International lecture series Space – Society – Economy 17.05.-26.07.

International lecture series Space – Society – Economy 17.05.-26.07.


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International lecture series Space – Society – Economy:


“Place & Conflict”
(Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)


Conflicts are at the very core of people’s everyday lives. The ways in which they arise, materialize and are experienced, however, vary extensively between different places. It is precisely this place-bound nature of conflict that is the starting point for the summer term’s lecture series Space – Society – Economy which sets out to explore the ordinary and mundane places of conflict: On the one hand, the lecture series will draw attention to violent conflicts (e.g. the Syrian civil war), their causes and consequences, as a classic, yet very current topic of political geography. On the other hand, special attention is given to tensions arising in people’s day-to-day lives, especially for those who differ from hegemonial norms (e.g. young, elderly or ill people) or challenge dominant structures and elitist interests (e.g. with regard to scarcity of resources and security). In order to analyse these conflicts, four distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to explore place as a key factor of understanding: First and foremost, place will be debated as a theoretical lens through which the emergence and materialization of conflicts may be conceptualized. These reflections will be underlined by our guest lecturers’ contemporary empirical work on distinct places, especially on their particularities that influence the character of a conflict as well as the practices and discourses shaping it. The insights gained during the discussions will encourage all participants to grasp and further explore the deeply rooted links between Place & Conflict.


Program of the summer term 2017

17.05.2017 | Wed (18:00 – 19:30)
Prof. Peter Hopkins (Newcastle University):
Negotiating everyday geopolitics in uncertain times: Young people, religion, racism and place


14.06.2017| Wed (18:00 – 19:30)
Dr. Preeti Patel (King’s College London):
Complex political emergencies: Challenges for the health sector


19.07.2017 | Wed (18:00 – 19:30)
Dr. Christopher Harker (Durham University):
Financial crisis ordinariness: Slow violence in Ramallah (Palestine)


26.07.2017 | Wed (18:00 – 19:30)
Assist. Prof. Ajay Bailey (University of Groningen):
Who Cares? The Crisis of Care for Older Adults in Migrant Households in India


For more information on the program and venues of the lecture series, please visit the homepage of Space – Society –Economy or contact Hans-Martin Zademach or Cornelia Bading.


Tagungsankündigung (PDF)

Poster (PDF)