International guests from Hong Kong, New York, and Amsterdam, among others, spoke about their comparative observations, from European-influenced Russian painting to the question of whether Marco Polo had really been in China, to comparing the financial strength of different nations. From the SFB’s lineup, topics such as comparative vision in the 18th century, the transformation of digital practices of comparing and comparing in poetry and film were presented.
In addition to intense and controversial discussions, productive parallels and patterns have been found again and again over the course of the three days. These parallels and patterns have once again proved how promising the emerging research field of interdisciplinary practices of comparing is.
Photos: Philipp Ottendörfer