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News December 2015

Morag J. Grant receives funding from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

In December 2015, Dr. Morag Morag Josephine Grant during her lecture ”Music, Conflict and Human Rights” on 24 February 2015 at the Käte Hamburger Center “Law as Culture”Josephine Grant, Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" between November 2014 and September 2015, received a stipend from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to complete her book “The Social Musicology of War”, which is based on her research on the topic “Towards a social musicology of war: Music, law and justice in war and in conflict situations” carried out during her fellowship at the Center.


Conference Report

A conference report is now available for the recently held conference “The Sacred and the Law. The Durkheimian Legacy”.

To the conference report.


Program “Forum Law as Culture” for the first quarter of 2016

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 2016 can be accessed here (PDF).

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under Activities.


Erika de Wet receives Honorary Professorship

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” is pleased to announce that our Fellow Professor Dr. Erika de Wet has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Bonn’s Faculty of Law. This prestigious recognition for Ms. de Wet will also strengthen the ties between the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” and legal studies in Bonn. At the Center, Professor de Wet is currently researching on the topic “Customary Public International Law and Human Rights: The tension between state practice and legal culture”.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 8 December 2015, Prof. Dr. Moussa Samb (Dakar, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Mediation as Effective Traditional Dispute Resolution in Africa” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Stefan Stößel: RIVALIS

Digital photo project on the presence of the legal and the normative in daily life

The series RIVALIS created by Stefan Stößel during his stay as Artist in Residence at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” has recently been purchased by the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig. The series was produced as part of his Georg Simmel Artist Stipend at the Center between September 2014 and February 2015 and was most recently on display at the group exhibit WATERSCAPES. Wasserlandschaften in der Gegenwartskunst in the Stadtgalerie Kiel. The production of RIVALIS is also connected to the Center’s location right next to the Rhine: fascinated by the names of the boats that pass the Bonner Bogen daily, the artist and graphic designer began compiling an extensive photo series. In the process, he realized that numerous boat names reference the legal sphere: “The series RIVALIS investigates the subjacent presence of the legal and the normative in our daily lives, of which we are often not aware”, Stößel remarked. As the publication accompanying the exhibit WATERSCAPES points out, “the artist is also fascinated by the traces left by the ships during their journey, like drawings on the surface of the water. Thus, photo series were created that deal with time and place and thereby evoke associations on becoming and decaying”.  


News November 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, 1 December 2015, Dr. Alfons Aragoneses (Barcelona) will give a lecture entitled “Sefarad within Spanish contemporary history. A legal perspective” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Dr. Raja Sakrani (Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “The Three Cultures. Living together in Al-Andalus” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Atelier at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales: La normativité exemplaire entre droit, philosophie, histoire et littérature

Organized by Angela Condello (Fellow at the Center from January to December 2014) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), an atelier at the heart of the Center's topic on the thematic field “La normativité exemplaire entre droit, philosophie, histoire et littérature” will take place on 10 November. Other participants include: Werner Gephart with the topic “Ein ‘Exempel’ statuieren. La logique dangereuse de la punition exemplaire” as well as Maurizio Ferraris with the topic “Exemplarity as Emergence”.

More information is available here.


News October 2015

Reporting on the IX. Heidelberg Art Law Days

On October 30 and 31, the Institute for Art and Law IFKUR e.V. will hold the IX. Heidelberg Art Law Days in the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the topic “Culture in Law – Law as Culture”. During the conference, of which already the topic reveals great thematic proximity to the research questions of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, the Bonn Center will be represented with three lectures.

Recently, the “Handelsblatt” has published a preliminary report on the conference, entitled Warum scheitern Künstler so oft vor Gericht? (“Why do artists fail before the courts so often?”).


Additional lecture as part of the „Forum Law as Culture“

The current forum program was extended to include a lecture by legal scholar Dr. Alfons Aragoneses (Barcelona). His lecture entitled “Sefarad within Spanish contemporary history. A legal perspective” will be held on 1 December 2015 from 6 pm in the Center’s Max Weber lecture room.

