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28 July 2022
"What if the say things we don't like"? Visual reflections on uneasy relationships in the field"
Christine Moderbacher co-hosts the panel (together with Michael Karrer, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and Marcelo de Jesus) at the EASA Belfast - Transformation, Hope and the Commons.

July 2022
Colonial War in Visual Family Memory. Memory production through transgenerational album practices in South Tyrol/Alto Adige.
German Article by Markus Wurzer in: zeitgeschichte 49 (2022) 2, 209-236.

17 June 2022
“Between Intervention and Restitution”: Postcolonial Approaches to the Visual Legacy of Colonialism in Contemporary Italy
Lecture by Markus Wurzer in the context of the conference "(Post)Colonial Shaming. Practices and Materiality of Degradation", TU Dresden.

02 June - 02 July 2022
„Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“
The short film „Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“ by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the group exposition "Drinnen-draussen" at KUNST:WERK St.Pölten, AT

2 June 2022
“Europa verschieben, Europa bewegen“
Annika Lems participates in a roundtable discussion in the framework of the Unikum programme series „Europa verschieben, Europa bewegen“ at the University of Klagenfurt

20 & 21 May 2022
"Business as usual?”
Christine Moderbacher participates in the workshop "Business as usual?”
Anthropology and the study of “unusual” subjects" - University of Vienna, Austria

13 May 2022
„Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“
The short film „Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“ by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria

4 - 5 May 2022
Field trip to Austria
The research group "Alpine Histories of Global Change" was in Millstatt, Austria with the scientific guest Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)

29 April 2022
“Everyday Politics of Place and the Pandemic Moment in an Austrian Mountain Village”
Lecture by Annika Lems in the framework of the Coference of Visegrád Anthropology Network “Tradition and Solidarity in the Visegrád Countries in the Pandemic Moment”, Pezinok, Slowakei (virtual participation)

2 April 2022
„Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“
The short film „Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“ by Christine Moderbacher is shown at at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris, Forum Cinemas, Lituania

31 March 2022
“Visual History as a New Field of Research in Austrian Contemporary History”
Virtual lecture by Markus Wurzer and Reneé Winter (University of Vienna) in the context of the virtual lecture series "Austrian Contemporary History - Contemporary History in Austria" of the University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna and University of Linz.

23 March 2022
“Mussolini for sale?”
Lecture by Markus Wurzer on "Dark Heritage and Selective Marketing of History in Italy", University of Regensburg

23 March 2022
Filmische Blicke auf Rechte und NS-Täter*innenschaft 
Film discussion within the context of the Bildungswochen gegen Rassismus in Halle
Curation and moderation: Christine Moderbacher (MPI for Social Anthropology), Michael Karrer (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), Lars Breuer (Cultural Scientist) and Olaf Nachtwey (Cultural Manager)

01 March 2022
Public Space and the Material Presence of Empire’s Memory in Italy
Presentation by Markus Wurzer with Daphné Budasz at
Bard College New York in cooperation with Bard College Berlin, Open Society University Network’s Global Modernisms Project

10 - 11 February 2022
From the Confines of the Village to the Horizonless World: Rethinking the Entanglements of Place, Mobility and Belonging”
Lecture by Annika Lems in the framework of the Coference “Places and Mobilities: Studying Human Movements through Spatial Units of Analysis”, University of Neuchatel

28 January to 5 February 2022
„Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“
The short film „Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“ by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the „Clermont Ferrand – Short Film Market Pick“, France
https://clermont-filmfest.org/en/short-film-market/about/

December 2021 - October 2022
Exhibition: "Disposing of Hitler: Out of the Cellar, Into the Museum"
House of Austrian History, Vienna, December 12, 2021 – October 9, 2022
Curators: Stefan Benedik, Laura Langeder, Monika Sommer; Curatorial assistence: Markus Wurzer

December 2021
Der autoritäre Griff nach den Hochschulen
Article by Markus Wurzer in: Moos, Carlo (ed.), (K)ein Austrofaschismus? Studien zum Herrschaftssystem 1933-1938, LIT Verlag

14 December 2021
"Red Earth White Snow"
The documentary "Red Earth White Snow" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the Advanced Course for MA students at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin Luther University, Halle

9 December 2021
„Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“
The short film „Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau“ by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the „This Human World - International Human Rights Filmfestival, Vienna

09 December 2021
“Traces of colonialism in Italian cities”
Lecture by Markus Wurzer in the framework of the Public History Lab "La storia siamo noi" V Edizione, University of Cagliari.

