The Winter Institute is coming to Hamburg

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The Winter Institute is coming to Hamburg

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In the context of the overarching theme 'The Human Condition in the 21st Century,' our Academic Director, Markus Gabriel, along with alumni Takahiro Nakajima, fellow Xudong Zhang, and intellectual Paul Pickering, is hosting this year's Winter Institute—a three-day conference at THE NEW INSTITUTE in Hamburg.

What is the New Enlightenment? In these times of geopolitical crises, nested within different socially complex crises of diverse scales and orders of magnitude, many thinkers are trying to develop a shared universal value set that defines the life form of human beings. THE NEW INSTITUTE has invited scholars from different fields and career paths to be part of a three-day conference in Hamburg on the motto “The Universal in Crisis”.

The Winter Institute will be an opportunity to formulate conditions for the emergence of new modes of the universal – given our historical circumstances wherein the very idea of the universal is questioned. One overarching question will be: How can practices of universalizing from local cultural conditions and transcultural dialogue foster a novel understanding of humans in the 21st century?

What are anthropological commons? We attempt to transcend the boundaries of specific identities without succumbing to the much-discussed dialectics of a false Enlightenment universal. Our goal is to put the recently emerging concept of future-oriented humanities into practice.

This conference is a closed event.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Delícia Antoinette-Kamins.
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