QueerRunde: Heidelberg ’24

Introducing the Hindustani term mehfil, Anjali Arondekar (2023) approaches sexuality as “a gathering, a provocation of genres and spaces and tongues, of multilingual encounters and spiritual forays”. In the spirit of probing languages and formations of assembling under queer/sexuality’s sign, the Working Group “Gender & Sexualities | Queer Anthropology” opens the QueerRunde. In changing locations, we come together in person or online to discuss and celebrate work conducted within or adjacent to our Working Group. Receptive to queering attempts, the German concept of Runde carries the notions of movement, informal chatter, celebration, improvisation, and community support.

in geselliger Runde in good company – die Runde machen to circulate or to do the rounds [rumours] – über die Runden kommen to make ends meet – jemandem über die Runden helfen to tide someone over

Veronika Siegl | University of Vienna

Intimate Strangers: Commercial Surrogacy in Russia and Ukraine and the Making of Truth

Sara Ibañez O’Donnell | Heidelberg University

Transcultural negotiations around gendered violence: Berlin’s migrant-led 25th of November protest

Ferdiansyah Thajib | University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Living-On Together: Trans ageing and Community Care in Indonesia

February 9th, 2024, 1 – 4 PM

Room 400.02.12

Karl Jaspers Centre (Building 4400)

Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

Voßstr. 2, Heidelberg

Arondekar, Anjali. 2023. Afterword: Everywhere Mehfil. In Pakistan Desires: Queer Futures Elsewhere, edited by Omar Kasmani. Durham: Duke University Press, 251-56.


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mxschnepf (2023, November 28). QueerRunde: Heidelberg ’24. AnthroDesires. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/b7vc

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