University of Bremen Conferences in February 2020

Analysis of today’s historical consciousness, the challenges of modern logistics, and technical education in primary schools – these are the topics of conferences at the University of Bremen in February 2020.

The international and interdisciplinary “Historical Consciousness today? Staged History – Historical Difference – Critical Consciousness” (Geschichtsdenken heute? Inszenierte Geschichte - historische Differenz - kritisches Bewusstsein) conference will take place in GW2building, room 3010 from February 6 – 8. The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies is organizing the conference. The fight against history being forgotten regarding thought and actions is a current issue when taking growing populism and right-wing radicalism and the connected political-ideological debates surrounding historic locations and interpretations into consideration. The conference initiates active thinking against simplification, mythicization, and distortion of the history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the early modern era. The question of how history and historical difference have been staged up until today will be asked and the conference hopes to wake a critical awareness for the role of media design. Before the conference on February 6, there will be a student conference, in which Bremen students will take part, titled Wie fremd ist (uns) das Mittelalter? There will also be a public evening presentation in the House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft) at 7:30 p.m. on February 7. Dr. Tilman Spreckelsen (Frankfurt am Main) will hold a talk titled “Eine Crone für die Nachwelt. Zur Beschäftigung mit mittelhochdeutschen Texten im Feuilleton.” Contact: PD Dr. Sonja Kerth, University of Bremen, Faculty 10, phone: +49 (0)421/218-68 241, email: skerthprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

From February 12 – 14, 2020, the “7th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2020)” will take place at BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH. Transporting goods in a sensible manner from A to B – that is logistics of the past. Today’s logistics offer methods that make it possible to react quickly and flexibly to technical and socioeconomic developments. Special attention is placed on modelling, planning, and controlling of processes, supply chain managements, maritime logistics, innovative technologies, and robot applications for cyber physical production and logistics systems. These diverse aspects will be presented and discussed during the conference, which will be held in English. Contact: University of Bremen/LogDynamics, Aleksandra Himstedt, phone +49 (0)421/218-50106, email: himprotect me ?!biba.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de,

“Werken – Technik – Informatik - Technische Bildung in der Grundschule” is the topic of the 3rd Primary School Technology Conference (Grundschul-Techniktagung), to which you are invited by the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences together with the Technische Bildung der Gesellschaft für Didaktik des Sachunterrichts working group (GDSU) and Center of Excellence for Technology Education (CETE). The conference will take place in building GW2, room 3009, on February 14, 2020. The question of which content and manners of thought, work, and action should include technical education so that children are able to participate in society’s challenges in a present and future-oriented manner will be addressed. What does technology mean for our lives? These questions will be posed in the context of the current debates surrounding primary school didactics regarding computer sciences lessons, or rather technical education as a lesson in itself. Contact: Interdisciplinary Education/Teaching working group – focus on natural sciences and technology (AG Interdisziplinäre Sachbildung / Sachunterricht. Schwerpunkt Naturwissenschaft und Technik), email: shkissunprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de, .

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