Do 11 Sep 2014

Fr 19 Sep 2014
Orient-Institut Beirut, Zokak el-Blat, Rue Hussein Beyhum, Beirut
Internationale Sommerakademie

Language, Science and Aesthetics: Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia

Organized by Forum Transregionale Studien, Max Weber Stiftung, Orient Institute Beirut

11 – 19 September 2014, Orient Institute Beirut

Organized by:
Orient Institute Beirut, Forum Transregionale Studien, Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Insitute im Ausland
Convened by:
Monique Bellan (Orient‐Institut Beirut), Nadia Bou Ali (American University of Beirut), Dahlia Gubara (Orient‐Institut Beirut), Hans Harder (University of Heidelberg), Bodhisattva Kar (University of Cape Town) and Stefan Leder (Orient‐Institut Beirut)

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The Summer Academy explored debates about modernity, its preconditions and its aftermath by focusing on the multifarious processes and often unique ways in which societies outside Europe have adopted, translated, rejected or produced the global, the modern and tradition. A specific focus was placed on the notions of subjectivity and objectivity, the individual and the subject as key concepts of modernity. The Summer Academy also engaged with the debates on the writing of a more global history by paying particular attention to changing textual, aesthetic, and language-practices and other modes of knowledge-making.