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IV / 2010

Submission of proposals
Concepts of Race in the Humanities
Multidisciplinary Conference
Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society, University of Haifa
26.–28.10.2010 — Haifa (Israel)
  • At what point did notions of race surface in the humanities, and where did they come from?
  • What roles have they played in various fields within the humanities, particularly with regard to epistemic categories?
  • Are there notions of race that are specific to the humanities?
  • Is the history of race significant to the development of the humanities as a whole?
  • How do the humanities and natural sciences differ?
  • Are concepts of race biological or cultural in nature?
  • What is the relationship between notions of race in the natural sciences and humanities, and have there been points of mutual exchange of concepts, ideas, categories and objects of research between the two fields?
The City of Others
Cosmopolitanism in German-Jewish Thought and Cultural Practice (1860-1950)
International Conference
University of London
University of Southampton
10.–12.11.2010 — Southampton (UK)
  • Images of Jewish cosmopolitanism
  • Philosophy and cosmopolitanism
  • Cities as places of natural and non-natural forms of life
  • Cities as places of refuge
  • Urban research and the »Jewish City« (G. Simmel - Chicago School)
  • The rise and fall of the Enlightenment ideal of cosmopolitanism
  • Cosmopolitanism versus nationalism
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