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History and Theory
43 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Episode 4: Annette Vowinckel on Harry Potter
In our fourth episode, we speak to Annette Vowinckel about her new seminar on Harry Potter. The seminar uses J. K. Rowling's books as a springboard into theories of the twentieth century, such as those of Hannah Arendt and Francis Fukuyama. We discuss their theories and how they relate to the history of the twentieth century, how useful Harry Potter is for analyses of the present, and of course, who our favourite witches and wizards are. Can you guess which house she's in? Further reading: Vowinckel, Annette: Grundwissen Philosophie. Hannah Arendt, Leipzig: Reclam 2006 und Stuttgart: Reclam 2015. Deets, Stephen: Wizarding in the Classroom: Teaching Harry Potter and Politics, in: PS: Political Science and Politics 42 (October 2009), pp. 741-744. For more information on History and Theory, head over to historyandtheoryproject.blogspot.com.
63 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 3: A discussion of Guy Debord
In this episode, Alex and James sit down with Rob and Diego to discuss Guy Debord's 'The Society of the Spectacle', Michigan: Black and Red, 1970. Expect debate on Debord's theories of time and history, about just exactly what the Spectacle is, and whether Debord's imagined communist society could function without commodities. Read the text in full, or follow while we discuss specific theses, here: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Internationale_situationniste_n%C2%BA1.jpg
56 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Episode 2: Hannes Grandits on Maria Todorova
In episode two of our History and Theory Podcast we discuss Maria Todorova's book 'Imagining the Balkans' and her concepts of Balkanism and Balkanisation with Prof. Dr. Hannes Grandits of the Humboldt Universität Berlin. The podcast which Prof. Dr. Hannes Grandits mentions at the end of this episode can be found here: https://www.mixcloud.com/thesoutheastpassagepodcast/ For more information on History and Theory and other bits and bobs, head over to historyandtheoryproject.blogspot.com.
51 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Episode 1: Sebastian Conrad on Global Histories
Our first episode of the History and Theory Podcast concerns the approach of Global History. We talk to Sebastian Conrad about what the theory is, what it brings to history and wider society, and analyse two of his published academic articles. Some of the books and articles Sebastian Conrad mentions in the interview: "Enlightenment and Global History. A historiographical critique", American Historical Review 117 (2012), pp. 999-1027. "Nothing is the way it should be: Global Transformations in the time regime in the nineteenth century", Modern Intellectual History 15 (2018), pp. 823-848. Globalgeschichte. Eine Einführung, Munich 2013. While many assume that his latest "Global History. An Introduction" is merely a translation of the German original, Sebastian Conrad told us after the interview that this is not the case. In fact, the English publication focusses much more on the theories behind his conception of the global, in comparison to his other work. What is Global History?, Princeton 2017. For more information on History and Theory, head over to historyandtheoryproject.blogspot.com.
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