Becoming Vulnerable - Ambivalent Solidarities
Controversies over antisemitism, colonial racisms, and Holocaust in history and memory politics
Winter Semester 2022/2023
International Lecture Series with contributions from Anitha Oforiwah Adu-Boahen, Teresa Koloma Beck, Donald Bloxham, Kirsten Dyck, Norbert Finzsch, Atina Grossmann, Ivan Kalmar, Helen Makhdoumian, Kristin Platt, Anna Reading, Anja Reuss, Michael Rothberg, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, and Natan Sznaider.
Start date: 26.10.2022 (Online) - Details coming soon
In a recent debate, which has become known as 'Historiker*innenstreit 2.0', seemingly irreconcilable discourses of local and transnational memories about genocidal violence, racisms, and antisemitism have repeatedly collided. The controversy responded to accusations of antisemitism against postcolonial academic Achille Mbembe, as well as the 2021 publication of the German translation of Michael Rothberg's influential monograph Multidirectional Memory and its emphasis on connections between Holocaust and postcolonial memory.