Critical Theory Summer School: Progress, Regression and Social Change

Summer School at the Humboldt Universtiy

Starting from summer 2017, the Humboldt University Berlin will organize a yearly international summer school in collaboration with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Each of these summer schools will take up a topic which is central to Critical Theory, politically relevant and systematically promising. In addressing its themes, the summer school confronts the approaches specific to a Critical Theory of society in the Frankfurt School tradition with conceptually and methodologically different perspectives.
The format mixes elements of workshops with text-based, advanced seminars. Over the course of at least one week, young researchers, graduate students and senior scholars will jointly discuss new systematic perspectives and “classic” texts from the Critical Theory corpus. A series of public round-tables will channel and sharpen the preceding exchange.

Organizers: Rahel Jaeggi, Eva von Redecker, Isette Schuhmacher (Humboldt University Berlin) in cooperation with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research and the New School for Social Research (Alice Crary)

Participants (amongst others): Amy Allen, Jay Bernstein, Hauke Brunkhorst, Axel Honneth, Rahel Jaeggi, Terry Pinkard, Allessandro Pinzani, Martin Saar.

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