Philosophische Fakultät

Related projects and mobility programmes

Probral / Capes: "Discomforting Territories: Images, Narratives, and Objects of the Global South“

This is a four-year international bilateral cooperation project funded by the DAAD PPP / CAPES PROBRAL initiative (2019 – 2022).

The project “Discomforting Territories: Images, Narratives and Objects of the Global South” brings together researchers from anthropology, cultural and media studies from Universidade Federal Fluminense and University of Tübingen. The research focus is on how Global South societies, marked by economic and political asymmetries as well as the longue durée of postcolonial legacies, produce what we call “discomforting territories” – that is particular conjunctures of territorialities, subjectivities, affectivities, and corporalities that evoke ill-being, trauma and conflict. From its interdisciplinary point of vantage, the project looks at how images, narratives, social and symbolic practices configure and express these “discomforting territories” and bring to the surface colonial remains and violence, buried and alternative histories that contest and challenge social and political hegemony.

Territorialities in this sense are not understood as homogeneous containers. Following Hasbaert’s notion of multiterritoriality, they can rather be conceived of as complex layers of disputed geographical and virtual spaces. They speak of ongoing political struggles, wars, climate and other crisis, and of the impossible politics of belonging and identity that lead to what Rogoff’s defines as "exhausted geographies".  Mbembe’s notion of the “becoming black of the world” shows us how these “discomforting territories” are expressed through bodies, human and non-human subjectivities related to lived temporalities of “multiple durées” that unveil unwanted and alternative temporalities.

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MWK Project: Urban subjectivities in Subsaharian Africa / Subjectivités urbaines en Afrique subsaharienne

MWK-Project "Urban subjectivities in Subsaharian Africa / Subjectivités urbaines en Afrique subsaharienne" with

  • Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal
  • Université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (EKUT), Germany

Cooperation project  funded by MWK Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Science, Research and Art of Baden-Württemberg) in the frame of a funding scheme for “long term exchange in science and society with Africa” for the period 2019 - 2021.

This project focusses on

  • developing joint research agendas,
  • developing a joint qualification concept for postgraduates, including video based co-teaching formats and
  • establishing a joint postgraduate certificate on global south studies together with the international partners.

Erasmus+ Partnerships

In the framework of the Global South Network, at the moment we count with three running Erasmus+ Partnerships with:

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico 
  • Université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast  
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa.

These partnerships allow us to realize additional student and staff (incoming and outgoing) mobility.

ISAP – Partnerships

Since 2019 we count with a DAAD funded ISAP-Partnership (international study and capacitation partnerships) between Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (EKUT), Germany,  that allows us to increase mobility and exchange between EKUT and UFF significantly during the project period 2019 to 2021.  

Baden-Württemberg Scholarships

Scholars in the frame of the "regionalen entwicklungspolitischen Komponente (REK)" of the Scholarshiprogramme of Baden-Württemberg-Foundation
  • Moctar Koné (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), At Tübingen University: 02/18-09/18
  • Ibrahima Ndiaye (Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal), At Tübingen University: 10/18-04/19
  • Nadia Christelle Sia (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), At Tübingen University: 11/18-06/19
  • Hugues-Hervé N’Goran (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), At Tübingen University: 03/19-07/19

Link to the Scholarship programme