Between Local and Translocal: Founding, Inhabiting and Appropriating Settlements
Everything perceived as being local is simultaneously in correspondence with a supra-local perspective, meaning that identity, for example, which draws on local elements, is strengthened in an interregional context. The phenomenon of such mutual influence of the local and trans-local dimensions ("glocalism") can already be observed in pre-modern societies: newly established settlements influence their surroundings, just as local continuities and discontinuities must be seen in connection with a changing global world, for example new settlements in connection with existing communities of an expanding Assyrian or Chinese empire.
Participants among others: Rodney Ast (Heidelberg), Hans Beck (McGill University, Montreal), David Mattingly (Leicester), Tesse Stek (Leiden).
Evening Lecture on 21 February at 6.30 p.m.:
Prof. Dr. Johannes Moser (LMU) – "How Should One Live in the City? Conflicts and Debates About the Good and Proper Conduct of Life in Urban Surroundings"
Johannes Moser is Professor for European Ethnology at LMU Munich.