Older News - 2017

News December 2017

New Publication

„HIPPOCAMPUS“, the new publication by Cheikh Ndiaye, has just been released. Cheikh Ndiaye is the current Artist in Residence at the Käte Hamburger Center „Law as Culture“.


Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the 1st 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 January to March 2018 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.


News October 2017

Lectures by Werner Gephart in Moscow and St. Petersburg

In the context of the recollection events of the October revolution, the founding director, Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart, will held a Humboldt Lecture at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Lomonosov University in Moscow on 8 November 2017 on the subject of "Law, Art and Revolution, on the Structure of Legal and Aesthetic Revolutions". On November 9, 2017, Werner Gephart will address the theme "Culture and Reality, the Logic of Cultural Cultures" in the Boris Yeltsin National Library in St. Petersburg.


International Conference

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” organizes an international conference entitled "Constitutional Cultures in Comparative Perspective" on November, 22th to 24th, 2017.

For further Information please note the invitation card (PDF) as well as the conference program (PDF).


Lecture Nina Dethloff

The following lecture will be held by Prof. Dr. Nina Dethloff (Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture") on November 3th, 2017:

"Kindeswohl als Rechtsprinzip"
Workshop "Der Einzelfall im Recht" at the Institut für Sozialforschung Frankfurt (IFS) as part of the project "Verhandlungsformen normativer Paradoxien" (funded by the Volkswagenstiftung).


New Publication

Recht als Kultur? Beiträge zu Max Webers Soziologie des Rechts by Werner Gephart and Daniel Witte has just been released as the 19. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”.

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


News September 2017

Forum "Law as Culture"

The upcoming forum event with Dr. Thomas Schmidt Lux on October 18th had to be postponed for an hour due to scheduling conflicts. The event will now take place at 7 p.m. in the Max Weber Lecture Room.

To the event page


Lectures by Nina Dethloff

The following lectures will be held by Professor Nina Dethloff (Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies “Law as Culture"):

September 14th, 2017
Lecture „Familienrecht in Europa – Quo vadis?“
Symposium ‚Internationales Familienrecht und Familienrechtsvergleichung: Neue Herausforderungen durch moderne Familienformen‘
Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, München
September, 14/15th, 2017

September 28th, 2017
Inauguration Lecture „Vielfalt des Rechts im Globalisierungsprozess - Zusammenspiel und Konkurrenzen von Normen im Bereich von Ehe und Familie“
Workshop ‚Recht, Ordnung, Diversität: Konzepte und Fallstudien‘ im Rahmen des SFB ‚Praktiken des Vergleichens. Die Welt ordnen und verändern‘
Bielefeld September 28 - 30th 2017


News August 2017

New Publication

The Sacred and the Law: The Durkheimian Legacy by Werner Gephart and Daniel Witte has just been released as the 20. 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.


Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the fourth 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 December 2017 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.


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 Gepharthas just been released as the 21. volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”. For a preview version, please clickhere.

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. In 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. In 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»)