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International Graduate Conference:
Move On!
Mobility Meets (Little) Resistances
26-28 November 2015

venues: magdas Hotel (Laufbergergasse 12, 1020 Vienna),
Alte Kapelle (Spitalgasse 2-4, Court 2.8, 1090 Vienna)

Guests:
Sudeep Dasgupta (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Jennifer Ann Wenzel (Columbia University, New York)
Bilgin Ayata (Universität Basel)
Anna Lipphardt (Universität Freiburg)

 

 

Programme:

 

Thursday, 26th November 2015

magdas Hotel

14.30: Opening

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann (Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs, University of Vienna)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Meyer (Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annegret Pelz (Deputy Head of the Research Platform Mobile Cultures and Societies, University of Vienna)

Team of magdas Hotel

15.00-17.30: Panel 1 - Political Mobilisation in Transnational Spaces (Senior-Discussant: Bilgin Ayata, Junior-Discussant: Felix Bergmeister)

Deniz Coşan-Eke (University of Munich, Germany): “Alevism. Boundaries and Identity”

Alev Çakır (University of Vienna, Austria): “The construction of transnational (political) spaces by Alevi and Kurdish Migrant Organizations in Austria” (Mediated Mobilities and Political Mobilization Processes: Negotiating Identity)

Carsten Schäfer (University of Vienna, Austria): “De-territorializing the Chinese nation state - China's Overseas Chinese policy and its implications for Chinese in Austria: The case of the Austrian-Chinese webpage outuo.net during the 2008 Tibetan Unrest”

Coffee Break


Alte Kapelle:

19.00-20.30: Keynote Lecture by Sudeep Dasgupta: “Re-imagining Europe: Alternative Trajectories toward Plotting Mobility Otherwise”

 

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Friday, 27th November 2015

magdas Hotel

09.00-11.30: Panel 2 & 3 (parallel sessions)

Panel 2 - Sites of Resistance (Senior-Discussant: Anna Lipphardt, Junior-Discussant: Thomas Assinger)

Aila Spathopoulou (King’s College London, UK): “Degrees of Liquidity on the Aegean: Ships, migrants and Turkish tourists around Lesvos”

Tom Ullrich (University of Weimar, Germany): “Schere Stein Paris. A Visual Archaeology of Revolutionary Paris“

Zohar Elmakias (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): „End of the line. The Ceasing of Movement at the Jaffa Train Station, 1892-2010”

 

Panel 3 - Performing Movements, Tracing Borders (Senior-Discussant: Alexandra Ganser, Junior-Discussant: Marianne Windsperger)

Cengiz Haksöz (University of Pittsburgh, USA): “Immobilizing the Violence. Yeryüzü Iftarlari as a Performance during the Istanbul Gezi Park Protest”

Iris Fraueneder (University of Vienna, Austria): “Mobilizing Images: Militancy and Anabasis”

Roman Kabelik (University of Vienna, Austria): “Looking Afar, Staying Nearby. Tracing the Mobility-Dispositif in Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther

 

Coffee break

12.00-13.30: Panel 4 – Cultural Markets (Senior-Discussant: Tomi Adeaga, Junior-Discussant: Philipp Wagner)

Katharina Fritsch (University of Vienna, Austria): “The Place of Twarab in Marseille – between being fixed and resisting”

Celena Monteiro (University of Chichester, UK): “Mobile Hips, Mobile Identities. Dancehall Queen Performance as Resistance”

13.30-15.00: Lunch Break

15.00-17.30: Panel 5 - Politics of the State and Resistance (Senior-Discussant: Petra Dannecker, Junior-Discussant: Fanny Müller-Uri)

Raffael Beier (University of Bochum, Germany): “Urban Mobility, Resistance and the State. The Urbanism of Urgency in North Africa”

Eva Freudenthaler (University of Vienna, Austria): “Refugee Camps as bases of resistance. The case of Goma 1994-1996”

Anja Joos (University of Freiburg, Germany): “The fight of Yeniche minority for their mobile rights. The occupation of the Kleine Allmend in Bern, Switzerland”

Alte Kapelle:

18.30-20.00: Keynote Lecture by Jennifer Ann Wenzel: “Towards an Oil Inventory”

20.30: Joint dinner at Café Ansari

 

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Saturday, 28th November 2015

magdas Hotel

09.15-11.45: Workshop with Bilgin Ayata

parallel: Visit to the Project Workstation Stop & Go – Nodes of Transformation and Transition by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel

[If you want to participate in either the workshop or the visit to the workstation, please send an email to mobilecultures@univie.ac.at. Places are limited!]

Coffee break

12.15-13.45: Panel 6 – Positioning through Social Networks (Senior-Discussant: Birgit Englert, Junior-Discussant: Viktoria Metschl)

Abdoul-Malik Ahmad (Université d’Aix-Marseille, France): “Quand la mobilité constitue une forme de résistance aux mécanismes familiaux de domination“

Syntia Hasenöhrl (University of Vienna, Austria): “Mobilised narratives in a transnational space. New media as a political space for negotiating Malian-diasporic identifications”

13.45-14.45: Lunch Break

14.45-16.00: Endnote Lecture by Anna Lipphardt: “Tracing the Mobile Trajectories of Artists and Scholars in the 21st Century. A Reality Check“ and Closing Discussion

 

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Organizing Committee: Alev Çakır, Katharina Fritsch, Syntia Hasenöhrl, Roman Kabelik, Barbara Maly, Viktoria Metschl, Carsten Schäfer, Joachim Schätz, Marianne Windsperger

Contact: mobilecultures@univie.ac.at

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