MEDIA > LECTURES
Synchronizing the World: Multiple Times and the Work of Synchronization
HELGE JORDHEIM (University of Oslo)
The lecture lays out some fundamental ideas about multiple times and synchronization, zooming in on the work performed to align different times and the tools used to achieve it. Most of the examples discussed are taken from 18th-century historiography, understood as a practice of synchronization, involving both concepts and diagrams.
Progress and Synchronization in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey
EINAR WIGEN (University of Oslo)
This lecture focuses on the concept of “Modernity” and the processes of synchronization, with a focus on Ottoman Empire and Turkey.
Herodotus and the Quest to Synchronize Ancient Oriental Prehistory
SUZANNE MARCHAND (Louisiana State University)
This lecture presents the fascinating history of the attempts to synchronize ancient Oriental prehistory during the European Enlightenment.
Synchronization and Periodization
MARGRIT PERNAU (MPiB Berlin)
This lecture returns to the role of periodization in historical enquiry, and offers a way to think with both synchronization and periodization.
Times of Planetary Algae
SUSANNE M. WINTERLING (NTNU)
This lecture gives insights on to new ways of conceptualizing human-animal relations in the anthropocene / capitolocene, from the perspective of the arts.
Synchronize Your Watches
GEOFFREY C. BOWKER (University of California-Irvine)
This lecture discusses three temporal concepts: “Chronology, “Synchronizing Times” and finally the concept of “No Time”.
BODHISATTVA CHATTOPADHYAY (University of Oslo)
This lecture presents an argument on the role of future histories in imagining multiple possible presents. It also presents “The Unicorn in the Garden” problem and how a theory of possible worlds can be used to understand science fiction. While it is primarily based on WP6, it also presents the first arguments towards WP7: Quantum.
Science Fiction and Time
MARK BOULD (UWE-Bristol)
This lecture presents a history of science fiction’s engagement with time, starting from the 19th century to the present age. It describes how scientific and technological developments, as well as historical developments change human experience of time, and how science fiction processes these changes.