05.12.2023 - 07.12.2023 Rochester Institute of Technology, New York | Chinese University of Hong Kong | University of Melbourne

The United Nations Human Rights and Habitat programmes connect how we live, to where we live. The association is premised on an understanding of cultures, communities and society through the lens of place. It sees them as inherently interlinked, and mutually reinforcing. Examining this liminal state, the Local Cultures – Global Spaces conference questions this idea as it appears at the intersection of cultural studies, sociology, human geography, architecture and urban planning.

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Rev. by Michel Espagne, CNRS, Paris

Un livre important peut résulter de la mise en système de contributions dispersées à des revues oubliées. C’est ce que prouve la sortie récente du livre consacré à l’archéologue amateur et russophile militant Joseph de Baye (1874-1925). Les éditeurs scientifiques de ce travail, Jean-Jacques Charpy, Pierre Gonneau, Michel Kazanski et Olessia Koudriavtseva-Velmans ont rendu accessibles des textes oubliés à tort mais ont aussi montré, dans des commentaires très érudits, leur signification dans une histoire des sciences humaines.

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Every Book an Adventure: The Walter Markov Prize Turns 30
Ed. by Katja Castryck-Naumann and Matthias Middell

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By Katharina Wiedlack, University of Vienna; Masha Godovannaya, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Ruthia Jenrbekova, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Iain Zabolotny, University of Vienna

Introduction [1]

In this paper, we present our art-based research methodology called “The Dream Machine” that aims at analyzing and supporting queer lives in different post-Soviet locations by offering safer ways of creating and archiving evidence of various queer forms of existence. We argue that the development of a new research methodology that draws on art practices and approaches rather than on more conventional tools and methods of academic research became crucial during the last decade due to the increase in homo- and transphobic violence in post-Soviet regions and the surge in precariousness that LGBTIQAP+ visibility and transparency create.

We come from different post-Soviet and Western spaces, such as Kazakhstan, Russia and Austria, and various backgrounds, such as queer-feminist activism, research, performance and experimental film, and, thus, analyze the situation from different perspectives.

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Conference Reports
21.08.2022 - 27.08.2022 International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS); Adam Mickiewicz University
By Norbert Fabian, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut für soziale Bewegungen