Summer School 2023: Telling People Apart: Sorting, Grouping and Distinguishing

Telling People Apart: Sorting, Grouping and Distinguishing. Summer School 2023. June 18-24, 2023, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,

The Collaborative Research Centre 1483 “Studies in Human Categorisation” invites you to a summer school at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz from June 18-24, 2023. In five work-intensive days, we will examine a phenomenon that is as ubiquitous as it is fundamental: Human beings continuously differentiate and categorise each other in a variety of ways, for example by age, gender, nationality, religion, language, race, attractiveness, but also by dietary habits or music preferences. In an exchange with renowned experts from various disciplines, conceptual and methodological foundations for the study of human categorisation will be discussed in different formats. 

Organization Team:
Anja-Maria Bassimir
Marie Großmann
Aaron Hock
Miriam Lind
Tomasz Rozmyslowicz
Clara Terjung
Deborah Wockelmann
Marcel Woznica

(Preliminary) Guests:
Rivke Jaffe Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Jan Logemann Economic and Social History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Ted Schatzki Geography, University of Kentucky
Robin Smith, Sociology, University of Cardiff
Jürgen Streeck, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Workshops by Professors from Mainz from various disciplines, including sociology, linguistics, theater studies, translation studies, anthropology, history, and media and cultural studies.

Stefan Hirschauer
Ted Schatzki
Jürgen Streeck
Rivke Jaffe

You can find our call for application here.