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Workshop | Transregional Dynamics in Eastern Europe and the Americas: New Empirical Approaches

| Workshop

The workshop takes place in Leipzig on March 3-4.

March 3–4, 2022

Tagungslounge, Katharinenstraße 6, Leipzig

Organizers: Katja Castryck-Naumann and Corinne Geering (Leibniz-Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig), Paul Vickers (CITAS, Universität Regensburg) in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) in Leipzig and the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Europe and America” in Regensburg

This workshop brings together researchers from Leipzig, Jena and Regensburg to explore how the recent boom in new concepts and approaches in area studies can be applied in empirical research. The presentations draw on ongoing book projects exploring Eastern Europe and the Americas, as well as connections between world regions. The workshop will consider whether the boundaries between sites of theory-production and locations of empirical knowledge and source material are becoming more fluid, as well as the difficulties that remain in integrating dynamic methodological debates with concrete studies of actors, networks and particular locations. The workshop will be concluded and rounded off with an evening event that explores transregional dynamics in curatorial practice. The event will take place in Leipzig. To attend the workshop please register in advance with corinne.geering@leibniz-gwzo.de.




Thursday, March 3

Maren Röger (Director of the GWZO)

Insights from Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics
Stefan Rohdewald (Leipzig)

Coffee break

(Un)Learning Eastern Europe: Transregional Perspectives on Post-Socialist Epistemologies
Elisa Satjukow (Leipzig)
Women as Co-Producers of the Global (Socialist) Condition
Réka Krizmanics (Jena)

Coffee break

Black Women Performers and the Making of Space in Interwar Paris: Critical Reflections on Cultural Transfer and the Workings of the Archive
Carmen Dexl (Regensburg)
Transregional Actors and Dynamics in the North American Entertainment Industries, 1880s to 1920s
Antje Dietze (Leipzig)


Friday, March 4

Trans' as a Methodological Approach towards Ryszard Kapuscinski's Literary Journalism in Latin America '
Joanna Moszczynska (Regensburg)
Bridging Regional and International Histories through Biographies – Connecting Lines and Separations
Katja Castryck-Naumann (Leipzig)

Lunch break

The Translocal Connectivity of Peripheral Groups: Researching International Naturism as Humanistic Idea and Transnational Practice
Jacqueline Nießer (Regensburg)
Locating the Periphery: A Transregional Approach to Rural Home Industries
Corinne Geering (Leipzig)

Coffee break

The Poetics of Industrial Landscapes: Donbass and Upper Silesia in Literature and Film
Oleksandr Zabirko (Regensburg)
Doing Gender in Historical Reenactment. Case Studies from the US and Poland
Juliane Tomann (Regensburg)

Coffee break

Curatorial and Artistic Research: Exploring Transregional and Gendered Trails in Recent East European Art History
Guests: Przemysław Strożek, Kristóf Nagy and Márton Szarvas, Simone Wille
Moderation: Beáta Hock (Leipzig)