25. - 27.5.2018
Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Humboldt University; Technical University Berlin

50 years after the events of 1968, the question of emancipation is still of central importance. The international conference “Emancipation” will investigate from a social-philosophical perspective what emancipation is, what actors need to know in order to emancipate themselves and what practical-political conditions the collective capacity to act requires and its dynamics. In addition, at the conference the problem of emancipation will be examined in its connection with other important social-philosophical questions such as “power and domination”, “politics of forms of life” and “hope and utopia”. What will become apparent is that the concept of emancipation is a key concept in social philosophy which allows to connect various approaches from diverse traditions—from Critical Theory, poststructuralism and the recent analytical debates on social critique.

Speakers are: Seyla Benhabib, Didier Eribon, Nancy Fraser, Achille Mbembe, Hartmut Rosa and many others.

You can find the complete conference program and all detailed information concerning the conference here!

The conference will be held in German and in English. Registration for the conference is not required. The conference will take place at HKW (25 May) and Technical University Berlin (26/27 May). If you have further questions, please write an email to emanzipation2018.philo@hu-berlin.de.

The conference is organised by Prof. Dr. Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University Berlin/Center for Humanities & Social Change Berlin), Dr. des. Kristina Lepold (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Dr. Thomas Seibert (medico international e.V.) and Prof Dr. Sabine Hark (Technical University Berlin) with the assistance of Dr. Bastian Ronge, Carolin Botos, Lea Prix and the team of the chair of practical philosophy and social philosophy at Humboldt University Berlin and in cooperation with medico international e.V. The conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).