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

Regina Lenz
Anna Mateja Punstein
Laura Suarsana

Email: knowledgeandspace

New Videos of the 16th symposium "The Role of Socio-Environmental Settings for Learning and Educational Attainment " (2017) online.

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New Book Review of "Knowledge and Networks" (Volume 11) in Hungarian Geographical Bulletin.

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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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