Re-Spatialization under the Global Condition
Operationalization of Disciplinary Approaches
|Date||Tuesday, 11 October 2016 – Tuesday, 28 February 2017|
|Location||Centre for Area Studies | Thomaskirchhof 20, 04109 Leipzig, Deutschland|
Continuing the reflections on the summer term’s research seminar “Global and Area Studies with a special emphasis on the discussion of spatial formats and spatial orders under the global condition”, this semester’s seminar introduces to main concepts and lines of discussion about processes of spatialization under the global condition by specifically giving insight into ongoing research at the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199. While the previous seminar had focused on the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences and reflected on how “space” is conceptualized in various disciplines and area studies more generally, this seminar focuses on processes of spatialization with regard to specific empirical problems. This involves a focus on the actors and arenas, in which they either intentionally formulate and promote or, through their actions, implicitly produce new spatial formats and challenge older ones. Starting with conceptual problems such as spatial format, spatial order, territorialization, and the global condition, the discussion moves in the direction of specific empirical fields, ranging from research on cities, migration, empires, frontiers, economics, to international relations, blocs, and land as well as cartographical representations.
The seminar provides a joint forum for discussion, in particular for PhD students within and beyond the SFB, and for an exchange about the SFB’s main conceptual and empirical problématiques. The seminar’s structure is designed as a mix of reading and discussion, combining sessions dealing with basic and paradigmatic scholarship on the SFB research programme as well as thematic sessions offered by researchers and principal investigators on selected topics related to their research projects in the Collaborative Research Centre. It furthermore engages PhD students to reflect on their own ongoing projects vis à vis the theoretical and empirical discussions about processes of spatialization under the global condition.