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01: Beyond Maps

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Maps have many dimensions – physical, spiritual and psychological. Our maps are our birthrights: some of us remain limited to our time and place, while others move beyond such limits. Some nations overflow their borders while others seek to enforce their walls. This literature seminar, taught jointly by a cultural historian and a novelist, will pose the question of how to chart our future if we accept that the comprehensive mapmaking project of the European Enlightenment has failed.

Novelist; Director of The Shoe Project; Vice-President Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Toronto
Provost Professor, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Array Katherine GOVIER

Novelist; Director of The Shoe Project; Vice-President Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Toronto

M.A. English, York University, Toronto, Canada Writer-in-Residence, Toronto Public Library System President, PEN Canada Writer-in -Residence, Toronto Reference Library Lecturer, Journalism After Degree Program (JRAD), Ryerson Politechnical University, Toronto
since 1998
since 2002

Array Christoph IRMSCHER

Provost Professor, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, English and American Literature, Harvard University Professor, English, University of Maryland (Baltimore County) Professor English, Indiana University Bloomington

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016 Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Speeches Plenary
16:00 - 16:30 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a Teaser Culture
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social


Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude! Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern Neighbours Seminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together? Seminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and Governance Seminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, Migration Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution? Seminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon” Seminar
Seminar 01: Beyond Maps Seminar
Seminar 03: Religion and Power Seminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), London Seminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times? Seminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st Century Seminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex Societies Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and Organisation Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and Europe Seminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon Loop Seminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the Sacred Seminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big Data Seminar


07:00 - 13:00 Alpbach Open Space Breakout