Conferences

  • FORMATIONS OF THE GLOBAL: Narratives - Narrative Strategies - Knowledge Transfers (October 21-22, 2011)

Conference offering two keynote speeches for all participants and two disciplinary workshops for researchers from the fields of history and literary and cultural studies. The history workshop dealt with formations of individual and group identities and their relations to "others". The focus was on narratives and narrative strategies that are and were fundamental for the development of images of the self and the other and for the creation of community relations. The literary and cultural studies workshop dealt with narrative strategies that transgress borders and epochs, focusing representations of the global by means of intertextuality, narration, language and transculturality. Agenda for pdf download.

Transdisciplinary conference for Ph.D. students and post-docs from the fields of humanities, social sciences and Media and communication studies which focused on the role of (b)orders in a globalizing world.

The international symposium "Theories of International and Intercultural Communication" with an integrated workshop for doctoral students took place from October 29-31, 2009 at the University of Mannheim. The conference of the Network Intercultural und International Communication was supported by the graduate program 'Formations of the Global'.

Second International Conference of the graduate program 'Formations of the Global' at the University of Mannheim. More information, e.g. the agenda, are available on the conference's website.

Symposium to end the fall semester 2007 with guest lectures by PD Dr. Walter Pfannkuche (Philosophy, University of Mannheim), Prof. Dr. Susanne Klengel (Romance Language and Literature Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz) and Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer (Comparative Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich).

Symposium with short presentations by the stipendiaries and contributions by Prof. Dr. Urs Stäheli (Sociologist, University of Basel) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann (History, University of Mannheim).

International Conference at the University of Mannheim. The conference transcript was published in spring 2008 Reichardt, Ulfried (Hg.). Die Vermessung der Globalisierung - Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008.

Series of lectures organized by the ‚Studium Generale' at the University of Mannheim, where four of the graduate program's stipendiaries gave lectures.

  • Symposium II (October 13-14, 2005)

Symposium with Project presentations by the stipendiaries.

Symposium with short presentations by the stipendiaries and contributions by Prof. Dr. Jochen Hörisch (German Language and Literature Studies), Prof. Dr. Angela Keppler (Media and Communication Science), Prof. Dr. Erich Pelzer (History), Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinkert (Romance Language and Literature Studies) and a guest lecture by Prof. John Tomlinson (Nottingham Trent University).