Spaces of Social Policies: Achievements and Prospects of Historical Research Perspectives

12. Oktober 2023 - 14. Oktober 2023, 18:00 - 12:00
St. Luziweg 2
Auf dem Kirchhügel
LI 9487 Gamprin-Bendern



Thursday, 12 October 2023    
18:00 – 18:15  

Welcome address / Introduction

PD Dr. Stephan Scheuzger (Liechtenstein-Institut)

18:15 – 19:00  

Keynote Lecture

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Leimgruber (Universität Zürich): Observing, Borrowing, Re-Packaging. The Porous Boundaries of the Welfare State


Friday, 13 October 2023

09:00 – 10:30  

Panel I: Spaces of Biopolitics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Contexts

  • Dr. Martin Gabriel (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt): Fat Indians, Mad Paupers, Speckled Monsters – Spaces of Biopolitics in Colonial New Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels (Universität Bremen): Schools as Spaces of Social Policy: The Transnational History of Latin American School Hygiene
Coffee break  


11:00 – 12:30  

Panel II: Social Policy and the Nation State

  • MPhil Sandra Fleischmann (Universität Basel): A Strong Nation State = A Strong Welfare State? The Power of Municipalities and Localized Charities in Swiss Poor Relief, 1870–1930
    Prof. Dr. Marcus Gräser (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz): Welfare State Building without a Nation State: Austria 1918/20
Lunch break    
14:00 – 15:30  

Panel III: Territories of Social Insurance

  • PD Dr. Beate Althammer (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin): Passing through Spaces: Migration and the Design of Social Insurance (ca. 1880–1914)
    MA Daniel Nethery (Freie Universität Berlin): Worlds of Welfare, Old and New: The Territoriality of Social Insurance and Social Security
Coffee break    
16:00 – 18:15  

Panel IV: Spaces of Social Housing

  • MA Peirou Chu (École normale supérieure de Lyon): Tensions between Mass Lodging and Individual Dwelling: A Study of Spatial Dynamics in Franco-German Interwar Public Housing Programmes
  • Dr. Daniel Hadwiger (Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner): Temporary Homes. The Accommodation of Migrant Workers in Marseille, 1950–1980
  • MA Eliane Schmid (Université du Luxembourg): Navigating through Blue and Green Space – Marseille’s Conception of Parks and the Ocean in the Early 1970s

Saturday, 14 October 2023
09:30 – 10:15  

Panel V: A Question of Size and Scales

PD Dr. Stephan Scheuzger (Liechtenstein-Institut): A National Microhistory? Poor Relief in Liechtenstein, 19th and 20th Centuries

Coffee break    
10:45 – 12:00   Final discussion

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