7 December 2021
"Frontiers of Belonging"
Annika Lems holds a lecture on "Frontiers of Belonging" as part of the institute kolloquium at the Ethnologisches Seminar, University of Lucerne (online lecture)

6 December 2021
Guest Lecture
Annika Lems holds a guest lecture as part of the seminar on "The Anthropology of Migration" at the University of Vienna (online lecture)

3 December 2021
"Migration, Securitization, and Civic Engagement at the Polish-Belarusian Border"
Annika Lems co-hosts an online roundtable on "Migration, Securitization, and Civic Engagement at the Polish-Belarusian Border" (co-organised with Agnieszka Pasieka, University of Vienna, Agnieszka Halemba, University of Potsdam, Alexandra Schwell, University of Klagenfurt)

30 November & 1 December 2021
"Landing places: locating oppression, exclusion, and the grounds of overcoming an accelerating global world order"
Annika Lems co-hosts a panel (together with Melinda Hinkson, Deakin University) on "Landing places: locating oppression, exclusion, and the grounds of overcoming an accelerating global world order" at the online conference of the Australian Anthropology Society

18 November 2021
Roundtable on "A Culture of Executive Impunity: Examining the Conditions of Global Totalitarian Trends"
Annika Lems participates in a virtual roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Baltimore

4 - 5 November 2021
Fascism - What's in a Name? Coming to Terms with Fascism as a Concept
Online Workshop by the EASA Network "Anthropology of Fascisms"
Organisation: Annika Lems (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), Ingo Schröder & Sabine Teryngel (University of Marburg)

28 October 2021
"Gramsci in Oberkärnten: Corona, der gesunde Menschenverstand und die geschichtliche Verankerung anti-kosmopolitischer Alltagsphilosophien im Alpen-Adria Raum"
Presentation by Annika Lems at the seminar series at the Institut für Kulturanalyse, University of Klagenfurt

27 October 2021
"Men at work"
The documentary "Men at Work" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the MA seminar "Methods and ethics of anthropological research" at the Unit for Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg, CH

15 October 2021
"Precarious Politics of Placemaking: Why the Historicity of Environmental Future Imaginaries Matters"
Keynote lecture by Annika Lems at the international conference "Environmental Anthropology 2021: Hope, Ruination and Environmentalism", Tallinn University

7 October 2021
"The Ethiopian Coat"
Museum Villa Freischuetz, Merano, Italy
Markus Wurzer is part of the podcast "The Ethiopian Coat" by curator Ariane Karbe
English transcript

October 2021
In/Visibility of Violence: The First World War in Austrian Private Photo Albums
Article by Markus Wurzer in Contemporary Austrian Studies 30 (2021)

20 September 2021
Talk on "Postcolonial Italy: una mappa dell’eredità coloniale nello spazio pubblico della Sardegna"
with Markus Wurzer, Daphné Budasz (EUI Florence), Valeria Deplano, and Alessandro Pes (University of Cagliari) within the context of the "European Researchers' Night", University of Cagliari (online event)

16 September 2021
"Mapping Post-Colonial Florence and Italy"
Online presentation by Daphné Budasz (EUI Florence) and Markus Wurzer within the context of the EUI Summer School "Global and Transnational History: What is European History in the 21st Century?"

