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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


Volumes 16 and 17 of the Knowledge and Space Book Series are out now!

To read Volume 16 "Space, Place and Educational Settings,"  click here Externer Inhalt (Open Access)

To read Volume 17 "Knowledge and Civil Society,"  click here Externer Inhalt (Open Access)


The general outline of the 19th Symposium "Knowledge and Digital Technology: Spatial Relations in a Digital Age" is online now

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The general outline of the 20th Symposium "Placing the Future" is online now

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Abstracts of "Knowledge and Power"

Session 1: Knowledge and Power: Theoretical Considerations

Power - A Potential and Its Uses
Wolfgang Scholl (Psychology), Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)

Enabling Knowledge
Nico Stehr (Sociology), Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (Germany)

Knowledge Between Language and Social Control
Ingo Warnke (Linguistics), University of Bern (Switzerland)


Session 2: Politics and Space – I

Geopolitics of Knowledge about World Politics
John Agnew (Geography), University of California (USA)

Mapping Without a Net: Knowledge and Ontology of the Map
Jeremy Crampton (Geography), Georgia State University (USA)

Two Men of War and Their Big Idea: Walter Christaller, Edward Ullman, and Central Place Theory
Trevor Barnes (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)


Session 3: Politics and Space – II

Another Order of Things: Military Imaginaries and the Middle East
Derek Gregory (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

Who Gets the Past? The Changing Face of Authority and Knowledge in Muslim-Majority Societies
Dale Eickelman (Anthropology), Dartmouth College (USA)


Session 4: The Power of Religion

Between Omnipotence and Powerlessness: Religious Symbolizations and Theological Interpretations of Power
Klaus Tanner (Systematical Theology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Knowledge About the Future: Thoughts on the Status of Divination in the Ancient Near East
Stefan Maul (Assyriology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

'A Heavenly Kingdom Shall Descend’: How Millennialism Spread From New England to the United States of America
Robert Jewett (Theology), Garrett/Northwestern University Evanston (USA)


Session 5: The Enforcement of Capitalism

Elites, Variations of Power and the Monetary Power Complex
Hans-Jürgen Krysmanski (Sociology), University of Münster (Germany)

Tau(gh)t Subjects
Sarah de Leeuw (Geography), University of Northern British Columbia (Canada)


Session 6: To Communicate and Publish: A Basis of Power

What a Book (or Two) Can Do
Graeme Wynn (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

Hot Spots, Dark Side Dots, Tin-pots? Reflections on the Uneven Internationalism in Global Academic Markets
Anssi Paasi (Geography), University of Oulu (Finland)

Media Control in the 20th Century
Jürgen Wilke (Communication Studies), University of Mainz (Germany)

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