IFK@Zoom: Lecture Elisabeth Weber: DIVERGENT WORLDS. ON THE DIFFICULTY (AND JOY) OF TRANSLATING EPISTEMIC DISCONCERTMENT

IFK - Wien, Reichsratsstraße 17, 1010 Wien Reichsratsstraße 17, Wien

This talk will inquire into the »epistemic disconcertment« between divergent practices of knowledge creation. Drawing on the resonances between Emanuele Coccia’s plant humanities and the »ecology of practices« of translators of North-American indigenous thought, the focus will be on a form of bewilderment that provides fresh ideas for translation. Elisabeth Weber is Professor of German and …

Vicissitudes of Orientalism. Re-examining the Indian Origin of the Roma. Lecture of IFK_Fellow Avishek Ray.

IFK - Wien, Reichsratsstraße 17, 1010 Wien Reichsratsstraße 17, Wien

The ostracization of European Roma populations is often premised on claims that they originated from elsewhere. Intriguingly, the idea of their Indian origins is embraced and rejected in almost equal proportions. What does this entail epistemologically? How does this (re)configure ideas about »India«?

Forbidden Planets. The Cartographic Imagination of Cold War Science Fiction. Lecture of Federico Italiano

The beginning of the Space Age paradoxically coincided with the global spread of a subterranean imagination linked to bunkers and underground facilities. Federico Italiano is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Privatdozent at the Institute of General and Comparative Literature Studies at the …