Graduiertenkolleg Selbst-Bildungen

Historical Praxeology. Quo vadis? An International Conference on Historical Practices

15. März 2017 - 17. März 2017

Veranstalter:  DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Selbst-Bildungen"
Ort:  BIS-Saal/Senatssitzungssaal (Universität Oldenburg)

 Wednesday, March 1

10 Welcome
10:15 Introduction
Lucas Haasis, Oldenburg
Historical Praxeology. Quo vadis?

- Coffee Break-

11-13 Self & Identity

Michaela Scharf, Vienna
Visualising the Self. Amateur Filming as a Practice of Subjectivation

Kristina Hartfiel and Tobias Winnerling, Düsseldorf
How to Find an Obscure Scholar in His Own Books: Praxeology or Common Sense?

Mareike Böth, Kassel
Love Actually?! Love as 'happy object‘ in the Diary of Ferdinand Beneke (1774-1848)

Commentary: Sabine Reh, Berlin

13-14 Lunch break

14-16 Education & Power

Kerrin Klinger and Pia Rojahn, Berlin
Educational Authority from a Praxeological Perspective

Frank Marquardt, Oldenburg
Teaching Self-Discipline. Moravian Religious and Missionary Practices in the Danish Empire

Franziska Rehlinghaus, Potsdam
Rationality or Ritual? Evaluation Practices of Vocational Training before and after the "Boom"

Commentary: Anne Mariss, Regensburg

- Coffee Break-

16-18 Senses & Emotions

Christina Beckers, Oldenburg
Feeling With the Dead: Reconstructing Historical Repertoires of Emotions

Anna Kvičalová, Berlin
Hearing and History: Practices of Attentive Listening in the Calvinist Reformation

Annika Raapke, Oldenburg
“Goodbye, you blasted bird’s arse”. Being Angry in the 18th century French Caribbean

Commentary: Jan-Friedrich Missfelder, Zurich

18.30 Keynote
Studio Cine K, Kulturetage

Marian Füssel, Göttingen
Writing the History of Practices: Limits and Potentials


Thursday, March 16                        

10-12 Negotiation & Participation

Claudia Gatzka, Freiburg
On the Piazza and in the Assembly Room. Democracy as a local


Markus Laufs, Bonn
Conveying - Comparing - Storing. Written and Script-related

Practices of Early Modern Peace Mediation

Benedikt Sepp, Konstanz
Theory and Existence: the SDS 1961-1964

Commentary: Thomas Welskopp, Bielefeld

12-13 Lunch Break

13-15 Materials and Perspectives

Sebastian Haumann, Darmstadt
Practice Theory in Environmental History

Joseph S. Freedman, Montgomery, AL
Historical Praxiology and Other Approaches: Some Possibilites for Mutually BeneficiaI Interaction

Kathrin Zöller and Clemens Villinger,Potsdam
Praxeology and Statistical Data? New Approaches to the Study of

East-German Everyday Worlds in the Long History of the “Wende”

Commentary: David Sittler and Susanne Schregel, Cologne

- Coffee Break-

15-17 Border-Crossers and Balancing Acts

Jose Carceres Mardones, Zurich
Action as Knowledge. The Concrete Reasonableness of Bestiality in the Early Modern Period

Kate Davison, Oxford
Learning to Laugh in Early Modern England

Björn Klein, Göttingen
Writing from the Margins. Practices of Writing and Self-Formations in New York City around 1900

Commentary: Jörn Eiben, Hamburg

- Coffee Break-

17.30 Keynote
Bis-Saal, Universität Oldenburg

Yves Cohen, Paris
Experiments in the History of 20th Century Practices

19 Dinner, Caldero Restaurant


Friday, March 17

10-11 Keynote

Phil Withington, Sheffield
Reading, Writing and Social Practice in Early Modern England

- Coffee Break -

11-13 Materialities and Projects

Isabelle Schürch, Konstanz
When Is a Hammock Actually a Hammock? A Praxeological Approach

to the Transatlantic Shipment of Horses and ‚Knowledge Entanglement’ in

the Early Conquista Period (14-16th c.)

Gianenrico Bernasconi, Neuchâtel
Towards an Archaeology of Practices: the Role of the material Document

Eva Brugger, Basel
Projecting a new Colony. The Dutch Longing for Fur in the 17th century

Commentary: Aline Steinbrecher, Konstanz

13-14 Lunch Break

14-15 Knowledge and Experience

Anne Phieler, Stuttgart
Medical Therapy in the 16th century as Practice - a solid Perspective?

Dorit Brixius, Florence
Were They Nuts? Cultivating Nutmeg From Cross-oceanic

Transportation to Acclimatisation in Eighteenth-century Isle de France (Mauritius)

Commentary: Constantin Rieske, Oldenburg

Dagmar Freist, Oldenburg

We are very grateful to Byron Schirbock (Cologne) for writing the conference report.


Conference Organisation Team:

Lucas Haasis
Frank Marquardt
Marta Mazur
Annika Raapke
Constantin Rieske



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