August 2021
Fotografie
Book chapter by Markus Wurzer in: Österreichische Zeitgeschichte - Zeitgeschichte in Österreich. Eine Standortbestimmung in Zeiten des Umbruchs

1 & 2 July 2021
"Anti-Migrant Placemaking: Towards an Intersubjective Understanding of Place"
Presentation by Annika Lems at the international conference "Along and out of the Way. Place-making amidst migrant trajectories", at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (virtual)

6 July 2021
From the Making of Craft to Making of One’s Life: Stories from carpentry apprentices in Brussels.  
Online presentation by Christine Moderbacher at the Workshop: The Social Life of Skills
School of Geography, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne, 5th - 7th of July 

21 June 2021
A Few Words from the EASA Book Series Editors
AJEC Blog post by Annika Lems, Jelena Tošić and Sabine Strasser (Editors EASA Book Series)
 

21 June 2021
"Complicating the Participatory Turn: Insights from Difficult Collaborations"
Presentation by Annika Lems at the 15th conference of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), University of Helsinki (online conference)

21 June 2021
"Da Adua a Firenze. La città come archivio materiale per lo studio del colonialismo italiano"
Presentation by Markus Wurzer within the context of the conference "Le colonie in riva d'Arno. Studi intorno al patrimonio coloniale a Firenze", Florence University

14 June 2021
"Postcolonialitaly: A Digital Public History Project Unveiling Italian Colonial Heritage"
Presentation by Markus Wurzer, MPI for Social Anthropology, and Daphné Budasz, European University Institute, within the context of the international conference "Unwanted Histories: The legacies of contested monuments and objects: new homes, new interpretations, new meanings", Leiden University

7 - 8 June 2021
International Conference: Il medioevo e l'Italia fascista: al di là della "romanità" (The Middle Ages and Fascist Italy: Beyond "Romanità")
Organisation: Martin Baumeister (DHI Rome), Romedio Schmitz-Esser (Heidelberg University), Markus Wurzer (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
Conference Report

4 June 2021
"The Many-Headed Hydra on the Point"
Presentation by Paul Reade at the international conference "Trapped in Paradise: Entangled Lives and Uncertain Futures in Tourist Towns", University of Bern (online conference)

2 - 3 June 2021
"Trapped in Paradise: Entangled Lives and Uncertain Futures in Tourist Towns"
Online conference co-organised by Paul Reade at the Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern

1 June 2021
"Mapping Dark Heritage: Traces of Fascist Colonialism in Italian Cityscapes"
Presentation by Markus Wurzer, MPI for Social Anthropology, and Daphné Budasz, European University Institute, as part of the panel "How to remember fascism? Politics of memory in media, monuments and archives"
Annual Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies

31 May 2021
"The Trials and Tribulations of a Slow-Motion Ethnography"
Presentation by Annika Lems at the cross-departmental seminar series "Anthropology in disruption: What is gained and what is lost?", Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (online event)

19 May 2021
"Die Südtiroler Kolonialerfahrung am Horn von Afrika 1935-1941 in der Erinnerungskultur"
Markus Wurzer is part of a discussion within the context of the webinar series "Vom 1. Weltkrieg zur Autonomie im 21. Jahrhundert. Perspektiven der Geschichte Südtirols", organized by the European Academy (EURAC) in Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

4 May 2021
"The Slippery Slope between Inclusion and Exclusion: Understanding European Approaches to Diversity"
Guest lecture by Annika Lems as part of the seminar "Politics of diversity in contemporary Europe", organised by Agnieszka Pasieka at the University of Vienna

22 April 2021
"Backwater Histories: Tracing the Socio-Cultural Genealogies of Europe's Reactionary Backlash"
Presentation by Annika Lems at the Seminar Series of the Department for Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

15 April 2021
"Men at work"
The documentary "Men at Work" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the seminar "Anthropology of Infrastructure" at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, AT

15 April 2021
"Männer in Orange"
The documentary "Männer in Orange" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the seminar "Anthropology of Infrastructure" at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, AT

