While the Blackmarket is running, Barbara Duden, Professor for Sociology and Socio-psychology, will speak on The body as a place of learning and a scene of forgetting. She will be joined in discussion by the theatre expert Barbara Gronau and Dr. Christoph Wulf, Professor for Historical Anthropology.
Historian Barbara Duden has been working on stretching the boundaries of the science of history, for nearly 30 years. She initiated a research approach called “The History of the Body”, that since the 1980s combines methods from woman studies, social history, medical history, and history of science. Her research circles around the question of bodily corporeality, which she has pinpointed as the blind spot of past and present scientific research practice.
Educational scientist Christoph Wulf works on the analysis and description of Learning with regard to Mimesis, Ritual and Performativity. He is the co-founder of the Centre of Historical Anthropology. His research work has contributed towards a trans-cultural, historical perspective on the human being that integrates perspectives from natural science, history and philosophy. His work follows a diagnosis of the “Recurrence of the Body”.
Theatre specialist Barbara Gronau focuses her research on Performativity in Contemporary Theatre Aesthetics. As a dramaturge to numerous theatre productions she applies her theoretical background to artistic practices in the theatre.