International Conference EMANCIPATION
25-27 May 2018
From May 25-27 the international conference “Emancipation” takes place in Berlin. It is organized by Humboldt University Berlin, Center for Humanities & Social Change at HU Berlin, Technical University Berlin and medico international e.V. Leading international scientiests and intellectuals will discuss practices and theories of emancipation in three plenary sessions and twelve colloquia.
Emancipation points beyond all particular interests. It salvages a claim to universal liberation from domination, a claim to freedom, equality and mutual recognition. The notion of emancipation thus forms a nodal point of debates in both social philosophy and in politics. The conference aims at combining these debates so that they enlighten each other, as well as the social contexts within which struggles for emancipation unfold.
It’s not by hazard that the organizers timed the conference to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the last upheaval of emancipatory theory and practice in May ’68. The organizers also are aware that the conference falls in a time of heightened pressure on the notion and reality of emancipation as well as on the memory of May ’68. The event will do its part to change this situation.
Speakers are: Seyla Benhabib, Wendy Brown, Didier Eribon, Nancy Fraser, Achille Mbembe, Christoph Menke, Chantal Mouffe, Milo Rau, Hartmut Rosa, Gesine Schwan and many others.
The conference will be held in German and in English. Registration for the conference is not required. The conference will take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (25 May) and Technical University Berlin (26/27 May). If you have further questions, please write an email to emanzipation2018.philo@hu-
Conception: Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Center for Humanities & Social Change Berlin), Kristina Lepold (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main), Thomas Seibert (medico international e.V.)
Responsibility: Sabine Hark (Technische Universität Berlin), Rahel Jaeggi, Kristina Lepold, Thomas Seibert
Organization HU/TU Berlin: Carolin Botos, Hildegard Hantel, Sabine Hark,
Rahel Jaeggi, Kristina Lepold, Jakob Mirwald, Lea Prix, Bastian Ronge
Organization medico international e.V.: Marek Arlt, Marcus Balzereit, Timo Dorsch, Anke Prochnau, Andrea Schuldt, Thomas Seibert
Sponsored by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Center for Humanities & Social Change Berlin and medico international e.V.