Further information can be accessed here.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 10 November 2015, Prof. Dr. Judith Hahn (Bochum, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “The End of Natural Law? Recent Questions concerning a modern foundation of Canon Law” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

The lecture entitled “From ‘Natural Law’ to ‘Cultural Law’? ‘Culture’ as a New Source of Normative Validity”, held by Professor Gephart as part of the opening of the research year “Law as Culture, or: In the ‘name’ of culture?”, is now available as a PDF.

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Marta Bucholc receives “Polacy z werwą” in the category science

On Friday, 9 October 2015, Prof. Dr. Marta Bucholc, Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, was honored with the important Polish prize “Polacy z werwą” (“Poles with Verve”) in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. Since 2013, the award is granted in a total of seven categories to younger aged people who have shown particular innovative and forward-looking commitment in their work. Marta Bucholc received the prize in the category “science”. It is awarded for original approaches to solve problems affecting society as a whole, with special consideration given to sustainable development.

Further information on the award ceremony can be found under https://www.polacyzwerwa.pl/en/


Opening of the new research year

On Tuesday, 13 October 2015, the new research year “Law as Culture, or: In the ‘name’ of culture?” will be opened by Prof. Dr. Nina Dethloff. Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart will give a lecture entitled “From Natural Law to Cultural Law? On the Problem of Culture as a new source of validity of normative order”. The Forum evening will begin at 6 PM in the Max Weber lecture room.

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New Program “Forum Law as Culture” until December 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.

The forum program (PDF) until December 2015 can be accessed here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


News September 2015

Lecture at the Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris

As part of the “Alliance nationale des sciences humaines et sociales” (ATHENA), Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart will address the issue of the relationship between humanities/cultural science and social sciences “Comment opérationnaliser une véritable interdisciplinarité entre les Humanités et les Sciences Sociales?” with a lecture at the Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris on 23 September 2015 on the experience of the Bonn Center entitled: “Une rencontre inattendue : les sciences sociales, le droit, les humanités et l’art au Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Recht als Kultur’”.


International Conference

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” organizes a conference on the legal sociology of Émile Durkheim entitled The Sacred and the Law. The Durkheimian Legacy on 27 and 28 October 2015.

For further Information please note the conference program (PDF).


Lecture

On Thursday, 17 September 2015, Prof. Dr. Tiziana Andina (Turin, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Embodied Meanings and Normativity. For a new concept of art” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Marta Bucholc assumes Research Professorship

On Friday, 4 September 2015, Prof.Marta Bucholc, Werner Gephart Dr. Marta Bucholc has assumed her Research Professorship at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”. Since 2006, she is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Sociology of the University of Warsaw, where she completed her habilitation in 2014. She was already active at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” as a Fellow between 2012 and 2013.


News August 2015

IX. Heidelberg Art Law Days: Culture in Law - Law as Culture

On October 30 and 31, the Institute for Art and Law IFKUR e.V. will hold the IX. Heidelberg Art Law Days in the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the topic "Culture in Law - Law as Culture".

During the conference, of which already the topic reveals great thematic proximity to the research questions of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture", the Bonn Center will be represented with three lectures:

The Center's Founding Director, Professor Dr. jur. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart will hold a lecture on the topic "Cultures of Art Law - What the Arts can learn from Law and Law can learn from the Arts", whereas Professor Dr. Thomas Dreier, currently Fellow at the Bonn Center will speak about "Images and the Tools of Law". Former Fellow Dr. Dr. Grischka Petri will lecture on "The Color of Law".

More information on the conference is available here.


Sadik Al-Azm receives Goethe Medal

from left to right: Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Sadik Al-Azm, Christina von Braun © Maik SchuckOn August 28, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sadik Al-Azm, former Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (2011-2012), was awarded the Goethe Medal. This official symbol of honor of the Federal Republic of Germany is awarded every year by the Goethe Institute for special services to international cultural exchange.

