Key Seminar

Organisation: Jakob VogelMoritz GansenPatricia HertelAurelia PeyricalFabien Theofilakis, Judith Hardt

The research seminar lies at the core of the Centre Marc Bloch’s scientific policy. Open to any interested outsider, it will serve as the forum for prioritising exchanges between researchers at the CMB. On-going projects are presented and discussed from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Regularly hosted by visiting researchers, the research seminar is also a forum for exchange with other scientific institutions.

At each session, a research project is subject to collective discussion. The exchanges that these interventions give rise to will nourish the theoretical, methodological, and thematic reflection on issues researched by the human and social sciences. Bringing together the CMB’s different research perspectives, it benefits scientific exchanges across and beyond disciplinary divides and national research traditions.

The research seminar is held from 10h to 12h every fortnight, except during the inter-semestrial break (from mid-February to mid-April). Each speaker is assigned forty to forty-five minutes. Each speaker, whether communicating, discussing or participating at the proceedings, can express himself/herself in the language of their choice (French, German, or English).

Program for the winter semester 2021:

- Meetings will be held online and at the CMB this semester -

Due to limited space, registration is required at anmeldung(at)

28.10.2021 – 18.00 – 20.00
Pap Ndiaye : Les musées et leurs héritages coloniaux : propositions pour une mémoire post-coloniale
With: Pap Ndiaye (Établissement public du Palais de la Porte Dorée / Musée de l’Immigration)
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Zoom

08.11.2021 – 10.00
Undoing Difference? Transnationaler Aktivismus und der Aufstieg von Antidiskriminierungspolitiken in Europa
With: Christiane Reinecke(Europa-Universität Flensburg)
Commentary: Onur Erdur (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB

22.11.2021 – 10.00
Prekarisierung im Hochschulkontext während der Pandemie
With: Alexander Gallas (Universität Kassel)
Commentary: Nikola Tietze (Centre Marc Bloch)
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB

06.12.2021 – 10.00
Krisen und Entwicklungstendenzen im europäischen Verfassungsrecht
With: Benedict Vischer (Centre Marc Bloch/Universität Basel)
Commentary: Tim Wihl (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) 
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB

20.12.2021 – 10.00
What is governed ? Housing and finance in Paris
With: Patrick Le Galès (Sciences Po, Paris)
Commentary: Dorothee Brantz (Technische Universität Berlin)
Location: Zoom

10.01.2022 – 10.00
Présentation de livre
“Why International Organisations Hate Politics” (2021)
With: Lucile Maertens, Marieke Louis (Université de Lausanne & Sciences Po, Grenoble)
Commentary: Isabella Löhr (Centre Marc Bloch)
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB

24.01.2022 – 10.00
Contemporary Art's Epistemic Politics
With: Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin)
Commentary: Étienne Jollet (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne/Centre Marc Bloch)
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB

07.02.2022 – 10.00
Autoritäre Akkumulation. Hannah Arendt über Besitzindividualismus im Leviathan
With: Eva von Redecker (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)
Commentary: Mathias Delori (Centre Marc Bloch)
Location: Germaine-Tillion-Saal, CMB