This interdisciplinary and diachronic conference addresses the role of fear – as an emotion or affect – and its entanglements with individual, social, political, and religious developments – past and present. Spanning from ancient times until today, scholars from the social sciences and humanities get together to critically debate how fear has affected human interaction and how this relation has been portrayed. Geographically, the focus is on the Mediterranean in order to explores fear at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe from a diachronic perspective.
The conference is financed by the German Ministry of Education and research, and organised by young scholars who are members of the Arab-German Young Academy (AGYA) in Berlin. Dr. Luise Fischer from Leipzig University is part of the organizing team, and will herself deliver a paper on the role of fear in transdisciplinary research projects.
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