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News December 2014

Program “Forum Law as Culture” from January until March 2015

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

The program of the lecture series “Law and the Arts” from January until March 2015 is available here (Pdf).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


News November 2014

Award of the Science Prize of the Aby-Warburg-Stiftung to Prof. Dr. Eva Schürmann, currently Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”

On the occasion of the award ceremony, Eva Schürmann will give a lecture on the topic “Homo depictor. Vom Darstellen als Lebensform” at the Warburg-Haus in Hamburg on December 9, at 7:30 pm.

You can access further information here.

For a press release of the Institute of Philosophy of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, please click here.


Lecture

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Dr. Angela Condello (Rome/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Exemplarity as a Form of Normativity: How Individual Narratives Have Shaped American Legal Culture and the Construction of ‘Privacy’”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Award of an honorary doctorate in philosophy to Prof. Dr. jur. Werner Gephart by the University of Turin

Anselm Kiefer, Werner Gephart (name tags switched)On 26 November 2014, Professor Dr. jur. Werner Gephart, along with German artist Anselm Kiefer, was awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy by the chancellor of the University of Turin, Prof. Dr. Gianmaria Ajani.

For more information, please click here.

A translation of further information by the University of Turin can be accessed here.

To the reporting in La Stampa.


News October 2014

Lecture

On Monday, November 24, 2014, Dr. José-Manuel Barreto (Bogotá/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Art, Emotions and the Human Rights Culture: Sentimental Education and the Work of Bill Viola, Sebastião Salgado and Fernando Botero”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Lecture

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Prof. Dr. Inge Kroppenberg (Göttingen/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “The Art of Procedure. Logic and aesthetics of the development of law in modernity”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


New Fellows and beginning of the new research year at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”

With the beginning of the new research year, focusing on the topic “Cultural Forms of Law: Literature, film and architecture”, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” welcomes eight new Fellows: legal philosopher Dr. José-Manuel Barreto (Bogotá), legal scholars Prof. Dr. Thomas Dreier (Karlsruhe/Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Inge Kroppenberg (Göttingen) and Prof. Dr. Laurent de Sutter (Brüssel/New York), political scientist Prof. Dr. Otto Kallscheuer (Sassari), art historian and legal scholar Dr. Dr. Grischka Petri (Bonn/Glasgow) as well as philosophers Prof. Dr. Eva Schürmann (Magdeburg) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Enrico Terrone (Turin) commenced their research activities at the Center in October 2014. Previously, in September 2014, the Center’s new Artist in Residence, painter and graphic designer Stefan Stößel (Leipzig), has moved into the Georg Simmel atelier.

Further information can be accessed under Current Fellows.


Award of the “Premio Laici per il Mediterraneo 2014” to Professor Gephart

The “Premio Laici per il Mediterraneo 2014” has been awarded to the Center’s Director, Prof. Dr. jur. Werner Gephart, at the “Festival Mediterraneo della Laicità” on 19 October 2014 in Pescara. The Center views this as recognition for the efforts to encourage discourse about religious and secular validity cultures in the Mediterranean region, the cradle of numerous legal cultures.

The explanation of the Associazione Itinerari Laici can be accessed here (Pdf).

Prof. Gephart’s speech of acceptance can be read here (Pdf).

A TV report, produced by the Italian broadcaster Rai 3, can be viewed here (at min. 11)


Lecture

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Prof. Dr. Eva Schürmann (Magdeburg/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Das Recht und seine Darstellung”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Opening speech for the establishment of the “Jacques Derrida / Law and Culture” International Chair of Philosophy at the University of Turin

On the 10th anniversary of the death of philosopher Jacques Derrida on October 9, 2014, a Chair of Philosophy “Jacques Derrida” has been created in his honor in Turin with the specification “Law and Culture”. The naming latches on to the final years of the great philosopher's life, during which he took increasing interest in questions of law and non-deconstructible justice. The chair holder for the first year is Paris sociologist Prof. Dr. Michel Wieviorka. On the occasion of the establishment of this chair at the University of Turin, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart held the opening speech, which is available at the following link:

Werner Gephart: Why Law and Culture? (Pdf)

The programme of the event can be accessed here (Pdf).


Lecture

On the occasion of the commencing research year “Cultural Forms of Law: Literature, film and architecture”, Prof. Dr. jur. Werner Gephart will give an introductory lecture on Tuesday, 14 October 2014. The lecture entitled “Aesthetics of Law, Legal Kitsch, Iniquity of Spheres. On the relationship between the legal and the aesthetic sphere” will begin at 6 PM in the Max Weber lecture room.

To the event page


Program “Forum Law as Culture” from October until December 2014

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 2014 here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


News August 2014

Conversation with Fellows: Werner Gephart conversing with Maurizio Ferraris

The Podcast on the conversation with Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ferraris can now be accessed in our media center.

To the section Conversations with fellows


New Publications

“Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change” by Martin Albrow has just been released as a further volume in the publication series “Schriftenreihe Recht als Kultur”. Martin Albrow was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” from October 2012 to September 2013; since then, he has been appointed Senior Fellow at the Center.

A further new release is the volume “Recht” (“Law”) of the Max Weber-Studienausgabe (Max Weber study edition) (MWS I/22-3) edited by Werner Gephart and Siegfried Hermes and including an extensive postcript by Werner Gephart.


