Faculty of Humanities

Academic Events

Upcoming Events

Workshop "ZONA - Positions and Protest in an Age of Depredations"

John Kinsella
Russ West-Pavlov
Online Workshop | University of Tübingen | Wednesday 12 January 2022, 09:00-12:00

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Past Events


Workshop "Rethinking Well-Being in the Global South: Politics, Imaginaries and Subjectivities"

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4-8pm
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Toxic Temporalities in the Global South

Digital Conference June 21 – 25, 2021

International Closing Event of the Doctoral Studies Programme "Entangled Temporalities in the Global South"

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International Forum on Global South Studies 2021

Online - June 28 to July 9, 2021

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CFP in English / Appel en Français / Convocatoria en Español / Chamada em Português

CIVIS Virtual Summer School North-South Encounters

Entangled Temporalities of the Black (South) Atlantic

From the Legacy of Slavery to BLM in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

12-16 July 2021

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Indigenous Awareness Month

Endangered Nawat Culture and Language

organized by the students of the "Cultures of the Global South" MA programme at the University of Tübingen

8-29 July

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Virtual Transatlantic Dialogue:

The Contested Heritage of Slavery and the Historic Slave Trade Sites

with: Milton Guran (UFF – Brazil); Ibrahima Seck (UCAD – Senegal /Whitney Plantation Museum, USA); Simone Vassallo (UFF – Brazil); María Elisa Velásquez (INAH – Mexico); Roberto Zaugg (UZH – Switzerland)

09 November 2020 / detailed information (english/french/spanish) / event poster


International Forum 2020:

“Wellbeing and Subjectivity across the Global South” / Futures under Construction

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Per Se - Work in Progress 

John Kinsella (Curtin University) and Russell West-Pavlov (University of Tübingen)

Monday, 13 January 2020,  Flyer



International Workshop: 

Literatures and Cultures of Homes in the Making

12 - 14 December, University of Tübingen

Organized by The Center for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies (ICGSS) at the University of Tübingen and the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University.   programme


The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa, Brazil, 2019)

Debate with Dr. Roberto Robalinho (Universidade Federal Fluminense & Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

December, 11th, 2019, Brasilien-Zentrum, Flyer



Prof. Dr. Jessé de Souza: Wissenschaft als verdeckter Rassismus

Montag, 11.11.19, 18 Uhr c.t., Brechtbau Raum 215 / Flyer


« Subjectivités urbaines en Afrique subsaharienne » 

06-08 November 2019: Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal.

Co-organised by the University of Tübingen and Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar.

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International Conference

"Cinemas of the Global South: towards a southern aesthetics"

05-06 November 2019: Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. 

Funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Conference coordination by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Amir Taha.


Autumn School

“Trauma, Conflito e Memória na Literatura e Cultura Brasileira e Hispano-americana”

14-16 October 2019: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Cleusa Rios Pinheiro Passos (USP, Catedrática JGR), Prof. Dr. Sebastian Thies, Dr. Nadja Lobensteiner (UT)

In cooperation with project DAAD / CAPES Probral “Disconforting Territories: images, narratives, and objects of the Global South“ (Dir.: Fernando Resende UFF)



PROBRAL Conference: “Discomforting Territories: images, narratives and objects of the Global South”

02 - 03 October 2019: Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Niterói - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organized by project DAAD / CAPES Probral “Discomforting Territories: images, narratives, and objects of the Global South“ (Dir.: Fernando Resende UFF)



Panel: "Homophobia in the Global South"

Jean Wyllys, Agustina Comedi, Danai Mupotsa, R. Raj Rao

Moderation: Ingrid Hotz-Davies

18.07.2019 / Brechbau 027 Tübingen



Autorentreffen: Véronique Tadjo

16 Juli 2019

Institut Culturel Franco-Allemand, Doblerstraße 25, 72074 Tübingen

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Susanne Goumegou


Summer School Tübingen

15-19 July 2019

"Futures under Construction: Contested Subjectivities in the Global South"



International Workshop

"Decolonizing Academia? Opportunities, Perspectives and Academic Responsibility"

13 July 2019

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Coloquio Internacional

"Cine urbano: Estrategias para comprender la megaurbe"

11 y 12 de julio, 2019



International Workshop

"Mediascapes of Ruined Geographies in the Global South"

21-22 February 2019

Organizers: Diego Amaral, Anthony Obute, Andrée Gerland (EKUT)



