Time and the World: MOOC

Speakers | Series 1

Mark Bould is Reader in Film and Literature at UWE Bristol. He co-founded the Science Fiction Film and Television journal and the Studies in Global Science Fiction monograph series. His most recent books are Africa SF (2013), Solaris (2014), SF Now (2014) and M. John Harrison: Critical Essays (forthcoming). He is currently writing The Anthropocene Unconscious.

Geoffrey C. Bowker is Donald Bren Chair at the School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California at Irvine, where he directs the Evoke Laboratory, which explores new forms of knowledge expression. Recent positions include Professor of and Senior Scholar in Cyberscholarship at the University of Pittsburgh iSchool and Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara. Together with Leigh Star he wrote Sorting Things Out: Classification and its Consequences; his most recent books are Memory Practices in the Sciences, and, (with Stefan Timmermans, Adele Clarke and Ellen Balka) the edited collection: Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star. He is currently working on big data policy and on scientific cyberinfrastructure; as well as completing a book on social readings of data and databases. He is a founding member of the Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society.

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is Senior Researcher in the project Lifetimes at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. He is the founding editor of the book series "Studies in Global Genre Fiction" (Routledge), the editor in chief of Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar, Finland) and Editor for the Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF, Washington, D.C.). He works on science fiction and theories of extrapolation. His most recent book is the edited collection Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories (Routledge, 2018). He has been visiting researcher at the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool, and the Evoke Lab (Calit2)/Department of Informatics at the University of California-Irvine. For his work on science fiction, he has won the 2017 Foundation Essay Prize, been the Honorable Mention for the IAFA Jamie Bishop Award 2016, and won the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll Award 2013.

Helge Jordheim is Professor of Cultural History, University of Oslo; Professor II of German Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in German literature from the University of Oslo in 2006 for a work on genre and politics in 18-century Germany (Der Staatsroman im Werk Wielands und Jean Pauls, Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2007). He has published extensively on 18th-century intellectual culture in Europe as well as on conceptual history and philology. His last book is a global history of the concepts of civility and civilization, written with an international team of scholars (Civilizing Emotions, OUP, 2015). In the last decade he has written several articles, in which he fleshes out different ways of thinking about times in plural, published in journals like History&Theory. At present he is writing a book on the cultural history of time in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Suzanne Marchand is LSU Systems Boyd Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Marchand obtained her BA from UC Berkeley in 1984, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992. She served as assistant and then associate professor at Princeton University before moving to LSU in 1999. She is the author of Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1870 (Princeton University Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which won the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association. She is also the coauthor of two textbooks: Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (W.W. Norton, 5th ed., 2017) and Many Europes (McGraw Hill, 2013), and a board member of the Global Architectural Teaching Collaborative. Between 2012 and 2014 she served as President of the German Studies Association. She has published absurdly arcane numerous articles on the history of the humanities, most of which focus on modern Germany and Austria. In 2013 he was appointed LSU Systems Boyd Professor, LSU’s highest honor; she is only the fourth woman to have been awarded such a distinction. She is now working on a history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe, and a history of Herodotus reception since 1700.

Margrit Pernau is Senior Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. She studied History and Public Law at the University of Saarland and University of Heidelberg. 1997-2003 Margrit Pernau conducted research in Delhi on the history of the Muslims of Delhi in the 19th century, which has resulted in the book Ashraf into Middle Classes. Muslims in 19th century Delhi came out with OUP in 2013. She has been research fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, the Modern Orient Centre in Berlin, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Freiburg and the EHESS in Paris. She has published a number of edited volumes, among which The Delhi College. Traditional Elites, the Colonial State and Education before 1857 (Delhi, OUP 2006), an edition of translated Persian newsletters from early 19th century Delhi (with Yunus Jaffery, Delhi, OUP, 2009). Her most recent book (with Helge Jordheim et al.), Civilizing Emotions. Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe, came out with OUP Oxford in 2015. She is co-editor of Monsoon feelings: A history of emotions in the rain (with Imke Rajamani and Katherine Schofield) which will come out soon with Niyogi Books, Delhi. Besides, she has written numerous articles on the history of emotions, modern Indian history, historical semantics, comparative studies, and translation studies.

Einar Wigen is associate professor of Turkish studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. As well as being trained as an Ottomanist, he holds one MA in political science from the University of Oslo, and another in peace and conflict studies from EPU, Austria. He is the author of State of Translation. Turkey in Interlingual Relations (University of Michigan Press, 2018) and co-author (with Iver B. Neumann) of The Steppe Tradition in International Relations: Russians, Turks and European State Building 4000BCE-2017CE (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Susanne M. Winterling, born and living in Rehau, works across a range of media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures and the social life of materials in the environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglements and power structures among human/ animal/matter. Forms and materials narrate about species and the elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. She also remains focused on historical feminist practices and the commons and puts spotlight on different ways of knowledge through embodiment and cosmologies. She pingpongs the art of conversation on Pandora's Box