Joints, folds, turns. Metaphors of non-linear temporalities as diagnostics of the present

6/6/24 in Greifswald

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  • Thursday, Jun 6, 202418:00 - 19:30 clock
Lecture & Science

Public evening lecture by Dr. Sina Steglich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Department of History)

as part of the interdisciplinary symposium "Zeiten und Wende. Scientific reflections and interventions"


The topos of the turning point in time, which has been frequently used since spring 2022, insinuates a reversal of time that can be actively brought about, an intervention in the course of time that literally points the way forward. It is not so much of interest because the abstract concept of time is sought to be concretized with recourse to spatial metaphors. Rather, it raises the question of what it means to want to intervene in the supposedly unalterable course of time, and not just by retarding or accelerating it, but qualitatively by changing course. The lecture would like to relate the turn of time as an articulation of non-linear temporality to other (narrative) efforts to shape time and its metaphorical household. These represent distinct approaches to time and history, but all face the challenge of breaking up the idea of linear time and historical representations. An examination of these attempts can problematize our current understanding of time as one that is permanently "in the making". For the idea of a time that exists, to which people are simply exposed, is not only a relief, but also a provocation. And the active modeling is to be understood as a reaction to the latter.


Sina Steglich is a historian at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She previously worked at the University of Konstanz and the German Historical Institute London, among others. In her doctorate, she focused on the contemporary history of the 19th century. She is currently working on social cohesion using the example of nomadism as a figure of reflection in modernity. In her research, she is particularly interested in conceptual questions of history, theory and method in historical studies.


Moderation: Privatdozentin Dr. Caroline Rothauge


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Event dates
  • Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 18:00 - 19:30 clock
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Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Martin-Luther-Straße 14
17489 Greifswald


info@wiko-greifswald.de
038344205001
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Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Martin-Luther-Straße 14
17489 Greifswald


info@wiko-greifswald.de
038344205001

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