22 Mai 2023

Online via Zoom

Universities of Basel, Zurich, Edinburgh & the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)

Kolloquium / Seminar

Review session: "Beyond Area Studies"

Research Colloquium "Reversing the Gaze"

The colloquium “Reversing the Gaze” is an interdisciplinary forum to reflect on methodological, conceptual and theoretical issues related to knowledge production in Area Studies and comparative social sciences. In this semester, the colloquium will focus on current debates in and critics of the Area Studies and the various attempts to save them (e.g. new area studies, global area studies). We will discuss theoretical and methodological implications of using socio-scientific concepts across regional or historical contexts for our understanding of Area Studies and, in particular, the role of relationality with regards to both the scope of inquiry (as opposed to the object of inquiry) and the configuration of the region or area of study.

The colloquium takes place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please register via the registration form:

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