First Interdisciplinary Dialogue
BGHS Director Ursula Mense-Petermann (center) at the opening. Photos by Thomas Abel
On Wednesday 12 July a new series of events for interdisciplinary exchange started at the BGHS – the First Interdisciplinary Dialogue. The discussion round was titled Grappling with the Global: The Challenge of Boundaries in Interdisciplinary Perspective.
Prof. Dr. Ursula Mense-Petermann, director of the BGHS, gave a brief introduction to the topic and introduced the discussants. Afterwards everybody of them was asked to describe their own perspectives towards Grappling with the Global related to their own disciplinary backgrounds and research topics.
Prof. Dr. Mathias Albert, Faculty of Sociology
Prof. Mathias Albert represented the Political Sciences. Angelika Epple, Professor of History with particular focus on the History of 19th and 20th Century, Assistant Professor Eleonora Rohland, whose research is about Entangled History in the Americas, 1600–1850 and BGHS guest researcher Alan Lessoff presented different perspectives from history.
Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple, Department of History
Junior Professorin Eleonora Rohland, Department of History.
BGHS Guest researcher and historian Prof. Alan Lessoff (Illinois State University)
Prof. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka focused on anthropological aspects of the Global and Tobias Werron, Professor of Sociological Theory highlighted some sociological questions within the topic Grappling with the Global.
Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Faculty of Sociologie
Prof. Dr. Tobias Werron (rechts), Faculty of Sociology
An open interdisciplinary debate and discussion about the Global was the main part of the event. Finally the discussion was opened for questions and comments by the audience.
Interdisciplinary exchange between history and sociology
The participants of the Round Table