ZiF Workshop

Video Conference: Race and the imaginary of society in the age of migration

Date: 17 – 18 December 2020
Convenor: Paul Mecheril (Bielefeld, GER)

In the course of the conference, the fact that nation-state-based societies are, not least, rooted in self-conceptions and imaginations will be explored from the racism-theoretical perspective. The main question of the conference is as follows: How do racial constructions and concepts shape the imagination of society as a diachronic and synchronic entity in the age of programmatic post-racism? And when by what means and with what consequences? The contributions and discussions will focus on conceptual and theoretical frameworks, methodological aspects as well as different empirical contexts. Furthermore, it is crucial to critically explore what potential the racism-theoretical perspective offer to analyze societal reality. The conference is held explicitly as an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conference. The participants come from different disciplines, and therefore a variety of disciplinary perspectives will be brought into discussion with each other in different formats. The conference in December 2020 marks the beginning of a long-term research cooperation and will be followed by a larger, international conference that will be organized at Bielefeld University in 2021, focusing on articulations of 'race' and sociality in present times.

Here you will find the lectures to listen to later: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/erziehungswissenschaft/ag10/aufzeichnungen.html

Conference Programme

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Trixi Valentin at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

Tel: +49 521 106-2769
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E-Mail: trixi.valentin@uni-bielefeld.de