Heritage Out of Control:

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 17, 2021 to May 19, 2021
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Dear list members (and with apologies for cross-posting),

We very much hope that this email finds you well despite the global crises that we are currently facing.
As the 
Empires of Memory Research Group hosted by the MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, we are very excited to share the program of Heritage out of Control Workshop that will take place on May 17-19. Below you will find the workshop program covering a wide range of topics from museums to wastelands engaging contested heritage. The keynote lectures will be given by Anne Berg (University of Pennsylvania) on Garbage and Waste and by Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University) on Disturbing Heritage. For detailed information and abstracts you can check our webpage https://events.mmg.mpg.de/heritage/  and from the following link you can register to the event https://s.gwdg.de/H43kOj
Please feel free to approach us if you have any questions,
Wishing you a nice day, 
Annika, Çiçek, Serawit

Heritage out of Control: Waste, Spirits, Energies Workshop 17-19 May 2021   
Workshop hosted by the Max Planck Research Group “Empires of Memory”
Workshop organisers: Serawit Bekele Debele, Çiçek İlengiz, Annika Kirbis
*The workshop schedule refers to CET         

DAY 1 - 17 May

14:00 Opening Remarks

14:15-15:45 Panel 1: Heritagising Waste
Discussant: Anne Berg (University of Pennsylvania)

Recycled Memory: Human Bones as Inherited Waste of Central Europe - Katarzyna Williams (The Australian National University)

Waste, Copious and Plentiful - Alice von Bieberstein (Humboldt University of Berlin, Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage)

The Waste of War: Human Remains and other Leftovers of War in Vietnam - Tam Ngo (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies/ Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

Blasting Bombs - Regina F. Bendix (Georg August University of Göttingen)

15:45 Break

16:15-17:45 Panel 2: Revisiting Wasteland

Discussant: Marian Burchardt (Leipzig University) 

Commemorating the Lucky Strike: How the Environmental Destruction of Gold Mining is Remediated through Museums - Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto)                         

Following the Brick: Unruly Imperial Legacies and Heritagisation in Vienna - Annika Kirbis (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, University of Utrecht)

Reclaiming New York’s Hart Island as a Site of Negative Heritage - Heidi Aronson Kolk (Washington University in St. Louis)

 Chernobyl as Heritage: Waste, Energies, and Spirits of the Exclusion Zone - Elena Romashko (Georg August University of Göttingen)

 17:45 Coffee Break

18:00 - 19:00 Keynote Lecture Reflections on Garbage and Genocide Anne Berg (University of Pennsylvania)

DAY 2 - 18 May

14:00 Welcome back
14:15-15:45 Panel 3: Heritage in Motion

Discussant: Azza Mustafa (HUMA, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town)

Buddhist Temples as Storehouses of Excess: Assembling Material Biographies of Belonging in Depopulating Japan - Paulina Kolata (Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester)

 The Jinns are in control of us: contested mystical inheritance as ‘heritage’ in the changing landscapes of Pemba, Zanzibar - Nathalie Arnold Koenings (Zayed University, Dubai)

 The "Festa de Yemajá": Rediscussing Waste, Cultural Heritage, and Ritual Innovation in the Context of the Climate Crisis in Brazil - Giovanna Capponi (University of Roehampton)

 Today’s Utopia Tomorrow’s Waste? Exploring how Beliefs and Spiritual Dimensions of Inequality Turn Today’s Realities of Waste into Future Heritage and (Invisible) Monuments - Vibha Galhotra and Fouad Asfour

 15:45 Break

16:15-17:45 Panel 4: Sensing Heritage
Discussant: Serawit Bekele Debele (University of Bayreuth)

 Atmospheric heritage: Processions, Ritual, and Claims to the City in Shi‘i Mumbai - Patrick Eisenlohr (Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg August University of Göttingen)

Heritage through Negation: Holocaust, Atlantic Slavery, and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkey - Ezgi Güner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Esra Özyürek (University of Cambridge)

Present Gods, Absent Nation: Negotiating Tangibility in a Heritage Ritual - Eva Ambos (University of Tübingen)

For Whom the Libation is Poured: Heritage and Religious Representation at Public Functions in Ghana - Mariam Goshadze (Leipzig University)

DAY 3 - 19 May

14:00 Welcome back
14:15-15:45 Panel 5 Museums and its Malcontents

Discussant: Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University)

Inheriting Love: The Museum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi Çiçek İlengiz (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) 

Haunted Intimacy: Curating Spectral and Vital Space within a Home - Marisa Karyl Franz (New York University)

The Shoe Doll: An Extraordinary Emergent Object - Alice Sage (Goldsmiths, University of London) 

From Materiality to Spirituality. Post Colonial Ethical and Cultural Developments and the Future of Museums Debbi Challis (London School of Economics) and Lucia Patrizio Gunning (University College London)

15:45 Break

16:15-17:45 Panel 6: Haunted Legacies

Discussant: Jeremy F. Walton (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

The Spatial Politics of Remembering the Deaths of Children with Disabilities in Institutions and the Judicialization of the State Socialist Past in Romania - Leyla Safta-Zecheria (West University of Timișoara)

Monuments of many Pasts: Inheriting or (Re)creating Waste? Hansa Rawat (Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi)

Heritage as Specter: Musings on the Destruction of an Icon - Adeline Masquelier (Tulane University, New Orleans)

Legacy of the Troubles: The Role of Heritage in Northern Irish Ghostlore - Jesse A. Fivecoate (Indiana University Bloomington)

17:45 Coffee Break

18:00 - 19:00 Keynote Lecture
Disturbing Heritage 
Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University)

 

 

 

Çiçek İlengiz
Postdoctoral Researcher
Empires of Memory Research Group
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
https://www.mmg.mpg.de/person/102383/2553
https://mpib-berlin-mpg.academia.edu/cicekilengiz

 

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