21 March 2021
"Hinsehen. Zuhören. Einmischen? Filmische Blicke auf den Rechtspopulismus"
Film discussion within the context of the Bildungswochen gegen Rassismus in Halle
Curation and moderation: Christine Moderbacher (MPI for Social Anthropology) and Michael Karrer (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

19 - 28 March 2021
"The political opponent in our lens - reflections on filmmaking and anthropology"
Presentation and screening of work in progress by Christine Moderbacher
Conference: RAI Film Festival 2021

February 2021
"Uncovering Italian Colonial Pasts: Florence"
Audio guide through hidden places of remembrance of colonialism in Florence
Provided in English and Italian by the project Postcolonial Italy: Mapping Colonial Heritage (coordination: Daphné Budasz, European University Institute, and Markus Wurzer, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)

11 February 2021
"Men at work"
The documentary "Men at Work" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the seminar "Roads: Mobility, Movement, Migration" at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK

06 February 2021
Encountering Material Traces of Colonialism in Italian Cities
Lecture by Markus Wurzer with Daphné Budasz (EUI) in the context of the research seminar "Empires" at the European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization

14 January 2021
"Red Earth White Snow"
The documentary "Red Earth White Snow" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the seminar Ethnographischer Film und/als Theorie at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne

17 December 2020
"Moving Ants on a Painted Tree"
Presentation by Christine Moderbacher
Online series "Art and Anthropology talk" organised by ANTART - The Anthropologies of the Arts network (EASA)

December 2020
"Red Earth White Snow"
The documentary "Red Earth White Snow" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at a seminar at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Martin Luther University, Halle

December 2020
Der essentialisierende Blick zurück: Kolonialkrieg und Zugehörigkeit(en) im Fotoalbum
Book chapter by Markus Wurzer in: Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung 29, Metropol Verlag

27 November 2020
Organization of the workshop „Ethnographic Film and Sound I”
In cooperation with the Netzwerkstelle Ethnologie und Praxis at the Department for Anthropology and Philosophy of the Martin Luther University Halle
Christine Moderbacher and Paul Reade are co-organizing and teaching at the workshop “Ethnographic Film and Sound I”

19 November 2020
Phenomenology of Exclusion: Capturing the Everyday Thresholds of Belonging
Article by Annika Lems in Social Inclusion

29 October 2020
"Thinking about Social-Political Hyperthermia: A Cold Climate Symposium"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Online symposium organised by the RMIT University Cold Climate HUB, Melbourne Australia

September 2020
"'Welcome to my waiting room! Please, take a seat!’: On future imaginaries being shattered and postponed"
Book chapter by Christine Moderbacher in Migration at Work: Aspirations, Imaginaries & Structures of Mobility, Leuven University Press

01 September 2020
The Life and Work of Marquis Robert de Wavrin, an Early Visual Anthropologist
Article by Christine Moderbacher and Grace Winter in Visual Anthropology

3 - 8 August 2020
"Moving Ants on a Painted Tree"
Video screening by Christine Moderbacher at Faito Doc Festival, Faito, IT

July 2020
"Ab Hof: Ein Blick nach Südtirol"
Contribution by Christine Moderbacher in Wege für eine Bäuerliche Zukunft (Journal of the Österreichischen Berg- und Kleinbäuer_innenvereinigung)

23 July 2020
"Red Earth White Snow"
The documentary "Red Earth White Snow" by Christine Moderbacher is shown at the EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe, Lisboa (Online)

22 July 2020
"The deferred promise of tourism: the problem of capital, labour and ethics"
Presentation by Paul Reade
Conference: EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

22 July 2020
"Who owns the Visual Truth? Reflections on a Collaborative Anthropological Arts Project"
Presentation by Christine Moderbacher
Conference: EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

21 - 24 July 2020
"Moving Ants on a Painted Tree"
The video installation piece "Moving Ants on a Painted Tree" co-created by Christine Moderbacher is shown at Field/Works. Kaleidoscopic Activities between Anthropology and Art. ANTART - Lisboa (Online)
Conference: EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

