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Schedule: Sessions and Panels

Monday, May 6, 2019, John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

13.00 Arrival and Registration

14.00 Welcome and Introduction (R. 340)

14.30-16.30 First Session

Panel 1: Humanity: Interdisciplinary Conceptual Approaches (R. 340)

Chair: Ulla Haselstein (Freie Universität Berlin)

Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt Universität Berlin): Feet, Feathers, and Toes: Aristotle on the Essence of the Human

Christos Marneros (University of Kent): Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards a Jurisprudence of a Becoming-Human

Suzy Killmister (Monash University): The Human in Human Rights

16.30-17.00 Tea Break

17.00-19.00 Second Session

Panel 2: Towards New Visions of Humanity since the 17th Century (R. 201)

Chair: Birte Wege (Freie Universität Berlin)

Adam Hjorthén (Freie Universität Berlin): A Humanitarian Legacy? Settler Colonial History, International Relations, and the Impact of Swedish Exceptionalism in the Delaware Valley 

Catherine Arnold (University of Memphis): Affairs of Humanity: Arguing for Humanitarian Intervention in Britain and Europe

Barbara Lambauer (SIRICE, Paris): Jewish Philanthropy and Refugee Crisis in Eastern Europe, 1881-1914 

Panel 3: Transnational Perspectives on Empire and Humanity (R. 203)

Chair: Claudia Jarzebowski (Freie Universität Berlin)

Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin): Gender, Empire and Humanity in 1898

Sönke Kunkel (Freie Universität Berlin): Empires and Humanity: Transnational Humanitarianism and the Earthquake of Messina (1908)

Panel 4: Humanity and Internationalism during and after World War One (R. 340)

Chair: Sebastian Jobs (Freie Universität Berlin)

Andrew Johnston (Carleton University): Human Rights, the Great War, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Critique of Nationalism 

Ilaria Scaglia (Aston University): ‘Humanity’ and ‘the Humanities’ as ‘Emotional Communities’ at the International University Sanatorium of Leysin

Benjamin Martin (Uppsala Universitet): Cultural Diplomacy against Humanity: The Geopolitical Visions of Interwar Cultural Treaties

19.00-20.00 Dinner at the John F. Kennedy Institute

20.00 Keynote (R. 340)

Chair: Jessica Gienow Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin)

Siep Stuurman (Universiteit Utrecht): Paradoxes of Equality and Common Humanity: From the Enlightenment to the Present Time

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

9.00-11.00 Third Session

Panel 5: Cultural Humanity: Art and Museums in China since the 1900s (R. 201)

Chair: Nixi Cura (SOAS, University of London)

K. Ian Shin (University of Michigan): "The greatest of all record of human society": US Collectors, Chinese Art Preservation, and the Troubling Roots of Cultural Humanitarianism, 1900-1920

Yanqiu Zheng (Misericordia University): A Tenuous Beginning: The National Palace Museum and Chinese Cultural Diplomacy, 1933-39

Panel 6: Humanity in Times of War: World War II and After (R. 319)

Chair: Sönke Kunkel (Freie Universität Berlin)

Catherine E. Rymph (University of Missouri): Child Evacuation: American Responses to Imperiled Children during the Second World War 

Linh Vu (Arizona State University): Sovereignty of Corporeal Remains: World War II Military Graves in the China-India-Burma Theatre

Panel 7: Bones, Bricks and Humanity (R. 340)

Chair: Anne Nassauer (Freie Universität Berlin)

Michael L. Krenn (Appalachian State University): Hearts, Minds, and Skulls: The International Debate on the Nature of Humanity in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Andrew W. Bell (Boston University): American Archaeology, Pan-American Visions, and the Rise and Fall of “Our Oldest Civilization,” 1915-1940 

Sarah Epping (Freie Universität Berlin):  From Ancient Mesopotamia to 19th Century USA: An Axclusionary Vision of Humanity through Archaeological Excavations in Nippur, Iraq

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-13.30 Fourth Session

Panel 8: Humanity and Visual Media (R. 319)

