Off the Road (ERC Project)

‘Urban Traffic and the Question of Sustainability in the Early Automobile Novel’, Talk by Timo Müller (University of Konstanz), 21st November 2023

Lecture When: Tuesday 21st November, 5:30 pm Where: University of Stuttgart, as part of the lecture series “Neuigkeiten aus dem Imaginationslabor: Nachhaltige Metropolen und Fiktionen des Klimawandels – Diverse Perspektiven”. Join the hybrid event online by registering here. Organiser: University of Stuttgart, Department of American Literature and Culture with the IZKT and the Green Office Speaker: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller  […]

‘The Time and Subject of Oil in Edwin Lanham’s Thunder in the Earth’, Conference Talk by Jannis Buschky (University of Konstanz), 17th November 2023

Conference TAlk When: Friday 17th November Where: As part of the online “Environmental Humanities Conference” centering around new modes of thinking about the encounters between humans and the more-than-human world. Learn more about the conference here. Organiser: Journal of Ecohumanism Jannis Buschky’s conference paper “The Time and Subject of Oil in Edwin Lanham’s Thunder in the Earth” […]

Research Trip to Archives at UMass Boston: Jannis Buschky Examines Early Bicycling Collections, 24th September-1st October 2023

Research trip From 24th September to 1st October our doctoral researcher Jannis Buschky went on a research trip to the University of Massachusetts Boston. In the archives at UMass Boston, Buschky examined the collections “League of American Bicyclists records, 1880-2012” and “Phyllis Harmon: League of American Wheelmen (LAW) collection, 1880-2006”.  The largest collections on the […]

‘Political Ecology: Workshop on Environmental Humanities’ at the University of Konstanz, Co-organized with the History Department and the OffRoad Project, 14th-15th September 2023

workshop When: Thursday, 14th to Friday, 15th September Where: Bischofsvilla Konstanz, participation online only Organisers: Irmtraud Huber, Sebastian Koos, Timo Müller, MarieMuschalek and Sven Reichardt, in collaboration with the OfftheRoad project. More information and contact details on participation here.    

‘What Long-Term Negative Impacts Do Colonial Infrastructures Still Have Today?’, Interview with Timo Müller (University of Konstanz), 18th July 2023

© Tororo, Urganda, 2010, U.S. Army Foto von John Hanson. No changes made.  INTERVIEW The Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) recently elected Timo Müller as president. GAPS takes a critical look at European Colonialism and its effects. The complete interview with Timo Müller about postcolonial infrastructure can be accessed here.

The OffRoad Project Welcomes Gilberto Mazzoli as a Postdoctoral Researcher, 24th April 2023

Welcome! Gilberto Mazzoli is a PhD candidate at the Department of History and Civilization at the European Institute in Florence where he is finishing his dissertation on “Portable Natures: Environmental Visions, Urban Practices, Migratory Flows. Agriculture and the Italian Experience in North American Cities. 1880-1940”. He started his employment with the OffRoad project in April 2023.

Timo Müller and Joel Duncan at ‘Infrastructures of Racism and the Contours of Black Vitality Resistance’ Conference, 23rd-25th March 2023

Conference Timo Müller and Joel Duncan will be presenting at the ‘Infrastructure of Racism and the Contours of Black Vitality Resistance’ Conference, hosted by the Università di Torino from 23rd-25th March.   When: 23rd-25th March Where: Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne Organiser: Università di Torino This conference explores the continuing and systemic infrastructures […]