Workshop | Spatial turn: an interdisciplinary project for Humanities

The Humanities Institute is delighted to invite colleagues, PhD students,  postdocs and HI members  to participate in the following  workshop by the HI Visiting Fellow, Dr Yann Calbérac (University of Reims):

 

Date and time: 24 November, 2-4pm

Place: HI seminar room (H204)

 

“Space is a vehicle for examining what it means to be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary”

Spatial turn: an interdisciplinary project for Humanities

 

This workshop aims to highlight the origins and modalities of the so-called spatial turn in the Humanities and social sciences. Thanks to the reading of the introduction of an essential book dedicated to spatial turn, major issues will be raised, such as: 1) why space matters (today) ? and 2) how the consideration of space and spatiality can foster the development of interdisciplinary research?

Let's open a space to discuss space and spatiality!

Please read the following  text ahead of the workshop:

Warf B. & Arias S. (2009), “Introduction: The Reinsertion of Space into the Social Sciences and Humanities”, in Warf B. & Arias S. (ed.), The Spatial Turn. Interdisciplinary Perspectives, London & New York: Routledge, p. 1-10.

(Email yann.calberac@univ-reims.fr for copy of this chapter.)

 

If you want to go further:

Soja E. (1989), “History: Geography: Modernity”, in Soja E., Postmodern Geographies. The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory, London & New York: Verso, p. 10-42.

Soja E. (2009), “Taking Space Personally”, in Warf B. & Arias S. (ed.), The Spatial Turn. Interdisciplinary Perspectives, London & New York: Routledge, p. 11-35. (Email yann.calberac@univ-reims.fr  for  a copy of these chapters)