Knowledge, Nescience and the (New) Media
 IV. Conference of The International Alfred Schutz Circle
for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science


Konstanz, May 3-5, 2018, University of Konstanz


Thursday, May 3, 2018 (University of Konstanz)
  Room V 1001
12.00 p.m. Conference Registration
  Introduction and Opening Speech
12.30 p.m. – 01.45 p.m.
  • Welcome Speech; Jochen Dreher, Andreas Göttlich (Konstanz, Germany)
  • Welcome Address; Claudia Gahagan (Granddaughter of Alfred Schutz)
  • Phenomenology of the Lie; Ilja Srubar (Erlangen, Germany)
  Plenary Session 
02.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m.
  • Nescience and Knowledges: Schutz as Transcendental Phenomenologist?; Michael Barber (Saint Louis, USA)
  • The Well-Informed Citizen Revised – Extension and Enlargement of Body, Language and Person; Mototaka Mori (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Structure of the Life-World and the Analysis of Trauma; Martin Endress (Trier, Germany) 
  Film Presentation 
03.45 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. Lifeworld – The Sociology of Alfred Schutz; Director: Hermílio Santos (Porto Alegre, Brazil) 
  Keynote Speech I 
05.30 p.m. – 06.30 p.m. Primordial Media or the Language of Perception; Hans-Georg Soeffner (Essen, Germany) 
07.30 p.m. Dinner (Hafenhalle Konstanz)


Friday, May 4, 2018 (Konzil Konstanz)
  Speichersaal, 4th Floor Konzilstube, 1st Floor
  Facticity Knowledge Culture
09.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
  • After the Facts: “Post-fact” Politics as a Crisis of Expert Knowledge; Jan Strassheim (Tokyo, Japan)
  • What is a Fact – and what is not: Alfred Schutz’s “Well-informed Citizen” as an Interpretative Scheme for the Recent Debate on Fake News and the Internet; Matthias Klemm (Fulda, Germany)
  • Information as Members’ Phenomenon: Looking up Facts and Knowledge in two Types of Settings; Jakub Mlynar (Freiburg, Schweiz)
  • Alfred Schutz and the “Place of Sociology” within the Viennese Circles: Towards the Communicative Arrangement of Incompatible Knowledge; Tilo Grenz, Christopher Schlembach und Michaela Pfadenhauer (Wien, Austria)
  • How to Theoretically grasp Circles? Possible Approaches to some Particular Epistemic Cultures in Vienna in the 1920s/30s; Niklaus Reichle and Raphaela Casata (Vienna, Austria)
  • One more Phenomenology of the Social World? Alfred Schutz's Response (1932) to Fritz Sander's „Der Gegenstand der reinen Gesellschaftslehre“ (1924) and „Allgemeine Gesellschaftslehre“ (1930); Ingeborg K. Helling (Chemnitz, Germany)
   Fake News  Schutzian Theory
10.45 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
  • Truth as Objectified Knowledge in In-Groups: Approaching Fake News within the Schutzian Framework; Michael Hanke (Natal, Brazil)
  • Quality Television, Inferiority News? – “Fake News” as Narrowcast News and the End of Shared Narratives of the Broadcast Economy; Michael Dellwing (Kassel, Germany)
  • A Critique of Fake News via Alfred Schutz and Marshall McLuhan; Erik Garrett (Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Social Roles and the Split of the ego agens in Multiple Personalities; Carlos Belvedere (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Group Membership under the Prism of Situations in Alfred Schütz’s Late Works; Guillaume Gass-Quintero (Paris, France)
  • Reification and Typification. Alfred Schutz as a Theorist of Modernity?; Dániel Havrancsik (Budapest, Hungary)
    Lunch Break
   Public Attention  Poverty, Alienation, Trauma
01.30 p.m. – 03.00 p.m.
  • What to know? What to do? - Awareness Raising as Imposed Thematic Relevance; Melanie Brand (Konstanz, Germany)
  • A Phenomenological Interpretation of the Issue-Attention Cycle; Jerry Williams (Austin, USA)
  • Change of the Symbolic Universes in Ukrainian Society: Language, Discourse and Media; Alexander Shulga (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Power and Poverty from the Sociology of Knowledge Perspective; Dirk Tänzler (Konstanz, Germany)
  • Fighting Alienation – Strategies of Avoiding and Relief-Mechanisms; Benjamin Wannenmacher (Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany)
  • Moral Injury on the Front Lines of Truth: Encounters with Liminal Experience and the Social Construction of Meaning in Media; Barton Buechner (Chicago, USA), Sergej van Middendorp (Miles Ahead Drieberger, Netherlands)
03.15 p.m. – 04.15 p.m. Business Meeting (Konzilstube, 1st Floor)
  Special Session (Konzilstube, 1st Floor)
04.30 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. Presentation Alfred Schütz Werkausgabe; Ilja Srubar (Erlangen, Germany)
  Special Session (Konzilstube, 1st Floor)
05.00 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

