Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft

SFB 923 – Threatened Order. Societies under Stress

Workshop "Hybridity–Assimilation– Multiculturalism–Indifference. Concepts in Ordering Social Reality"
17.–18. November 2016, Tübingen

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 923 "Threatened Order – Societies under Stress" at the University of Tübingen is organizing an international workshop about hybridity, assimilation, multiculturalism and indifference as concepts of ordering the social reality. The CRC investigates the manner in which various social orders change, especially when facing threats to their very existence. Orders are conceptualized as arrange- ments of elements that are related to each other in a certain way and that structure social groups or even whole societies. It is the Research Center’s view that orders are threatened when agents become convinced that their options for action are uncertain, when behavior and routines are called into question, when agents feel they cannot rely on each other, and when agents manage to establish a discourse about the threatening situation. One of the CRC’s projects “Istria: a Cultural Experiment? – Hybridity: a Threatened Order?“ studies cultural hybridity in Istria from the late 19th into the 20th century.

The workshop at the CRC focuses on the concepts of hybridity, assimilation, multiculturalism, and indifference. The main goal is to discuss these and other analogous concepts of the ordering of social reality as analytical categories in light of the Habsburg monarchy’s policy of multiculturalism and from the perspective of Istria´s peculiarities.

Tübingen, Schloss Hohentübingen Fürstenzimmer

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Johler Dr. des. Daniela Simon Francesco Toncich M.A.


Thursday, November 17th

12.00 - 13.00 Visiting "LUI": Registration and
13.00 - 13.15 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Johler
Official Welcome and Introduction
13.15 - 14.45 Francesco Toncich M.A.
“Ethnographic Knowledge and Cultural Production of difference“
Dr. des. Daniela Simon
“In/difference as a Guide for Political Action“
14.45 - 15.30 Prof. Dr. Andreas Ackermann
„Hybriditätskonzepte – ein Überblick“
15.30- 16.00 Break
16.00 - 16.45

Prof. Dr. Marta Verginella
“Nationalization on the Nation´s Border. Between Town and Countryside in the Austrian Littoral“

16.45 - 17.30 Prof. Dr. Dominique Kirchner Reill
“Multinationalism in a Hinterland between Port-Cities: Istria in the Nineteenth Century“
17.30 - 18.15 Break
18.15 - 19.45 Keynote
Prof. Dr. Moritz Csáky
„Kultur – ein hybrider Kommunikations- und Handlungsraum“
20.00 Dinner

Friday, November 18th

09.00 - 09.45 Prof. Dr. Bojan Baskar
“Mixtures and Purities of the Eastern Adriatic“
09.45 - 10.30 Prof. Dr. Tullia Catalan
“The Port City of Trieste during the Habsburg Empire. A Crossroad of Communities, Cultures and Identities (1815-1918)“
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.45 Prof. Dr. Jasna Čapo Žmegač
“Representations of Cultural Plurality and Politics of Societal Inclusion“
11.45 - 12.30 Prof. Dr. Johannes Feichtinger
„Kakanische (Ent-)Mischungen. Zur Neubewertung von Identität und Differenz durch zeitge- nössische Wissenschaftler“
12.30 - 13.00 Comments & Final
13.00 Buffet

SFB 923 Threatened Order – Societies under Stress
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 (0) 7071-29-77124>
Fax: +49 (0) 7071-29-5579