Colloquium: TODO&FRIENDS: Conversations on Diaspora, Queerness, and Archives

Artwork by Natthapong SAMAKKAEW “The Lazy Drawing”/ Poster Design: Thao Ho


Colloquium: “TODO and Friends – Conversations on Diaspora, Queerness, and Archives”

January 18-19, 2024 at Unter den Linden 6, R. 2249a

Please register until January 15 at, stating on which days you want to participate, and if you would like to join us for dinner on January 18, 2024.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

11:45 – 12:00Opening
12:00 – 12:50Thao Ho: “Nationalism and Vietnamese Diasporic Anti-Colonial Activism in the 1940s”  

Chair: Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen
13:00 – 13:50Evangelia Kindinger: “The Hillbilly Diaspora in Appalachian Literature”

Chair: Anne Potjans
14:00 – 14:30COFFEE BREAK
14:30 – 15:20 Tijana Ristić Kern: “Queer Entangled Subjectivities in Djuna Barnes’s Ladies Almanack and Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Chair: Thao Ho
15:30 – 16:30Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen: “An Archive of Empty Spaces” 

Chair: Fenja Akinde-Hummel
16:30 – 16:45COFFEE BREAK
16:45 – 17:35Selma Bidlingmaier: “Anthology Project: The Berlin Asian Diaspora” 

Chair: Elahe Haschemi Yekani
Otito, Leipziger Str. 3010117 Berlin  
**Everyone is welcome to join! Please note, however, that we cannot cover your expenses**

Friday, January 19, 2024

12:45 – 13:35Jasper Verlinden: “Suspicious Minds, Suspicious Bodies: Edith Eaton and the Rise of the Immigration Bureaucracy” 

Chair: Fenja Akinde-Hummel
13:45-14:35Anne Potjans: “Night Shift – Queer Subcultural Spaces and the Black Diasporic Experience”

Chair: Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen
14:35-15:00COFFEE BREAK
15:00-15:50Fenja Akinde Hummel: “Black Diasporic Temporalities (of the City)” 

Chair: Thao Ho
16:00-16:50Elahe Haschemi Yekani: “Tales and Lies in Iranian Diasporic Writing” 

Chair: Anne Potjans
17:00-18:00 Wine & Talk Discussion/Get-Together
with Wine and Salty Snacks

Pictures from the Colloquium

2024-01-06 | Posted by Thao Ho