Permanent Crisis

Mi09Nov19:00Mi20:30Permanent CrisisThe Humanities in a Disenchanted AgeVeranstaltungsartBuchvorstellung,Diskussion

Humanities in a Disenchanted Age


Waldstrasse 15

What are the humanities, and why study humanistic subjects? Considered by many as irrelevant for modern careers and professional success, the humanities seem to be in a perpetual state of crisis. In their new book Permanent Crisis. The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon show that this crisis isn’t new—in fact, it is as old as the humanities themselves. The self-understanding of the modern humanities didn’t merely take shape in response to a perceived crisis; it also made crisis a core part of its project.

But how does this account of crisis-thinking translate to the context of global migration? How do our perspectives on the humanities and liberal learning shift when looked at through the lens of decolonial history?

Teresa Koloma Beck (Helmut Schmidt Universität)
Paul Reitter (Ohio State University)
Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia)

This event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required.

Funded by Bard College Berlin and the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, in collaboration with the Core Course on “Plato’s Republic and Its Interlocutors.”

This event is made possible with the support of the Consortium for Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and is a part of a series of events on issues concerning Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

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