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Inclusion and Exclusion. New Perspectives in History and Sociology

10th Annual Seminar of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), 5-7 July 2018

CFP Annual Seminar 2016

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Welcome to the Annual Seminar 2018


We are pleased to welcome you at the 10th Annual Seminar of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS). This Annual Seminar is special to us as it also marks the 10th anniversary of the BGHS. Thank you for joining us in Bielefeld and enriching our conference!

With the theme Inclusion and Exclusion: New Perspectives in History and Sociology, we seek to open a dialogue among historians, sociologists, and correlated researchers in order to raise and discuss issues that relate to theoretical, methodological, and empirical challenges, while approaching aspects of inclusion and exclusion in past, present and future frameworks. Not only is there a great variety of such phenomena in different fields of present and past societies but also a broad spectrum of ways in which they can be described. Inclusion and Exclusion can be seen as forms of being (and not being) part of something or as concepts that ascribe a specifically structured order to the world. Both terms can be used as opposite, as complementary, as intertwining or as independent from/to each other.

The Annual Seminar offers a platform for young researchers to present their work and thus comparing, combining, distinguishing, deepening and challenging the aforementioned notions. The program consists of ten panel sessions on specific aspects and notions of inclusion/exclusion. In the panels, 35 discussants from 32 universities in 16 different countries in Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Europe will present their work. Alongside the panels, three keynote lectures will be delivered by distinguished international researchers, whom we wish to thank for their contributions: Srikala Naraian (Columbia University), Janine Dahinden (Université de Neuchâtel), and Rudolf Stichweh (Universität Bonn). Furthermore, this year?s key visual artist, Marta Beauchamp, will join us to present her artwork on inclusion and exclusion.

We are looking forward to inspiring contributions, vibrant discussions, and a lively exchange of ideas for our 10th Annual Seminar!


Conference Programme

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Thursday, 5 July 2017

Until 11 a.m. Registration (BGHS, X-B2)

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Welcome Address (Room X-B2-103)
Thomas Welskopp, Deputy Director of the BGHS
Annual Seminar Organizing Team

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Keynote Lecture (Room X-B2-103)
Srikala Naraian (Columbia University): A Transnational Approach to Inclusive Education: Addressing the Imperative for Intersectionality

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Break

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Panel I: Disability and Education(Room X-B2-103)

  • Frederico Magalhães Costa (Bahia): The Different Faces of Student?s Inclusion and Exclusion in Legal Education System
  • Kenjiro Sakakibara (Tokyo): The Attribution of Social Exclusion and Disability Theory
  • Sebastian Schlund (Kiel): Inclusion and Exclusion in West German Disabled Sports (1950-1990)
  • Emile Akangoa Adumpo (Berlin): Regional Inequality of Education in Ghana. The Dilemma of a Policy Response to a Social Exclusion
Chair: Susan Krause (Bielefeld)

Panel II: Construction of Spaces and the Role of the Local (Room X-C3-107)

  • Patricia Ward (Boston): Working to Include - or Exclude the 'Vulnerable'? The Role of Aid Workers? Constructions of 'the Local' in Shaping Aid Distribution Processes, the Case of Jordan
  • Beyza Topuz (Istanbul): Social Exclusion via Spatial Expulsion in the Neighborhoods of Early Eighteenth Century Istanbul
  • Simon Yin (Beijing): Exclusion in Xinjiang. Focusing on the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
  • Chair: Edvaldo de Aguiar Portela Moita (Bielefeld)

3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Coffee Break

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Panel III: Integration and Segregation (Room X-B2-103)

  • Jagger Andersen Kirkby (Lund): Segregation and Sentiment: The Emotional Practices of Apartheid, 1948-1990
  • Leila Tabatabaie Yazdi (Tehran): The Excluded Heritage: People's Art -The Missing Link in the Evolution of lslamic Art History
  • Vivek Kumar Yadav (Indore): Counting Miscounts in Democratic Politics
  • Chair: Sisay Megersa Dirirsa (Bielefeld)

Panel IV: Urbanization and Its Problems (Room X-C3-107)

  • Gabriel Ferreira da Fonseca (São Paulo): Inclusion and Exclusion in the Brazilian Housing Finance System: A Reconstruction of the Tensions between Law and Economy
  • Mikhail Garder (Moscow): Exclusion and Inclusion as Fluid Categories: the Ethnography of Moscow's Homeless
  • Helena Cermeno Mediavilla (Kassel): Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion within the Urban Development and Improvement of the Lahore?s Androon Shehr
  • Chair: Dominik Hofmann (Bielefeld)

6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Artist's Talk on the Key Visual (Room X-B2-103)
Marta Beauchamp (Bielefeld): [Inclusion]Exclusion[

7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner ?

