Debt, Creation, History

15.10.2018 - 16.10.2018
The Debt
Institut für Sozialforschung

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Centre, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

The two-day workshop Debt, Creation, History brings together theorists from the areas of literature, archaeology, anthropology and ethnography, cinema and art history. It will centrally focus on the moral economy of debt, in particular in the context of the current Europe. The workshop, is part of the larger project Constellation of debt which is a collective, poetic dialogue of 10 Greek and 10 German poets: the poets will be present at the workshop, and will join the theoretical conversation as what is sought is the exploration and encounter of alternative discourses on debt. After the workshop a public reading of the poetic dialogue will take place at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.


Monday October 15, 2018, 10:00-13:30 — Room L 113

10:00 – 10:15 Miltos Pechlivanos (Director of CeMoG): Welcome Remarks

10:15 – 11:15 Dimitris Plantzos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): We owe ourselves to debt: classical Greece, Athens in crisis, and the body as battlefield

11:30 – 12:30 Maria Boletsi (Leiden University): Recasting the Indebted Subject in the Middle Voice

12:30 – 13:30 Yannis Hadjinicolaou (NYU Abu Dhabi): The Artist's Debt: Arent de Gelder and Rembrandt

Chair: Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University)

Tuesday October 16, 2018, 10:00-13:00 — Room L 201 (first floor)

10:00 – 11:00 Detlev Krige (University of Pretoria): Differences between social and institutional debts: Evidence from Soweto and Johannesbourg, South Africa

11:00 – 12:00 Maria Rieder (University of Limerick) & Eugenia Siapera (University of Dublin): Ghosts of Refugees Pasin the German and Greek Media sphere (title to be confirmed)

12:00 – 13:00 Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia University), Xenia — Debt at home; Debt is always foreign

Chair: Nathalie Karagiannis (Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt)

Participants of the two-days workshop: Dimitris Allos, Marina Agathangelidou, Orfeas Apergis, Iana Boukova, Daniel Falb, Christian Filips, Giorgos Hantzis, Hendrik Jackson, Dimitra Kationi, Norbert Lange, Brigitte Oleschinski, Lenia Safiropoulou, Anja Utler, Ron Winkler, Vassilis Amanatidis, Barbara Köhler, Katerina Iliopoulou, Monika Rinck.

Tuesday October 16, 2018, 19:30-22:30 — Poetry Festival at LCB Constellation of Debt

Venue: Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin-Wannsee

Public Reading with the poets: Dimitris Allos, Orfeas Apergis, Iana Boukova, Daniel Felb, Christian Filips, Hendrik Jackson, Nathalie Karagiannis, Dimitra Kationi, Norbert Lange, Giorgos Hantzis, Brigitte Oleschinski, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Lenia Safiropoulou, Anja Utler, Ron Winkler, and the translator, Marina Agathangelidou

Moderators: Christian Filips with Nathalie Karagiannis

Free entry

Zeit & Ort

15.10.2018 - 16.10.2018

Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Centre, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem