Das Stuben-Forum einer unbequemen Wissenschaft Teil 2/3

First broadcast: Mon 05.12.2016, 11.00 Uhr MEZ
Rerun: Wed 14.12.2016, 21.00 Uhr MEZ
A Broadcast in collaboration with: Hannes Obermair, Franz J. Haller, Reinhard Bodner, Karl C. Berger

During Gareth Kennedy‘s exhibition Die unbequeme Wissenschaft Akt II in the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art (until 29th January 2017), a symposium took place in the same venue on 15th October 2016, whereby specialists from various disciplines introduced the protagonists portrayed in the masks exhibited. Debate concerned the construction of history, the instrumentalizing of traditions and performativity, but also dealt with valency and the consequences of past actions for today’s world.

In the second section of the three-part programme broadcast during the exhibition in the Museum of Folk Art, Franz J. Haller presented photographer Arthur Scheler; Hannes Obermair the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski; Karl C. Berger the director of the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art Josef Ringler (1928-38, 1945-59) , and Reinhard Bodner the director of the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art Gertrud Pesendorfer (1939-45).

Broadcast in German language.

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Hannes Obermair was born in Bolzano in 1961. His research areas relating to the history of the region include comparative urban history, cultural history and the early written word in the central Alps. In particular, his work focuses on transitional phenomena, forms of acculturation and the ‘grey areas’ that accompany and define the development of the Tyrol and Trento regions in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era. Much of his more recent work has considered questions of contemporary history and historiography in the context of fascism and the Nazi era. He took part in preparing the permanent exhibition BZ ’18-’45: one monument, one city, two dictatorships within Bolzano’s Monument to Victory, opened to the public in 2014, which has been granted with a special commendation of the European Museum of the Year Award 2016.

Franz J. Haller 1948* in Meran (Südtirol) is an visual anthropologist and editor of a monograph about Arthur Scheler’s Southtyrol Archive.
Haller studied ethnology at Vienna University and visual anthropology at Göttingen University, with field research in northern and central Africa and the Amazonian lowlands. He co-founded the Landwirtschafts-Museum Brunnenburg in Dorf Tirol in 1974. From 1976 to 1979 he was a research professor at OAS (Organization of American States) at the University of Quito, Ecuador. Haller has produced over 180 documentary films on the ethnography and recent history of the South Tyrol for television, schools and museums. He founded the internet portal www.tirolerland.tv.

Reinhard Bodner (*1980 Innsbruck) is an Ethnologist and working on a research project about the strive renovation during National Socialism.

Karl C. Berger is European ethnologist and director of the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum.