25.09.2019 | Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology

Dis/enchanting conviviality. On a mode that engages difference

International Summer School problematizing morality

Datum :

25.09.2019 18:00 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort :

Schloss Hohentübingen (Hörsaal Klassische Archäologie/Ernst von Sieglin)

Referent/in :

Tilmann Heil, Leuven

This lecture addresses social situations imbued with difference in which neither moral or emotional common ground can be assumed, and which are increasingly politicized. Rather than provoking wonders of unquestioned togetherness, conviviality is a dis/enchanting mode of minimal sociality that engages difference, be it cultural, religious, ethnic or other. In situations we can call convivial, how is difference ethically and emotionally approached? Juxtaposing and intertwining two dissimilar ethnographic situations from Senegal and Brazil to discuss living with difference and its everyday struggles and justifications, Tilmann Heil concludes on the challenges that this might pose for certain Western understandings of morality, as community and even commonality is up for discussion.

The International Summer School is jointly organized by members of the Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology, the Collaborative Research Center 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress", and the Department of Sociology. It is funded by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (ZUK 63)Universitätsbund Tübingen e.V., and the University’s Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.