“For decades, the Syrian philosopher Sadik Al-Azm has actively advocated the right to freedom of speech and for the rule of law and democracy while also championing understanding between the Arab-Islamic world and Western Europe”, the Goethe Institute’s website reads. Most recently, his contribution “The Shari’a from a Secular Perspective” appeared in the volume “Rechtskulturen im Übergang/Legal Cultures in Transition” (ed. by Werner Gephart, Raja Sakrani and Jenny Hellmann) of the Center’s publication series.

from left to right: Johannes Ebert, Neil MacGregor, Stefan Wild, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Renata Rubim, Ulrike Mühlschlegel, Marion Ackermann, Hanna Schygulla, Sadik Al-Azm, Maria Böhmer © Maik SchuckThe speech in his honor was held in the castle residency Weimar by Prof. Dr. Stefan Wild, Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”. Along with Sadik Al-Azm, the Goethe Medal was awarded to Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and German-Brazillian cultural manager Eva Sopher. Former recipients include Pierre Bourdieu, Ralf Dahrendorf and Imre Kertész.


News July 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, 14 July 2015, Tim Shaw RA (London, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “‘Black Smoke Rising’. How conflict has informed 10 years art practice” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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News June 2015

Podcasts on the conference “ABSTRAKTION im Recht und in den Künsten”

The podcasts as well as a teaser on the international conference “ABSTRAKTION im Recht und in den Künsten”, held on 6 May 2015 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, can now be accessed online in our media center.

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New publication

Rechtskulturen im Übergang / Legal Cultures in Transition. Von Südafrika bis Spanien, vom Nachkriegsdeutschland bis zum Aufbruch der arabischen Welt, edited by Werner Gephart, Raja Sakrani and Jenny Hellmann, has just been released as the tenth volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”.

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


Conference of the Käte Hamburger Centers in Berlin

On June 26, 2015, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research will hold the conference "Spitzenforschung in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften - Ziele, Wege und Wirkungen der Käte Hamburger Kollegs" ("World-class Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Aims, Means and Effects of the Käte Hamburger Centers"). During the conference, which will take place in the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the ten Käte Hamburger Centers will present their research foci and share their special successes.

For the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture", Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen will hold a lecture entitled "Auf der Suche nach einer neuen Fachkultur: Von der Kultursoziologie des Rechts zu den Kultur- und Rechtswissenschaften" ("On the Search for a New Disciplinary Culture: From cultural sociology of law to the cultural and legal sciences") in which he will highlight the effects of the Käte Hamburger Centers for the respective disciplinary culture. The conference will close with a podium discussion illuminating the format and effects of the Centers as well as their standing within the German and international humanities.

The conference program can be accessed here (PDF).

Further information on the ten Käte Hamburger Centers can be accessed in new brochure (PDF), published by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 16 June 2015, Dr. Marie Bels (Brussels, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Contemporary Courthouses. Architectural images and spatial representations of justice” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Lecture at the Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris

Within the scope of the discussion on the future training of European jurists, Professor Gephart will give a lecture entitled “Droit comme culture : un paradigme pour analyser et enseigner le droit” as part of the conference “Les transformations du droit et du savoir juridique : quelles conséquences pour la formation juridique?” on Saturday, 13 June 2015, at the Institut d'Études Avancées in Paris, an affiliated institute of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

You can access further information here.


Tim Shaw receives Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts

Tim Shaw (r.) receives the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: Benedict JohnsonTim Shaw, who is currently Artist in Residence at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, has been awarded the prestigious Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts, which was established in 1768. He received the highly coveted prize for his sculpture “Man on Fire” during the Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition, held on Monday, 1 June 2015, at Burlington House in London.

For further information on the award ceremony, please click here.


News May 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, 2 June 2015, Dr. Patrícia Branco (Coimbra, Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Interrogating an Allegory: Justitia. On women and the law” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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New publication

Rechtsanalyse als Kulturforschung II, edited by Werner Gephart and Jan Christoph Suntrup, has just been released as the ninth volume of the publication series “Law as Culture”.

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


Film funding for "algo mío"

Jenny Hellmann, employee of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture", along with her colleague Regina Mennig will receive generous funding from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW for the documentary film project "algo mío". With the committee's decision in May 2015, the post production and completion of the film can now begin.

The film, which also received support from the Center during the production phase, casts a new light on both the history of systematic child abduction in Argentina and the present of the 'robbed children'. At issue are conflicts of identity and crimes of the dictatorship, family ties and the societal attempt to provide justice. Through personal stories and impressive pictures from court trials, "algo mío" documents the processing of the past and remembrance culture in Argentina.


