International Conference „Social Policies and the Welfare State in the Global South
An international group of historians and social scientists from Argentina, Chile, Australia, several European countries, the United States and Canada gathered on September 14th and 15th at Universität Bremen to analyze and discuss social policies and the welfare state in the Global South. A transnational and entangled perspective was constitutive to the majority of the presentations which shed new light on hitherto understudied aspects of social politics.
The conference gave proof of the importance of the transfer of knowledge (both from the South to the North and between countries of the Global South), was further able to show the heterogeneity of the actors involved and raised further methodological questions. The topics presented in four panels ranged from colonial social policies and their repercussions on Europe, the importance of International Organizations and processes of judicial codification as well as child labor laws in Latin America to the role of Chilean physicians in the establishment of social medicine programs in Mozambique. Keynote speakers professors Anne-Emanuelle Birn (University of Toronto) and Christoph Conrad (Université de Génève) focused on larger research projects in their presentations. While Birn delved back into the beginnings and further development of South-South-cooperation in health since the early 20th century, Conrad highlighted the possible future of social policies by assessing the global challenge of ageing.
The conference was organized by Delia González de Reufels and Teresa Huhle (Latin American History, Universität Bremen) in cooperation with the SOCIUM, the Research Center on Equality and Social Policy of this university. A publication will follow.
Study and Internship abroad in Latin America
We cordially invite you to the information session “Studium und Praktikum in Lateinamerika”. The event takes place on November, 17th 2014, from 2.15 pm to 4 pm in room GW2 B 2860.
Conference Film and History, May 7-11 2014
The 19th “Internationale Bremer Symposium zum Film” takes place from May 7-11, 2014. The annual conference of the Fachbereich 9 from Universität Bremen and the Kommunalkino Bremen e.V. City 46 this year is organized in cooperation with the working group Latin American History. Entitled “Film und Geschichte. Produktion und Erfahrung von Geschichte durch Bewegtbild und Ton” it looks at the intersection between film studies and history.
Gertrud Koch | Freie Universität Berlin || Richard Dyer | King’s College London || Thomas Elsaesser | Columbia University New York
Anne Barnert | Institut für Zeitgeschichte Berlin || Bernhard Groß | HBK Braunschweig || Christoph Hesse | Freie Universität Berlin || Mason Allred | UC Berkeley || Massimo Perinelli | Universität Köln || Matthias Steinle | Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris || Mattias Frey | University of Kent || Mila Ganeva | Miami University, Ohio/ IFK Wien || Nicholas Baer | UC Berkeley || Sabine Moller | Humboldt-Universität Berlin || Sven Kramer | Leuphana-Universität Lüneburg || Vrääth Öhner | Universität Wien || Yvonne Zimmermann | Philipps-Universität Marburg
(The complete program can be found here.)
Wednesday, May 7th 2014
7 pm: Bremer Filmschätze retten und Vergangenheiten rekonstruieren
Film program, curated by Daniel Tilgner | Bremer Landesfilmarchiv
8:30 pm: Madame Dubarry
Silent film (Ernst Lubitsch, D 1919, 114 Min.) with live music
Thursday, May 8th 2014
11 am: Majubs Reise
Film (Eva Knopf, D 2013, 48 Min.) and discussion with the filmmaker
2 pm: Einführung ins Thema
Winfried Pauleit & Delia González de Reufels | Universität Bremen
2:30 pm: Aneignung
Research Panel 1
6:30 pm: Aufschub
Film (Harun Farocki, D 2007, 40 Min.)
7:15 pm: Der Vergangenheit ihre eigene Zukunft lassen? Harun Farockis Aufschub
Presentation by Thomas Elsaesser | Columbia University New York
9 pm: On Air
Film program, curated by Alejandro Bachmann | Österreichisches Filmmuseum
from 10:30 pm on: God Save the Patriots!
Walk In/Out-Cinema, kuratiert von Christine Rüffert | Universität Bremen
Friday, May 9th 2014
10 am: Archive und Archivmaterial
Research Panel 2
2:30 pm: Nachkriegskino
Research Panel 3
7 pm: The Shadow of M. Serial Killing and Nazism in Film
Presentation by Richard Dyer | King’s College London
8:30 pm: Der Verlorene
Film (Peter Lorre, D 1951, 98 Min.)
Saturday, May 10th 2014
10 am: Kracauer
Research Panel 4
2 pm: Kracauers Theorie der Geschichte und des Films
Presentation by Gertrud Koch | Freie Universität Berlin
3:30 pm: film:art 63: Every Picture Tells a Story – Fact + Fiction in Experimental Film
Film program, curated by Christine Rüffert | Universität Bremen
7 pm: No!
Film (Pablo Larraín, CHL/ USA/ F 2012, 118 Min.)
9:15 pm: Hiroshima, mon amour
Film (Alain Resnais, F/ J 1959, 90 Min.)
from 11pm on: God Save the Patriots!
Walk In/Out-Cinema, curated by Christine Rüffert | Universität Bremen
Sunday, May 11th 2014
11 am: Hito Steyerl: Jounal No 1 – An Artist’s Impression + November
Film program and conversation with Hito Steyerl (videotape), curated by Klaas Dierks | Universität Bremen
2 pm: The Act of Killing
Film (Joshua Oppenheimer, DK/ NOR/ USA 2012, 159 Min.)
6 pm: The Halfmoon Files
Film (Philip Scheffner, D 2007, 87 Min.) and discussion with the filmmaker
8:15 pm: Quellen des Lebens
Film (Oskar Roehler, D 2013, 159 Min.)
Prof. Dr. Annick Foucrier holds guest lectureship in Bremen
Prof. Dr. Annick Foucrier will be visiting the working group “Latin American History” between May 13 and 18, 2013 as a guest lecturer. The expert on the history of migration in North America is the director of the Centre de Recherches d’Histoire Nord-Américaine at the Sorbonne (Paris 1).
Frau Prof. Foucrier will give three lectures on French emigration to the United States in the 19th and early 20th century. You are cordially invited.
- American Federal Censuses and French Immigrants in Chicago (1870-1930) on Tuesday, May 14, 2-4pm in room GW2 B 2235a
- Gender and Migrations: French-Born Women in the United States (1810-1930) on Wednesday, May 15, 12-2pm in room SFG 1080
- About the History of French Immigrants in the United States (1820-1930) on Thursday, May 16, 12:30-2pm in room GW2 B1150