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Emancipate yourselves!

An international meeting at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Center for Humanities and Social Change, and medico international e.V. will address emancipation, May 25 to 27

News from May 17, 2018

Emancipation is one of the central concepts of modernism and therefore the focus of many philosophical, political, and social debates. Scholars from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, political science, and other disciplines will address this topic at an international social-philosophical conference to be held in Berlin from May 25 to 27. The conference participants include Seyla Benhabib, a professor of political philosophy at Yale University; Nancy Fraser, a political scientist and feminist at the New School for Social Research in New York; Achille Mbembe, a professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (WISER), Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa; and Hartmut Rosa, a professor of sociology at Universität Jena.

The conference was organized jointly by Prof. Dr. Rahel Jaeggi and Dr. des Kristina Lepold, both at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark at Technische Universität, and Dr. Thomas Seibert at medico international e.V.

The conference is being hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Center for Humanities and Social Change at Humboldt-Universität, Technische Universität Berlin, and the human rights organization medico international e.V.

The venues include the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (May 25) and Technische Universität Berlin (May 26 and 27).