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News December 2013

Book presentation

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Professor Dr. François Ost will present his newest work "Shakespeare. La Comédie de la Loi". Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart will give an introduction and regard the fundamental relation between comedy and law. The event will take place in the Kameha Grand Bonn this time (Kameha Spirit Hall) and begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Podcast: "Picturing Law" - A conversation with Werner Gephart and Stephan Berg

During the event "Picturing Law" held on November 20, 2013 at the
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Uni-Bonn.tv filmed a conversation between Prof. Dr. Werner
Gephart, Director of the Käte Hamburger Centrer for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as
Culture", and Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg, Director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn. This
conversation is now available as a podcast. A podcast of the "artists' talk"
recorded between Stephan Berg, Werner Gephart and Marcel Odenbach in the
Kunstmuseum's auditorium will also be available soon.

To the podcast.


New Publication in the publication series "Law as Culture"

Tribunale. Literarische Darstellung und juridische Aufarbeitung von Kriegsverbrechen im globalen KontextThe fourth volume in the publication series “Law as Culture” – “Tribunale. Literarische Darstellung und juridische Aufarbeitung von Kriegsverbrechen im globalen Kontext”, edited by Werner Gephart, Jürgen Brokoff, Andrea Schütte and Jan Christoph Suntrup, has just been released by Klostermann publishing.

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


News November 2013

New Publication in the publication series "Law as Culture"

Rainer Zaczyk - Selbstsein und RechtThe third volume in the publication series "Law as Culture" - "Selbstsein und Recht. Eine rechtsphilosophische Untersuchung" by Rainer Zaczyk, Bonn philosopher of law and former fellow at the Center - is available in stores now.

For more information on the Centre's publications, click here.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 3 December 2013, Prof. Dr. Francesca Caroccia will give a lecture entitled “The Use of General Clauses in the Age of Globalization: The role of judges and political choices” as part of the „Forum Law as Culture“. The event in the Max Weber lecture room will begin at 6 PM.

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Prof. Dr. Masahiro Noguchi’s lecture had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts. The postponed date will be announced here soon.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 19 November 2013, there will be a lecture evening entitled “Globalization and Documentality: à propos 'Documentality' by Maurizio Ferraris” as part of the “forum law as culture” including contributions by Petar Bojanić, Maurizio Ferraris, Werner Gephart and Barry Smith. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 5 PM.
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Picturing Law

On Tuesday, 20 November 2013, the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” jointly organize an artist talk with Stephan Berg, Werner Gephart and Marcel Odenbach. The event will be held from 6 PM at the Kunstmuseum Bonn.
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News October 2013

Lecture

On Tuesday, 5 November 2013, Prof. Dr. Joachim Savelsberg will give a lecture entitled “Global Human Rights Law and National Cultures: Representing, remembering, and controlling mass atrocities” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, 22 October 2013, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart and Dr. Jan Suntrup will give a lecture as part of the "Forum Law as Culture" entitled "Rechtskulturen: Konflikte und Verflechtungen im globalen Kontext". The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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Program “Forum Law as Culture” from October until December 2013

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 Centre. The forum events are open to the interested public. Admission is free; registration is requested: rechtalskultur@uni-bonn.de

You can download the entire program through December 2013 here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


News September 2013

Conference Report

A conference report on the joint conference by the Institute for Geman, European and International Family Law of the University of Bonn and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" is now available as a PDF file.

To the conference report

To the event page


News August 2013

Podcast “Why the World does not exist, but the Law”

The Podcast on the book launch of Markus Gabriel’s latest book “Warum es die Welt nicht gibt” (“Why the world does not exist”), including lectures by Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel, Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ferraris and Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, can now be accessed online in our Media Center.

To the Media Center


Change in schedule

Dr. Yavuz Aykan’s lecture “ʻGo to your brother’s house, I divorced you!’ Debating Divorce and Madness in Eighteenth Century Ottoman Amid”, originally planned on 10 September 2013, had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts and will be held on Thursday, 26 September 2013, at 6 PM.

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International Colloquium

As part of the international colloquium “European Normativity – Global Historical Perspectives” at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, the perspective of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” will be represented by Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, who will give a lecture on the topic “European Legal Analysis as Cultural Research: A Global Cultural-Sociological Perspective”, as well as by Dr. Raja Sakrani, who will speak on the topic „The Law of the Other in Europe. On the Historical Presence of Islamic Law”. The Colloquium will take place from 2 September until 4 September 2013 in Frankfurt/Main.

You can access further information here


New Podcasts

Numerous video recording of events hosted by the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" can now be accessed online in our Media Center. Here you can find, inter alia, podcasts on the lecture evening with and in honor of John R. Searle, on the conference "Globality in the Space of Reflection of the Käte Hamburger Kollegs" as well as on the conference "Law and Religion from a Sociological Perspective".

To the Media Center


News July 2013

New contributions regarding the presentation of the book "Warum es die Welt nicht gibt"

The reflections offered by Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture", as well as those offered by Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ferraris on the occasion of the presentation Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel's bestseller "Warum es die Welt nicht gibt" ("Why the world does not exist") on 15 July 2013 at the Bonner Bogen can now be accessed in our section "in the public discourse".


Conference

Together with the Institute for German, European and International Family Law of the University of Bonn the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" organises the conference "Family Law and Culture in Europe: New Developments, Challenges and Opportunities". The event will take place from Thursday, 29 August, until Saturday, 31 August 2013, at the Universitätsclub Bonn.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, 16 July 2013, Prof. Dr. Christoph Antweiler (Bonn) will give a lecture as part of the "Forum Law as Culture" entitled "Humanism beyond the West. Anthropological Basics for a Realistic Cosmopolitanism".


On Wednesday, 17 July 2013, Prof. Dr. David Nelken (Macerata) will give a lecture entitled "Social Indicators as a New Form of Global Normativity". Both events will be held from 6 PM at the Max Weber lecture room.


Program "Forum Law as Culture" for the third quarter of 2013

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; registration is requested: rechtalskultur@uni-bonn.de

You can download the entire program through September 2013 here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


Lecture

On Thursday, 11 July 2013, Dr. Mani Shekhar Singh (Delhi) will give a lecture entitled “Law and Painterly Tales of Violence and Justice in Times of Globalization” as part of the “forum law as culture”. The event will be held from 6 PM in the Max Weber lecture room.

To the event page


News June 2013

Book launch

On Monday, 15 July 2013, Professor Dr. Markus Gabriel's new book “Warum es die Welt nicht gibt” will be presented. The book launch, including lectures by Werner Gephart, Maurizio Ferraris and Markus Gabriel, as well as a discussion, will be held from 6 PM in the Max Weber lecture room of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

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New publication by Markus Gabriel

On 10 June 2013, the new book by Professor Dr. Markus Gabriel “Warum es die Welt nicht gibt” (“Why the World Does Not Exist”) was published at Ullstein Verlag. Markus Gabriel holds the chair for epistemology, modern and contemporary philosophy at the University of Bonn and is Assistant Director at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

His new publication was reviewed in Süddeutsche Zeitung on 10 June 2013: “Alles fängt von vorne an” by Johann Schloemann, as well as in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 11 June 2013: “Der ‘Neue Realismus’. Die Welt gibt es nicht” by Uwe Justus Wenzel.

Further, Markus Gabriel was guest at the SRF show “Sternstunde Philosophie” on 9 June 2013 and at “Klassik à la carte” on NDR-Radio on 10 June 2013. He could also be heard as a guest of the show “Das philosophische Radio” on WDR 5 on 14 June, which is available as podcast.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 18 June 2013, Prof. Dr. Nina Dethloff will give a lecture entitled “Hybride Rechtsordnungen in Europa im Globalisierungsprozess. Zusammenwirken der Rechtsquellen aus privatrechtlicher Sicht” (“Hybrid Legal Orders in Europe in the Process of Globalization. Interplay between legal sources from a private law perspective”) as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will take place in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, 11 June 2013, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Kerrou (Tunis) will give a lecture entitled "Sphères publiques et restructuration du politique" ("Public Spheres and the Restructuring of the Political") as part of the "Forum Law as Culture". The event will take place in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm. The lecture will be held in French, and made accessible to non-French speakers through a summary translation.

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News May 2013

Change in schedule

Dr. Yavuz Aykan’s lecture “Islamic Law in the Light of Legal Theory” had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts. The postponed date will be announced here soon.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 28 May 2013, Prof. Dr. em. Klaus P. Hansen (Passau) will give a lecture entitled “Recht und Kultur” (”Law and Culture”) as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will take place in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm. The lecture will be held in German.

To the event page


Book launch report

A report is now available on the book launch of Matthias Herdegens book “Principles of International Economic Law”, held on May 14 2013 at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

To the report


"Law as an institutional naysayer"

A radio contribution on WDR 5 is now available under current podcasts on the topic: "I said: no, no, no! Die Neinsager" (in German), in which Prof. Gephart speaks about “law as an institutional naysayer”.

To the podcasts


Conference Review

A report is now available on the conference “Globality in the Space of Reflection of the Käte Hamburger Centers”, held on April 25 and 26, 2013 at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

To the Conference Report


Book launch

On Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 4 PM, Professor Dr. Matthias Herdegen’s new book “Principles of International Economic Law” will be presented in the Max Weber lecture room of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”. The presentation of the book will be followed by a discussion on the topic “International Economic Law and Diversity of Legal Cultures”.

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News March 2013

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The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” invites scientists of excellent standing to apply for one of five fellowships viz. junior fellowships on the subject of “Entwinement and clash of legal cultures” until April 30, 2013.

The fellowships commence October 1, 2013, or later if necessary and are awarded for a period of initially six months. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.

