Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Conferences and Workshops

“Shifting Orders: Belonging in transition”

International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies (CIIS), Tübingen University
October, 14-16th 2021, Fürstenzimmer

For participation, please mail to

Belonging is an increasingly questionable concept in the 21st century, in which human society is becoming more and more global. Societies are becoming more diverse, national allegiances are being challenged by modern labor migration as well as by flight and poverty migration, and traditional ties seem to be generally dissolving. At the same time, a new need for belonging is emerging.
Do the phenomena of globalization and belonging contradict each other? Or are we challenged today to rethink belonging at all?

The topic of the workshop takes up a number of research questions that are currently being widely discussed in many humanities and social sciences.
The question of the lines of belonging along which increasingly globalized societies are structured is a key issue everywhere. The different perspectives and emphases of the individual disciplines not only complement each other, but also productively challenge each other.

The conference addresses the topic of belonging in six sessions each reflecting on a specific aspect of the phenomenon, namely property, intersectionality, situatedness, the right to belonging/not-belonging, emplacement and religion.

You can here the detailed program including the abstracts for every of the six sessions.

Conference: Human Rights and Democracy

Thursday, June 24, 2021 via Zoom

15:00 - 20:45 Uhr

Keynotes: Wilfried Hinsch, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Lewis Gordon, Richard A. Wilson, Molly Land, Janne Mende, Silvia Steininger, Nora Hertz

Registration and Program:

The Connecticut / Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC) provides an international, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional platform to promote and support academic collaboration between researchers and research groups at universities and other research institutions in the State of Connecticut (USA) and the Land Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Annual Conference of the Society for Intercultural Philosophy
The Political Dimension of Nature. An Intercultural Critique

June 4th - 6th 2021, University of Tübingen
Languages: German and English
Abstracts can be submitted until 31st March 2021.

The livestream on youtube for all Keynote-Lectures can be found below:



The Society for Intercultural Philosophy (GIP) was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization and now has members from all over the world. While philosophizing we think that it is important to expand the lenses of one's own cultural conditions in order to work systematically and historically in mutual exchange with the philosophical reflections of other cultures (and our own).

Fellowship Colloquium on The Structure of Conversational Thinking:

Applications of Conversational Thinking


May 13-14th 2021, University of Tübingen

For participation please contact our research fellow Dr. Jonathan Chimakonam Okeke,

Email: jonathan-chimakonam.okekespam


Métissage: Its philosophical claim and interrogation


November 12th/13th 2021