10th International Conference of the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, Strasbourg, 6-11 July 2018

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Debt: 5000 Years and Counting. An unusual conference

Debt: 5000 Years and Counting

Call for papers will explain what is unusual about the conference: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/research/events/2018/debt-500.aspx

I just wanted to publish the programme that is not available elsewhere.

8–9 June 2018

Schedule

Friday 8 June

12:30-13:15 Lunch + Registration

13:15-14:45 Conversation 1 (Jonathan Neale & Benedetta Rossi)

14:45-15:15 Coffee/Tea

15:15-16:45 Session 1 (groups 1-2-3-4-5)

17:00-18:30 David Graeber, ‘Debt, Service and the Origins of Capitalism’

19:30 Conference dinner at Khayyam’s Restaurant (135 Tenant Street, Birmingham)

 

Saturday 9 June

9:30-11:00 Conversation 2 (Arietta Papaconstantinou & Katrien De Graef)

11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea

11:30-13:00 Session 2 (groups A-B-C-D)

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Session 3 (groups 1-2-3-4-5)

15:15-15:45 Coffee/Tea

15:45-17:30 Conversation 3/Concluding plenary discussion (Kate Belgrave & Fanny Malinen)

 

 

List of papers organised by groups

‘Random’ Groups

Group 1 (Arietta Papaconstantinou)

Richard Bell, ‘Imprisonment for debt and carceral hegemony in early modern England’

Alexei Evstratov, ‘Debtor in Fabula: Literary and Economic Relations in Eighteenth-Century Europe’

Ben Pugh, ‘Debt and the theology of redemption’

Jovia Salifu, ‘Baseline communism among market women in the Assante town of Offinso, Ghana’

Marini Thorne, ‘Debt and duality; the negotiation of citizen and sovereign in contemporary Britain’

Jules Gleeson, ‘Byzantine historiography, Byzantine household – what’s missing from Debt: the First 5,000 Years?’

 

Group 2 (Lucie Ryzova)

Yasemin Akçagüner, ‘Feigned friendships in the frontier: fourteenth-century Ottoman-Byzantine debt relations’

Lorenzo Bondioli, ‘Debt, credit, and the state: a view from the Islamic Middle Ages’

Katrien De Graef, ‘Sisyphus in Mesopotamia: Debts and Their Cancellation in Old Babylonian Economy’

Robin Latimer, ‘Debt in the 21st century’

Fanny Malinen, ‘Citizen debt audits: hacking the power of finance’

Jerome Roos, ‘The longue durée of sovereign debt’

Jonathan Warner, ‘Debt and the theology of redemption’

 

Group 3 (Simon Yarrow)

Maria Aleksandrova, ‘Absolutist monarchs playing market games. A case study from mid-sixteenth century England’

Martina McAuley, ‘The morality of debt in the neoliberal era’

Kate Padgett Walsh, ‘Moral confusion and the ethics of debt’

Alan Shipman, ‘A tale of trapped equity. Revisiting the prequel to the debt crisis’

Ulara Tamura, ‘Trading days. An examination of labor exchange in Turkish carpet weaving villages’

Nathan Tankus, ‘Gods, kinship, and the state: the case for political neochartalism’

 

Group 4 (Tom Cutterham)

Philippa Byrne, ‘Where debt has no dominion: owing, medieval temporality and the liberating possibilities of the apocalypse’

Michael Hamilton, ‘Post-metal: how money/debt virtually eludes the conversation’

Pelin Kılınçarslan, ‘How do women experience debt and indebtedness? A comparative analysis of Greece and Turkey’

Thanasis Nasiaras, ‘Greek state in debt crisis: a “serial” debtor in historical perspective’

Alexandra Vukovich, ‘Debt and Morality in Early Rus: The Perils of Promises’

Jamara Wakefield, ‘Uncomfortable truths: debt, black bodies and the colonial university’

 

Group 5 (Benedetta Rossi)

Tim Christiaens, ‘Is Debt always a Biopolitical Instrument?’

