the panels, we therefore invite you to reflect on and discuss these topics in the formats of the Knowledge Café and of the Open Space. We consider these two moments a constitutive part of our conference and encourage you to debate questions of common concern in an open and non-hierarchical way. On Friday evening, Prof. Dr. Dieter Mersch (ZHdK Zürich) will deliver the first keynote speech on “Aesthetic Criticism. On the Wisdom of Art”. On Saturday morning, we will continue reflecting on the possibility of performative forms of knowledge production and critique together with the team of Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage. After a second round of panels, on Saturday evening, Prof. Yvonna S. Lincoln (Texas A&M University) will deliver the second keynote speech on “Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism’s Context”. Afterwards, we warmly invite you to celebrate together with us with a dinner and a party.
For our young and interdisciplinary organizing team, working together in preparing this conference has been an enriching and constructive experience. We wish for the conference to become an occasion for reflection and inspiration for all participants and to hopefully be the starting point of a longer and fruitful exchange with you. We wish you a great conference and a nice time in Frankfurt!
The organizing team would like to thank all discussants and colleagues at the Cluster and its partner institutions, who made this conference possible through their continuing support. We especially thank the Goethe Graduate Academy (GRADE), the GraduiertenCenter Sozialwissenschaften (GRASOC) and the Cornelia Geothe Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CGC) for their generous support of the conference! Many thanks!

The organizing team

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Veranstalter:
Exzellenzcluster “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Programm und weitere Informationen zur Anmeldung (pdf) u. a.: Hier...

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Programm:

Freitag, 13. November 2015

8.30-9-00, Registration
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

09:00-09:45 Begrüßung
Gebäude Normative Ordnung EG.01

Grußworte
Rebecca Caroline Schmidt (Magaging Director des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")
Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Koordinatorin des Internationalen Graduiertenprogramms, Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")

Performance
Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage: „One of Them …“ Guide for an Exclusion in Style
Actions: Carolin Bebek, Simon Makhali, Tom Schröpfer
Artistic Direction: Jörg Holkenbrink

9:45-11:15 Knowledge Café
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

11:15-11:30 Cafépause
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

11:30-13:00 Panels

University as space of power
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.01
Katarina Froebus: The Academic Production of Critique – University as a Place for Critique?
Zubair Ahmad und Luis Manuel Hernandez Aguilar: Secular Power and Disciplinary Effects: Reflections on the Institutionalization of “Islamic” Theology at German Universities
Ilka Sommer: The violence of the collective knowing-it-all-better: The (non-)recognition of foreign qualifications in Germany and the impossibility of thinking knowledge (production) as being of equal value
Anne Reiff, Janina Hirth, Miranda Loli und Kristina Weil: Cluster of Excellence Goes Congo

Artistic Research/Künstlerisches Forschen
(Panel with Presentations in German)
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.02
Sebastian Mühl: What Kind of Research, what Kind of Knowledge? Artistic Research!
Philipp Schulte und Falk Rößler: Against Functionalization. Under Which Conditions can Artistic Research Become an Aesthetic Critique of the Academic Production of Knowledge?

13:00-14:00 Mittagspause

14:00-15:30 Panels

Relations between Society and Academia
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.01
Lisa Katharina Bogerts: What are you Looking at? How Scholars use Visuals but Have no Clue About it
Matthias C. Kettemann: The Power and Legitimacy of Academia in Internet Governance Processes
Felicitas Heßelmann: Knowledge and Secrets: Legitimizing Scientific Sanctions for Cases of Misconduct
Sebastian Levi: Belief Selection in International Politics – A Cross-Country Analysis of Causal Beliefs on the Financial Crisis 2007-2009

Representations of Critique/Darstellungen von Kritik
(Panel mit deutschen Beiträgen)
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.02
Katharina Herrmann: On the Problem of Contradicting - A Subject Critical Analysis of Critical Formation of Theory
Tobias Albrecht: ”…that the Essay as a Literary Form has a Natural Affinity to the Exercises I Have in Mind“ – On Some ‘Methodological‘ Similarities between Arendt and Adorno
Magdalena Scherl: From Theory to Parody – Subversive Practices of Writing
Janoš Klocke: Spaces without Borders. Places of Criticism Following Foucault and Adorno

