Aktuelles & Termine

Sommersemester 2018


Gastvortrag


25.06.2018

The Many Faces of American Piracy, 1678-1861

Datum: Montag, 25. Juni 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 6, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragende: Alexandra Ganser (Universität Wien)

Moderation: Gudrun Grabher (Institut für Amerikastudien)

From the colonial era to the twenty-first century, pirates have remained fascinating figures in transatlantic American literature and popular culture. In my talk, I ask about the causes of this popularity and explore in what ways the cultural imaginary teased out the pirate’s ambivalent potential as a figure of identification and Othering. I will touch on Puritan execution sermons, early American broadsides, antebellum historical romances and popular plays, and caricatures of alleged secessionist ‘pirates’ at the beginning of the Civil War. I argue that in all of these cases, piracy functions as a discursive category moving in a continuum between the propagation of (post-)colonial adventure and accumulation on the one hand and critical commentary on exploitation and colonial oppression on the other.


Alexandra Ganser is professor for American Studies and Executive Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Vienna. She received her PhD from the University of Erlangen (Roads of Her Own: Gendered Space and Mobility in American Women’s Road Narratives, 1970-2000, Rodopi 2009). She was Christoph-Daniel-Ebeling Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and is a Fulbright Alumna. Her research interests center on mobility studies (Key Researcher, interdisciplinary platform Mobile Cultures and Societies, U of Vienna), popular culture, gender studies, transatlantic American studies, and ecocriticism. Her current  FWF-sponsored project Crisis and Discourses of Legitimacy in Transatlantic Narratives of Piracy, 1678-1865 is forthcoming as a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit dem American Corner Innsbruck statt.

 

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Gastvortrag


11.06.2018

The First Americans’ Faces

Datum: Montag, 11. Juni 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 6, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragender: James C. Chatters (Applied Paleoscience)

Moderation: Gudrun Grabher (Institut für Amerikastudien)

 

Remains of ancient people are commonly treated as specimens and their humanity fails to be conveyed properly.  Although this is thought by many academics to be the proper way to do science, it is more rewarding, and easier to communicate to the lay public when we humanize our ancient predecessors.  We give them names, like Lucy or Ötzi and recreate their faces.  In this presentation Dr. Chatters describes the processes he followed to recreate the images of two widely publicized early Americans: Kennewick Man and Naia of Hoyo Negro.  It begins with the scientific research into their diets, development, and activity patterns and is completed through forensic sculptural reconstruction.  The latter requires decisions informed by science and must avoid the pressures of politics, ethnocentrism, and nationalism to achieve the most objective and accurate representation possible.


Dr. James Chatters is an archaeologist and paleontologist with over fifty years of research experience. He has been involved in the recovery and first studies of ten of North America’s fifty oldest skeletons.  He has presented his research around the world and has appeared articles in numerous leading journals such as Science, Quaternary Science Reviews, Quaternary International, World Archaeology, Journal of World Prehistory, and Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology as well as the book Ancient Encounters. His work has appeared in many documentaries, and is central to PBS NOVA’s “Mystery of the First Americans” and “The First Face of America.”  He lives in Bothell, Washington, USA.

 

 Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit dem American Corner Innsbruck statt.

 

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Keynote Vortrag


24.05.2018

Lateinamerika nach dem Ressourcenboom?
Konturen eines autoritären Neo-Extraktivismus

Datum: Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2018, 18:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Aula, Innrain 52, Hauptgebäude 

Vortragender: Ulrich Brand (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien)

Die Vorträge im Rahmen der Tagung des Arbeitskreis Lateinamerika finden am 25. und 26. Mai am Institut für Geographie statt. Weitere Informationen unter: 

https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/agef/ 

Veranstaltet vom Institut für Geographie der Universität Innsbruck

In Kooperation mit:
ZIAS - Zentrum für Interamerikanische Studien
Forschungszentrum Globaler Wandel - Regionale Nachhaltigkeit
Welthaus

 

Einladung Keynote

Programm Tagung

 

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Gastvortrag


16.05.2018

Is Donald Trump the Face of America… or of Reality Television?

Datum: Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 6, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragender: Robert Schmuhl (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Moderation: Gudrun Grabher (Institut für Amerikastudien)

An examination of Donald J. Trump’s dramatic and unprecedented rise to the U.S. presidency, along with an analysis of the forces—political, cultural, and social—responsible for his winning the White House in 2016. How could someone without a single day of service in government or the military rise to become his nation’s Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief? Did Trump’s background as a business tycoon and real estate developer play a more decisive role than his career as a television reality-show star, or was his media celebrity the principal reason for his electoral success? What does the Trumpian style of governing mean for America, with its system of checks and balances, and for world leadership today?