The Social Science Archive Konstanz; Jochen Dreher (Konstanz, Germany)

  Keynote Speech II (Speichersaal, 4th Floor)
06.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. Schutz – Wittgenstein. On the Problem of Natural Attitude; Luigi Muzzetto (Pisa, Italy)
07.30 p.m. Dinner (Konzil; Restaurant or Terrace)


Saturday, May 5, 2018 (Konzil Konstanz)
  Speichersaal, 4th Floor Konzilstube, 1st Floor
  Social Media Dialogue I
09.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
  • Virtues in Time of Social Media; Barna Kovacs (Târgu-Mureș, Romania)
  • Alfred Schutz and the Sites of Social Networks: Conflict and Civism in Contemporary Brazil; Manuel Petrik (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
  • Alterity and Biographical Experience: Relevance in Mediated Interaction; Hermílio Santos (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
  • “From the Native’s Point of View” - Alfred Schutz’s Concept of the Life-world Anthropologically Considered; Anita Galuschek (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Towards a Phenomenology of Subjective Praxis: Schutzian Contributions to Social Practice Theory; Alexis E. Gros (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Language, Verstehen and the Life-world in the Methodology of the Social Sciences. An Attempt at Dialogue between Phenomenological Sociology and Analytical Philosophy; Riccardo Venturini (Pisa, Italy)
  Discourse and Reality Intersubjectivity
10.45 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
  • “The Universe believes in Encryption” – Implementing Math into the Ontological Layer of the Digitally Augmented Life-world; Nicolai Ruh (Konstanz, Germany)
  • The Role of Knowledge in Public Controversy; Petr Kaderka (Prague, Czech. R.)
  • Donald Trump, Sean Spicer and the Problem of Reality; Silke Steets (Leipzig, Germany)
  • The Spoken Facticity as Horizon of the Identity – The Timeless Timeline of the Others; George Chirita (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Schutz’s Mutual Tuning-In Relationship: Forming a “We” Presence in Music Performance; Dorianne Cotter-Lockard (Oakland, USA)
  • Husserl and Schutz trapped in Social Networks. Return to the Problems of Solipsism and Truth in Phenomenology; Eduardo G. di Pierro (Morelia, Mexico)
  Lunch Break
  Processing Information Soma
01.30 p.m. – 03.00 p.m.
  • Digital Social Memories; Gerd Sebald (Erlangen, Germany)
  • Appresentational Constitution of Knowledge-based Inference and Proof; Benjamin Stuck (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Changes in Sociological Knowledge in Japan during the Post-War Age; Teppei Sekimizu (Tokyo, Japan)
  • The Body and Social Order: A View from a Discourse on “Listening to the Voice of the Body”; Chihaya Kusayanagi (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Somatic Phenomenology as an Antidote to Technological “Deathworlds”; Jim Marlatt (Victoria, Canada), Valerie Bentz (Santa Barbara, USA), Ayumi Nishii (Salcilito, USA), Carol Estrada (Salt Lake City, USA)
  • Mediation and Interface: Social Media as Locations in a Transitive-Topological Sphere; Martin Nitsche (Prague, Czech R.)
  Life-World Dialogue II
03.15 p.m. – 05.15 p.m.
  • Ringing and Relevance. The Use of Smartphones and the Problem of Imposed Relevance; Ruth Ayass (Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Mapping the Boundary Realm of the Social World; Stefan Nicolae (Trier, Germany)
  • Scope of the Sociology of Knowledge and Significance of the Phenomenological Theory of Typification: A Case of Otaku Culture in Japan; Ken Takakusa (Tokyo, Japan)
  • The Social Meaning of Prices. Contributions of Phenomenological Sociology; Daniela G. López (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Schutzian Phenomenological Sociology meets Buddhism; Ossi I. Ollinaho (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Sociology of Morality in Luckmann and Luhmann: A Treatise of Theoretical Comparison; Yu Mitsuda (Tokyo, Japan)
05.30 p.m. –
06.30 p.m.
Farewell Party; Awarding of the Ilse Schutz Memorial Prize
(Konzil; Upper Terrace or Foyer)


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