15:30-16:00 Cafépause
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5. Stock

16:00-17:30 Panels

Subjectivity and Resistance
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.01
Agnes Wankmüller: Can a Particular Ethical Practice, Such as Self-Governing According to Foucault, Inform and Spark Social Protest and Critical Research?
Mattia Mossali: Fighting against Gender Categorization: the Complexity of Subjectivity.
Sophie Künstler: “We are not Poor” – Power Effects of Knowledge Production and (Im-)Possibilities for Critique Within the Research about the Poor

Models of Critical Theory/Modelle Kritischer Theorie
(Panel mit deutschen Beiträgen)
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.02
Annika Weinert: Knowledge-Slash-Power’. The Nexus between Knowledge and Power in Early ANT
Christoph Haker: The Practice of Paradoxization in Critical Theory
Martin Meng: Two Frankfurt Schools – Approaches on Synthesizing
Ricardo Pagliuso Regatieri: Civilization: Singular or Plural?

17:30-18:00 Break
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

18:00-19:30 Keynote
von Prof. Dr. Dieter Mersch: “Aesthetic Criticism. On the Wisdom of Art.”
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01
Weitere Informationen: Hier...

19:30-22:00 Reception
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby


Saturday, 14 November 2015

09:30-11:00 Panels

Ethical Challenges in Qualitative Research, Fieldwork and Method(ologies) I
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.01
Federico Trentanove and Chiara Santoro: Going through Vulnerability as an Ethic Choice: to Keep the “Scientific” Distance Interchanging the Research Protagonist
Sinah Theres Kloß: Experiencing Danger during Fieldwork: Self-Defense, Power Relations, and Ethical Challenges of the (Gendered) Ethnographer
Sebastian Garbe: “The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating” – Knowledge Production as Political Praxis in the Context of Transnational Solidarity
Nina Schneider: Pluralizing History: Resistance to Epistemic Violence in the Americas

Critical Epistemologies
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.02
Florian Muhle and Tobias Conradi: Perspectives of Critique
Lokeshwari Dasgupta: Dance in the World of Academia
Dror Pimentel: Beuys as Philosopher: The Aporia of Fat

11:00-11:15 Cafépause
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5. Stock

11:15-12:45 C COPY A, ENCRYPTED
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

Click-Performance by Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage
Actions: Carolin Bebek, Anna Buschart-Heintz, Simon Makhali, Clara Schließler, Tom Schröpfer
Dramatic Composition: Anna Seitz
Artistic Direction: Jörg Holkenbrink
Weitere Informationen: Hier...

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

13:30-15:00 Panels

Ethical Challenges in Qualitative Research, Fieldwork and Method(ologies) II
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5.01
Matti Traußneck: Critical Science - Reflections on Ideology, Science and the Scientists in the Context of Racism Studies
Gwendolyn Gilliéron and Sevda Can Güneş: Reciprocal Process of Attribution in the Research Practice
Kira Nierobisch: Forgotten Questions? Ethics and Responsibility in Narration-Analytical Procedures of Biography Research
Magnus Frank: The Pedagogy of the Others – Self-critical Questions on a Migration-societal Ethnography  

Critical Guided Tour of the Campus
Florian Zabransky
Treffpunkt: Registration Desk, Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Erdgeschoss

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5. Stock

15:30-17:00 Open Space
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

17:00-17:15 Break
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

17:15-18:45 Keynote
von Prof. Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln: “Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism's Context”
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01
Weitere Informationen: Hier...

19:00-20:00 Dinner
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen Lobby

20:00-2:30 Party
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen 5. Stock

 

Bildergalerie:

  • Registration
  • Rebecca Schmidt, Johanna Leinius und Johann Szews
  • Maik Fielitz
  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff
  • Johanna Leinius
  • Theater der Versammlung
  • Knowledge Cafe
  • Anika Meckesheimer
  • Knowledge Cafe
  • Luis Manuel Hernandez-Aguilar
  • Knowledge Cafe
  • Knowledge Cafe
  • Knowledge Cafe
  • Open Space

6th Annual Graduate Conference

The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowledge Production and Society

