Conference "Inclusion and Exclusion. Facets of a phenomenon in history and literature"

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 21-23 June 2018

Venue: Neue Mensa, Seminarraum 2, Staudingerweg 15

In the last years, hardly any other term has been frequented as much as topic of public and political debates than that of 'Inclusion'. While inclusion is primarily a viral topic in educational politics and institutions, the term 'Integration' is central for the discussion of practices of enclosure and expulsion foremost in domestical and security-political contexts.

Excitement of the discussion and pressure of topicality impend an obstruction of the perspective omitting the fact that inclusion and exclusion are phenomena of human societies, which overlap time, space and different media. The study group „Inclusion and Exclusion in History and Literature” at Johannes Gutenberg-University at Mainz has set its aim at providing a historically informative contribution to these quasi ubiquitary keywords.

Therefore, we do not understand inclusion and exclusion as a binary concept, but as interacting techniques of approach, which are reciprocally contingent and also gradual. Possibly these techniques of approach could develop an unintended surplus with unintended consequences, ergo a momentum, which in turn influences the constellations of InExclusion, their semantics, actors and narratives.

Objective of the conference is to put a spotlight on the question regarding the forms and narratives of the phenomena of InExclusion in specific historical constellations and/or contemporary literature. Thereby unintended effects, time-overlapping structures and culture-specific characteristics or similarities could be carved out better and critically scrutinised.


Programm (> Download)

Thursday, 21st June

Welcoming Addresses

13:00  Stefan Müller-Stach (Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics)

13:15  Jörg Rogge  (Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences)

Section 1: We and the Others – Affiliation, Membership, Discrimination

Moderation: Jörg Rogge

13:30  Bert Carlstrom (London): Inclusion through Hegemony. Hernando de Talavera’s (1438?-1507)  Conditional Inclusion of New Christians

14:20  Laura Tarkka-Robinson (Sussex): ’Interesting only to German feelings’? The construction of culture specific characteristics in the English Reception of J.G. Zimmermann

15:10  Coffee Break

15:25  Stefanie Affeldt (Heidelberg): Whitening Sugar. Culinary Inclusion and Exclusion in Australia

16:15  Christin Hansen (Regensburg): Historical stereotypes and the question of identity and affiliations

17:05  Concluding Discussion Section 1

Section 2: “... and you are out!” – Semantics and Narratives of InExclusion

17:35  Peter D’Sena (Hertfordshire/ London): ‘Race‘, Racism and Identity in Herge’s Adventures of Tintin

18:30  Evening Lecture
           Geoffrey I. Nwaka (Uturu, Nigeria): Colonial Boundaries and the Nigeria-Cameroon Border Conflict: The Displacement and Resettlement of the Border Communities of the Bakassi Peninsula

19:30  Reception

Friday, 22nd June

Moderation: N.N.

09:00  Tabea Ligeia Meurer (Mainz): Belonging, at last. Rehabilitations of later Roman senators and their monumentalization at the Roman Forum of Trajan as a phenomenon of inclusion

09:50  Ulrich Breuer (Mainz): Bärenkräfte. Der ungeschickte Deutsche in Lili’s Park

10:40  Coffee Break

10:55  Andrey Ryazhev (Togliatti, Russian Federation): "Since you have become servants of Allah...”: Muslim identity in religious polemics on the south-eastern borders of the Russian Empire (late 80's – early 90's of the 18th century)

11:45  Bryan Anthony C. Paraiso (Manila, Philippines): Inclusion/Exclusion in the Authorized Heritage. Narratives of Philippine History Museums

12:35  Concluding Discussion Section 2

13:05  Lunch Break

Section 3: Enclosure, Expulsion, Sorting – Practises and Processes of InExclusion

Moderation: N.N.

14:20  Martin Schneider (Konstanz): Exklusion und Legitimation. Stratifikatorische Macht in Konrads von Würzburg Heinrich von Kempten

15:10  Timothy Attanucci (Mainz): All Inclusive? Wealth and Melancholy in the Chapbook Fortunatus (1509)

16:00  Coffee Break

16:15  Daniel Schrader (Regensburg): Costs of an insiders’ space. Inclusion and exclusion practices of Samara’s city councillors during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1918.

17:05  Evy Johanne Håland (Bergen): Inclusion and Exclusion during the Religious Rituals of the Anastenarides in Greece

17:55  Concluding Discussion

Saturday, 23rd June

Moderation: N.N.

09:00  Benjamin Schmid (München): Selbstexklusion durch Scham. Über eine Grundlage politischer Ordnungsformen

09:50  Alison E. Martin (Reading): Common Knowledge: Science, Translation and the Politics of Inclusion

10:40  Coffee Break

11:10  Concluding Discussion Section 3: Subsequently: Final Discussion of the Conference

12:30  End of the Conference


Contact: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge, Judith Mengler, M.A. (