09 Jul 2009 – 12 Jul 2009 · 2.00 am

Habitus in Habitat I. Emotion and Motion

Venue: Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1 (ehemals Schumannstr. 20/21), 10117 Berlin, Hörsaalruine
Contact: Sabine Flach
Research project(s): Emotion and Motion


In Cooperation with:
Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Arno Villringer, Daniel S. Margulies)
Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité (Thomas Schnalke)
Association of Neuroesthetics (Alexander Abbushi)

Emotion and Motion - First conference in the series Habitus in Habitat
Emotions are central to human experience and behavior. They condition our actions and are inherent in all forms of communication. It has also become widely accepted that there is no cognition without emotion, suggesting that every formation of cognitive skills and epistemological faculties, every cultural practice and any form of human communication is accompanied by specific emotional habitualizations and the formation of an emotional habitus – a set of habits involved in emotional communication.


Thursday, 9 July 2009

15: 30 Conference Opening

16:00 Transference – Transmission – Negotiation (Moderator: Paula Droege)

Shaun Gallagher: Emotional Disruption and Delusional Experience

Christine Kirchhoff: Affected by the Other – Emotions in psychoanalysis

Barbara Rosenwein: Emotional Communities and the Body

19:00 Exhibition Opening

THE GLASS VEIL by Suzanne Anker

Friday, 10 July 2009

10:00 Spatial Emotions (Moderator: Gerhard Scharbert)

Jan Söffner: On Homesickness

Doris Kolesch: Motion and Emotion – Taking a walk in Versailles

Felicity Callard: Umbrellas, Lanterns and Companions – Propping the agoraphobic subject

14:00 Guided tour of Berlin Museum of Medical History

Thomas Schnalke: The Body as Inventory and Environment – Tracing the Virchow concept of displaying human specimens

16:00 Corporeal Contagions (Moderator: Jörg Fingerhut)

Erika Fischer-Lichte: Performing Emotions – How to conceptualize emotional contagion in performance

Daniel Margulies: Mirroring Systems and Emotional Contagion – Re-mapping the brain within a social habitat

Thomas Fuchs: Intercorporality: How embodied interaction shapes the mind and the brain

Ohad Parnes: From 'Self-Nonself Discrimination' to Mediation between the Body and its Environment – The recent paradigm shift in immunology and its historical roots

Saturday, 11 July 2009

10:00 Sensorium (Moderator: Ryan Cordell)

Alexander Thiele: Attention – How the brain enables (conscious) perception

Arno Villringer: The Body and its Representation in the Brain

Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek: Shame and Grace

Sabine Flach: Lament in Contemporary Arts

14:30 Crossing Aesthetics (Moderator: Herbert Kopp-Oberstebrink)

Alexander Abbushi: Artistic Practice – Sound – Space – Art

Jin Hyun Kim: Embodiment of Musical Expressiveness

John Krois: Experiencing Emotion in Depictions – Being moved without motion

Michel Chaouli: Aesthetic Feeling in the Critique of Judgement

18:00 Locomotion (Moderator: Ida Momennejad)

Marta Braun: Animal Locomotion – The bodies reveal

Erik Porath: Situation and Motion – The art of expression in Fiedler and Freud

Sunday, 12 July 2009

10:00 Ritual and Revelation (Moderator: Perdita Ladwig)

Robert Turner: Ritual Action Shapes our Brains

Heike Schlie: The Excentric Crucifixion

Barbara Larson: Through Stained Glass – Communities of reverence and revelation in early avant-garde circles

12:30: Finissage
TWIST by Alexia Walther   funded by ProHelvetia   


See also:

Habitus in Habitat. An Introduction of the conference series (ed. by Sabine Flach, Daniel Margulies, Jan Söffner)

Other Sides of Cognition, the concept and program of the second conference in the series Habitus in Habitat
19-21 November 2009


Sabine Flach, Jan Söffner, Daniel Margulies (ed./eds.)

Habitus in Habitat I
Emotion and Motion

Natur, Wissenschaft und die Künste/Nature, Science and the Arts/Nature, Science et les Arts - Band 3
Peter Lang, Bern 2010, 260 pages
ISBN 978-3-0343-0530-3