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28. 05. 2024

International workshops and panel discussion on feminist foreign policy: events at the College in June

In June, two workshops and a panel discussion will take place at the College for Social Sciences and Humanities, to which members of the UA Ruhr are cordially invited. Two further events are being planned.

Workshop, 4–5 June: Forgotten by Design. Foundational Limits and Dysfunctionalities in Computational Cognitive-Behavioral Environments
What is made technologically impossible through the cognitive-behavioural design of computational environments, thus becoming invisible, excluded, disposed, forgotten, or foreclosed? This workshop assumes a critical media studies perspective to tackle the history and theory of computational environments that are designed to study, model, or shape cognitive behaviour and decision-making, bringing together humanities scholars from the Netherlands, the United States, and Germany.
Organisation: Christina Vagt, Senior Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara (USA) | Florian Sprenger, Ruhr University Bochum
Further information and registration (by 03/06, 12 pm):

Workshop, 12–13 June: Fashion, Image, Exile: The Rediscovery of Theatre Photographer Elli Marcus (1899-1977)
The recently rediscovered work of theatre photographer Elli Marcus serves as the starting point for a broader discussion of fashion and theatre photography in this two-day workshop in cooperation with the Chair of Cultural Anthropology of Textiles (TU Dortmund University). Its specific focus is on the fate of fashion and theatre photography in exile and the challenges associated with curating photographic images for contemporary audiences. With the exception of the lecture by Mila Ganeva, the workshop will be conducted in German.
Organisation: Mila Ganeva, Senior Fellow, Miami University (USA) | Gudrun M. König, TU Dortmund University
Further information and registration (by 10/06, 12 pm):

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Panel Discussion, 25 June: Ambitious Goals, Sober Reality? Feminist Foreign and Development Policy Put to the Test
In recent years, numerous governments have adopted a “feminist foreign policy”, a contested effort to bring about a paradigm shift in how their country engages with the rest of the world. In this public panel discussion, experts from government and academia will address various facets of feminist foreign and development policy, drawing on the experiences of Germany and other countries.
Organisation: Stephen Brown, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa (Canada) | Tobias Debiel, Institute for Delevopment and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen
Further information and registration (by 21/06, 12 pm):

Details on the following events will be available shortly at the homepage of the College; please save the dates:

Reading Session with Sule Emmanuel Egya, 20 June 2024
Sule Emmanuel Egya (pen-name E. E. Sule), a writer and scholar of African Literature and Environmental Humanities from Nigeria, who is currently a Senior Fellow at the College for Social Sciences and Humanities, will read from his second novel “Makwala” and his forthcoming poetry collection.

Workshop, 20–21 June: German Influence on Turkish Economic Thought and Policy in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This workshop, organised by Senior Fellow Mustafa Erdem Özgür from Dokuz Eylül University Izmir (Turkey), will follow the traces of German influence on Turkish economic thought and policy in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on the one-way flow of economic knowledge from Germany to Turkey before Anglo-American mainstream economics almost entirely dominated economics as a social science after the Second World War.