Friday, 06 July

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Keynote Lecture (Room X-B2-103)
Janine Dahinden (University of Neuchâtel): The Making of National Societies: Borders, Boundaries and Migrant Inclusion and Exclusion in a Transnational Perspective

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Panel V: Migration and Ethnicity (Room X-B2-103)

  • Sylvia Agbih (Bielefeld): Epistemic Potential of the Inclusion - Exclusion Binary in the Ethical Reflection of Health Inequalities? The Example of Refugees in the German Healthcare System
  • Joana de Sousa Ribeiro (Coimbra): The Mo(ve)ment to be 'In': A Time Path Analysis of Overstayed Migrants' Inclusion
  • Magali Alloatti (Florianópolis): Ethnicity in the Context of Migration: A Sociological Discussion of Identity, Groups and Boundaries
  • Alexandra Ridgway (Hong Kong): Living In-Between Inclusion and Exclusion: The Precarious Everyday Lives of Spousal Visa Holders in Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia
  • Chair: Johanna Paul (Bielefeld)

Panel VI: Revolution and Nation (Room X-A2-103)

  • Meghan Tinsley (Boston): Remembering the Empire, Unsettling the Nation
  • Dorothee Kuckhoff (Dortmund): Language as a Barrier to Political Participation
  • Daniel Schrader (Regensburg): lnstitutionalization as Performative Community-Building. lnclusion and Exclusion Strategies of Samara's City Councillors during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1918
  • Chair: Aziz Elmuradov (Bielefeld)

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Break

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Keynote Lecture (Room X-E0-001)
Rudolf Stichweh (University of Bonn): Inclusion Revolutions and the Emergence of Modernity

3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Coffee Break

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Panel VII: Systems Theoretical Approaches (Room X-B2-103)

  • Roberto Dutra Torres Junior (Campos dos Goytacazes)/Emerson Ferreira Rocha (Brasília): lnclusion, Exclusion and Religion in the Life-Trajectories of Low Status People in Brazil
  • Pedro Henrique Ribeiro (Frankfurt): Scandal and Invisibility: Inclusion/Exclusion, Human Rights and the Effectiveness of Law
  • Alberto Cevolini (Modena): Data-Driven Exclusion: Practices and Challenges in Contemporary Society
  • Mariana Farias Silva (& Artur Stamford Da Silva) (Recife): Prostitution in Latin America: Observations from the Perspective of Systems Theory of Niklas Luhmann
  • Chair: Christopher Thornhill (Manchester)

Panel VIII: Memory and Discourse (Room X-A2-103)

  • Piotr Kuligowski (Poznan): Peasants and Proletarians: the Dimensions of Inclusion and their Limitations in the Discourse of the Polish Radicals (1830s-1850s)
  • Yoko Haraoka (Tokyo): Kizuna: Instrument of Inclusion/Exclusion after the Catastrophe of Fukushima 3/11
  • Brahim Benmoh (El Jadida): History and (Post-)9/11: Dynamics of lnclusions & Exclusions
  • Chair: Daniele Toro (Bielefeld)

6 p.m. Guided Tours: Niklas Luhmann's Archive, Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time exhibition, Hans-Ulrich Wehler's Library


Saturday, 07 July

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Panel IX: Labor Market and Working Conditions (Room X-B2-103)

  • Laura Knöpfel (London): Inclusion and Exclusion in Light of Material Spatiality: Global Supply Chain Capitalism and Women
  • Kathrin Mittelstaet (Bielefeld): lnclusion Concepts in Activating Labour Market Policy in Germany and Sweden
  • Xi Chen (Hamden): Job Loss Gender Gap and Occupational Segregation
  • Chair: Rodrigo Mota (Recife)

Panel X: Epistemic Dominance (Room X-A2-103)

  • Artem Kachurin (Budapest): Knowledge Production, Normalization and Social Changes in the Sixteen-Century England
  • Ismail Frouini (El Jadida): (Re)Writing the Post-colonial Moroccan History: Prison Testimonies and Political Prisoners Perspectives
  • Ksenia Eltsova (Moscow): Digital Spaces of Elitism: Discursive Construction of social distinction in Russian New Media
  • Chair: Zoltán Boldizsár Simon (Bielefeld)

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Concluding Round Table (Room X-B2-103)
Moderator: Sabine Schäfer, Executive Manager of the BGHS

1 p.m. End of Conference


Organizing Committee


CFP Annual Seminar 2016

Edvaldo de Aguiar Portela Moita, Daniele Toro, Dominik Hofmann, Johanna Paul, Ioannis Stavroulias, Sisay Megersa Dirirsa



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