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HCTS Interactive Lecture Series 2018: Antoine Hennion

Jul 02, 2018

The HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture – Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural – C’est quoi la (trans-)culture?" took place from May to July and October to December. It was supported by an Activity Grant in the Transcultural Forays and featured a guest lecture by Prof. Antoine Hennion from the École Mines Paris Tech on July 11.

The interactive lecture series "Recalibrating Culture – Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural – C’est quoi la (trans-)culture?" introduces key players from various disciplines and fields and engages in re-envisioning 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.

The lecture series will take place in the coming months, culminating in a symposium on November 22–24, 2018. It will feature its second lecture on July 11, from 9:30 am to 12 am at the Karl Jaspers Centre in room 212. Prof. Antoine Hennion from the the École Mines Paris Tech in Paris will speak about "From Pragmata to the Work-to-be-Done: Lessons from Music."

Please note that the lecture will be in French.

Further lecutres:

Burkhard Liebsch (Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover), October 18

Claire Farago (University of Colorado Boulder) and Donald Preziosi (University of California), on October 31

Jacques Revel (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, EHESS), November 8

Friedrich Balke (Ruhr Universität Bochum), November 16,

Carol Gluck (Columbia University, New York), November 29,

Gottfried Boehm (Universität Basel), December 5, 

David J. Alworth (Harvard University), Dec 20

More speakers for the international workshop on Nov 22-24 will be announced soon!


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.

If you have questions, please contact Emily Graf (

There will be more information about the following lectures soon.