Lehrstuhl für Europäische Ethnologie / Empirische  Kulturwissenschaft

    conference programme

    Here you will find all the latest information about the programme.

    All lectures will take place in Hörsaal 1 (Bauteil 1). Exceptions are mentioned. 

    You will find the conference office in Übungsraum 7 (Bauteil 1).

    Overview conference programme (PDF)

    08.00 Check in (Übungsraum 6)

    08:00-09:00 Coffee break

    09:00-11:00 Session 1: Opening

    • Address of welcome (Vice Dean, Jürgen Rauh)

    • Narrating the multispecies world: Opening (Michaela Fenske, Würzburg)

    • When fish sense that something is coming. Narrating climate (Sanne Rotmeijer, Leiden)

    • CANCELLED Forgotten representations of interspecies communication: some examples from the Greek oral tradition (Marilena Papachristophorou, Ioannina)

    11:00-11:30 Coffee break

    11:30-13:00 Session 2: Caring

    • Care, community and activity: Three stories of companionship in relationships between pets and people (Sarah Mönkeberg and Markus Kurth, Kassel)
    • Sheep related narratives in everyday life on the island of Gotland (Gurbet Peker, Uppsala)
    • Resonant distancing: Overcoming the wild/domestic narrative with forestal honeybees and cows (Felix Remter, München)

    13:00-14:30 Lunch (Mensa)

    14:30-16:30 Session 3: Transforming

    • After the end: The planthropocene in contemporary Latin American art (Verónica Jiménez Borja, Quito) digital

    • “Climate change increases bird divorce rates”: Narrating the reproduction of endangered species in the era of climate change (Meg Perret, Boston) digital

    • Exile and migration in the contemporary multispecies novel (Peter Arnds, Dublin)

    • Tales of roots and branches: Turkish migrants and their plant companions in Germany (Hilal Alkan, Berlin) digital

    16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

    17:00-18:30 Keynote 1: Traditional (Gaelic) folk-narratives for a multi-species future (Mairead Nic Craith, Inverness)

    20.00 Dinner, Restaurant Alter Kranen am Main (only registered participants)

    9:00-11:00: Session 4: Forging

    • Honorific ecology: multispecies portraiture of Ren Hang (Ahmet Emin Bülbül, Istanbul)

    • Narrating nature’s multispecies expression (André Krebber, Kassel und Zhonghao Chen, Suzhou)

    • Fitographies. Creating a visual archive of plant-human encounters (Julia Krupa, Warsaw)

    • Green power houses in road construction (Christine Neubert, Hamburg)

    11:00-11:30 Coffee break

    11.30-13.00 Uhr Keynote 2: Making a multispecies fairy-tale library (Mayako Murai, Yokohama)

    13.00-13.30 Fitness for unlikely species (Andrea Palasti, Belgrad) - Übungsraum 11

    13:30-14:30 Lunch (Mensa)

    14:30-16:00 Session 5: Student panel

    • Flowing narratives. Sketches from blasted waterscapes (Chiara Beneduce, Paris)

    • Talking about lichens (Luise Stark, Würzburg)

    • Angling for healing: Rebalancing life (Adelia H. Rachman and Setiadi, Yogyakarta)

    16.00-17.30 Public transport to Botanical Garden, Julius-von-Sachs-Platz 4

    17:30-18:30 Session 6 at Botanical Garden

    • Greening our thumbs: The narrative practice of caring for plants and people (Martin Abbott, Lissette Lorenz and Amy Cheatle, New York)

    • Stories of loss and hope: The making and growing of apples from a multispecies perspective (Arnika Peselmann, Würzburg)

    18:30  Guided tour through the garden

    19:30  Enjoying a wonderful summer evening in the Botanical Garden with finger food and wine

    9:00-11:00 Session 7: Communicating

    • Learning to notice and love a multispecies world (Maria Ilhéu and Mariana Valente, Lisbon)

    • Narration as embodied practice. Relating plants and illness in times of planetary crisis (Erica Monde, Edinburgh)

    • Like shivers through an immense body: the interspecies promise (and risk) of vibrational narratives (Ally Bisshop, Berlin/Sydney)

    • The metamorphosis of the rabbit (John Martin, Reading)

    11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

    11.30-13.30 Session 8: Protecting

    • Civet survival stories: narratives from an endangered species captive breeding program (Jes Hooper, Exeter)

    • Beyond sowing grass -- Tibetan herders’ effort to restore degrading grassland (Siran Liang, Braunschweig)

    • Parrot People. A multispecies story of the conviviality of African grey parrots and people (Ute Hörner, Mathias Antlfinger, Köln and Vanessa Wijngaarden, Johannesburg)

    • Storying extinction in multispecies worlds: monarchs and milkweed (Eline D. Tabak, Bristol)

    13:30-14:30 Sandwiches in the Conference Rooms

    14.30-16:30 Session 9: Speculating

    • Narrating multispecies assemblages in the polyphony nature-culture: Stories of Brazil (Fernanda Haskel, São Paulo), digital

    • Playing the plant: Speculative fabulations in more-than-human sensoria (Siobhan Leddy, Berlin)

    • Story time for the end times: Narrating conservation in the face of extinction debt  (Joshua Wodak, Sydney), digital

    • Tracing, expressing and asserting multivocality in the multispecies world: Concluding remarks (Regina F. Bendix, Göttingen)