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June 2017

Public Lecture: “Religion, Colonialism, and South Asia”, Barton Scott (University of Toronto)

June 22 at 18:15 - 19:45
Papendiek 14
Göttingen, 37073
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As a part of its public lecture series "Wie Religioses ensteht und vergeht", the Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies at the University of Göttingen invites you to its upcoming public lecture by Prof. Dr. Barton Scott.

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Schloss Herrenhausen

Symposium: “Workers of the World: Exploring global perspectives on labour from the 1950s to the present”

June 28 at 15:00 - June 30 at 15:00
Herrenhäuser Straße 5
Hannover, 30419 Germany
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How can we arrive at global perspectives on labour, which reach beyond teleologies of an all-encompassing “race to the top” (or “to the bottom”), but also beyond the notion of ever-increasing differentiation? This conference explores overarching trends in the political as well as corporate regulation and in the forms of collective organisation of labour. Such an exploration is understood as a precondition for an adequate analysis of the dynamics of current capitalism. It needs to be based on an examination…

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July 2017
Global and Transregional Studies Platform

Public Lecture: “The Vulnerable Consensus: The Chinese Experiment with Ancient World History in the Twentieth Century”, Prof. Xin Fan

July 4 at 13:30
Humboldtallee 32, Room 2.117
Göttingen, 37073
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During the twentieth century world historians in China experimented with ways in which to place China’s ancient past within a world-historical context. From Neo-Confucianism to cultural morphology, from text criticism to historical materialism, they combined local intellectual traditions with globally circulating ideas, and created a significant legacy of world-historical studies. Despite the diversity in research methodology, their mission was to establish a consensus of common humanity through historical studies to overcome the gap of cultural difference between China and the…

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Verfügungsgebäude- VG 1.105

Public Lecture: “Liberating the ‘oppressed nations’: Chinese communist networks and the Comintern in Southeast Asia, the Americas, and Europe, c. 1920s-1930s”, Dr. Anna Belogurova

July 11 at 18:00 - 19:30
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
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In the context of unprecedented circulation of people and ideas in the interwar global moment, Chinese communists built their overseas networks in the old empires and invented new nations. As they were making revolution both in and outside China, they aspired to liberate the world from imperialism and to save China. Their rationale was rooted both in long held ideas about China’s place in the world, as well as in new theories of political revolution which had originated outside China.…

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August 2017
Alte Mensa

International Workshop: “Lineages of the People: Embedded and Transregional Histories of Contemporary Populism”

August 17 at 9:00 - August 18 at 18:30
Wilhelmsplatz 1
Göttingen, 37073
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The US presidential elections of November 2016 have shaken the enduring myth of American exceptionalism. For many international observers, the surprise and shock of Donald Trump's electoral victory and the ascendancy of populist politics have occasioned a strong sense of political déjà-vu. The Trump victory seems to fit well into a wider global series. India, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China under Xi Jinping, Russia under Putin, Egypt under Sisi: the populist style of politics is clearly the new commonsense…

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