Workshop and Public Lectures

12-14 November 2014, Lichtenberg-Kolleg

NB: The opening as well as the concluding keynote are open to everyone interested!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

18:15 – 19:45
Opening Keynote by Nicholas Phillipson (Edinburgh):
The Science of Man: Perspectives, Possibilities and Problems
Introduction and Chair: Martin van Gelderen (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

09:30 – 11:00
Carl Niekerk (University of Illinois / Universiteit Gent):
Buffon, Blumenbach, Lichtenberg, and the Origins of Modern Anthropology
Introduction and Chair: Andrea Speltz (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00
Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS, Paris):
Boundaries of Human Nature: the Slave, the Savage and the Orangutan in 1770s Britain
Introduction and Chair: Catherine Ballériaux (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00
Avi Lifschitz (University College London / Lichtenberg-Kolleg):
On Incomplete or Imperfect Human Beings: Between Enlightenment Anthropology and Political Theory
Introduction and Chair: Dominik Hünniger (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:00
Sabine Arnaud (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin):
Between Human Rights and Civil Rights: The Deaf Citizen in the Wake of the French Revolution
Introduction and Chair: Maria Semi (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

Friday, 14 November 2014

09:30 – 11:00
Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh):
On Human Beings and their Aliens in Kant's Anthropology
Introduction and Chair: Steven Tester (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00
Concluding Keynote by Hans Erich Bödeker (Göttingen):
Man, Animal, Monster. Of Enlightenment Anthropology
Introduction and Chair: Martin Gierl (Lichtenberg-Kolleg)