Chair: Frank Kelleter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Valérie Gorin (University of Geneva): Child Icons in International News: Shaping a Common Visual Culture of(in) Humanity 

Suzanne Langlois (York University): The UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948-1949): Visual strategies for a Common Humanity

Panel 9: Humanity and Religion after 1945 (R. 201)

Chair: Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin)

Bastiaan Bouwman (London School of Economics and Political Science): Universal Rights in a Divided World: The Human Rights Engagement of the World Council of Churches from the 1940s to the 1970s

David Brydan (King´s College London): ‘Supernatural, Supranational and World-Embracing’: Catholic Internationalism and Christian Visions of Humanity after 1945 

Betsy Konefal (William & Mary): Liberation Theology and Visions of Revolutionary Justice in 1960s Guatemala

Panel 10: Humanity on Stage: Music, Ballets, and Human Rights after 1945 (R. 340)

Chair: Esteban Buch (EHSS Paris)

Stéphanie Gonçalves (Université libre de Bruxelles): Choreographing Humanity. Maurice Béjart in the 1960’s

Anaïs Fléchet (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines): Towards a New Musical Humanism: Yehudi Menuhin and the International Music Council of the UNESCO (1969-1975)

Panagiota Anagnostou (University of Strasbourg): Music, Politics and International Mobilization: The Case of Mikis Theodorakis

Igor Contreras Zubillaga (University of Huddlersfield): “La noche más larga”: Music against Capital Punishment in Late-Francoist Spain

13.45-15.00 Lunch Panel

Panel 11: Culture and International History, Twenty Years After: A Retrospective (R. 340)

Chair: Jessica Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin)

David Ellwood (John Hopkins University, SAIS Europe)

Richard Pells (University of Texas)

Rob Kroes (University of Amsterdam)

15.00-18.00 Excursion 

19.00 Dinner

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin

9.00-11.00 Fifth Session

Panel 12: International Organizations and Humanity (R. 201)

Chair: Lora Viola (Freie Universität Berlin)

Jonathan Voges (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover): The “Formation of the Modern Man:” The League of Nations’ Organization for Intellectual Cooperation and the Search for a “New Humanism”

Lukas Schemper (Sciences Po): Protecting Humanity from Disaster: An Entangled History of Thought, Laws, and Institutions

Paul van Trigt (Leiden University): Including Disabled Persons in Humanity: A Genealogy of Disability as a Human Rights Issue 

Panel 13: Indigenous Movements and Human Rights (R. 203)

Chair: David Bosold (Freie Universität Berlin)

Cathleen Clark (University of Toronto): “No Single Strategy will Save the Indian People”: Using International Forums for International Indigenous Rights Action

Bettina Koschade (Concordia University Canada): Decolonizing Housing in Québec’s North: Inuit Homes, Settler Colonialism, and the UN’s Right to Adequate Housing

Panel 14: Humanity and Human Rights in the 1970s and 1980s (R. 340)

Chair: Laura Belmonte (Oklahoma State University)

William Michael Schmidli (Leiden University): “Rockin’ to Free the World?” Amnesty International’s Benefit Concert Tours, 1986-88

Daniel Manulak (University of Western Ontario): A Movement of Movements: Canada, South African Apartheid, and the Struggle for Global Racial Equality, 1984-1990

Nicholas Cull (University of Southern California): Humanity Against Apartheid: Networked Humanitarian Cultural Diplomacy and the Liberation of South Africa 1970-1990

Panel 15: Visions of Humanity since the 1990s (R. 319)

Chair: Martin Lüthe (Freie Universität Berlin)

Katrin Antweiler (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen): Constructing a Global Citizen through Memory? Contemporary Transnational Memory Politics in the Light of Human Rights Education

Sonya de Laat (Mc Master University): Images of Refugees: The Role of Canada’s International Development Photography Library in Exposing and Concealing Humanity, 1987-2013

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-13.00 Concluding Panel: All Chairs Reporting from their Panels

Chair: Sebastian Jobs (Freie Universität Berlin)