Guest Lecture

«Mémoire, tradition, archive, héritage, patri/matrimoine»

with Éric Méchoulan (Université de Montreal)

Organizers: Louis Nana and Carina Stickel

Monday, 17 December 2018, 10:30-12 pm, Neuphilologicum, room 215

Interactive Workshop

Nature, Activism, and the Academy

with Markus Mauthe (Greenpeace photographer) and John Kinsella (poet activist)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 12-4 pm, Neue Aula, room 225

Theatrical Performance

Mike van Graan - Theatre for Peacebuilding

"When Swallows Cry"

12 November 2018, 8 p.m., Brechtbau Theatre


"After the posts, before the cataclysm: Global South literary humanities in an era of
global multi-crises"

30-31 October 2018, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (CFP)

Summer School 2018

"Global Timescapes - Entangled Temporalities in the Global South"

31st July - 3rd August 2018, University of Tübingen (Programme /CFP)


Congresso / Workshop

"Tendências de mudança linguística no português atual"

14-15 June 2018, University of Tübingen (programme)

One-day Symposium: "tɛmp(ə)rərɪnəs"

9 March 2018, 10-16, room 215

Convened by John Kinsella (Churchill College Cambridge/Curtin University) and Russ West-Pavlov (University of Tübingen)

Keynote speakers: Stephen Muecke (University of Adelaide, Australia), Nicholas Birns (New York University, USA)


"Planetary Futures and the Global South"

16-18 January 2018, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India (Brochure)

Guest Lecture

Catherine Mazauric: "Identités liminales et identités processives en migration"

10 January 2018, room 010 Neuphilologicum



Ken Bugul: "Le baobab fou"

6 December 2017

Film / Diskussion

"Schreiben und Leben zwischen Frankreich und Afrika"

5 December 2017, Institut Français


Robert Muponde: Shifting the 'We' in African Children's Literature

17 November 2017, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart, WeltRaum (Flyer)


"Les Picaros d'Afrique francophone"

Prof. Dr. Susanne Goumegou (Universität Tübingen) and Carina Stickel (Universität Tübingen)

6 October 2017, Tübingen (poster)


"Modes of Being South: Territorialities, Affects, Powers"

3-5 October 2017, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, Rio de Janiero, Brazil (CFP)

Inaugural conference / congreso inaugural

"Explorando os entremeios: cultura e comunicação na literatura de João Guimarães Rosa (1908-1967)"

6-7 July 2017 (flyer)

Summer school / escola de verão

"Estudos culturais e comunição: filme e música no Brazil contemporáneo"

3-5 July 2017 (flyer)

Panel Discussion

"What Do Human Rights Do?"

14 June 2017, d.a.i. (Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut), Tübingen (flyer)


Off the Wall

29 May, 15:30-17:30, Weltethos Institut, Tübingen (flyer)


Achille Mbembe: "Time on the Move"

8 April 2017, ICI Berlin

Spring School

"Participatory Cultures and New Ethical Paradigms in the Global South"

5-8 April 2017, Tübingen (Program)

PhD Students' Workshop

"Southern Gaze(s) in Audiovisual Narratives"

3./4. April 2017


"Diálogos sobre la megaurbe: Cultura, comunicación y participación ciudadana en la ciudad de México"

12-13 January 2017 (Program) / (Conference Videos)


Workshop: "Doing Literary Studies in a Time of Crisis"

with Simon During (University of Queensland)

30 November 2016

International Conference

“Rethinking Gender from the Global South(s)”

26-29 September 2016, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico-City


"Translating South Africa: Home and Away"

16 September 2016

Summer School 2016

"Truth Commissions and the Culture of Dissenting Memory in the Global South"

25-29 July 2016 (programme)


"Literary Humanities in the Global South: The Question of University Pedagogies"

27-28 June 2016

PhD Students’ Workshop

"Fights and Flights: Repression, Resistance and Human Displacement in the Global South"

4-6 April 2016



"Cities of the South, Cities of the North"

14 December 2015, ICI Berlin

Annual conference

"Other Spaces – Towards the Global South"

6-8 October 2015


“Interpacifics and Indian Oceans: Comparative Global South Literary Worlds“

20 July 2015

Summer School 2015:

“What is the Global South?”

29 June 2015

Literary Cultures of the Global South / Erich Auerbach Visiting Chair of Global Literary Studies Conference:

“Heading South? Routes beyond the Impasse of Postcolonial Studies”

26 June 2015