‘It is a Matter of Affect: Social Theory and Geographical Thought’

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 1 pm - 3:45 pm
Seminar on the occasion of the farewell of prof.dr. Huib Ernste

Programme Seminar


13:00: Welcome by Dr. Joris Schapendonk


13:05 – 14:15 Session 1: What is Affect, what does it add to critical thinking in Geography?

  • Convenor: Dr. Friederike Landau-Donnelly
  • Prof. Anke Strüver (University of Graz): Affective Spaces and/in Domestic Work
  • Dr. Wolfgang Zierhofer (former Assoc. Prof. in Geography): Geography’s ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder’
  • Prof. Gert-Jan Hospers: Being Alone Together: Third Places from an Affective Turn Perspective
  • Q/A 


14:15 -14:30 Break


14:30 – 15:45 Session 2: Affect, atmosphere and politics

  • Convenor: Dr. Rianne van Melik
  • Dr. Alana Osbourne & Dr. Harry Pettit: The Political Lives of Urban Affect
  • Dr. Bettina van Hoven (University of Groningen): Affects, Arts and Didactics
  • Prof. Benno Werlen (Friedrich Schiller University Jena): Geography of Action – Action as Geographical Reality
  • Q/A


15:45-16:30 Break


16:30 – 17:15 Valedictory Lecture: Final reflections on Academic Placemaking by Prof. Huib Ernste


17:15 – 18:30 Reception & Drinks

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 1 pm - 3:45 pm
Prof. Anke Strüver, Dr. Wolfgang Zierhofer, Prof. Gert-Jan Hospers, Dr. Joris Schapendonk, Dr. Rianne van Melik, Dr. Alana Osbourne, Dr. Harry Pettit, Dr. Bettina van Hoven , Prof. Benno Werlen, Dr. Friederike Landau-Donnelly