Donnerstag, 21. November 2019, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Islands as political laboratories

Crete and the European imagination of the Mediterranean

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Seminarraum 1
Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien


Revisiting my fieldwork on and beyond Crete I will argue that islands in the Mediterranean (but not only there) are political laboratories dedicated to the boundary work of borders and identities. Conflicting imaginaries of belonging as well as intersecting transmaritime, transnational, transcontinental mobilities and relations intervene in diverse hegemonic narratives of national and European unity. It is thus worth to “think with islands” in order to productively decentre and “migrantize” static geopolitical geographies.

Vortrag mit Univ.-Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild, Humoldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, im Rahmen des Institutskolloquiums "Anthropologie der Insel" im Wintersemester 2019/20.



Institut für Europäische Ethnologie


Mag.a Nora El-Halawany
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie
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