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HCTS Interactive Lecture: Claire Farago & Donald Preziosi

29. Okt. 2018

The HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture – Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural – C’est quoi la (trans-)culture?" continues until December 2018. It is supported by an Activity Grant in the Transcultural Forays initiative and featured a guest lecture by Prof. Claire Farago and Prof. Donald Preziosi on October 31.

The lecture series introduces key players from various disciplines and fields and re-envisions a new phenomenology of (trans-)culture from different angles. Its goal is to reconsider the (trans-)cultural in response to post-culturalist, neo-naturalist, neo-materialist, post-humanist, techno-scientist, and other such approaches, all of which offer new perspectives on anthropocentrism, with regard to what only appears as a self-evident binary: culture and nature.

On Wednesday, October 31, Prof. Claire Farago (University of Colorado Boulder) and Prof. Donald Preziosi (University of California) talked about "Imagining Post-human Art History: Defining an Ecological Approach." You can find out more about the lecture and the abstract here. Upcoming lectures will be given by Markus Gabriel (Universität Bonn), and Friedrich Balke (Ruhr Universität Bochum).

The lecture series will culminate in a two-day workshop on November 22–23, 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together these well-established senior scholars with young and emerging academics, thus fostering a creative as well as constructive dialogue between past and future key players from various disciplines and fields.

Since this is an interactive series, it provides unconventional formats and requires preparation from its participants. Readings for each of the talks are available on HeiBox: The goal is to practice reading-in-conjunction: should participants have materials from their own area of specialization or expertise, they are welcome to bring them to the discussion.


In case of questions, please contact Meng Sun (


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