Gestern in einem Monat beginnt ein prächtiger, hinsichtlich der Themen und Vortragenden äußerst global orientierter Workshop über bürokratische Begegnungen.

Seit heute ist das Programm fix:

Bureaucratic Encounters

Workshop at the University of Vienna (Lecture Hall 6, Lower Ground floor), Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Vienna

June 15 – 16, 2018

Friday, June 15

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome Address:

Margareth Lanzinger, Deputy Head of the Department of Economic and Social History

Opening Remarks:

Therese Garstenauer

9.15 – 10.45

Panel 1: Bureaucratic Encounters: Access to Healthcare

Chair: Veronika Helfer

V. Kalyan Shankar (Pune):

Opening a Bureaucratic Can of Worms: Medical Insurance for Waste Pickers in an Indian City

Marius Wamsiedel (Suzhou):

Credibility contests at the emergency department

10.45 – 11.05 Coffee break

11.05 – 13.00

Panel 2: Agency of Bureaucratic Subjects

Chair: Therese Garstenauer

Alexandra Ridgway (Hong Kong/Vienna):

Stay Requests: The Dual Role Performances of Divorced Migrant Women During Bureaucratic Encounters in Hong Kong and Melbourne

Sigrid Wadauer (Vienna):

Vagueness and Errors in Bureaucratic Practices (Austria, 1920s and 30s)

Anna Tsalapatanis (Oxford):

Waiting, Queueing and Endless Delays: Temporality in Bureaucratic Encounters

13 – 14.15 Lunch break

14.15 – 15.45

Panel 3: Administrative Reform: Early 19th Century

Chair: Alexandra Ridgway

Michał Gałędek (Gdansk):

Collegial Decision-making as the Foundation of the Local Administration Reform in the Kingdom of Poland. The 1814 Debate of the Civil Reform Committee

Martin H. Herrnstadt (Tel Aviv):

Bureaucratic Encounters in Post-Revolutionary France: The Case of Joseph-Marie de Gérando

15.45 – 16.15: Coffee break 

16.15 – 17.45

Panel 4: Effects of War and Totalitarian Regimes

Chair: Sigrid Wadauer

Franziska Walter (Munich):

Here We Meet Again. An Emotional History Approach to (Re-)Encounters with Former Perpetrators in the Bavarian Police and Security Forces 1945 until 1955.

Thomas Rohringer (Vienna/Berlin):

Between Sense of Duty and Sacrifice. Petitions of German- and Czech-speaking War-disabled Persons (1914 – 1918)


Saturday, June 16

10 – 11.45

Panel 5: Modernization and Organizational Change

Chair: Thomas Stockinger

Egor Lykov (Vienna):

Bureaucracy as Intermediary Practice. Experience of Russian Private Rail Enterprises (1860–1914)

Julian Klinkhammer (Heidelberg):

Revisiting the New Spirit of Capitalism: Encounters with Neoliberal Globalization or Liberal Bureaucratization in Corporate Management Practices?

Peter Fleer (Bern):

The Swiss Federal Archives as Information Broker between State and Citizens – From Over-the-Counter Business to Online User Interface

11.45 – 12.00: Coffee break

 12.00 – 12.30 Final Discussion


Concept and Organization: Therese Garstenauer

In cooperation with the Research Platforms “Economic and society from a perspective of historical and cultural studies” and “Global History” (Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies)