Events of the Research Training Group

Winter semester 2021/2022

"Practice Practice"

Annual Conference 2021
November 4 – 6th, 2021

For more information on the annual conference, click here.

Summer semester 2021

Workshop "Wittgenstein's Exercises: Aesthetic and Ethical Transformations"

15 - 16 July 2021

This workshop aims to investigate Wittgenstein’s philosophical practices as exercises. It explores their simultaneously aesthetic and ethical dimension, so as to uncover their transformative potential for and within ordinary social practices, conceived of as a weave of trained, embodied practices and techniques.


Invited Speakers

Anna Boncompagni (University of California, Irvine)
Anne-Marie-Christensen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Logi Gunnarsson (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Andreas Hetzel (University of Hildesheim, Germany)
Oskari Kuusela (University of East Anglia, UK)
Beth Savickey (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
Davide Sparti (University of Siena, Italy)
Katrin Wille (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

"Body Politics In The Exhibition Context"

April – September 2021

  • Discussions
  • (Interactive) Lectures
  • Screenings 
  • Performances 
  • Workshops


Clémentine Deliss, Antje Géra, Fanny Hauser, Viktor Neumann, Alice Peragine, Megan Tamati-Quenell, Kathy-Ann Tan, Alice Wilke und Emma Wolf-Haugh



Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Praxistheorie(n)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Practice Theory(s) (The event will be held in German)

Online Roundtable Discussion (via Zoom)
23.06.21, 10:00-12:00 
Guests: Sophia Prinz und Hilmar Schäfer

Winter semester 2020/2021

"Widening Aesthetic Discourse – Postcolonial and Global Perspectives"

Online Roundtable Discussions

DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice", DFG Koselleck Project "Histories of Philosophy in a Global Perspective", Center for World Music

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Over the past decades, postcolonial and global perspectives have significantly widened and rearranged aesthetic discourses. Cultural and philosophical theory is trying to keep pace with aesthetic practices, that have ceased to obey Eurocentric constrictions long ago. Thereby, a postcolonial view carries the potential not only for a rereading of the history of aesthetic practices. It also brings the political dimension of aesthetic practice and theory of aesthetics in the present to the fore. Based on postcolonial perspectivation, different layers and aspects of globalized discourses on art and aesthetics can be made accessible for analysis in novel ways.
These questions are addressed from different angles in three online roundtable discussions: Michaela Ott and Ivo Ritzer will discuss "dividuation" and "composite cultures" from the point of view of Africa-focused media studies. Monica Juneja and Christian Utz will talk about the possibility of a global history and historiography of visual arts and music. Simon Gikandi and Ruth Sonderegger will engage in an intellectual exchange on the connectedness of colonialism and the emergence of aesthetic discourses in 17th- and 18th-century Europe.

Thursday, 16:00 – 18:00 h (CET) (online, BigBlueButton)

Postcolonial constellations in contemporary arts and aesthetics
Invited Guests: Michaela Ott (Professor of Aesthetic Theories, Hochschule für bildende Künste  Hamburg) and Ivo Ritzer (Professor of Comparative Media Studies, University of Bayreuth)

Globalization of art history and music history in the course of the 20th century
Invited Guests: Monica Juneja (Professor of Global Art History, University of Heidelberg) and Christian Utz (Professor of Music Theory / Music Analysis at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz)

Colonialism and aesthetics
Invited Guests: Simon Gikandi (Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University) and Ruth Sonderegger (Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetic Theory, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

Summer semester 2020

"Think Practice!" - Interdisciplinary lecture series

The lecture will be held digitally!

Lecture series in the course catalog LSF


The lecture series "Think Practice!" deals with the question of how practice is talked about and thought about in different disciplines. To this end, renowned representatives from a whole range of disciplines have been invited to present their respective understanding of practice. The lecture series will include lectures from the fields of education, art history, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, psycholinguistics, and sociology. These lectures will deal with the meaning of practice in the context of the respective discipline.

Winter semester 2019/2020

"Participation - Body - an Action: Dimensions of Aesthetic Practice"

1. annual conference of the Research Training Group 2477

13.-15.02.2020, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, Hohes Haus, Aula


Speakers (external guests): Prof. Dr. Thomas Alkemeyer, Prof. Dr. Kathrin Busch, Dr. Adam Czirak, Dr. Azadeh Sharifi, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stakemeier

"Embodied Practices between Phenomenology and Performance Studies"

Scientific theory and practical experience workshop in combination with the Augmented-Reality-Installation "Conspiracy Archives"

06.-07.12.2019, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, Hohes Haus, Aula

Participants (external guests): Prof. Susan Kozel PhD,  Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michela Summa, Margret Sara Guðjónsdóttir (Installation, choreography und practical experience exercise)


"Professional wrestling in theory and practice."

Scientific Workshop with theory and practical experience

28.-29.11.2019, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, Burgtheater


"Aesthetic practice. A Research Training Group introduces itself"

Events forming part of the anniversary week of the cultural studies

25.10.2019, 13:00 bis 15:00 Uhr, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg

Speakers (Graduates of the Training Group): Dr. Lucilla Guidi, Marie-Charlotte Simons, Salvatore Calabrese, Tobias Wittchen.


Summer semester 2019

Lectures at the workshop "Event and Agency" with Gernot Böhme, Dieter Mersch and Rainer Winter

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

10.00 s.t.
Andreas Hetzel (Hildesheim) Welcome and introduction

Gernot Böhme (Darmstadt) The atmosphere of pictures 

Jens Roselt (Hildesheim) Welcome and introduction

Dieter Mersch (Zürich) Artificial and Artistic Intelligence - On the critique of the algorithmization of creativity

Friday, July 5th, 2019 

Andreas Hetzel (Hildesheim) Welcome and introduction

Rainer Winter (Klagenfurt) Power, obstinacy and the emergence of the political


Venue: University of Hildesheim, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, Domänenstrasse 1, Hohes Haus/Aula (Hs 50/302)



Lecture "Ästhetische Praxis" 

You can find the program here.