Spatial Semantics of Associated Memebers

Stefan Rohdewald & Olaf Stieglitz (Leipzig U)

The weekly colloquium of the Collaborative Research Centre provides a forum for presentations by external guests as well as by members of the SFB 1199 within a tailored thematic framework. The format helps to create a common ground for discussion between guests, the Collaborative Research Centre, as well as the wider academic public. The complete program can be found here.

The Colloquium of the summer term 2022 will be devoted to the theme ‘Spatial Semantics’, i.e. multiple and various acts of expressing, describing, visualizing, assessing and questioning spatial phenomena – eventually leading to the stabilization of processes of spatialization. The change, circulation and transformation of those spatial semantics is one of the common and overarching research issues of the SFB 1199.

In this week’s session the SFB’s associate members Stefan Rohdewald and Olaf Stieglitz will give an insight into the spatial semantics that they find in their research.

The session will be held in presence, but it is also possible to access it online. To join, please click the button below.


Biographical Note

Stefan Rohdewald (Leipzig University, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rohdewald has held the Chair of Eastern and Southeastern European History in Leipzig since 2020. He studied, was an assistant and did his doctorate in Zurich (2004). Afterwards, he was a staff member and academic advisor in Passau 2003-2012. From 2013 until 2020 he was professor for Southeast European history in Gießen. His main focus are: Intertwining history between Eastern Europe and the Middle East, urban history, memory, transconfessionality. Moreover, he is the spokesperson of the DFG SPP Transottomanica: East European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics (2017-2023).

Olaf Stieglitz (Leipzig University, Germany)

Olaf Stieglitz is a professor for American Cultural Hisotry at Leipzig University. He studied at the University of Cologne and later on also received his Habilitation in 2012 there. At Hamburg University, he conducted his Ph.D. studies. In 2005, he spent one year at Florida State University in Tallahassee, researching and teaching with a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. After his Habilitation, he enjoyed the priviledge to hold visiting professorships at the universities of Münster, Erfurt, Cologne, FU Berlin, and finally Leipzig.