Robert Schmuhl is the inaugural Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University in Ireland. A frequent contributor to popular publications, Schmuhl’s columns, features, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, and other newspapers, magazines and online outlets, such as The Daily Beast, Time, Irish Central, and Inside Higher Ed. He has appeared on CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR, the Voice of America, the BBC, Sky News, and other television and radio programs in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books on American politics, Ireland’s “exiled children,” and other topics.

 

Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Amerikastudien und dem Büro für Internationale Beziehungen der Universität Innsbruck statt.

 

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Gastvortrag


02.05.2018

The Face on Film: Made and Unmade

Datum: Mittwoch, 02. Mai 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 6, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragende: Noa Steimatsky (University of California - Berkeley)

Moderation: Gudrun Grabher (Institut für Amerikastudien)

Inhalt: Projected, illumined, magnified in the movie theater, the human face appears, by turns, spectacular and mysterious, commanding and vulnerable. It is an inexhaustible object of wonder – and of study. Reexamining key junctures in her recent book, The Face on Film (Oxford, 2017), Noa Steimatsky will explore some of cinema’s most radical encounters with the human face: from a quaint 1904 American film-attraction to Valentino’s iconic gaze and to classical Hollywood comedy, and from Andy Warhol’s favorite Screen Test to the harrowing power of a documentary confrontation. How does the cinema negotiate the paradoxes of the face? How are the archaic powers of masks and icons sustained in the modern, technological, mass art? How can we think of the face through tears – even as tears, in the cinema, sometimes dissolve the distinction between authenticity and artifice?

Noa Steimatsky was recipient of the Fulbright Award, the Getty Research Grant, the National Endowment for the Humanities Rome Prize, and the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. She was faculty member at Yale and at the University of Chicago, and has been, most recently, visiting faculty at Berkeley. Her 2008 book Italian Locations was published by the University of Minnesota Press. Her new book, The Face on Film (Oxford University Press) won the Limina Award for Best International Cinema Studies Book published in 2017. Her groundbreaking project on the displaced-persons camp in postwar Cinecittà inspired a documentary film, and is now being expanded into a book.

 

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ZIAS - Lecture Series: « Faces of the Americas »


21.03.18 - 25.06.18

Faces of the Americas

Titel: Face to Face with Eugenics: Charlie Chaplin and the Art of Perturbation

Vortragender: Ewa Barbara Łuczak / University of Warsaw

Datum: Mittwoch, 21. März 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 6, Erdgeschoss

 


Titel: The Face on Film: Made and Unmade

Vortragender: Noa Steimatsky / University of California - Berkeley

Datum: Mittwoch, 02. Mai 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 6, Erdgeschoss



Titel: Is Donald Trump the Face of America… or of Reality Television?

Vortragender: Bob Schmuhl / University of Notre Dame

Datum: Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 6, Erdgeschoss



Titel: The First Americans’ Faces

Vortragender: James C. Chatters / Applied Paleoscience

Datum: Montag, 11. Juni 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 6, Erdgeschoss

 


Titel: The Many Faces of American Piracy, 1678-1861

Vortragender: Alexandra Ganser / University of Vienna

Datum: Montag, 25. Juni 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 6, Erdgeschoss

 

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Gastvortrag


21.03.2018

Face to Face with Eugenics: Charlie Chaplin and the Art of Perturbation

 

Datum: Mittwoch, 21. März 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 6, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragende: Ewa Barbara Łuczak (University of Warsaw, Polen)

Moderation: Gudrun Grabher (Institut für Amerikastudien)

Inhalt: The lecture focuses on the changing dynamics of Chaplin’s face and discusses the role it played in forming Chaplin, the social commentator. His meticulously staged facial performance is not merely a product of the years of training in the art of pantomime, but a tool to defend the human being against the discourse of typicality and anonymousness. His face defied social expectations and conventions of interpretation and as such bespoke the comedian’s fascination with human unpredictability, changeability and precarity. Racially and ethnically ambiguous, neither typically male nor visibly effeminate, and ageless in its performance, Chaplin’s face expressed not only his sentimental humanism but also his resistance to the language of racial and class typology.  This reading of Chaplin’s face is based on eugenics, the science which was invented at the end of the 19th century by Sir Francis Galton with the purpose of perfecting human societies, and quickly became one of the most influential social sciences at the time of Chaplin’s rise to fame.

Ewa Barbara Luczak is Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland and Vice President of the Polish Association for American Studies. Luczak is, among others, the author of Breeding and Eugenics in the American Literary Imagination: Heredity Rules in the Twentieth Century (Palgrave, 2015). Among her research interests are ethnicity, postcolonial studies, and race. She is currently working on a book on anti-eugenic satire in American pre-World War II literary and visual culture. She has been invited to speak on her research on race, eugenics and American culture at various American and European universities. For her academic achievements Luczak has been awarded the Medal of the National Commission of Education and the Medal of the Minister for higher Education in Poland.

