Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie

The Comparative Anthropology of Worlding

A masterclass beyond disciplinary boundaries with Philippe Descola

 

Date: May 30th – June 3rd, 2021

Venue: Forum Scientiarum, University of Tübingen, Germany

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2021

Organization: Niels Weidtmann and Michael Herrmann, University of Tübingen, Germany

The masterclass is funded by the Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum.

Committed to the descriptive method of anthropology, Descola pleads to discard any form of ontological preconception when visiting foreign societies. The different life-worlds are not adequately understood if they are merely classified as different cultural interpretations of “the” one nature. Instead, the life-worlds, for their part, first establish the ontology and thus also the understanding of man and the world that corresponds to them. Descola summarizes this with the term “worlding”.

This masterclass will enable discussions with Philippe Descola about his ideas and contributions across several themes. It will be of interest to participants from a wide range of disciplines.

Link zur Ausschreibung

One World Anthropology

 

Following the international masterclass with Tim Ingold, Martin Porr (University of Western Australia) and Niels Weidtmann (University of Tübingen) currently are editing a volume that disucusses Ingold’s work in the context of different research projects. The book will be the first edited volume dedicated to a multi-disciplinary engagement with Tim Ingold’s work. It contains contributions from a wide range of relevant academic fields such as social anthropology, archaeology, rock art studies, philosophy, and science and technology studies. The individual chapters critically engage with Tim Ingold’s approaches and ideas in relation to numerous cases studies that include the exploration of Australian rock art, electricity in Pakistan, Spanish farmhouses and sensory dimensions of legal practice. To stress the importance of dialogue and debate, the book also contains a response to the contributions by Tim Ingold himself.

Link auf Masterclass-Seite

Phänomenologische Anthropologie: Sprache, Ethos, Endlichkeit

Philosophisch-Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Eine wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Forum Scientiarum der Universität Tübingen und des Departments für Philosophie der Universität Cluj in Kooperation mit den  Universitäten Bologna, Messina, Wien und Zagreb.

 

Die AG sucht den Kontakt zu Spitzenforschern aus all jenen Bereichen, die an einer philosophisch-interdisziplinären Diskussion zu anthropologischen Fragestellungen interessiert sind, und stellt ein offenes Diskussionsforum sowohl für junge als auch etablierte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler sowie für Studierende dar.

Zur Erreichung der genannten Ziele organisiert die AG gemeinsame Tagungen zu Themen, die aktuell in den philosophisch-interdisziplinären Bereichen der phänomenologischen Anthropologie diskutiert werden.

Erste Publikation: 2019, „»Schmerz und Lust« im Kontext der philosophischen und medizinischen Auseinandersetzung“.

Link auf AG-Seite