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News June 2017

Additional event in the “Forum Law as Culture”

A further event could be added to the current forum program: On Tuesday, July 4th, Prof. Dr. Nina Dethloff will give a lecture entitled "Child Brides on the Move".

News May 2017

Fellowship posting

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” invites scientists of excellent standing to apply for a fellowship ranging from a minimum of three to a maximum of twelve months on the research topic “Law and Economy” until August 31, 2017.

To the posting

New Publication

Some Colours of the Law: Images and Interpretations by Werner Gephart has just been released as the 21. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”. For a preview version, please click here.

For more information on the Center’s publications, please click here.

 

 

News April 2017

How to write and talk about painting the Law’  -  Invitation to the closing event of the exhibition ‘Some Colours of the Law’ by Werner Gephart

Following the opening of "Some Colours of the Law" in October 2016, the exhibit’s finissage will now take place on May 23rd, 2017, in the  Somerset House East Wing. On this occasion, a book inspired by the context of this exhibit, comprised of commentaries and reflections on the relationship between art and law penned by experts from throughout  the world, will be presented. The publication also addresses current questions, for example as seen in the invitation flyer ("Babylonian Production of Normativity in Europe (With the Help of Pieter Bruegel), 2016"). The concluding discussion will be held by Werner Gephart as well as by Prof. David Nelken (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College) and Prof. Martin Albrow (University of Wales).

If you plan on attending, please register in advance. All further information can be found in the invitation.

New Publication

"Law and the Arts" by Werner Gephart and Jure Leko has just been released as the 18. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”. The list of contents (pdf) you can find here. For more information and a preview version, please click here.

For more information on the Center’s publications, please click here.

 

 

 

Camera Justitia Award for Researcher of the Käte Hamburger Center “Law as Culture”

The documentary film "Algo mío – Argentina’s Stolen Children" by Jenny Hellmann (researcher at the Käte Hamburger center “Law as Culture”) and Regina Mennig was awarded the “Camera Justitia Award” at the Movies that Matter film festival at the Hague on Thursday, 30 March. On December 2016 the movie was presented at the Havana Film Festival (Cuba). The project (feature-length) received generous funding from the Film- and Medienstiftung NRW and had been discussed at the Käte Hamburger Center several times. On November 2016 the movie had been shown in a preview at the center.

The Movies that Matter Festival is the successor of the Amnesty International Film Festival and is still carried out in close cooperation with the organization. The “Camera Justitia competition” focuses on law and justice. The films competing in this program shed light on judicial dilemmas and the challenges of (international) legal systems.

The  official announcement can be found here

News March 2017

Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the second quarter of 2017

Through its homonymous forum, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” offers a space for interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange with international guests and fellows at the Center. The forum events take place on Tuesdays in the Center's Max Weber Lecture Room and are open to the interested public. Admission is free.

The entire program through July 2017 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.

News February 2017

Lecture

On 2 March 2017, Professor Werner Gephart, Director (founding director) of the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture", will give a lecture entitled “Some Colours of Constitutional Law. Constitutional Cultures in Comparative Perspective" within his exhibition "Some Colours of the Law". The event will be held in Somerset House, King's Collge, London.

For more information and a registration form please click here.

New Publication

"Poétique de la police" by Laurent de Sutter has just been released as the 17. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”. For a preview version click here.

For more information on the Center’s publications, please click here.

 

 

News January 2017

Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the first quarter of 2017

Through its homonymous forum, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” offers a space for interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange with international guests and fellows at the Center. The forum events take place on Tuesdays in the Center's Max Weber Lecture Room and are open to the interested public. Admission is free.

The entire program through March 2017 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.

Some Colours of the Law

A brochure (with images and comments) of the exhibition "Some Colours of the Law" at King's College, London, can now be viewed at the following link.

Lectures by Founding Director Werner Gephart

In 2017 the following lectures will be held by Professor Gephart, Founding Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture,” at conferences in Germany and abroad:

22 January 2017
W. Gephart:
“Law, Art and Culture Across the Globe”
New York University, Abu Dhabi
South of Everything: A Workshop on Global Legal Education

2 March 2017
W. Gephart:
“Some Colours of Constitutional Law.
Constitutional Cultures in Comparative Perspectives”
Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London

24.-26. March 2017
W. Gephart:
“Whitehead on Normativity”
Fontarèches, Frankreich

14 May 2017
W. Gephart:
“Psychoanalysis and the Law – The Case of  Daniel Paul Schreber, Senatspräsident of the Oberlandesgericht Dresden”
Cardozo School of Law, New York

26 May 2017
W. Gephart:
“Narrating crimes: The Selbstentblössung of a man who has become the president of the U.S.”
University of Bergen, Dept. of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
(R&D project «A Narratology of Criminal Cases»)