13-14 November 2015

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined. Academic scholarship plays a crucial role in analyzing and critiquing social, economic, ecological, and political developments, while simultaneously, however, being inextricably linked to its social context and its inherent relations of power and domination. Scrutinizing the link between social critique and scholarship also entails the critical examination of the tools applied in analyzing social phenomena, which in turn lay the basis for academic social critique. Scientific methods of gaining knowledge not only co-constitute and shape the object of research, but also the kind of knowledge that is produced. The ontological and epistemic structure of knowledge production is, therefore, never given, but shaped by power relations.
We look forward to facilitating a dialogue with you on these topics, and especially the following questions: in what forms and on which normative basis can academia criticize society and can society criticize academia? How can critical perspectives on the role of academia in social processes be facilitated? What role does the methodological and ethical reflection of one’s procedures and practices play? Are research ethics the appropriate tool to challenge historically anchored and normalized relations of power and domination?
Challenging the format of the academic conference and engaging with non-normative forms of knowledge dissemination and critique is one of the aims of our conference. Apart from the discussion in the panels, we therefore invite you to reflect on and discuss these topics in the formats of the Knowledge Café and of the Open Space. We consider these two moments a constitutive part of our conference and encourage you to debate questions of common concern in an open and non-hierarchical way. On Friday evening, Prof. Dr. Dieter Mersch (ZHdK Zürich) will deliver the first keynote speech on “Aesthetic Criticism. On the Wisdom of Art”. On Saturday morning, we will continue reflecting on the possibility of performative forms of knowledge production and critique together with the team of Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage. After a second round of panels, on Saturday evening, Prof. Yvonna S. Lincoln (Texas A&M University) will deliver the second keynote speech on “Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism’s Context”. Afterwards, we warmly invite you to celebrate together with us with a dinner and a party.
For our young and interdisciplinary organizing team, working together in preparing this conference has been an enriching and constructive experience. We wish for the conference to become an occasion for reflection and inspiration for all participants and to hopefully be the starting point of a longer and fruitful exchange with you. We wish you a great conference and a nice time in Frankfurt!
The organizing team would like to thank all discussants and colleagues at the Cluster and its partner institutions, who made this conference possible through their continuing support. We especially thank the Goethe Graduate Academy (GRADE), the GraduiertenCenter Sozialwissenschaften (GRASOC) and the Cornelia Geothe Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CGC) for their generous support of the conference! Many thanks!

The organizing team

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Participation is free of charge, but previous registration is required. Please register until Wednesday, 11 November 2015, by writing an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Programme and further information (pdf): click here...

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Programme:

Friday, 13 November 2015

8:30-9:00, Registration
Normative Orders building Lobby

09:00-09:45 Welcome
Normative Orders building EG.01

Welcome Adress
Rebecca Caroline Schmidt (Managing Director of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”)
Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Coordinator of the International Graduate Program, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”)
Performance
Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage: „One of Them …“ Guide for an Exclusion in Style
Actions: Carolin Bebek, Simon Makhali, Tom Schröpfer
Artistic Direction: Jörg Holkenbrink

9:45-11:15 Knowledge Café
Normative Orders building EG.01

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
Normative Orders building Lobby

11:30-13:00 Panels

University as space of power
Normative Orders building 5.01
Katarina Froebus: The Academic Production of Critique – University as a Place for Critique?
Zubair Ahmad and Luis Manuel Hernandez Aguilar: Secular Power and Disciplinary Effects: Reflections on the Institutionalization of “Islamic” Theology at German Universities
Ilka Sommer: The Violence of the Collective (Non-)Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Germany and the Impossibility of Thinking Knowledge (Production) as Being of Equal Value
Anne Reiff, Janina Hirth, Miranda Loli and Kristina Weil: Cluster of Excellence Goes Congo

Artistic Research/Künstlerisches Forschen
(Panel with Presentations in German)
Normative Orders building 5.02
Sebastian Mühl: What Kind of Research, what Kind of Knowledge? Artistic Research!
Philipp Schulte and Falk Rößler: Against Functionalization. Under Which Conditions can Artistic Research Become an Aesthetic Critique of the Academic Production of Knowledge?

