Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie


Während des Semesters kommt jede Woche das gesamte Institut zusammen, um sich über neueste Forschungen und aktuelle Debatten auszutauschen – Studierende und Lehrende, Promovierende und PostDocs, Mitarbeitende und Gäste. Das Institutskolloquium findet jedes Semester zu einem anderem übergeordneten Schwerpunkt statt, der gegenwärtige Themen, Diskussionen und Kontroversen in der Gesellschaft oder im Fach aufgreift. Regelmäßig laden wir dazu auch internationale Gäste anderer Disziplinen und Universitäten ein, um uns über ihre jüngsten Forschungsperspektiven auszutauschen.


Institutskolloquium Sommersemester 2024

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“Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it. Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, snap it, work it, quick erase it.” (Daft Punk)

Rather than floating in the clouds, digital technologies are imagined, produced, and materialized in concrete settings. What are the practices and localities, actors, infrastructures, and histories that lie behind notions such as digital progress and disruption?

"In the Clouds?" assembles multiple perspectives that situate “the digital” in genealogies of statistics and cybernetics, in the material infrastructures that enable large-scale computation, in public administration, migration management, or in activist struggles. 

The lecture series is the 2024 summer semester colloquium of the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin. It is organized by and inaugurates the Research Lab for “Culture, Society & the Digital” at the institute. Lectures are held (almost) every Tuesday from 14:30 to 16:00 throughout the semester and can be attended in person or digitally via Zoom. Presentations are in English or German.

Everyone welcome @ 

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Str. 40/41 (previously Möhrenstr.), Room 408

Barrier-free access: Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, 10117 (through the inner courtyard you'll get to the ground floor of the institute and there you can use an elevator to get to 408)


>> Register here for online attendance <<