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Wintersemester 2017/18


Auslandsstudium an Partneruniversitäten in Lateinamerika



Informationen zur Bewerbung im Studienjahr 2018 / 2019

Die Leopold-Franzens-Universität unterhält Partnerschaften mit Partneruniversitäten in verschiedenen Ländern Lateinamerikas.

Studierende der Geographie aber auch anderer Fächer, die im Studienjahr 2018/19 an einem Studium an einer lateinamerikanischen Partneruniversität interessiert sind , können sich bis Montag, 12. März 2018 um einen solchen Studienplatz schriftlich bewerben. Dieser erste Bewerbungsschritt ist Voraussetzung für die anschließende offizielle Nominierung durch das International Relations Office unserer Universität.

Genauere Informationen finden Sie hier: Lateinamerika-Bewerbung 2018

 



Buchpräsentation


17.01.2018

Doña Laura spielt Bingo und gewinnt ein Huhn
Erlebnisse und Begegnungen in Ecuador – der etwas andere Reisebericht


Vortragende: Ingrid Hayek

Datum: Mittwoch, 17. Januar 2018, 19:30 Uhr

Ort: Buchhandlung Tyrolia, Maria-Theresien-Straße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

Sprache: Deutsch

Musik: Kris Heidenreich, Elisa Plaikner & Florentin Brendler

Wo kann man Distanzen in Dollar messen, Knochenbrüche mit gefrorenem Fleisch behandeln, von Torten gebissen werden, Kaffee essen und dabei Nelson, Nixon, Kelvin und Chávez persönlich kennenlernen? In Ecuador, dem Land der unbegrenzten und begrenzten Möglichkeiten am Äquator! Von diesen und vielen anderen skurrilen Erlebnissen und Begegnungen erzählt Ingrid Hayek witzig, humorvoll und mit großer Empathie für Land und Leute.

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ZIAS-Vortragsreihe: Alte und neue Populismen in den Amerikas


15.01.2018

Populismus - "Wahre Demokratie" oder "Diktatur der Mehrheit"?
Theorie und Praxis: Robert Dahl und Donald Trump


Vortragender: Anton Pelinka | Central European University Budapest

Datum: Montag, 15. Januar 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 5, Erdgeschoss

Sprache: Deutsch

Moderation: Paul Danler (Institut für Romanistik der Universität Innsbruck)

 

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Filmpremiere: Beyond Fordlandia


12.12.2017

Beyond Fordlandia: An Environmental Account of Henry Ford's Adventures in the Amazon

Datum: Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017, 19.00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 7, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss

Sprache: Englisch


Trailer # 1 https://vimeo.com/230682232 (2 min 05 sec)
Trailer # 2 https://vimeo.com/205230774 (2 min 55 sec)
Trailer # 3 https://vimeo.com/205231519 (1 min 35 sec)

Im Anschluss: Gespräch mit Filmemacher
Marcos Colón (Director & Producer)

Eine Kooperation vom Institut für Geographie der Universität Innsbruck, LAI und ZIAS

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Eröffnung Fotoausstellung: Berge Lesen


04.12.2017

 

Berge Lesen – Hören – Sehen – Erleben 2017

 

Datum: Montag, 04. Dezember 2017, 18:30-20:00 Uhr
Ort: Galerie Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3/1, 6020 Innsbruck
Sprache: Deutsch

Weitere Informationen:

„Berg trifft Literatur“: Eröffnung der Fotoausstellung

Berglandschaften aus unterschiedlichen Ländern vermischen sich mit mehrsprachigen literarischen Texten.

Kurator: Peter Mertz

Eine Veranstaltung von:

Frankreich-Schwerpunkt
Italien-Zentrum
Russlandzentrum
Zentrum für Interamerikanische Studien
Zentrum für Kanadastudien der Universität Innsbruck
American Corner Innsbruck
in Kooperation mit dem Ständigen SEKRETARIAT der Alpenkonvention

 

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ZIAS-Vortragsreihe: Alte und neue Populismen in den Amerikas


29.11.2017

Populismus in Lateinamerika: Getúlio Vargas, Juan und Eva Perón

 

Datum: Mittwoch, 29. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 5, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Deutsch

Vortragende: Ursula Prutsch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Moderation: Paul Danler (Institut für Romanistik der Universität Innsbruck)

Kurzbiografie von Ursula Prutsch:

Ursula Prutsch ist eine ist Dozentin für Geschichte der USA und Lateinamerikas am Amerika-Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind die Geschichte der USA und der interamerikanischen Beziehungen vom 18. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert, insbesondere die Geschichte Brasiliens und Argentiniens sowie die Auswanderungen aus Österreich-Ungarn nach Lateinamerika, das deutschsprachige Exil in Lateinamerika, die Geschichte Spaniens und Portugals im 20. Jahrhundert und die Geschichte Lateinamerikas im globalen Kontext. Sie ist seit 2009 Vorstandsmitglied des Österreichischen Lateinamerika-Instituts.