Niamh Hopkins, ‘An exploration of debt in Aristotle’s theory of justice’

Joost Possemiers, ‘Late medieval and early modern theologians and jurists on debt and sin: the example of Conrad Summenhart (c. 1458-1502)’

Anna Boeles Rowland, ‘Gender, material culture, and social debt in later medieval London’

Andris Šuvajevs, ‘The silent totalitarianism: neo-colonial politics of debt in East Europe’

Sandy Xu, ‘Embodied Debt, Reproductive Labour and Disability in Maoist China’

 

‘Themed’ Groups

Group A (Benedetta Rossi)

Tim Christiaens, ‘Is Debt always a Biopolitical Instrument?’

Pelin Kılınçarslan, ‘How do women experience debt and indebtedness? A comparative analysis of Greece and Turkey’

Jovia Salifu, ‘Baseline communism among market women in the Assante town of Offinso, Ghana’

Ulara Tamura, ‘Trading days. An examination of labor exchange in Turkish carpet weaving villages’

Marini Thorne, ‘Debt and duality; the negotiation of citizen and sovereign in contemporary Britain’

Sandy Xu, ‘Embodied Debt, Reproductive Labour and Disability in Maoist China’

 

Group B (Tom Cutterham)

Robin Latimer, ‘Debt in the 21st century’

Fanny Malinen, ‘Citizen debt audits: hacking the power of finance’

Martina McAuley, ‘The morality of debt in the neoliberal era’

Kate Padgett Walsh, ‘Moral confusion and the ethics of debt’

Alan Shipman, ‘A tale of trapped equity. Revisiting the prequel to the debt crisis’

Andris Šuvajevs, ‘The silent totalitarianism: neo-colonial politics of debt in East Europe’

Nathan Tankus, ‘Gods, kinship, and the state: the case for political neochartalism’

Michael Hamilton, ‘Post-metal: how money/debt virtually eludes the conversation’

Jamara Wakefield, ‘Uncomfortable truths: debt, black bodies and the colonial university’

 

Group C (Arietta Papaconstantinou)

Jules Gleeson, ‘Byzantine historiography, Byzantine household – what’s missing from Debt: the First 5,000 Years?’

Ben Pugh, ‘Debt and the theology of redemption’

Lorenzo Bondioli, ‘Debt, credit, and the state: a view from the Islamic Middle Ages’

Katrien De Graef, ‘Sisyphus in Mesopotamia: Debts and Their Cancellation in Old Babylonian Economy’

Jonathan Warner, ‘Debt and the theology of redemption’

Philippa Byrne, ‘Where debt has no dominion: owing, medieval temporality and the liberating possibilities of the apocalypse’

Alexandra Vukovich, ‘Debt and Morality in Early Rus: The Perils of Promises’

Niamh Hopkins, ‘An exploration of debt in Aristotle’s theory of justice’

 

Group D (Simon Yarrow)

Yasemin Akçagüner, ‘Feigned friendships in the frontier: fourteenth-century Ottoman-Byzantine debt relations’

Maria Aleksandrova, ‘Absolutist monarchs playing market games. A case study from mid-sixteenth century England’

Richard Bell, ‘Imprisonment for debt and carceral hegemony in early modern England’

Alexei Evstratov, ‘Debtor in Fabula: Literary and Economic Relations in Eighteenth-Century Europe’

Jerome Roos, ‘The longue durée of sovereign debt’

Thanasis Nasiaras, ‘Greek state in debt crisis: a “serial” debtor in historical perspective’

Joost Possemiers, ‘Late medieval and early modern theologians and jurists on debt and sin: the example of Conrad Summenhart (c. 1458-1502)’

Anna Boeles Rowland, ‘Gender, material culture, and social debt in later medieval London’

Séminaire de recherche “Lettres russes : théories & histoires” (Lausanne)

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La figure de Kozma Proutkov (1803-1863), haut fonctionnaire au ministère des Finances et poète, ne s’est pas constituée en un jour. Avant d’atteindre au statut de classique des lettres russes, Kozma Proutkov n’était qu’un pseudonyme parmi d’autres, même s’il se distinguait par son originalité. C’est petit à petit, au gré des publications de ses oeuvres, que l’image qui passera à la postérité s’est formée. Au-delà du jeu littéraire, la complexification intentionnelle de l’appareil paratextuel au fil des années pose la question des motivations des auteurs réels, Alexeï Tolstoï et les frères Jemtchoujnikov, ainsi que du poids des circonstances liées à l’évolution des dynamiques du champ littéraire.

