Prof. Dr. Sybille Große
Faculty of Modern Languages
Heidelberg University
Voßstraße 2
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 54-7742 or +49 6221 54-3241


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Graduate Academy

International Relations Division


New World Crucibles of Globalization

New World Crucibles of Globalization

Date: 21. to 31. July 2019

Venue: Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)

Twenty outstanding doctoral students from selected universities in Europe and Latin America will be invited to participate in the Heidelberg International Summer School NEW WORLD CRUCIBLES OF GLOBALIZATION. The speakers are scientists from Heidelberg University as well as renowned experts from other European and North & Latin American universities. 

The Summer School aims at an archeological description and regionally comparative reflection of two critical phases of globalization in Latin America and its relation to Europe and Asia. A primordial scene of globalization was Hernán Cortés’s landfall in Mexico, half a millennium ago in 1519. It marked the beginning of the incorporation of a populous and highly differentiated civilization into the “Western World”. 

Five hundred years after 1519, we reflect on the current phase of globalization in which economic and cultural transformation are intrinsically intertwined. We focus on symbolic imbrications between Latin America, Europe, and Asia, in language, culture, and literature, as well as economic and legal relations: 

  1. How is the experience of crisis represented in terms of language, aesthetics, and media?
  2. What is the impact of this entangled transatlantic (and transpacific) history on prevalent discourses and the circulation of knowledge?

The aim of the Summer School is to enable doctoral students both to further develop high-level expertise in their specific area of research and to gain an insight into complementary areas. The curriculum will provide lectures and interdisciplinary discussions in the fields of literature & culture, linguistics & language history, global history & economic history. In addition, workshops will be conducted to teach relevant research methods. 
Doctoral students will have the opportunity to present their own research and will receive feedback from other students and experts. 

The scientific coordinators are Prof. Dr. Sybille Große and Prof. Dr. Robert Folger (both from Heidelberg). 
Invited speakers will include, among others: 
Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy (Heidelberg), Dr. Anne Brüske (Heidelberg), Dr. Rolando Patricio Carrasco Monsalve (Osnabrück), Luis Castellví Laukamp, Ph.D. (Cambridge, Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Enrique Dussel (Mexiko), Prof. Dr. Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo (Mexiko), Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gänger (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Silke Jansen (Erlangen), Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth), Prof. Dr. Günter Leypoldt (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández (USA), Dr. Fernando Nina (Heidelberg), Paula C. Park, Ph.D. (Wesleyan, Bielefeld),  Prof. Dr. Thomas Sträter (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Christiane von Stutterheim (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Elvira Vilches (USA), Prof. Dr. Jiang Shixue (China),  PD Dr. Jing Xuan (Heidelberg), Prof. Dr. Yang Zhimin (China)

Public key note lectures:

  • Monday, July 22, 2019, 19.15, Aula der Alten Universität (Old Lecture Hall): Prof. Dr. Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo,  El Colegio de México, on Enlightened blindness. Mexico: a global tragedy
  • Monday, July 29, 2019, 19.15, HS 14, NUni: Prof. Dr. Enrique Dussel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, on Decolonizing the world history
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