CIVIS Media Prize for Benjamin Stöß

On Thursday evening, Benjamin Stöß, employee of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, was awarded the CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe together with his colleague Dietmar Telser for the 360° web documentation “The Fence” (“Der Zaun”, www.der-zaun.net). The jury praised the project as “outstanding in form and content”. Most recently, Benjamin Stöß created a contribution on the conference “Droit et Culture en Transition” in Tunis at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 12 May 2015, Prof. Dr. Philipp H. Lepenies (Berlin) will give a lecture entitled “Art, Politics and Development. How linear perspective shaped policies in the western world” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 4:00 pm.

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News April 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, 28 April 2015, Dr. Dr. Grischka Petri (Bonn/Glasgow) will give a lecture entitled “Cultures of Visual Art Copyright: Artists - Authors - Aliens” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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International Conference: ABSTRAKTION im Recht und in den Künsten

On Wednesday, 6 May 2015, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” organizes the international conference “ABSTRAKTION im Recht und in den Künsten” at the Kunstmuseum Bonn.

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Video about the Conference “Droit et Culture en Transition”

A film contribution on the international conference “Droit et Culture en Transition” that took place on February 27, 2015 in the Académie Tunisienne des Sciences, des Lettres et des Arts "Beit al-Hikma" in Tunis, is now available in our media center.

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News March 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, Benjamin Stöß (Cologne) and Dietmar Telser (Koblenz) will give a lecture on their multimedia report entitled “Der Zaun: Eine Reise entlang der Grenzen Europas” (“The Fence: A journey along the borders of Europe”) as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, 31 March 2015, Prof. Dr. Laurent de Sutter (Brussels/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “The Poetics of Police” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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Lecture

On Thursday, 19 March 2015, Prof. Dr. Gianmaria Ajani (Turin) will give a lecture entitled “Classic Law and Contemporary Art. A challenge” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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New Program “Forum Law as Culture” from April until June 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 new program here.

Detailed information on individual lectures can be accessed under activities.


Lecture

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Prof. Dr. Thomas Dreier (Karlsruhe/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Regulating the Gaze – Normative picture rules and visual images” as part of the “Forum Law as Culture”. The event will be held in the Max Weber lecture room from 6:00 pm.

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News February 2015

New Publication by Werner Gephart

Gephart: Law, Culture and SocietyThe insights gained from the edition of Weber's legal writings (MWG I/22-3 as well as the study volume MWS I/22-3) are now also available in English as Volume 7 of the publication series of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" under the title: Law, Culture, and Society. Max Weber's Comparative Cultural Sociology of Law (Translation: Johannes Nanz).

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


Lecture

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Dr. Morag Josephine Grant (Berlin/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Music, Conflict and Human Rights”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

To the event page


New publication

A Global Community of Self-Defense. Norbert Elias On Normativity,Culture, and Involvement by Marta Bucholc has just been released as the eighth volume of the publication series “Law as Culture” (edited by Werner Gephart).

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


International Conference “Droit et Culture en Transition” in Tunis

On Friday, 27 February 2015, the conference “Droit et Culture en Transition” will be held in Tunis. The international conference is conjointly organized by the Festival Mediterraneo della Laicità (Pescara), the Laboratory for Ontology (Labont, Turin), the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique (OTTD, Tunis) and the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

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“Forum Law as Culture”

As part of the series “picturing law”, on Thursday, 19 February 2015, Stefan Stößel, Artist in Residence at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, will present his pictures.

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News January 2015

Lecture

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Dr. Martin Ramstedt (Halle) will give a lecture entitled “‘Indigeneity’ and ‘Indigenous Rights’ in Bali: On the Cultural Translation of International Legal Norms”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

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January Seven

As the past week's events in France touch upon key topics of research at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, we have set up a separate page under the heading “In the public discourse”.

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Lecture

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Associate Professor Dr. Enrico Terrone (Turin/Bonn) will give a lecture entitled “Filmmaking the Social World. Normativity in Depiction and Narration”. The event as part of the “Forum Law as Culture” will begin at 6 pm.

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