The German Studies program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Winnipeg…
Conceptualizing Planetary Humanities (June 24, 2021 to June 25, 202)1
The way knowledge is produced, managed, applied and disseminated on a global scale today is damaging to the environment and to social relations, and is threatening to destroy the well-being of the vast majority of humans in the near future. So what needs to be done in order to change this? Many scholars working on humanities questions agree that there is a need for a radically new interpretative framework of the world. What would a new narrative on globalization, a planetary narrative, look like?
There will be a public panel next week on Conceptualizing Planetary Humanities, part of a workshop hosted by Bo Strath, John Noyes, and Dominic Sachsenmaier. Participants will discuss some of the major themes, contours, contexts, interventions, challenges, or potential pitfalls of the humanities understood as a planetary endeavor. The two panels (about one hour each) will be broadcast on YouTube livestream.
John K. Noyes,Professor of German, University of Toronto, Extraordinary Professor, Stellenbosch University
Conceptualizing Planetary Humanities – A Public Panel (Two Parts)
24. Jun., 16:00 – 17:15
This public panel is part of a workshop hosted by Bo Strath, John Noyes & Dominic Sachsenmaier. It will discuss some of the major themes, contours, contexts, interventions, challenges, or potential pitfalls of the humanities understood as a planetary endeavor. The two panels (about one hour each) will be broadcast on youtube livestream.
Part One: June 24th, 16.00-17.15 Central European Time
Chair: Selcuk Esenbel (Bogazici University)
– Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago)
– Rochona Majumdar (University of Chicago)
– Walter Mignolo (Duke University)
– Henning Trüper (Free University Berlin)
– Achille Mbembe (University of the Witwatersrand)
Part Two: June 25h, 9.00-10.15 am Central European Time
Chair: Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen University)
– Wang Hui (Tsinghua University)
– Selcuk Esenbel (Bogazici University)
– Nkatha Kabira (University of Nairobi)
– Hsiung Ping-Chen (Academia Sinica)
– Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape)