Out of the Dark
„Out of the Dark“ is a new international and interdisciplinary format of lectures and workshops at the Social Science Department of Hamburg University that investigates society from its “dark” sides, commonly known as violence, insecurity, vulnerability, precarity, conflict, disorder, or fear. Inspired by a postcolonial gesture, criminology is reshaped here as a discipline that takes on the challenge of reflecting on the conditions of our times in which uncertainty and radicalization are weaving themselves increasingly into our lives and politics.
2020/2021 (Winter Term):
- Valeria Vegh Weis (Post-doctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, FU Berlin): “The Role of the Jewish Victims in the Post-Holocaust Transitional Justice Process in Germany”, discussant: Dagi Knellessen (Freelancer Historian, Berlin), 10 December 2020, 6 p.m. (via Zoom), Please contact bay1984"AT"studium.uni-hamburg.de to register.
- Statt zu "Out of the Dark" laden wir am 10. November 2020 zu „Körper, Gender und Affekt im rechten Denken der Gegenwart“ ein, unterstützt durch das UHH Lehrlabor. The Online-Panel-Discusion takes place at 6 p.m. with Veronika Kracher, Gabriele Dietze and Simon Strick. Please contact bay2027"AT"studium.uni-hamburg.de to register.
Speakers in 2019/2020 (Winter Term):
- Stefan Wellgraf (Kulturanthropologie, UHH): 14 January 2020, "Ethnografie rechter Gewalt. Konfrontationen im Berliner Mauerpark"
Come and join us at 6:00 p.m. in room S 07, Von-Melle-Park 9!
- Robert Vargas (The University of Chicago): 11 December 2019, "Toward a Political Sociology of Urban Violence"
- Limor Samimian-Darash (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): 14 November 2019, "Uncertainty by Design: Imagining and enacting the future through scenarios"
- Matthew Light (University of Toronto): 29 October 2019, "The evolution of gun control policies in post-Maidan Ukraine"
Speakers in 2018/2019 (Summer Term):
- Christian Fuchs (Investigativ-Reporter, Die Zeit): 3 June 2019, "Das Netzwerk der Neuen Rechten"
- Henrik Carlsen (Stockholm Environment Institute): 15 May 2019, "Futures Scenarios: Diversity and consistency in thinking about sustainable futures"
- Douglas Booth (University of Otago): 16 April 2019, "A new materialism of the beach"
Speakers in 2018/2019 (Winter Term):
- Daniel Loik (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Humboldt-Universität Berlin): 22 January 2019, "Was ist Polizeikritik?"
- Edgar Pieterse (University of Cape Town): 17 December 2018, "Thinking out loud: Confronting township insecurity through place-making propositions"
- Rainer Mühlhoff (Freie Universität Berlin): 14 November 2018, "Über Twitter, Trump und Trolle: Affekttheorie des neuen Autoritarismus"
Speakers in 2018 (Summer Term):
- Angus Nurse (Middlesex University): 30 May 2018, "Green Criminology: Averting The Environmental Apocalypse"
- Oliver Kearns (University of Bristol): 26 June 2018, "Witnessing invisible wars. The harm of images in the dust of counter-terrorism"
Speakers in 2017 (Winter Term):
- Manaf Halbouni (Künstler, Dresden): 25 October 2017, "Populismus und die Macht der Kunst"
- Charles Heller (Goldsmiths, University of London): 14 November 2017, "Ebbing and Flowing: Investigating the Shifting Modes of Violence at the EU's Maritime Frontier"
- Sveinung Sandberg (University of Oslo): 19 December 2017, "Narrative Criminology"
- Ann Morning (Sociology, NYU): 16 January 16 2018, "'An Ugly Word': Talking (and Not Talking) About Race in Italy and the United States"
Speakers in 2017 (Summer Term):
- Louiza Odysseos (University of Sussex): 25 April 2017, "The metamorphoses of human rights: disclosures of rightlessness and practices of self-formation"
- Jean and John Comaroff (Harvard University): 23 May 2017, "The Truth About Crime: knowledge, sovereignty, and the metaphysics of disorder"
- Saul Lehrfreund (Death Penalty Project, London): 13 June 2017, "The death penalty – Commonwealth trends, judicial reforms and future challenges"
Speakers in 2016/17 (Winter Term):
- Peter Burgess (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris): 15 December 2016, "Digital Sovereignty"
- Austin Zeiderman (London School of Economics and Political Science): 16 January 2017, "Endangered City: Securing the Future in Bogotá"
All lectures take place at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.