Older news - 2019

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).

News February 2019

New Program “Forum Law as Culture”

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 normally take place on Tuesdays in the Center's Max Weber Lecture Room and are open to the interested public. Admission is free.

The current program of April until July 2019 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities

Invitiation to the Workshop - Provenance and provenance research in Germany and the France

Provenance research and the protection of cultural assets have awoken from a deep slumber. New professorships are being established, as in Bonn; institutes specializing in restitution and compensation are being created; and, if one’s feelings can be trusted, a kind of revolution is currently underway, a “tectonic quake” as described by Bénedicte Savoy, who was appointed by President Macron to serve on a commission addressing such issues. At the same time, both an aesthetic reflection and an invitation to return stolen goods occurs in Maria Eichhorn’s fascinating Rose Valland-Projekt, which was at the center of attention at the last documenta and is now being advanced with the artist at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”. The workshop, a joint effort by the Commission pour l’indemnisation des Victimes de Spoliations (CIVS), the Institut français, and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”, aims to bring together the experiences of historians, sociologists, and practitioners of provenance research in such a way that the globality of this large task can be taken into account in Germany and France while likewise considering each country’s national context.

We kindly ask that you register prior to the event. Further information can be found in the workshop invitation.

News January 2019

Podium discussion "The flâneur as a sociological figure of the modern age"

An inviation card for the podicum discussion "The flâneur as a sociological figure of the modern age" on January 13th, 2019, is now available (pdf, german). Further information can be found here.