Program June 5-7, 2013

Printable final conference program - (updated on 06.06.13).

Download the Book of abstracts (pdf).

Speaker guidelines.


Wednesday June 5
Venue: Georg Sverdrup's Building, Blindern
10:30 11:00 Registration & coffee
Plenary session 1
Auditorium 2
11:00 11:15 Opening of the Conference by Einar Lie, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities
Welcome by Helge Jordheim, Head of KULTRANS
11:15 12:15 Plenary keynote: Geoffrey C. Bowker: The times they are a-changin’
12:15 13:15 Lunch
13:15 17:30 Parallel sessions:
Panel: Modern times and other times, I: Examining concepts
Chair: Erling Sandmo
Auditorium 2
13:15 13:55 Panel keynote. Penny Harvey: Inauguration and the time of the infrastructural
13:55 14:25 Thomas Hylland Eriksen: Deep and shallow time in social change
14:25 14:55 Ingjerd Hoëm: Genealogical time meets audit culture
14:55 15:15 Discussion
15:15 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 16:10 Panel keynote. Veronica Strang: On the matter of time
16:10 16:40 Falko Schmieder: The temporalization of survival
16:40 17:15 Discussion
Panel: Temporalities of nature and culture, I
Chair: Geoffrey Bowker
Room 1
13:15 13:45 Gro B. Ween: Salmon life cycles: Death and other purposes
13:45 14:15 Nuno Luís Madureira: Environmental time and the threat of fossil fuel depletion (XIX and early XX century)
14:15 14:45 Kyrre Kverndokk: The bride of Frankenstorm. The rhetorics of hurricanes and the semiotics of weather extremes
14:45 15:15 Discussion
15:15 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 16:00 Kristin Asdal: Co-modification and technologies for timing
16:00 16:30 Marisa Cohn: The multiple temporal embodiments of systems work in a long-lived system
16:30 17:00 Discussion
Panel: Futures
Chair: Anders Ekström
Room 2
13:15 13:45 Inger-Johanne Sand: Law, regimes of temporality, challenges of risk society
13:45 14:15 Stefan Willer: Back to the future, forward to the past - how to travel through time
14:15 14:45 Discussion
15:15 15:30 Coffee break
Panel: Standardisation
Chair: Vidar Grøtta
Room 2
15:30 16:00 Henrik Sinding-Larsen: New levels of standardization as a precondition for speed and integration in cultural evolution
16:00 16:30 Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo: Global and local temporal knowledge: The politics of time regimes in America
16:30 17:00 Oili-Helena Ylijoki: Conflicting temporalities in project-based university research
17:00 17:30 Discussion



Thursday June 6
Venue: Georg Sverdrup's Building, Blindern
08:30 10:30 Parallel sessions:
Panel: Modern times and other times, II: Linearity
Chair: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Auditorium 2
8:30 9:00 Aurogeeta Das: Old and new muggus: Contested chronological narratives in Indian art history
9:00 9:30 Anirudh Deshpande: The world is not flat. The dream of linear progress and existential multiplicities of a "globalized" town in transition (1985-2012) - the case of Gurgaon (India). Download concept note (pdf)
9:30 10:00 Shahzad Bashir: The myth of an Islamic time: Rethinking the representation of muslim societies
10:00 10:30 Discussion
Panel: Mediating time I: Synchronicities
Chair: John Durham Peters
Room 2
8:30 9:10 Panel keynote. Stephanie Marriott: Momentous news and the phenomenology of the live event
9:10 9:40 Anne Danielsen: "Once Upon a Time Called Now" – the experience of time in groove-directed music
9:40 10:10 Matthias Koch & Christian Köhler: Archaeological time: On "time" as epistemological category of current media histories
10:10 10:30 Discussion
Panel: Temporalities of nature and culture, II
Chair: Kyrre Kverndokk
Room 3
8:30 9:00 Michaela Ibrion & Mohammad Mokhtari: The intriguing temporality of earthquakes and narratives of seismic time
9:00 9:30 Sylvia Lysgård: The role of historical events and present experiences for visions of a renewable future
9:30 10:00 Discussion
10:30 10:45 Coffee break
Plenary session 2
Auditorium 2
10:45 11:45 Plenary keynote Lynn Hunt: Why time now?
11:45 12:45 Lunch
12:45 14:45 Parallel sessions:
Panel: Mediating time II: The  event
Chair: John Durham Peters
Auditorium 2
12:45 13:25 Panel keynote. Anders Ekström: Times of disaster imagery
13:25 13:55 Katharina Niemeyer: Media, time and events or media-time-events
13:55 14:25 Espen Ytreberg: Media events before and after liveness
14:25 14:45 Discussion
Panel: Synchronies and asynchronies
Chair: Stefan Willer
12:45 13:15 Helge Jordheim: Temporal Regimes and the Work of Synchronization
13:15 13:45 Einar Wigen: Synchronising history
13:45 14:15 Georg P. Mueller: Revolutions of time in revolutionary times. On the de- and re-synchronisation of socio-political clocks
14:15 14:45 Discussion
14:45 15:15 Coffee break
Open lecture (Plenary session 3)
Auditorium 1
15:15 16:30 Plenary keynote Bruno Latour: Kosmokoloss
19:30   Conference dinner for speakers at the Restaurant Olympen, Grønlandsleiret 15, Metro: Grønland


