Workshop on “Concepts of Space and Ordering in the Area Studies”


On 17 February 2014, the cluster workshop “Concepts of Space and Ordering in the Area Studies” of the DFG Priority Programme “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa” in Bonn prepared the ground for a follow-up workshop and finally the elaboration of a joint book publication.

The "working group" in Bonn held a one-day workshop on key concepts of the so-called spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences. The workshop was hosted by Detlef Müller-Mahn at the University of Bonn’s Institute of Geography/Geo-Zentrum. Some 20 members of the SPP 1448 and invited guests, most of them from the University of Bonn, participated in the workshop in February 2014. The report on the workshop is available for members of the SPP 1448 in the library after log-in in the members area here.

The next workshop on the same issue is planned for 11 September 2014 in Leipzig, where participants shall present papers relating their empirical findings to the conceptual questions of space and ordering.