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News November 2018

Lecture by Werner Gephart

On November 23, 2018, Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart, founding director of the Käte Hamburger Center „Law as Culture“, will give a lecture on: "The causes of political reality. Understanding the present to shape the future". The lecture is part of the opening ceremony of the Bonn International Model United Nations at the Haus der Geschichte, Bonn.


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 January until March 2019 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities


News September 2018

New publication

"Jan Christoph Suntrup: Umkämpftes Recht. Zur mehrdimensionalen Analye rechtskultureller Konflikte durch die politische Kulturforschung" has just been released as the 22. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”, edited by Werner Gephart. For a preview version, please click here (pdf, in german).

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


News August 2018

Lecture and podium discussion "Zurechnungskulturen in Antike und Moderne"

As the celebratory opening of the academic year on October 18th, 2018, has been pushed back one hour, the podium discussion “Zurechnungskulturen” will no longer begin at 6:00pm but rather 7:00pm. 


Lecture and podium discussion "Zurechnungskulturen in Antike und Moderne"

A program for the lecture and podium discussion "Zurechnungskulturen in Antike und Moderne" on October 18th is now available (pdf, german). Further information can be found under activities.


Workshop "Kunstraub: Provenienzforschung und Restitutionspraxis in Deutschland und Frankreich"

We would like to point the following workshop from 20 to 21 February 2019: "Kunstraub: Provenienzforschung und Restitutionspraxis in Deutschland und Frankreich"
The event will be organised together with the Institut français Bonn, the Commission pour l’indemnisation des victimes de spoliations intervenues du fait des législations antisémites en vigueur pendant l’Occupation (CIVS).


Lectures by Werner Gephart

The following lectures and events will be held by Professor Werner Gephart, Co-Director (Founding Director) of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture.”

15 October 2018: „Contract, Property, Joint-Stock Company and Some Juristic Categories in Maria Eichhorn’s Aesthetic Project“, Laudatio for Maria Eichhorn, winner of the "Paolo Bozzi Prize for Ontology", University of Turin.

18 October 2018: „Zurechnung als Transfer kollektiver Gefühle: Durkheim und die Folgen“, Impulse presentation as part of the event  „Zurechnungskulturen in Antike und Moderne“, Akademisches Kunstmuseum of the University of Bonn.

30 October 2018: „Wirtschaft und Recht nach der kulturwissenschaftlichen Auffassung", Inauguration lecture of the forum series „Law as Culture“ of the Käte Hamburger Center

30 November 2018: "Narration or Subsumption? Two operations of imputing crime and punishment“, Lecture as part of the conference „Narratives in the criminal process“, University of Bergen, Norway

10 December 2018: „Marx als Kritiker von Recht und Globalisierung“, Lecture in the context  of the event „Recht im Globalisierungsprozess“ .The podium is part of the bicentennial celebration of the University of Bonn.


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 October until December 2018 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.


News July 2018

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lecture and podium discussion "Zurechnungskulturen in Antike und Moderne"

On October 18th, 2018, the panel discussion “Cultures of Attribution in Ancient and Modern Times”, part of the larger exhibition "Godly Injustice", will be taking place at the University of Bonn’s Academic Art Museum. The panel will begin at 6:00pm with an introductory talk by Werner Gephart, Founding Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”. Renowned legal scholars, legal historians, and archeologists from the University of Bonn will subsequently discuss the problem of attribution with regard to pieces in the exhibition from their respective scientific perspectives.


Maria Eichhorn receives Paolo Bozzi Prize

On October 15th, 2018, Maria Eichhorn, future artist in residence at the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture", will be honoured with the "Paolo Bozzi Prize for Ontology" at the University of Turin. The laudatio will be held by Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, founding director of the Käte Hamburger Center.


News June 2018

Lectures and events by Prof. Dr. Nina Dethloff

The following lectures and events will be held by Professor Dr. Nina Dethloff, Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture.”

9 July 2018
N. Dethloff: “Ehe für alle – und Kinder auch? Wandel der Familie im Spiegel des Rechts” as part of the interdisciplinary workshop on the subject of "Familiensache" at the central office of the Goethe-Institute in Munich.

26 – 28 September 2018
„Gemeinsam getragene Elternverantwortung nach Trennung und Scheidung – Reformbedarf im Sorge-, Umgangs- und Unterhaltsrecht?“, chair of the family law section at the 72. German Jurists' Conference in Leipzig. For further Information please note the program (pdf, in german) or visit the webpage: http://www.djt.de.


News May 2018

Maurizio Ferraris receives Humboldt-Research-Award

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ferraris, Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture" from June 2013 to July 2014, received the highly renowned "Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award" of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The price is jointly awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the Munich Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation. We are very proud of our new award-winner.


News April 2018

Additional event in the “Forum Law as Culture”

A further event could be added to the current forum program: On Thursday, 17 May 2018, our current Artist in Residence Cheikh Ndiaye will present his work project entitled “L'arpentage: L'appropriation de l'espace et ses incidences artistiques dans les villes africaines”.

For further information please note the invitation card (PDF) as well as the event page.


Forum "Law as Culture": Change in schedule

Prof. Dr. Olivier Jouanjan's lecture in cooperation with the Institut français "Geschichte der staatsrechtlichen Grundbegriffe in Deutschland und Frankreich: Grundlegungen zweier Kulturen des öffentlichen Rechts" had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts and will be held on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, at 6 PM in the Max-Weber lecture room.

News March 2018

Lecture by Werner Gephart at the University of Graz

On March 15th, 2018, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart (Founding Director of the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture") will held a lecture entitled  "Das „Recht als Kultur“-Paradigma. Einige Regeln und Anwendungen zur Rechtsanalyse als Kulturforschung".  The lecture is part of the Graz Jurisprudence Talks and will take place at the University of Graz at 5.30. p.m.

For more information please click here.


News February 2018

Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the 2nd quarter of 2018

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 from April to July 2018 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.


News January 2018

Review of the 14th Volume of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study’s Publication Series Law as Culture (edited by Werner Gephart)

A review of the publication The Dynamics of International Law in a Globalised World. Cosmopolitan Values, Constructive Consent and Diversity of Legal Cultures by Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c Matthias Herdegen, Director of the Institute for Public Law as well as of the Institute for Public International Law at the University of Bonn and current Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”, has been published by Dr. Michael Fuchs in the January 2018 Edition (Issue 1) of DÖV (Die Öffentliche Verwaltung – English:“Public Administration”), a highly relevant journal in the field of public law. In particular, the review points out the tremendous scientific significance of the interdisciplinary concept of “public law of globalization” developed by Herdegen. Additionally, Fuchs emphasizes the importance of the approach “law as culture” pursued by the Käte Hamburger Center, which represents per se the “key to understanding law in times of advancing globalization of normative orders”. 

A complimentary sample of the publication with a preface by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart (Founding Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”) can be found here.