International kickoff conference
"Practices of Comparing: Ordering and Changing
the World", 5–7 October 2017
The act of comparing has become the focus of
attention of researchers worldwide. Comparing
matters at all societal levels, be it comparatively
established world orders or literary adaptations
of cultural contact. The emerging research field
"Practices of Comparing" transcends the boundaries
of disciplines within the humanities.
The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) analyses
comparing by understanding it as a practice:
What do actors do when they compare?
The keynotes will be held by historian Ann
Laura Stoler on the "Limits of Comparison"
and by literary scholar Haun Saussy, who asks,
"Are we comparing yet?"