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Die Lunch Lectures sind eine Veranstaltungsreihe des FRIAS, die sich im weitesten Sinn der Reflexion über Wissen, Wissenschaft und Technologie verschrieben hat und von Semester zu Semester unter einer anderen übergeordneten Fragestellung steht.

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FRIAS Lunch Lectures im Wintersemester 2020/21: Multidisciplinary Research on Resilience: Examples from Theory and Practice 


Despite intensive academic debate about the notion of resilience in human geography, sociology and related disciplines in the second decade of the 21st century, there still is little theoretical basis for a truly multidisciplinary discussion about resilience concepts, strategies and practices. Three areas – ecological resilience, social resilience and material resilience – seem to dominate in publications. By transferring ecological resilience (understood as an ecosystem’s capacity to recover from shocks and perturbations, e.g. from the impacts of climate change) to other disciplines and adapting it to other research objects, shifts in the semantic contours of the concept can be observed. From a sociological perspective, for example, a key question is if and how society succeed in overcoming environmental crises and if capacities for transformation emerge in this process. Psychologists investigate how individuals are able to recover from trauma, while scholars of human geography critically investigate the ideal of ‘resilient cities’. Resilience can also be understood – and criticized - as an apparent promise for increased global security, as an ethos, or even as an ideology linked to contemporary neoliberalism. A core controversy revolves around the question of whether resilience thinking can be a force of good or if it rather prevents more radical, but necessary, transformation.

Since spreading from ecology to sociology and psychology and further into social realms, the concept of resilience has only been discovered by a few humanities fields. However, resilience holds promise for other humanities as well, as it may facilitate broader debate about the ability of individual and collective capacities to persist and change. Many disciplines refer to the concept of resilience in order to understand complex systems threatened by negative events and describe processes of change, but not all humanities naturally work with systems theory and complexity theory. Acknowledging that each discipline has its own theoretical access to resilience, it seems adequate to posit that various resiliences exist. This Lunch Lecture Series will shed a light on multiple and partially divergent perspectives on resilience, by highlighting theoretical and practical approaches from different disciplinary backgrounds. A core aim of the series is to facilitate a multidisciplinary dialogue about the potentials of the humanities engaging more deeply with resilience concepts, strategies and practices.

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Titel Datum Zeit Ort
Lunch Lecture - Roderich von Detten “Resisting", "Reorganizing" and "Maintaining” – Origins and Dimensions of Socio-ecological Resilience 05.11.2020 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Kate Rigby 'Daily Bread': Resilience, Religion and the Arts 19.11.2020 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Stefan Kaufmann Societal Resilience. On the Ambivalences of a Concept 03.12.2020 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Luisa Cortesi Amphibious Omens: Adapting to Dangerous Wetness 17.12.2020 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Philippe Hamman & Aurélie Choné Concepts, Discourses and Uses of Resilience in Literary and Social Science Studies 14.01.2021 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Patrick Sakdapolrak Translocal Resilience. Environmental Change, Migration and Social Resilience in Rural Thailand. 28.01.2021 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting
Lunch Lecture - Ingo Krossing Resilience in Chemical Systems and Processes 11.02.2021 12:15 - 13:00 Zoom-Meeting