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Panels

Relations between Society and Academia
Normative Orders building 5.01
Lisa Katharina Bogerts: What are you Looking at? How Scholars use Visuals but Have no Clue About it
Matthias C. Kettemann: The Power and Legitimacy of Academia in Internet Governance Processes
Felicitas Heßelmann: Knowledge and Secrets: Legitimizing Scientific Sanctions for Cases of Misconduct
Sebastian Levi: Belief Selection in International Politics – A Cross-Country Analysis of Causal Beliefs on the Financial Crisis 2007-2009

Representations of Critique/Darstellungen von Kritik
(Panel with Presentations in German)
Normative Orders building 5.02
Katharina Herrmann: On the Problem of Contradicting - A Subject Critical Analysis of Critical Formation of Theory
Tobias Albrecht: ”…that the Essay as a Literary Form has a Natural Affinity to the Exercises I Have in Mind“ – On Some ‘Methodological‘ Similarities between Arendt and Adorno
Magdalena Scherl: From Theory to Parody – Subversive Practices of Writing
Janoš Klocke: Spaces without Borders. Places of Criticism Following Foucault and Adorno

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Normative Orders building 5th Floor

16:00-17:30 Panels

Subjectivity and Resistance
Normative Orders building 5.01
Agnes Wankmüller: Can a Particular Ethical Practice, Such as Self-Governing According to Foucault, Inform and Spark Social Protest and Critical Research?
Mattia Mossali: Fighting against Gender Categorization: the Complexity of Subjectivity.
Sophie Künstler: “We are not Poor” – Power Effects of Knowledge Production and (Im-)Possibilities for Critique Within the Research about the Poor

Models of Critical Theory/Modelle Kritischer Theorie
(Panel with Presentations in German)
Normative Orders building 5.02
Annika Weinert: Knowledge-Slash-Power’. The Nexus between Knowledge and Power in Early ANT
Christoph Haker: The Practice of Paradoxization in Critical Theory
Martin Meng: Two Frankfurt Schools – Approaches on Synthesizing
Ricardo Pagliuso Regatieri: Civilization: Singular or Plural?

17:30-18:00 Break
Normative Orders building Lobby

18:00-19:30 Keynote
by Prof. Dr. Dieter Mersch: “Aesthetic Criticism. On the Wisdom of Art.”
Normative Orders building EG.01

19:30-22:00 Reception
Normative Orders building Lobby


Saturday, 14 November 2015

09:30-11:00 Panels

Ethical Challenges in Qualitative Research, Fieldwork and Method(ologies) I
Normative Orders building 5.01
Federico Trentanove and Chiara Santoro: Going through Vulnerability as an Ethic Choice: to Keep the “Scientific” Distance Interchanging the Research Protagonist
Sinah Theres Kloß: Experiencing Danger during Fieldwork: Self-Defense, Power Relations, and Ethical Challenges of the (Gendered) Ethnographer
Sebastian Garbe: “The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating” – Knowledge Production as Political Praxis in the Context of Transnational Solidarity
Nina Schneider: Pluralizing History: Resistance to Epistemic Violence in the Americas

Critical Epistemologies
Normative Orders building 5.02
Florian Muhle and Tobias Conradi: Perspectives of Critique
Lokeshwari Dasgupta: Dance in the World of Academia
Dror Pimentel: Beuys as Philosopher: The Aporia of Fat

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
Normative Orders building 5th Floor

11:15-12:45 C COPY A, ENCRYPTED
Normative Orders building EG.01

Click-Performance by Theater der Versammlung/Theatre of Assemblage
Actions: Carolin Bebek, Anna Buschart-Heintz, Simon Makhali, Clara Schließler, Tom Schröpfer
Dramatic Composition: Anna Seitz
Artistic Direction: Jörg Holkenbrink

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break
Normative Orders building Lobby

13:30-15:00 Panels

Ethical Challenges in Qualitative Research, Fieldwork and Method(ologies) II
Normative Orders building 5.01
Matti Traußneck: Critical Science - Reflections on Ideology, Science and the Scientists in the Context of Racism Studies
Gwendolyn Gilliéron and Sevda Can Güneş: Reciprocal Process of Attribution in the Research Practice
Kira Nierobisch: Forgotten Questions? Ethics and Responsibility in Narration-Analytical Procedures of Biography Research
Magnus Frank: The Pedagogy of the Others – Self-critical Questions on a Migration-societal Ethnography  