Friday June 7
Venue: Georg Sverdrup's Building, Blindern
09:00 11:00 Parallel sessions:
Panel: Bringing together present and past
Chair: Staffan Ericson
Room 1
9:00 9:30 Theo Röhle: From stateless to staleness. Temporality, rankings and the canon
9:30 10:00 Anna Soulsby: Time, memory and the construction of history in post-communist organisations
10:00 10:30 Discussion
Panel: Mediating time III: Politics of media technologies
Chair: Stephanie Marriott
Room 2
9:00 9:30 Tarik Sabry: The Arab revolutions: The aporia of time revisited
9:30 10:00 Anna Grigoryeva: It's all happening at once. Emergency temporality and media technologies in Moscow's protest movement
10:00 10:30 Audun Solli: The politics of temporality in Venezuelan cinema
10:30 11:00 Discussion
Panel: Progress
Chair: Lucian Hölscher
Room 3
9:00 9:30 Ronald Aronson: Whatever Happened to Progress?
9:30 10:00 Anton Jansson: Progress into freedom. Political and religious temporalities in Staatslexikon by Rotteck and Welcker
10:00 11:30 Discussion
11:00 11:15 Coffee break
Plenary session 4
Auditorium 2
11:15 12:15 Plenary keynote: John Durham Peters: Cultural Techniques of Time-Keeping, especially from the sky
12:15 13:00 Lunch
13:00 17:15 Parallel sessions:
Panel: Political time
Chair: Hilde Reinertsen
Room 1
13:00 13:30 Alessandra von Burg: Stochastic citizenship and time: Randomness through a history of movement
13:30 14:00 Anna Friberg: The temporalization of democracy: The transformation from a political concept to an economic
14:00 14:30 Discussion
Panel: Time and historiography, I
Chair: Stefan Willer
Room 2
13:00 13:40 Panel keynote. Lucian Hölscher: Time gardens. Structures of temporality in modern historiography
13:40 14:10 Erling Sandmo: Heterotopia and heterochronia in Olaus Magnus
14:10 14:40 Peter Tietze: Concepts of time. Historicism, historical semantics, and the plurality of historical times
14:40 15:00 Discussion
Panel: Temporalities of the everyday
Chair: Veronica Strang
Room 3
13:00 13:30 Kinneret Lahad: What are you waiting for? In the end you will die alone! Waiting and the temporal experiences of single women
13:30 14:00 Thorgeir Kolshus: Chronometry for eternity. A multitemporal approach to the virtues of punctuality in Melanesia
14:00 14:30 Cicilie Fagerlid: Co-presence and the public place
14:30 15:00 Discussion
15:00 15:15 Coffee break
Panel: Development
Chair: Penny Harvey
Room 1
15:15 15:45 Hilde Reinertsen: Technologies of timing in development aid: A study of planning, monitoring, and evaluation documents from Norwegian energy aid projects, 1990-95
15:45 16:15 Marie-Christine Boilard: International politics of development time. A perspective from the United Nations General Assembly
16:15 16:45 Ida Jahr: Academic disciplines as predicated on specific metaphorical constructions of time: Regimes of temporality in American Studies
16:45 17:15 Discussion
Panel: Time and historiography, II
Chair: Falko Schmieder
Room 2
15:15 15:45 Staffan Ericson: Media and maelstroms. (McLuhan and Benjamin)
15:45 16:15 Stefan Helgesson: The writing of colonial time
16:15 16:45 Ulrike Kirchberger: Cultures of time in the Atlantic world, 1760-1830
16:45 17:15 Discussion
17:15   End of conference




Speaker presentation guidelines

Time limit for presentations: 25 minutes. Keynotes: 45 minutes. Keynotes in parallel sessions: 40 minutes.

Bring your presentation on a memory stick. All rooms are equipped with a computer, beamer, DVD player (Region 2 Europe) and loud speakers.

If you plan to use your own Mac, bring an adapter. We do prefer memory sticks though.

Handouts: Please contact the conference staff at least 24 hours before your session if you need printing service.


Photo: Espen Ytreberg