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Nothing is more reasonable and pleasant than comparing

Veröffentlicht am 15. Februar 2019

January 2019 was an eventful month at the SFB 1288. Emmanuel Lozerand (Paris), Marian Füssel (Göttingen), and Jörg Sonntag (Dresden) gave insights into their research at the SFB 1288 colloquium, Gregor Horstkemper (München) was invited by subproject INF to present the Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswissenschaft ('Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies').

Emmanuel Lozerand was invited to the colloquium by Niko Rohé (subproject A03). Lozerand talked about comparing, especially about "Comparing to transform" using two examples drawing from Japanese history. The first example was about the haiku and the possibility to renew it through comparison. As a second example, Lozerand focused on the role of comparing for the depiction of different cultures (in this case the Jesuit depiction of Japanese people) and the reduction of their oddity for the related missionary goal.
One conclusion of Lozerand's during the junction of his examples was that the world should be given a new historic dimension in both cases to enable new perspectives.
The SFB audience especially liked a quote from Lozerand's first example, coming from Masaoka Shiki (1855): "There is nothing in the world that is more reasonable and more pleasant than comparing."

On 23 January Gregor Horstkemper and Marian Füssel payed the SFB a visit. In the afternoon, Gregor Horstkemper presented the Fachinformationsdienst Geschichtswissenschaft and gave very instructive insights into the possibilites of searching databases and into the scope of digital services for historians. Other topics were questions on open access publications and how historians as users can contribute to the development of portals like that.

In the evening, Marian Füssel talked about the historicization of practices using the example of glocalizing comparisons during the Seven Years' War. Füssel, among others, showed pictorial representations of that time which basically were medial instructions to compare. They present, for instance, Highlanders as more positive and Cossacks as more threatening. Confessional comparisons however were used as means to produce evidentness. Füssel described the repeatability of practices as the key to uphold them and their continued effects.
Practices of comparing could thereby be seen as the driving engine for glocalizing developments and processes which can be accelerated through wars and can mutually reinforce themselves.

On 30 January Jörg Sonntag (DFG-Network "Imitation") gave a talk at the SFB colloquium and stayed until the next day for an intense workshop discussion within a smaller framework on 31 January. Sonntag was invited by Lena Gumpert and Simon Siemianowski (subproject C02).
In his talk "Hybride Imitationen. Verheiligungstechniken in hochmittelalterlichen Klöstern" ('Hybrid imitations. Techniques of apotheosis in high medieval monasteries'), Sonntag, among others, introduced ten characteristics for imitations. Among these were temporally prior references, illusions, or the potential for sanctity. In the specific context of monastic everyday life there were examples like religious footwashing and the Last Supper, or the omnipresence of the holy cross. These were ultimately recitations of script-like procedures to get closer to God or Christ.
The ever underlying paradox of the imitating medieval human is, said Sonntag, that he depersonalizes more and more, becomes the imitated one through imitating which ultimately dissolves the imitation.

Photos: Rebecca Moltmann

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Nichts ist einleuchtender oder angenehmer als das Vergleichen

Veröffentlicht am 15. Februar 2019
Im Januar durfte der SFB 1288 Emmanuel Lozerand, Marian Füssel, Gregor Horstkemper und Jörg Sonntag als Gastvortragende in Bielefeld begrüßen.[Weiterlesen]
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Sorting, Ordering, Comparing

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2019
The workshop "Doing Connoisseurship: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" took place on the 11 January, 2019 and focused on practices of connoisseurship.[Weiterlesen]
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Sortieren, Ordnen, Vergleichen

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2019
Am 11. Januar 2019 fand ein eintägiger internationaler Workshop "Doing Connoisseurship: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" zu kunstkennerschaftlicher Praxis statt. [Weiterlesen]
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Now and Then: Temporal Comparisons

Veröffentlicht am 16. Januar 2019
The interdisciplinary workshop of subproject C03 focused on temporal comparisons and their vocabularies.[Weiterlesen]
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Damals und heute: Zeitliche Vergleiche

Veröffentlicht am 16. Januar 2019
Am 5. und 6. Dezember 2018 ging es im SFB 1288 bei einem interdisziplinären Workshop des Teilprojekts C03 um das Vokabular zeitlicher Vergleiche.[Weiterlesen]
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Observing and Comparing Militaries

Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 2018
"Comparing Militaries in the Long 19th Century" was the subject of the international workshop which took place from 29 - 30 November 2018 and dicussed both practices of military comparing and their meaning.[Weiterlesen]
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Militärisches Beobachten und Vergleichen

Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 2018
Beim Workshop "Comparing Militaries in the Long 19th Century" (29.-30. November 2018) wurden Praktiken des militärischen Vergleichens und ihre Bedeutung intensiv diskutiert.[Weiterlesen]
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Reinforcement for the SFB and subproject A03

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2018
Paula Park from Wesleyan University will reinforce the SFB supported by a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers as of March 2019 for 6 months.[Weiterlesen]
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Forschungsverstärkung für den SFB und das TP A03

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2018
Paula Park von der Wesleyan University wird über das Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers den SFB ab März 2019 für 6 Monate verstärken.[Weiterlesen]
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Theory and Practice of Curating

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2018
The conference "Kuratorische Praktiken des Vergleichens" ('Curatorial Practices of Comparing') took place from 15 to 17 November 2018 and reflected on theoretical and practical elements of curating.[Weiterlesen]
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Theorie und Praxis des Kuratierens

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2018
Vom 15.-17. November 2018 fand im SFB 1288 eine Tagung zum Thema "Kuratorische Praktiken des Vergleichens" statt, bei der theoretische und praktische Elemente des Kuratierens reflektiert wurden.[Weiterlesen]
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Der SFB in der Presse

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2018
Interviews und Artikel zu den letzten Veranstaltungen und Public Science-Aktivitäten des SFB 1288 [Weiterlesen]
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Opening of the Photo Exhibition "Black Matters - Urban Photography"

Veröffentlicht am 26. November 2018
SFB principal investigator Wilfried Raussert (TP B02) displays photographs from his series "Art Begins in the Streets, Art Lives in the Streets".[Weiterlesen]
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Eröffnung der Fotoausstellung "Black Matters - Urban Photography"

Veröffentlicht am 26. November 2018
SFB-Teilprojektleiter Wilfried Raussert (TP B02) zeigt in der Ausstellung Fotografien aus seiner Serie "Art Begins in the Streets, Art Lives in the Streets".[Weiterlesen]
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