Critical Guided Tour of the Campus
Florian Zabransky
Meeting point: Registration Desk, Normative Orders building Ground Floor

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
Normative Orders building 5th Floor

15:30-17:00 Open Space
Normative Orders building EG.01

17:00-17:15 Break
Normative Orders building Lobby

17:15-18:45 Keynote
by Prof. Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln: “Threat Levels: Qualitative Research Ethics, Power and Neoliberalism's Context”
Normative Orders building EG.01

19:00-20:00 Dinner
Normative Orders building Lobby

20:00-2:30 Party
Normative Orders building 5th Floor

Theater der Versammlung / Theatre of Assemblage (University of Bremen)

Performance auf der Internationalen Nachwuchskonferenz 2015 "Macht (in) der Wissenschaft: Kritische Interventionen in Wissensproduktion und Gesellschaft" des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"

Theater der Versammlung / Theatre of Assemblage (University of Bremen)

14. November 2016, 11.15 Uhr
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen EG.01

 

 

 

 

 

Actions: Carolin Bebek, Anna Buschart-Heintz, Simon Makhali, Clara Schließler, Tom Schröpfer
Dramatic Composition: Anna Seitz
Artistic Direction: Jörg Holkenbrink


Bildergalerie:

  • Theater der Versammlung, Click-Performance
  • Simon Makhali, Theater der Versammlung, Click Performance
  • Gianna M Schlichte
  • Theater der Versammlung, Click-Performance
  • carolin Bebek, Theater der Versammlung, Click Performance
  • Flaminia Bartolinia, Reflektion der Click Performace Theater der Versammlung
  • Anna Buschart-Heintz, Reflektion der Click Performace Theater der Versammlung
  • Theater der Versammlung

Veranstalter:
Exzellenzcluster “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

On Intuition: Machine Learning and Posthuman Ethics

Keynote Address - "Digital <Dis>Orders" - 7th Annual Graduate Conference Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Prof. Dr. Louise Amoore

Thursday, 17 November, 19:00-20:00

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether in Intuitive Surgical’s Vinci surgical robots or in the geopolitics of automated weaponry, drones, and intelligence gathering, machine learning algorithms and operatives are trained for future action via the patterns of ingested past data. What kind of ethics is possible in the context of the intuitive learning of a posthuman composite? Can this form of cognition and action be meaningfully held accountable? As Katherine Hayles has written, “what is lethal is not the  posthuman as such, but the grafting of the posthuman onto a liberal humanist view of the subject.” Thus, as contemporary legal cases proliferate, they persistently seek an identifi able human subject to call to account—a specifi c surgeon who made a mistake, a particular drone pilot or analyst who wrongfully targeted—who is often called the “human in the loop” of semi-supervised machine learning. Yet, machine learning is precisely changing the nature of what it means to be human, so that the errors of a neural net must involve an expanded and distributed sense of ethics. In this work I propose an alternative mode of ethics capable of responding to the intuitive learning of human and algorithm.

Louise Amoore is a Professor at the Department of Geography at Durham University. She researches and teaches in the areas of global geopolitics and security, and has particular interests in how contemporary forms of data, analytics and risk management are  changing the techniques of border control and security. Amoore has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2016-18) for work on her upcoming monography, ’Ethics of Algorithm’. Her previous book projects include ’Algorithmic Life: Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data’ (2015) and ’The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability’ (2013).

 

Presented by:
The Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with Internet TBD and the University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main

Contra-Internet

Keynote Address - "Digital <Dis>Orders" - 7th Annual Graduate Conference Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Dr. Zach Blas

Friday, 18 November, 18:00-19:00

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the recent proliferation of critical surveillance studies, which aims to explicate the endless tools and techniques of today’s surveillance infrastructures, few scholars take seriously—let alone make their focus—practices and imaginaries of counter—surveillance, often relegating them as mere anecdotes, spoofs, or bloopers. Yet, in the aftermath of so much critiquing and diagnosing of the contemporary surveillance landscape, countersurveillance practices are exactly what is needed to actualize the intellectual and political frustrations at the core of critical surveillance studies, even if such practices are diffi cult and challenging to implement, create, and sustain. Notably, it is artistic practice that has been at the forefront of such counter surveillance activities and imaginaries. With this in mind, my talk will introduce a body of artwork I am currently developing, titled “Contra-Internet.” Contra-Internet broadly addresses the emerging militancies and subversions of the internet as a site of global surveillance and control. Amid rampant dataveillance and social media monoculture, “the internet” has become something that is extremely difficult to articulate an outside or alternative to. Conversely, Contra-Internet gives a theoretical consistency to the practical and imaginative work being done to create
network alternatives to the internet.

Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose practice engages technics and minoritarian politics. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Department of Visual Cultures at  Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally. His recent works respond to technological control, biometric governmentality, and network hegemony. He earned a Ph.D. in Literature at Duke University and his Master degree in Design Media Arts at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Presented by:
The Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with Internet TBD and the University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main

7th Annual Graduate Conference Cluster of Excellence

Digital <Dis>Orders

17-19 November 2016

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, Building "Normative Orders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the popular and academic discourses, computers and their networks seem to be in a state of perpetual novelty and chaos. This is evident in the proliferation of buzzwords and new technologies that are constantly about to overthrow existing orders.  Discourses about Big Data, social media, cloud computing or the Internet of things present digitalization as a social revolution without end.
There are, however, several reasons to doubt this air of novelty. Worldwide Internet penetration is over 40%, and mobile broadband penetration in the OECD is over 80%. Many scholars consider Internet access to have become a basic human right. Computer assisted fraud has been a criminal practice for four decades, and the incident best approximating international cyber warfare occurred almost ten years ago. So-called digital natives are aging rapidly, and their aesthetic imperative has become mainstream. Whatever their revolutionary potential in the longue durée, computers, their data and their networks have become a mundane, ubiquitous and assumed feature of everyday life.
We welcome you to reflect with us on our arrival in digital normality so as to better understand the dynamics of digital order and disorder. We will touch upon such topics as the features and production of space in a digital society, the political economy of media and artistic production, the politics and modes of rule in the digital/posthuman age, the diffusion of responsibility in algorithmically controlled processes, and the social practices and subjectivities produced and assumed in a world of ubiquitous  connections and computers. Beyond these more academic engagements with the subject matter, we are happy to host a number of artistic interventions that challenge intuitive understandings of the forms of digital society and present alternative, creative representations of digital realities. These range from interactive demonstrations of textual data-mining; a video installation challenging the pre-determination of emotions through facial recognition technology; live, choreographed web design; and more. We have included other unconventional events in the program, like the mini-saloons and party, to provide time and opportunity to converse about these topics, the questions they provoke and the ideas they inspire.
Finally, it is our privilege to welcome two keynote speakers who have indelibly marked our thoughts on and appreciation of digital culture. On Thursday evening Louise Amoore, Professor of Geography at Durham University, will present her thoughts On Intuition: Machine Learning and Posthuman Ethics, exploring what the ‘agency’ and ‘intelligence’ of machines implies for ethics. And on Friday evening Zach Blas, renowned Artist and Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University, will elaborate his thoughts on Contra-Internet, a project that explores subversions of and alternatives to the Internet.

The organizing team

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  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase (Professor für Internationale Organisationen der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Exzellenzcluster „Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen", Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung)
  • Ruben van de Ven (Rotterdam)
  • Ben Kamis (Politologe am Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")
  • Till Straube (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Humangeographie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
  • Ruben van de Ven (Rotterdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Louise Amoore (Durham)
  • Artistic Intervention: A Webpage in three Acts, Joana Chicau (Rotterdam)
  • Artistic Intervention: A Webpage in three Acts, Joana Chicau (Rotterdam)
  • Till Straube (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Humangeographie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) und Prof. Dr. Louise Amoore (Durham)
  • Manetta Berends (Rotterdam)
  • Artistic Intervention: A Webpage in three Acts, Joana Chicau (Rotterdam)

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Programme

Thursday, 17 November 2016

14:30-15:30, Registration
Building "Normative Orders", Lobby

15:30-16:00, Welcome Address
Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase (Coordinator of the International Graduate Program, Cluster of Excellence ”The Formation of Normative Orders”)

