Global Interdependencies – Norbert Elias Conference Brussels 2018
Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
Full Programme

Tuesday 4 December

Address: Boulevard du Jardin botanique 43 – 1000 Bruxelles

09.30-16.30 Reinventing Elias: International Pre-Conference PhD Workshop (Registration closed)
Venue: Room P60
Organizers: Stephen Mennell and Robert van Krieken

Wednesday 5 December

Address: Boulevard du Jardin botanique 43 – 1000 Bruxelles

09.30-12.30 Reinventing Elias: International Pre-Conference PhD Workshop (Registration closed)
Venue: Room P60

12.00-13.30 Conference Registration and Lunch
Venues: Ground floor and 2ndfloor

13.30-14.00 University Welcome: Pierre Jadoul, Rector of the USL-B, Bertrand Hamaide, Vice-Rector in Charge of International Relations
Venue: Salle des Examens (2ndfloor)

14.00-15.00 Welcome and Overview – Elias and Politics: Florence Delmotte (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS/Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Stephen Mennell (University College Dublin, Honorary), Barbara Górnicka (University College Dublin) and Jason Hughes (University of Leicester), Conference Organizers

Venue: Salle des Examens (2ndfloor)

15.00 Break

15.30-17.00 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Violence, Crime, Anger and Fear Chair: Stephen Mennell
Venue: Salle des Examens

Rationalisation Processes and the Organisation of Hunger Strikes in Ireland and West Germany John Connolly, Paddy Dolan and Stephen Vertigans

The West and Salafi-Jihadism: An Examination of the Interdependence of the Emic and Etic Civilising Processes Michael Dunning and Andrew Linklater

How Double Binds Contribute to State Strategies of Tension Matt Clement

Session 2: National Habitus and We-Images Chair: Nico Wilterdink
Venue: Room P60

Generational Figuration, Group Formation and Transformations of We-Images in the Palestinian West Bank since the 1980s Hendrik Hinrichsen

Israel’s National Habitus through Historiographical Generations Alon Helled

State Formation, Minority Language and Stigma Robert Mears

Session 3: African State Formation and Integration Conflicts – Norbert Elias’s Ghanaian Papers (Org. Dieter Reicher, Behrouz Alikhani, Adrian Jitschin and Arjan Post) Chair: John Lever
Venue: Room P61

African State Formation and Integration Conflicts: Norbert Elias’s Ghanaian Papers Dieter Reicher, Behrouz Alikhani, Adrian Jitschin and Arjan Post

Tribe or Village? Conceptual Innovations in Elias’s ‘Ghanian Essays’ Helmut Kuzmics

Norbert Elias on the Relationship between Sociology and Anthropology (1963) Vera Weiler

Towards a Theory of Decivilising Processes – with Notes on the Contrasting Cases of Uganda and Ghana Artur Bogner

Masks: A Cultural Anthropological Perspective Fred Spier

Session 4: New Means of Speaking and Thinking Chair: John Goodwin
Venue: Auditoire 5

We, I and You: Relationality, Interiority and Affect in an 1871 Diary and Letters Liz Stanley and Emilia Sereva

A Sociological Approach to the Uses of Personal-Pronouns in Testimonies of Violence Gina Zabludovsky Kuper

Retiring not Retirement – an Eliasian Approach: A PhD Work in Progress Peter Emmerson

17.00 Break

17.30-18.30 Plenary Session: ‘Rightists’ and Jihadists’ Reactions to Women’s Emancipation: Reflections on Decivilizing Processes Abram de Swaan
Venue : Salle des Examens

Chair : Marta Bucholc

18.30 Welcome Drink

Venue: Salle des Examens

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