Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Lecture Series: New Trends in Area Studies Theorizing: Between Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Time: Thursday, 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Dorotheenstraße 24, Room 1.504

Open to BA and MA students

This lecture series is designed to create a laboratory-like atmosphere, enabling lecturers and students to discuss area studies theory in detail. Lecturers select a single text that deals explicitly with theoretical issues, present the text, its author, and its theoretical argument and discuss why the text/author was chosen. The students will read the text in advance and have then the opportunity to discuss the theoretical issues the text/author raises as well as the reasons for the lecturer’s selection of the text/theory with the lecturer him or herself.

03.11.16

Introduction
(Prof. Rehbein – Benjamin Baumann)

10.11.16

Prof. em. Barend Terwiel:
The Use of Perspective in some Traditional Illustrated Thai Manuscripts

17.11.16

Prof. Vincent Houben:
History and Area Studies

24.11.16

Anandita Bajpai:
Critical Discourse Analysis in Area Studies

01.12.16

Prof. Vincent Houben:
The Development of Area Studies Theory

08.12.16

Angelique Ruiter:
Hybridity in Area Studies

15.12.16

Prof. Boike Rehbein:
Global Studies

05.01.17

Hina Ayaz:
The global health agenda in the post-2015 debates at the UN: The governance challenges

12.01.17

Stefan Hoffmann:
Area Studies and Relativism

19.01.17

Karina Maldonado:
Changing paradigms for social innovation: “Revolutions as Changes of World View”

26.01.17

Dr. Daniel Bultmann:
Initiation into Violence and Liminality in the Liberian Civil War

02.02.17

Aleah Connley:
Middle Range Theory

09.02.17

Lisa Caviglia:
Revisiting the "patriarchal bargain" (Kandiyoti)

16.02.17

Concluding Discussion