To the advertisement


Conference "Globality in the Space of Reflection of the Käte Hamburger Centers"

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" is hosting the first joint event of the Käte Hamburger Centers on April 25 and 26 on “Globality in the Space of Reflection of the Käte Hamburger Centers”.


Program "Forum Law as Culture" for the second quarter 2013

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 series starts on 9 April with the lecture „Law, Culture and Society: For a new cultural sociology of law" by Professor Dr. Werner Gephart, director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture". 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; registration is requested: rechtalskultur@uni-bonn.de
Here you can download the entire program through June 2013.
Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 9 April 2013, Professor Dr. Werner Gephart, Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, will give a lecture entitled “Law, Culture and Society: For a new cultural sociology of law” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

To the event page


Change in schedule

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik’s lecture “Fiqh al-da`wa or the Juridification of Islamic Mission in the Context of Globalization” had to be moved due to scheduling conflicts. The postponed date will be announced here soon.


Lectures

On Tuesday, 19 March 2013, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studyin the Humanities “Law as Culture” will welcome two speakers at the “Forum Law as Culture”; they will be speaking on the topic “European Legal History”: Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve (Frankfurt) will first hold a lecture entitled “Europäische Rechtsgeschichte – Rechtsgeschichte Europas – Globalisierungsgeschichte(n) in Europa” (“European Legal History - Legal History of Europe - History/ies of Globalization in Europe”). Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier (Zurich) will then speak on the topic “Europäische Rechtsgeschichte zwischen Kulturwissenschaften, Sozialwissenschaften und dogmatischer Jurisprudenz” (“European Legal History between Cultural Science, Social Science and Dogmatic Jurisprudence”). The forum event will start at 5 PM in the Max Weber lecture room and will be held in German.

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Constitutional state and culture: Werner Gephart discusses with the Bonner Rundschau

In an interview with the Bonner Rundschau, Professor Dr. Werner Gephart, Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture", discusses the influence of "culture" on the constitutional state, at the same time explaining the Center's key research tasks.

To the article (published in the Bonner Rundschau on 08.03.2013; article in German)


Lecture

On Tuesday, 12 March 2013, Dr. Marta Bucholc (Warschau) will give a lecture entitled "Involvement and Detachment in Legal Concepts and Practices: On the potential of Norbert Elias´ approach in the global comparative research of legal cultures" as part of the "Forum Law as Culture". The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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News February 2013

Lecture

On Tuesday, 5 March 2013, Dr. Honni van Rijswijk (Sydney) will give a lecture entitled “Testimonial Justice in Transnational Contexts: The limitations and possibilities of the testimonial form” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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Program "Forum Law as Culture" for the first quarter of 2013

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; registration is requested: rechtalskultur@uni-bonn.de

You can download the entire program through March 2013 here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


Advertisement

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” invites scientists of excellent standing to apply for one of five fellowships viz. junior fellowships on the subject of “Entwinement and clash of legal cultures”.

The fellowships commence October 1, 2013, or later if necessary and are awarded for a period of initially six months. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.

To the advertisement


Conference “Law by other means“

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture“ and the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) conjointly are hosting an international conference on “Law by other means“. In the framework of the conference, the exhibition “Under the tree of knowledge. The founding fathers viewing the global world“ by Werner Gephart is shown in the School of the Arts and Aesthetics Gallery, Jawaharla Nehru University, New Delhi, from February 20 through 26 2013.


News January 2013

Interview with Werner Gephart on Deutschlandfunk

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Professor Werner Gephart, Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”. As part of the series Kulturfragen, Professor Gephart’s conversation with Kersten Knipp highlighted some of the central questions that are analysed at the Center. The radio programme entitled “Law in ‘multicultural’ societies” is now available as a podcast.


Podcast of the exhibition “Max Weber and the Law”

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “Max Weber and the Law”, with works by Professor Werner Gephart, uni-bonn.TV has published a podcast. The film shows the opening speech by the art historian and former director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Professor Dieter Ronte, on “The Principle of Collage”, as well as a statement by Werner Gephart. The exhibition was opened on October 25, 2012, as part of the conference “Law as Culture: Max Weber's Comparative Cultural Sociology of Law” at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

Further podcasts in the Media Center


Lecture

On Tuesday, January 15, Prof. em. Dr. Gerhard Dilcher will give a lecture entitled "Historical Social Science as a Means of Overcoming Modernism – A Comparison of Max Weber and Otto von Gierke" as part of the "Forum Law as Culture". The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room at 6:00 pm.

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New section: “...in the public discourse”

In our new section, “...in the public discourse”, we would like to draw attention to commentaries by two former fellows at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, dealing with the sad recent events of the rape of a young woman in New Delhi and the subsequent public reaction in India. Click here for the pieces by Pratiksha Baxi and Upendra Baxi on the subject of “Rape Cultures and the Law in India: Human Rights and Women's Rights”.


GUILT-Conferences

There are now selected Discussion papers of symposia GUILT 1 and GUILT 2 available.