Fall Semester Colloquium 2023/24: Sustainability I

Sustainability I (2023/24)

The colloquium takes place once a month during the semester.

Time: 4 p.m. ct

Place: Haus der Archäologien

Students and interested persons are cordially invited.

It is possible to participate via zoom. Please register for this with a short email to reform@ressourcencampus-bochum.de.

The Programme

24. Oktober 2023:


Tobias Skowronek (THGA):

Echoes from Benin – German Metal Export to West Africa at the Dawn of Industrialization

09. November 2023:


Constance von Rüden (RUB):

Die alten Nuragher und das Meer. Einblicke in eine praxistheoretische Untersuchung der bronzezeitlichen Landschaft Sant’Antiocos/Sardinien

07. Dezember 2023:


Timothy LeCain (Montana State University):

How Resources Created the Post-War Human: Thinking About Sustainability in an Age of Monsters

A central argument of the New Materialism is that humans emerge in significant part from their engagement with creative non-human resources, materials, environments, organisms, and artifacts. During the post-World War II “Great Acceleration,” copper, concrete, coal, cars, and other powerful things became embedded into our environments and bodies at an unprecedented level, creating new societies of human Monsters or Chimeras. The question of sustainability is thus not solely one of economics or resource extraction, but also a fundamentally post-human question: What manner of Monsters have we become, and what might we wish to become in the future?

30. Januar 2024:


Ute Dieckmann (Universität zu Köln):

Haiǁom in Etosha: Being-in-relations and the question of sustainability

06. Februar 2024: