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

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Program of "Knowledge and Power"

Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19
Saturday, June 20

Wednesday, June 17, 2009



Welcome Address and Introduction into the Symposium
Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)


Session 1: Knowledge and Power: Theoretical Considerations
Chair: Anssi Paasi (Geography), University of Oulu (Finland)

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

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

Coffee Break

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

General Discussion


Thursday, June 18, 2009


Session 2: Politics and Space – I
Chair: Derek Gregory (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

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)

Coffee Break

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

General Discussion


Session 3: Politics and Space – II
Chair: John Agnew (Geography), University of California (USA)

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)

Coffee Break

General Discussion


Friday, June 19, 2009


Session 4: The Power of Religion
Chair: Dale Eickelman (Anthropology), Dartmouth College (USA)

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)

Coffee Break

‘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)

General Discussion


Session 5: The Enforcement of Capitalism
Chair: Ariane Berthoin-Antal (International Relations), Social Science Research Center Berlin (Germany)

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)

Coffee Break

General Discussion


Saturday, June 20, 2009


Session 6: To Communicate and Publish: A Basis of Power
Chair: Trevor Barnes (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

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)

Coffee Break

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

Final discussion: Perspectives on Future Research on Knowledge and Power

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