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News August 2019

New Publication by former Fellow Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab

"Enlightement on the Eve of Revolution - The Egyptian and Syrian Debates", by Dr. Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, has just been published. Dr. Kassab was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture" from October 2013 to September 2014.The publication was particularly influenced by her research stay at the Center. This applies to intellectual conversations as well as the location, the genius loci:

The center’s founding director, Werner Gephart, with his accomplished scholarly and artistic gifts, offered a welcoming setting in an atmosphere of convivality, freedom, and intellectual erudition. […] And last but not least, the center’s physical location on the majestic Rhine was a constant invitation for peaceful mediation and productive conversations, a most precious opportunity for those of us who hailed from the convulsive parts of the Arab World (Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Enlightement on the Eve of Revolution – The Egyptian and Syrian Debates, Acknowledgments, [viii]).

For more Information on Dr. Kassab please click here.

More information on the Center’s publications can be found here.


News July 2019

Fellowship posting for the research period from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2022

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture” invites academics of excellent standing to apply for a fellowship or junior fellowship for a maximum of 12 months on the subject: "Law and Community". The final date for applications is August 31th, 2019.

To the posting (pdf).


Masahiro Noguchi received Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

© Bundesregierung / Guido BergmannOn June 27, Prof. Dr. Masahiro Noguchi was awarded the Philipp Franz von Siebold Prize by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Masahiro Noguchi is former Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture" and completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart, with a thesis on “Kampf und Kultur: Max Webers Theorie der Politik aus Sicht seiner Kultursoziologie” in 2003. In his speech, the president honoured Noguchi's outstanding scientific work, and and paid tribute to Mr. Noguchi as a bridge-builder between the cultures and sciences of Japan and Germany.

The full speech can be found on the Federal President's website.

© Jens Jeske/Humboldt Stiftung© Jens Jeske/Humboldt Stiftung


News May 2019

Fellowship posting for the research period from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2022

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture” invites academics of excellent standing to apply for a fellowship or junior fellowship for a maximum of 12 months on the subject: "Law and Community".

To the posting (pdf).


Podium discussion "Maske - Kunst der Verwandlung"

An inviation card for the podium discussion "Maske - Kunst der Verwandlung" on June 12th, 2019, is now available (pdf, german). Further information can be found here.


News March 2019

Review of  the 22th Volume of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study’s Publication Series Law as Culture (edited by Werner Gephart)

A review of the publication „Umkämpftes Recht. Zur mehrdimensionalen Analyse rechtskultureller Konflikte durch die politische Kulturforschung“ by PD. Dr. Jan Christoph Suntrup, former research coordinator and fellow and current affiliate researcher at the Käte Hamburger Center „Law as Culture“, has been published by Prof. Dr. Stephan Rixen in the March 2019 Edition (Issue 5) of the journal JZ (Juristen Zeitung). Prof. Dr. Stephan Rixen is professor of law at the University of Bayreuth. The reviewer highlights the work as an impressive and convincing example of interdisciplinary legal research. Additionally, he argues for using the publication as a fundamental work of legal studies, and, furthermore, to honour it as "legal book of the year“.

More Information can be found on the website of the Juristen Zeitung


Lecture by Werner Gephart and Theresa Strombach

On Thursday, 07 March 2019 (11.00 - 11:45) Theresa Strombach and founding director Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart, will speak at the workshop "Legal communication in a multilingual and multicultural context" on the topic: "Legal Communication in the Light of the Law-as-Culture Paradigm". The workshop will be conducted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Language Research (ZefiS), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (further information).


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