|28.2.2018||1:30||Asma Abbas||Liberal Arts College Bard College at Simon's Rock||Fulbright Masaryk Distinguished Chair||Unwilling Ends: Provocations to Politics and Method in an Age of Austerity, Terror, and Fascism||What, if any, is the imperative of ongoing histories of injustice and oppression for our methods in the humanities and social sciences? Who is our work as teachers, scholars, and students, accountable to, if we suppose, for a moment, that frameworks of utility, salvation, and philanthropy are not the only, or even the most compelling, ones available for appraisals of our purpose and practice? Are there other ways of approaching the politics of our method beyond the content of what and who we study and teach? The presentation’s questions draw on visions and practices of scholarship and pedagogy and their mutuality rooted in decolonial, historical, feminist, postcolonial, and materialist understandings of our shared global conditions. As a historian of form and method to recall the "forms of life" to which philosophers have drawn attention to, I hope to introduce some questions that orient my work as a political theorist and educator, that can lead to an open discussion about how histories our impact our methods of inquiry and our self-conceptions as thinkers and teachers, and what we each might bring to an agenda for the social sciences and the humanities in this historical moment.|
U of Texas at Saint Antonio
|Guest lecture||The Occupational Mobility of Mexican Migrants in the United States||In this paper we analyze the pre-to-post migration occupational mobility of Mexican migrants to the U.S. using occupation and migration histories from the Mexican Migration Project. We compare the first occupation in the U.S. to the last occupation in Mexico, and the occupation in the last year spent in the U.S. to the occupation in the first year, by sex, using multinomial logistic regression models. The multivariate analyses account for individual, migration, and context characteristics. Our findings show a rigid occupational structure for migrants and low opportunities for mobility after migration. Most men experience lateral mobility upon arriving to the U.S., and are unlikely to change occupations afterwards. Most women enter lower status occupations or exit the labor force upon arrival, especially if highly educated or skilled. Undocumented men and university-educated women are more likely to experience downward mobility. These patterns remain even after accounting for migrant networks.|
|14.3.2018||1:30||Asier Amezaga Etxebarria||University of the Basque Country||Guest lecture||Assembling artworks, public and mediation in an exhibition. The case of Peace Treaty in the European Capital of Culture of San Sebastian 2016.||The presentation focuses on the complex articulation of agents required by the exhibition-making and how this articulation influences the meaning-making. For that purpose, the interweaving of apparently conflictive interests in the implementation of the Peace Treaty exhibition in a European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is this work’s starting point. The research unfolds Actor-Network Theory to track how different actors were enlisted in the planning, production and reception stages of the exhibition. It is based on a fieldwork made for an evaluation tasked by the ECoC2016 and consisting on participant observations in the exhibition halls and interviews to key informants.|
The exhibition tackles the representation of peace in 1516-2016 period, considering the peace as result of treaty, as a way to manage the violence. To be carried out, the exhibition has to face conflicts such as the tension between the festivalisation frame of a ECoC and contemporary art-based proposal, the political use of culture and claims for its autonomy, and its logistical and institutional complexity.
Firstly, the exhibition was planned by means of a constant dialogue of different inscriptions (calendar and chronogram) moving from one point to another and translating involved agents interests. Secondly, it requires bringing objects from lender museums to the exhibition rooms and, accordingly, a network should ensure the continuity of the conservation conditions and reference to the original place. Thirdly, it requires bringing public, who are mainly recruited through the presence of some original artworks and the signifier of peace, opposing their initial interests to the curators proposal.
While the actor-network keeps plotted, the exhibition works and is perceived as unity. However, as far as some actors’ interests are not translated, controversy between different views on the exhibition arises. The controversy become apparent in regards to the exhibition’s mediation: there is a dialectical and spatial fight to control the gap between the public and the exhibition, reflecting different mediation cultures. Peace Treaty could be understood, in its very isomorphism, as a result of a peace treaty between the involved actors where the conflict, far from being solved, is managed in a certain way.
|21.3.2018||1:30||Nurseit Niyazbekov||Guest lecture|
|3:15||/// reservation ///||FSS||CCM seminar|
|Cultural sociology of remembering||The increased importance of memory studies, especially the current emphasis given to cultural trauma and iconicity in cultural sociology, encouraged me to propose that cultural interpretation must be supplemented with phenomenological descriptions. This is partly because the theoretical model developed by Jeffrey C. Alexander to understand the formation of cultural trauma revealed that it is no longer possible to adequately interpret our relationship to the past using the concepts relying on cognitive models of remembering. Instead, the social force and performative power of icons contends that our relationship to the past is more akin to indirect forms of expression. As a result, phenomenological aesthetics takes on increased importance for the interpretive strategy of cultural sociology.|
|18.4.2018||1:30||Křest nihy Berger: Posvátný baldachýn|
|3:15||Merete Lie||Welfare Technologies and Robotic Care||Welfare technologies have become a major area of priority for the public sector, led by the promise that such technologies can solve some of the challenges brought on by an aging population. Our research aims to identify care needs among an aging population that can be alleviated by robotics technology, and how to develop and implement culturally and contextually sensitive robotic services in the health and care sector. The implementation of welfare technologies is at an initial stage in Norway today. Robotic welfare services are implemented in many other countries, with Japan in the front. The objective is to build on existing research and development in the field, still recognizing the necessity of local expertise and cultural adaptation. This is explored by an interdisciplinary investigation of the development of robotic welfare services and the domestication of them in a Norwegian context.|
|25.4.2018||1:30||Zuzana Búriková Sekeráková||prezentace knihy||Panie k deťom a na upratovanie|
|3:15||Barbora Spalová a kol.||prezentace knihy|
|9.5.2018||1:30||Erasmus host from Porto Helena Vilaça|
|16.5.2018||1:30||Tomáš Dosedel||FSS||PhD presentation|
|3:15||Martin Lakomý||FSS||PhD presentation|
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