Colloquia 2018-2019

  • 24th October 2018
    Tour of the exhibition: „Face the Fact. Scholars(hip) in Portraits“ with the curators Karsten Heck and Christian Vogel

  • 7th November 2018
    Public Lecture: Stéphane van Damme (EUI Florence)
    Things that talk badly: Collecting Scandalous Antiquities in the Late Eighteenth-Century French Asia

  • 14th November 2018
    Iryna Mykhailova
    Writing History in Exile: German Scholars of Renaissance in the United States

  • 21st November 2018
    Sonia Gollance
    "One of the Most Dangerous Attractions for the Senses": Modern Jewish Literature and the Taboo of Mixed-Sex Dancing

  • 28th November 2018
    Laura Nicolì
    Lumières on Hume: the "Natural History of Religion" and the French. Comparing Enlightenments

  • 5th December 2018
    Defne Över
    Political Justice and Redefinition of Turkish National Identity

  • 12th December 2018
    Public Lecture: Emilio Mazza (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milano)
    “Something else too abominable to be nam’d”. David Hume and Greek love

  • 9th January 2019
    Nahed Samour
    Re-conceptualizing the idea of danger in German police law

  • 16th January 2019
    Rachel Koroloff
    Collecting Europe: Russian botanical networks in Western Europe in the second half of the 18th century

  • 23rd January 2019
    Joanna Wharton
    Maria Edgeworth and the optical telegraph: literature, patronage and empire

  • 30th January 2019
    Madeleine Elfenbein
    What Was Ottomanism? Bureaucrats, Dissidents, and the Quest for National Sovereignty in the Late Nineteenth Century

  • 8th May 2019
    Annelien de Dijn
    “The Complacent Enlightenment: Montesquieu on Religion and Politics”

  • 15th May 2019
    Rainer Bauböck
    “Urban Citizenship – historic origins, contemporary manifestations, possible futures”

  • 22nd May 2019
    Liisi Keedus
    “Dispelling two or three myths about getting the ERC grant. An applicant's perspective”

  • 29th May 2019
    Gregory S. Brown
    "The Liberal Imagination, Social History and Anglo-American Scholarship on the Enlightenment, 1955-1975"

  • 5th June 2019,
    Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (co-organised by the Zentrum für Theorie und Methoden der Kulturwissenschaften)

  • 12th June 2019
    Ivan Gaskell
    "The Artist's Mark"

  • 19th June 2019
    Hanna Roman
    “Discovering the Invisible: The Hermeneutics of the French Enlightenment Earth Sciences”

  • 26th June 2019
    Daniel Wildmann
    “Laughing with ‘Ostjuden’. Ernst Lubitsch’s early silent movies”

  • 23rd October 2019
    Short introduction to their individual research project

  • 30th October 2019,
    Introduction to Research Groups:
    Enlightenment (Martin Gierl), Human Rights (Matthias Koenig), Jewish Studies (Daniel Wildmann), Intellectual History (Martin van Gelderen)

  • 6th November 2019
    Andreas Busch (Institute for Political Science, Goettingen University):
    University Governance: Germany and Great Britain in comparison

  • 13th November 2019
    Matthias Koenig (Institute of Sociology, Goettingen University):
    The German academic world

  • 20th November 2019
    Bill Bell (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University):
    “The Secret of England’s Greatness.” The strange reception of a painting

  • 27th November 2019
    Marie Luisa Allemeyer (Centre of Collection Development, Goettingen University):
    Forum Wissen: Goettingen's future museum

  • 4th December 2019
    Lars Magnusson (Department of Economic History, Uppsala University), Martin van Gelderen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg):
    Institutes of Advanced Study: Philosophy and Practice