BAA annual conference 2021 award ceremony ©Amerikahaus München

BAA Conference 2021

Re-Thinking Solidarity

BAA annual conference 2021 award ceremony ©Amerikahaus München
BAA annual conference 2021 award ceremony ©Amerikahaus München
BAA annual conference 2021 award ceremony ©Amerikahaus

Thursday, 8 July 2021

14.00: Warm-up and Welcome

14.30: Conference Opening by Heike Paul (Bavarian American Academy, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

15.00: Panel 1: Theories of Solidarity in Democratic Societies
Chair: Christof Decker
(LMU Munich)

  • Sally J. Scholz (Villanova University):
    Solidarity's Research
  • Dietmar Süß (University of Augsburg):
    History, Anticapitalism and the Social Practice of Solidarity

16.00: Coffee Break

16.15: Panel 2: Traditions of Solidarity
Chair: Michael Hochgeschwender
(LMU Munich)

  • Janine Giordano Drake (Indiana University Bloomington):
    The Industrial Workers of the World and the Churches: The Unexpected History of "Solidarity" in the United States
  • André Habisch (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt):
    The Catholic Social Thought Tradition: How Entrepreneurs Contributed to its Emergence

17.15: Coffee Break

17.30: Award Ceremony
BAA Dissertation Award

19.00: Keynote Address
Chair: Heike Paul
(FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Pippa Norris (Harvard University)
"The Two Faces of Trust (aka the Cautionary Fable of the Frog and the Scorpion)"

Friday, 9 July 2021

15.00: Panel 3: Global Representations of Solidarity
Chair: Nathalie Aghoro
(KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

  • Jiann-Chyng Tu (University of Regensburg):
    Eslanda Goode Robeson, Colored Cosmopolitanism, and World Citizenship
  • Quynh Nhu Le (University of South Florida):
    Envisioning Cross-Racial Solidarities Through Time and Tense

16.00: Coffee Break

16.15: Panel 4: Cultural Practices of Solidarity
Chair: Katharina Gerund
(FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

  • Chandra Russo (Colgate University):
    Embodied Experience and Social Movement Study
  • Silvia Schultermandl (WWU Münster):
    Intimate Archives and Experimental Narratives of Transnational Kinship

17.15: Coffee Break

17.30: Panel 5: Solidarity in the Anthropocene
Chair: Sylvia Mayer
(University of Bayreuth)

  • Lisa Garforth (Newcastle University):
    Utopia, Solidarity, and the Anthropocene: Hope after Human-Centeredness
  • Solvejg Nitzke (TU Dresden):
    Green Companions/Making Kin with Trees: Interspecies Solidarity and the Future of Humanity

18.30: Coffee Break

19.00: Closing Keynote
Chair: Heike Paul
(FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz)
Repairing the Past: Divided Narratives and National Solidarity

20.00: Wrap-Up and End of the Conference

The 20th International Academy Conference was organized by the Bavarian American Academy (BAA). The organizers wish to thank the DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for their generous support.

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