16:30-18:30, Panel Session 1

The Economics of the Digital

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Natalie Rauscher (Heidelberg): Digital Inequality: The United States and the Rise of the Sharing Economy
Dr. Philipp Staab (Hamburg): The Consumption Dilemma of Digital Capitalism
Yannick Schütte (Lüneburg): Digital Data Dispossession and Capitalisation

Digital Spacialities

Building "Normative Orders", 5.01

Jakob Claus (Lüneburg): On Questions of Environmental Agency
Moritz Ahlert (Hamburg): The Order of Virtual Maps
Lila Athanasiadou (Delft): Just a Simulation: Limitations and Potentiality of Modelling Urban Processes Digitally
Gian Luigi Scarpa (Berlin): Remnants and Revenants Part II: Hautings of the Digital


18:30-19:00, Coffee Break

 
19:00-20:00, Keynote Address

On Intuition: Machine Learning an Posthuman Ethics

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Prof. Dr. Louise Amoore
(Durham)

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Friday, 18 November 2016

10:30-12:00, Panel Session 2

Devices of Digital Rule

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Janosik Herder (Osnabrück): What Is Information? From Cryptography to a Regime of Truth
Anna-Verena Nosthoff (Frankfurt/M) & Felix Maschewski (Berlin): Order from Noise? Reflections on the Cybernetic Condition of Digitality
Nikos Voyiatzis (Rotterdam/Athens): The Effect of the List

Post-Human Politics

Building "Normative Orders", 5.01

Kiran Banerjee (Toronto): Arendt and the Algorithm: Rereading the Human Condition in the Digital Age
Max Koch-Grünberg (Berlin): Torn between Truths: Self-fulfilling Prophecies and the Production of Uncertainty
Jakob Tonda Dirksen (London): On Digital Politics

 
12:30-14:00, Lunch

14:00-15:30, Artistic Intervention (max. 30 participants)

*I-could-have-written-that*

Manetta Berends (Rotterdam)

 
15:30-16:00, Coffee Break

16:00-17:30, Panel Session 3

Media, Knowledge and Relations

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Nicolas Oxen (Weimar): Instagrammatology: The Politics and Aesthetics of Smartphone Photography
Philipp Sack (Braunschweig): Queries, or: What Comes after the Death of ”Commonsensical Empiricism”?
Robert Ziegelmann (Heidelberg): Imagination and Distance: Does Digital Media Abolish Humanity?

States, Norms, Citizens

Building "Normative Orders", 5.01

Matthias Schulze (Jena): From Cyber-Utopia to Cyber-War: Advocacy Coalitions and Normative Change in Cyberspace
Linda Monsees (Bremen): Dynamics of De-/Politicization in the Technological Society
Katharin Tai (Oxford): Chinese Internet Governance

 
17:30-18:00, Coffee Break

 18:00-19:00, Keynote Address

Contra-Internet

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Dr. Zach Blas (London)

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19:00-23:00, Dinner & Party

Building "Normative Orders", 5th floor

Saturday, 19 November 2016

10:00-10:45, Artist Talk

Choose how you feel; You have seven Options

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Ruben van de Ven (Rotterdam)

11:00-12:30, Panel Session 4

Digitalising Subjectivity

Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

Tanja Wiehn (Berlin): The Digital Postponement of Death
Pierre Schwarzer (Witten/Herdecke): Social Media and the Primary Process

Digital Art & Culture

Building "Normative Orders", 5.01

Tobias Muno (Hamburg): Post Some Internet Shit
Philipp Hindahl (Frankfurt/M): The Interesting: An Aesthetic of Work and Networks in Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island
Thomas Meckel (Lüneburg): Social Theatre under New Conditions

 
12:30-13:00, Lunch
Building "Normative Orders", 5th floor

13:00-14:30, Artistic Intervention & Mini-Saloons

A Webpage in three Acts

Building "Normative Orders", 5.01

Joana Chicau (Rotterdam)

Topical Mini-Saloons

Building "Normative Orders", 5th floor

Continuing conversations on topics that emerge during the conference in a casual atmosphere

Presented by:
The Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" at Goethe University in cooperation with Internet TBD and the University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main


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