Professor Dr. Gephart holds the speech for the establishment of the “Chair of Philosophy Jacques Derrida ‘Law and Culture’” at the University of Turin

On the 10th anniversary of the death of philosopher Jacques Derrida on October 9, 2014, a “Chair of Philosophy Jacques Derrida” will be created in his honor in Turin with the specification “Law and Culture”. The naming latches on to the final years of the great philosopher's life, during which he took increasing interest in questions of law and non-deconstructible justice. The Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, will hold the opening speech for the establishment of this chair at the University of Turin. The chair holder for the first year will be Paris sociologist Michel Wieviorka.


Publication

Picture: Family Law and Culture in EuropeIn August 2014, the conference volume "Family Law and Culture in Europe: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities" edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki, Nina Dethloff and Werner Gephart and documenting the eponymous conference held in August 2013 by the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" in cooperation with the "Commission on European Family Law", the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and the University of Bonn's Insitute for German, European and International Family Law.


News July 2014

Review on Volume 4 of the Series „Law as Culture“

H-Soz-u-Kult has published a review by Kerstin von Lingen on the publication Tribunale. Literarische Darstellung und juridische Aufarbeitung von Kriegsverbrechen im globalen Kontext, the fourth volume of the series “Law as Culture”.

To the review (PDF)


Lecture

As part of the summer courses of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid / El Escorial, 7-11 July 2014) on the topic “La Polis representada: Teatro y democracia”, Professor Gephart will give a lecture on “La tragedia del derecho, paradigma de la tragedia de la cultura moderna”.


News June 2014

Lecture

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Prof. Dr. Greta Olson (Giessen/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Future(s) of Law and Literature”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” with a commenting lecture by Laurent de Sutter (Brussels) will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Lecture

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Prof. Dr. Amel Grami (Tunis/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “The Debate on Law, Religion and Gender in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia: Emerging and inherited cultural patterns”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


News May 2014

Lecture

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Dr. Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab (Beirut/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Arab Thought and Arab Revolts: Arab intellectuals as legislators in transformative times”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Lecture

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Prof. Dr. Karol Berger (Stanford) will give a lecture entitled “Richard Wagner and the Law”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Podcasts

The podcasts on the conference “The normative complex: Legal cultures, validity cultures, normativities”, held on April 9 and 10, 2014 in Bonn, can now be accessed online in our media center.

To the media center


Lecture

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Prof. Dr. Greta Olson will give a lecture entitled “The Centrality of the Constitution to US American Culture – Arguments from the Left and the Right”. The event, conjointly organized by the North American Studies Program and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, will be held in the “Dekanatssaal” of the Faculty of Arts at 6 pm.

To the event page


Change in schedule

The lecture by Prof. Dr. Irene Schneider entitled "Gender, Law and National Identity in Contemporary Palestine" on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, is postponed to 7 PM. Venue is the Kameha Grand Bonn.

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News April 2014

Lecture

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Prof. Dr. Irene Schneider will give a lecture entitled "Gender, Law and National Identity in Contemporary Palestine" as part of the "Forum Law as Culture". The event will take place in the Kameha Grand Bonn and will begin at 6 pm.
To the event page


Conference Report

A conference report is now available for the recently held conference “The normative complex: Legal cultures, validity cultures and normativities”.

To the conference report (PDF)


Lecture

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Prof. Dr. Jeff A. Redding will give a lecture as part of the „Forum Law as Culture” entitled “The Rule and the Role of Islamic Law: Constituting secular law and governance in India”. The event will take place in the Kameha Grand Bonn and will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


News March 2014

Conference

From April 9 to 10, 2014, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” organizes the conference “The Normative Complex: Legal cultures, validity cultures and normativities”.

To the event page


Lecture

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Prof. Dr. Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg will give a lecture entitled “Mothers on the Move: Social and Legal Anthropological Perspectives” as part of the „Forum Law as Culture“. The event will take place in the conference room 2 at the Rohmühle and will begin at 6 pm.

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New publication in the publication series “Law as Culture”

The sixth volume in the publication series “Law as Culture” – “Manifest des neuen Realismus” by Maurizio Ferraris, edited by Werner Gephart – has just been released by Klostermann publishing.

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


News January 2014

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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 a fellowship viz. junior fellowship on the subject of “Law and the Arts (Architecture, Film, Literature, Theater, Painting…)” until April 30, 2014.

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Podcast: "Picturing Law"

The artists' talk "Picturing Law" with Stephan Berg, Werner Gephart and Marcel Odenbach, which was held on November 20, 2013 in the
auditorium of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, is now available as a podcast.

To the Podcast


Film screening

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Lady Judges of Pakistan” by the anthropologist of law Prof. Dr. Livia Holden (Karakoram International University; LOEWE-Schwerpunkt „Außergerichtliche und gerichtliche Konfliktlösung", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) as part of the “forum law as culture”. The film screening followed by a discussion will begin at 6 pm in the conference room 2 at the Rohmühle.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Prof. Dr. Masahiro Noguchi will give a lecture entitled “Translational Gap of ‘Rights’ in East Asia: A comparative study in the light of Max Weber” as part of the „Forum Law as Culture“. The event will take place in the Kameha Grand Bonn (Kameha Spirit Hall) and begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


Lecture

On Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart will hold an evening lecture on “Macht und Herrschaft bei Max Weber” at the conference “(Be)-Gründung von Herrschaft. Strategien zur Bewältigung von Kontingenz. Eine interdisziplinäre Annäherung”, organized by the Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg in Bonn.

For further information, please refer to the event page of the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg „History and Society during the Mamluk Era (1250 - 1517)“.