Programme – Material culture in closed spaces

Intérieur de l'Ecole d'enseignement mutuel, située rue du Port-Mahon, au moment de l'exercice de l'écriture. Lithographie de H. Lecomte, 1818.
Intérieur de l'Ecole d'enseignement mutuel, située rue du Port-Mahon, au moment de l'exercice de l'écriture. Lithographie de H. Lecomte, 1818.

Six months ago, I launched with Elissa Mailänder a call for paper on the material culture in closed spaces. The workshop will take place on 11-12 October in Luxembourg and we are quite happy with the people we succeeded bringing together.

OCTOBER 11

14h-15h  Kick-off, Elissa Mailänder (Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po Paris) and Benoît Majerus (University of Luxembourg)

15h-16h  Unrooting the Rules: The Social Life of Plants in Libraries and Archives, Brian Beaton (University of Toronto)

16h30-17h30 Entrance Permitted?! The Exclusionary Character of Public Administrations: Studies on Materiality and Sociality in Swiss Municipalities, Michaela Schmidt (ETH Zurich)

5h30-6h30 Totalizing Materiality and Subaltern Practices in the Context of Education in the Swiss Penal System: Reflections on the Porosity of the Total Institution (Ueli Hostetter, Marina Richter (University of Fribourg)

6h30-7h30 ‘A New Leaf’: Paper!and the Reform of the Institution and Inmate, 1793-1860, Rebecca Wynter (University of Birmingham)

OCTOBER 12

9h-10h The Material Culture of Gymnasiums in Early 19th Century Paris, Sun-Young Park (Harvard University)

10h-11h  Inside the barrack room: material culture, discipline and promiscuity in French republican garrisons (1872-1914), Mathieu Marly (Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, Paris)

11h30–12h30 Communist Women’s Prison, Albania (1977-1985): Political prisoners and their everyday life of forced labour for survival, Shannon Woodcock (University of Sydney)

1h30-2h30 ‘Ditch the old handcuffs, dig the new i-pods’: Prison legacies and the allure of ‘forgetting’ among Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, Ayetree Sen (University of Manchester)

2h30-3h30 Final whistle, Elissa Mailänder (Centre d’histoire Sciences Po Paris) and Benoît Majerus (University of Luxembourg)

 

 

 

 

 

Benoit Majerus

Since January 2011, I am working as Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg. I have written my PhD on the occupation of Belgium during World War One and World Two. In 2013 I published a history of psychiatry in the 20th century from below. I am also co-editor of h-madness.

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