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Informationsveranstaltung


30.11.2017

Informationsveranstaltung zu Auslandsstudium in Geographie (ab Wintersemester 2018/19)


Europäische Länder: ERASMUS+
Lateinamerika

Datum: Donnerstag, 30. November 2017, ab 18:15
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Geographie, Großer Seminarraum


Mit Martin Coy

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Gastvortrag


21.11.2017

The Crowdsourced Archive: Mobile Media, Appalachian Photography, and the Local(ized) Frame

 

Datum: Dienstag, 21. November 2017, 18.00
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 7, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragender: Professor Mark Nunes

Info: As mobile devices have proliferated, so too have the number of images that attempt to document a sense of place. These images are contributing to a growing visual database of how individuals see a region or a location. In this presentation, I will discuss how mobile devices are transforming our relationship to the archival image. As a case study, I will explore images of Appalachia circulated through social media. The visual encoding of Appalachia has tended to reinforce and recirculate images of a rugged, yet pristine landscape, and a people who are portrayed in equal mixtures of pride and deprivation, perseverance and lack. I will discuss Roger May’s Looking at Appalachia, a “crowdsourced image archive” of over four hundred photographs taken by some one hundred professional and amateur photographers that forces its viewers to question what we see when we look at images of the region. I will argue that social media photography, as a highly situated everyday media art practice, provides an opportunity for a range of digital humanities projects that seek to collect, preserve, query, and re-use visual representations of regional culture, local histories, and a sense of place.


Mark Nunes teaches courses in Social Media & Community Engagement, Internet Studies,
Documentary Studies, and Story & Medium at the Appalachian State University. He is author
of Cyberspaces of Everyday Life (Minnesota UP, 2006) and editor of the collection of essays
entitled Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures (Bloomsbury, 2010). Other recent publications include: “Ways of Unseeing: Crowdsourcing the Frame in Roger May’s Looking at Appalachia” in Southern Spaces (forthcoming); and “Selfies, Self-Witnessing, and the ‘Out of Place’ Digital Citizen” in Selfie Citizenship (Palgrave McMillan, 2017.)

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ZIAS-Vortragsreihe: Alte und neue Populismen in den Amerikas


07.11.2017

Trump's populism and the future of American democracy

 

Datum: Dienstag, 07. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 7, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragender: Carlos de la Torre (University of Kentucky)

Moderation: Paul Danler (Institut für Romanistik der Universität Innsbruck)

 

Carlos de la Torre is a professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. His

two most recent books are his edited volume, The Promises and Perils of Populism: Global

Perspectives, and Latin American Populism of the Twenty First Century, which he coedited

with Cynthia Arnson. He is a former Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial

Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is currently

editing The Routledge International Handbook of Global Populism.

 


08.11.2017

Leftwing Populism and the Politics of the Extraordinary in Latin America

 

Datum: Mittwoch, 08. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Hörsaal 5, Innrain 52e, Erdgeschoss
Sprache: Englisch

Vortragender: Carlos de la Torre (University of Kentucky)

Moderation: Paul Danler (Institut für Romanistik der Universität Innsbruck)

 

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ZIAS-Vortragsreihe: Alte und neue Populismen in den Amerikas


07.11.2017-15.01.2018

Alte und neue Populismen in den Amerikas

 

Titel: Trump's populism and the future of American democracy

Vortragender: Carlos de la Torre / University of Kentucky

Datum: Dienstag, 07. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 7, Erdgeschoss

 


Titel: Leftwing Populism and the Politics of the Extraordinary in Latin America

Vortragender: Carlos de la Torre / University of Kentucky

Datum: Mittwoch, 08. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 5, Erdgeschoss

 


Titel: Populismus in Lateinamerika: Getúlio Vargas, Juan und Eva Perón

Vortragender: Ursula Prutsch / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Datum: Mittwoch, 29. November 2017, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 5, Erdgeschoss

 


Titel: Populismus - "Wahre Demokratie" oder "Diktatur der Mehrheit"?

Theorie und Praxis: Robert Dahl und Donald Trump

Vortragender: Anton Pelinka / Central European University Budapest

Datum: Montag, 15. Januar 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, Hörsaal 5, Erdgeschoss

 


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