Berlin Forum Circulation of Knowledge

The aim is to convey the inter-institutional research unit "Circulation of Knowledge's" development of methodical and content-related concepts to a broader public. With this in mind, the research unit invites internationally established scholars and requests that they give programmatic or representative lectures. In addition to the public lecture, it also includes a workshop on the following day, where the guest scholars can debate with Berlin young scholars. It also opens the possibility of securing existing networks and cooperation in Berlin's research landscape.

Invitations 2009:

  • Jürgen Osterhammel (Konstanz) „Akteure musikalischer Globalisierung, 1860 – 1930”, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften/HU, 19,02.2009
  • Rosana Guber (Buenos Aires): „Entre la redención política y el recurso académico: El trabajo de campo en la antropología social”, Ibero-Amerikanisches-Institut, 28.05.2009

Invitations 2008:

  • Vera Kutzinski (Nashville University): "On Common Ground?: American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Hemisperic American Studies!", Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 03.06.2008 
  • Hilda Sabato (Buenos Aires University): "The Republican Experiment: Citizens and Political Power in the 19th Century Latin America", Clubhaus der Freien Universität, 09.06.2008 
  • Charlos Reboratti (Buenos Aires University): "Scale, Landscape, Territory. Hidden Concepts, Travelling Concepts and Transdisciplinarity", Ibero-Amerikanisches-Institut, 13.06.2008
  • Indra Levy (Stanford University): „The Modern Japanese Vernacular as a Westernesque Femme Fatal",18.11.2008

Invitations 2007:

  • Christian Uhl (Leiden University, jetzt Ghent University): "When Dr. Koch meets Doctor Yihe - Some Random Remarks Concerning Time and Translation", Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, 23.05.07
  • Frederick Cooper (New York University): „Knowledge, Ignorance, and Social Policy in Colonial Africa“, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften (im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung), 04.07.07
  • Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University, New York): „The Hatred of Mexico's ‚Científicos’, 1892-1914“, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 19.10.2007 
  • Hebe Vessuri (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas Caracas): „A World on the Move between Knowledge ‚Hotspots’ and ‚Cold Deserts’“, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 16.11.2007
  • Peter Chelkowski (New York University): „Ta’ziyeh on the Move“, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, 28.11.2007
  • Atsuko Sakaki (University of Toronto): „Tales of Traveling Tongues. (A Chinese and A Japanese in Paris)”, Werkstatt der Kulturen der Welt, 12.12.2007