Veranstaltung: EMPIRICAL GLOBALIZATION RESEARCH at the University of Duisburg-Essen


Professions, medical practices, and travelling knowledge Conference hosted by the DFG-project “Glocalization of medical professional knowledge and practice” (Glopro)

March 25th and 26th 2021 at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Online Organizers: Tao Liu, Benjamin Quasinowski, Ilka Sommer, Anja Weiß, Sarah Weingartz

The conference will take place online. External participants please register with Ms. Maren Klingler at by March 18th.

Here a brief insight into the program (March 25th):

13.00 – 13.15 CET Official Start and Welcome

13.15 – 14.00 CET Keynote Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College and Harvard University): Transnational Education: The Impact on Knowledge Production, Circulation, and Regulation

14.00 – 14.15 CET – Short Break –

14.15 – 15.45 CET Panel: Transnational Civil Society I (Chair: Ilka Sommer)

  • Bettina Mahlert (University of Innsbruck): Global inequality and development: New perspectives for empirical globalization research
  • Ludger Pries (Ruhr-University of Bochum): Transnational forced migration: between global and local approaches
  • Lakshmi Krishnakumar N. (SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai): When the Global comes to the Local: A Study of Ayurveda in Kerala

15.45 – 16.00 CET – Short Break –

16.00 – 17.00 CET  Plenary: How to study the global? Theories and concepts (Chair: Anja Weiß)

  • Hannah Bradby
  • Tobias Werron
  • Tao Liu

17.00 – 17.45 CET – Long Break/Breakout Sessions –

17.45 – 18.30 CET Keynote Stefan Timmermans (University of California, L.A.): The Cultural Authority of Health

18.30 – 18.45 CET – Short Break –

18.45 – 20.15 CET Panel: Medicine (Chair: Sarah Weingartz)

  • Loes Knaapen (University of Ottawa): Transnational control of standard multiplicity: competition, certification or distribution of ‘local’ standards
  • Lucia Candelise, Antoine Kernen, Jean-Marie Oppliger (Universityof Lausanne): Chinese medicine in Cameroonian and Gabonese medical pluralism. The reappropriation of Chinese medical practices and product by Cameroonian and Gabonese therapists
  • Hilal Bal Eryılmaz (Istanbul Technical University): Local Reflections of Global Trends: Anti Vaccination Movement in Turkey

20.15 – Open end – Breakout Sessions (on demand)