Competing and Complementary Visions of the Social: History, Sociology, Anthropology

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:30am
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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:30am to Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Friday (Sept 23) Auditorium

10:30 Opening: Laszlo Kontler, Pro-Rector and Professor of History, CEU and organizers 

11:00 - 12:30 Session 1 

Chair: Viktor Karady, CEU 

Andreas Glaeser, University of Chicago

Sociotheology: Political Imaginaries and Fantasies in the Hebrew Bible 

Constantin Iordachi, CEU

Toward a Social History of Concepts: Citizenship, Legal Models, and Socio-Political Change

Discussant: Jean-Louis Fabiani, CEU

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 2

Chair: Alfred Rieber, CEU

Sigurdur Magnusson, Center for Microhistorical Research, Reykjavik Academy

Culture v. ‘the Social’ – An Approach in Microhistory

Don Kalb, CEU

Marx, Gramsci and Polanyi: Un-disciplined observations on the return of the social at the end of a ‘belle epoque’

Discussant: Karl Hall, CEU

15:30 – 16:00 break

16:30 – 18:00 Session 3

Chair: Daniel Monterescu, CEU

Micol Seigel, Indiana University

Violence as the Crisis of the Social

Tolga Esmer, CEU

Economies of Violence: The Social and Cultural Dimensions of Banditry in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1793 to 1808

Discussant: Dorit Geva, CEU

Saturday (Sept 24) Auditorium

11:00 – 13:00 Session 4

Chair: Prem Kumar Rajaram, CEU

Manu Goswami, New York University

Debating Comparison: the social as a comparative question

George Steinmetz, University of Michigan

Against Comparison: German Historicism in the Human Sciences

Judit Bodnar, CEU

Between Disciplines, Cases and Strategies: Globalization, Urban Forms and Comparisons

Discussant: Shalini Randeria, University of Zurich

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Session 5

Chair: Vlad Naumescu, CEU

Jane Gray, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Re-visiting ‘Experience’

Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego

Betwixt and Between

Discussant: Alexandra Kowalski, CEU

16:00 – 16:30 break

16:30 – 18:00

Inter-disciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity, non-disciplinarity, or lost in translation: short provocations and roundtable discussion

Moderator: Shalini Randeria, University of Zurich