21 July 2020
"Tracing the Socio-Cultural Genealogies of Europe’s Reactionary Backlash"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Conference: EASA2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

11 June 2020
The (Im)possibility of Ethnographic Research during Corona
Blog article by Annika Lems

1 June 2020
Nothing is expensive, everything cheap, nothing explosive! Side stories from Molenbeek, Brussels
Article by Christine Moderbacher in Migration and Society

1 March 2020
Book review: Wild und Schön: Der Krampus im Salzburger Land. Edited by Matthäus Rest and Gertraud Seiser. Wien: LIT Verlag, 2016.
Book review by Annika Lems in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

February 2020
"Anthropological Engagements with the Far-Right"
Blog article by Antje Berger, Annika Lems, and Christine Moderbacher

5 November 2019
"Was there a “Pre” to Post-Liberal Cultural Practices? Unearthing the Everyday Histories underlying Europe’s Reactionary Backlash"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Lecture series "The End/s of History: Post-1989 Worlds in the Making” jointly organised by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Halle

18 October 2019
"The Existential Kinetics of Lifeworlds: Thinking Individual Lives between Wholes and Parts"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Conference "Human Existence, Individuals and Relations" at the University of Zürich

29 September - 2 October 2019
"From Common Sense to Divided Sociality: Understanding Everyday Exclusionary Processes in Europe"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Biannual conference of the German Anthropological Society (DGSKA) at the University of Konstanz

26 September 2019
Fieldwork Preparation Workshop on "Conducting Research in Alpine Communities: Social, Ethical and Epistemological Challenges and Innovations"
The research group holds a fieldwork preparation workshop on "Conducting Research in Alpine Communities: Social, Ethical and Epistemological Challenges and Innovations" with invited experts at the MPI Halle

12 September 2019
"On Using Tools that Match our Task: Reflections on Multimodal Approaches and Renditions of Anthropological Research through the Online Platform Invisible Brussels"
Presentation by Christine Moderbacher
Workshop “Crafting the Future of the Visual Essay” organized by the visual anthropology network of the EASA (VANEASA) at the University of Antwerp

5 September - 6 October 2019
"Container"
co-curated arts project by Christine Moderbacher, exhibited at the group exposition “Spuren”, KUNST:WERK in St.Pölten, Austria

27-31 August 2019
Roundtable on "Alter-Europe? Right-wing Populism and European Imaginaries"
Annika Lems participates in a roundtable on "Alter-Europe? Right-wing Populism and European Imaginaries" at the inter-congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ (IUAES) in Poznan

August 2019
"Bewegungen von Ameisen auf einem bemalten Baum"
The video installation piece “Bewegungen von Ameisen auf einem bemalten Baum” co-created by Christine is screened at the ORF Landesstudio in Graz and at the Transborders festival in Bad Radkersburg (both in Austria)

1- 21 July 2019
"Container"
Christine co-curates the collaborative anthropological arts project "Container" as part of the Viertelfestival in Lower Austria

22-24 May 2019
"Back to the Future? Lived Time and the Production of Anti-Cosmopolitan Sentiments in an Austrian Alpine Village"
Presentation by Annika Lems
Conference "Rurality and Future-Making" at the University of Cologne

15-17 April 2019
"Genealogies of Exclusion: From Refugee Studies to Everyday Histories of Othering"
Presentation by Annika Lems
14th conference of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) in Santiago de Compostela

19 March 2019
Roundtable on "Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants - Global Perspectives"
Annika Lems participates in a roundtable on "Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants - Global Perspectives" as part of the launch of the journal Migration & Society at the University College London

27 February 2019
Interview with Annika Lems - New Research Group Head at MPI

28 January 2019
"Understanding Processes of Exclusion: The Construction of Belonging and Alienation in the German-speaking Alps"
Presentation by Annika Lems to the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle

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