Conférence sur la Finlande dans les récits de voyages russes le 8 mai

Le 8 mai prochain, le séminaire “Les Nords russes : utopies, dystopies, anti-utopies” aura le plaisir d’accueillir Nathanaëlle Minard-Törmänen (UNIL) qui présentera son livre “L’idylle dans l’ Empire : La Finlande dans les récits de voyages russes (1810-1860)” (2016).

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La séance aura lieu de 10h15 à 12h dans la salle 4068 (Anthropole).

NLP and the French Revolution

Did anybody manage to read the study? Its presentation is just perfect in its own way.

“By analyzing word patterns from the French Revolution Digital Archive to determine how novel they were and whether they persisted or disappeared, the researchers provided evidence for the argument that debates in the assembly produced the revolution’s ideals and principles.

By analyzing word patterns from the French Revolution Digital Archive to determine how novel they were and whether they persisted or disappeared, the researchers provided evidence for the argument that debates in the assembly produced the revolution’s ideals and principles”.

Base de données sur les débats liés aux arts du dessin entre 1789 et 1792

Art et Démocratie. Les débats liés aux arts du dessin entre 1789 et 1792

Base de données constituée par Desmond-Bryan Kraege, Matthieu Lett et Sibylle Menal sous la direction de Christian Michel

“Nous avons réuni sur ce site l’ensemble des textes venus à notre connaissance qui interrogent ce que doit être le statut des arts dans un pays où il a été proclamé que le « principe de toute souveraineté réside essentiellement dans la Nation. » (Déclaration des droits de l’homme, article II). Sur cette base, toutes les institutions monarchiques, sur lesquelles reposait le système des arts sous l’Ancien Régime, doivent être repensées et réformées. Ce sont pendant ces années qu’apparaissent des questions qui sont toujours d’actualité : la définition de l’artiste par rapport au praticien ou à l’artisan, la nécessité ou non d’un enseignement artistique, la forme que celui-ci doit prendre, la façon dont doivent être passées les commandes publiques, le droit des artistes sur la diffusion de reproductions de leurs œuvres, doivent désormais être fondés sur la raison et être compatible avec la liberté et l’égalité des droits”.

 

Workshop ‘Event – Dispositif – Agency in the Arts and Literature (1750-1980).’ Programme

Poster Dispositif WorkshopWorkshop at Dahlem Humanities Center (Freie Universität Berlin) // 11 January 2018

Programme

9.30-11.00

Discussant: Gigi Adair (Potsdam)

Alexei Evstratov (Berlin): Event – Dispositif – Agency. Theories and Histories

Marianne Brooker (London): ‘This strange and mixed assemblage’: ‘Co-perusual’ in Sir John Soane’s House and Museum

11.30-13.00

Discussant: Gesa Frömming (Berlin)

Stacie Allan (Oxford): Emotional Connections, Philosophical Reflections, and Reciprocal Reading Practices: The Example of Claire de Duras’s Édouard (1825)

Kirill Ospovat (Berlin): Proletarian Reading: Literature and the Lower Classes in Dostoevsky’s Poor Folk

 

14.30-16.00

Discussant: Mischa Gabowitsch (Potsdam)

Ilya Venyavkin (Moscow): Stalin, Kirov, and Invisible Death: Audience of Terror in Soviet Culture of the 1930s

Natalia Prikhodko (Paris): Performativity, Perception, and Subjectivity in the Artistic Practices of Moscow Conceptualism in the 1970s

16.30-18.00

Discussant: Fabian Goppelsröder (Berlin)

Alo Paistik (Paris): Ways of reconstructing the sites of experience of early cinema

Esteban Buch (Paris): For a micro-history of the listening experience

Venue:

“Rostlaube” – Room L 116

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Conference: ‘The Enlightenment at Court and Anti-Court Polemics in the Enlightenment’

So, as those following this blog noticed, I stopped publishing daily entries about a week ago, after a year of uninterrupted (if delayed) reporting on experiences of revolutionary events in Paris. I will dedicate a separate posting to the reasons of this interruption. But in short, I would like to further explore various formats of academic blogging.

Being in Halle right now, I thought I could try my hand in blogging about a conference. This one in particular is a new experience, in many respect. I believe I have never presented at a conference where history is featured as the title discipline.

See the programme here: http://www.izea.uni-halle.de/fileadmin/content/Veranstaltungen/2017/Programm.pdf