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GCSC Keynote Lecture: Dialogic Principles in Cultural and Visual Studies


24.04.2018 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


Philosophikum I, GCSC-Gebäude (Alter Steinbacher Weg 38)

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The GCSC Keynote Lecture Series is open to anyone interested in attending. To provide relevant topics for the diverse set of research interests pursued within the GCSC, the lectures in this series are positioned for an interdisciplinary spectrum of listeners and centred on current concepts, questions and theories within the study of culture. The lectures are oriented according to the research areas of the GCSC and deliver theoretical and methodological impulses.







Prof. Dr. Bärbel Küster: Dialogic Principles in Cultural and Visual Studies


After Cultural and Visual Studies long time analysed representation, hegemonial power relations and identity, the field of dialogic principles had turned into a main discussion area in the last years. But disciplinary focuses on dialogic principles differ significantly within the field of Cultural and Visual Studies. While questions of participartory practices in research techniques have been raised in ethnology and anthropology since the 1960s and then from the 1980s on in museum studies, art history has widened its perspective to global arts and transcultural perpectives but recently. Here, participatory methodologies and dialogic principles of spoken sources are rarely reflected. One of the most central tools of contemporary art history – the artist interview – has never been questioned in its transcultural implications. The lecture aims to question methodological differences between the disciplines. Dialogic knowledge production in academic research, indeed, is a relatively new topic, that still has to be discussed – especially on an institutional level. 


// Prof. Dr. Bärbel Küster (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Professor for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Department of Art History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland