Posts Tagged ‘Public Lecture’

The Sociology Section of the University of Bayreuth has invited me to give a lecture within the framework of a series it organizes in the coming academic year on the subject of Populism and Cultural Pessimism.

In my presentation on November 21 (at the Glashaus, 6 to 8 PM), titled

Five to Twelve Forever? Cycles of Cultural Critique

(Schon immer fünf vor zwölf? Konjunkturen der Kulturkritik)

I will address the temporal structure of cultural critique with a focus on the eighteenth to twentieth centuries.

The program for the first semester is as follows



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Next Tuesday, June 7th, I will be presenting my new research project on the history of silence in the Research Colloquium organized by Prof. Dr. Leonhard and PD. Dr. Goltermann. Under the title: “At the limits of language: building blocks for a comparative history of silence in the ‘long’ 19th century’, I will address some major theoretical and methodological issues I would like to explore in a research project currently taking shape. All are welcome to attend.

Link to the programme.

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On Tuesday, March 16th, within the framework of the lecture series “Linie 4”, a cooperation of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology and the Volkshochschule Bielefeld, I will hold a public lecture.

Against the background of the current financial crisis, I will pose the question how cultural processes are used to cope with such shared experiences. As a contrast to the current situation, I will focus on the first world financial crisis ever, the so called South Sea and Mississippi Bubble of 1720.




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