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Workshops und Conferences

Human Rights Research Consortium

The workshop is postponed to spring 2022

HRRC provides an international, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional platform to promote and support academic collaboration between researchers and research groups at universities and other research institutions in the State of Connecticut (USA) and the Land Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Focus Group HRRC at the College of Fellows

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Everydayness and Mediality in Japan

A workshop on intercultural philosophy on 10-11 February 2022

Organized by College of Fellows and Society for Intercultural Philosophy (GIP) / Fernando Wirtz.
Keynote Speakers: Yoko Arisaka, Fabian Schäfer

Poster of the Workshop

Topic and Registration

Can everyday life be a source of knowledge? Philosophers such as Miki Kiyoshi, Tosaka Jun, Nakai Masakazu and Nakamura Yūjirō tried to rehabilitate the role of common sense and everydayness in political action and knowledge production. The goal of this workshop is to interrogate the concepts of "common sense," "everydayness," and "media" (or Mittel) interculturally. To this end, we will read the texts of Miki Kiyoshi, Tosaka Jun, Nakai Masakazu, and Nakamura Yūjirō. These authors did not attempt to rehabilitate the common sense of the status quo, but on the contrary, to think the common sense of the masses as something revolutionary. To this end, they focused on the mass media: the newspaper and film. This media philosophy, which emerged in Japan, can be useful in answering a number of questions of current relevance: How is it possible to think of an intercultural philosophy of media? To what extent can the everydayness become revolutionary? What role do media and machines play in the current philosophical debate?

The workshop will be held in English and German.

Those interested in participating should send a brief motivation letter. Please also include the following information:

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Registration Deadline: 31 December 2021
Participation is free of charge.
Venue: Tübingen
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Preliminary Program


Germany / Japan

08:30 / 16:30 Presentation
09:00 / 17:00 Yoko Arisaka (Miki0
10:00 / 18:00 Stephen Lofts (Miki and Miki)
11:00 / 19:00 Nobuyuki Matsui (Nakamura)
12:00 / 20:00 Break
13:00 / 21:00 Ken Nakata Steffens (Miki)
14:00 / 22:00 Leon Krings (Nakai)
14:00 / 23:00 Fabian Schäfer (Tosaka)

CIVIS - A European Civic University

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What is CIVIS?

The University of Tübingen has joined with eight other European institutions of higher education in the CIVIS – A European Civic University alliance. The partners aim to work together to boost international student exchanges, European civil society and cooperation with Africa and the Middle East. The aims of the participating universities are to tackle the big social challenges of the 21st century, to carry out relevant research, and to work responsibly and sustainably with an eye to the future. CIVIS is funded by the EU as a European University with the ERASMUS+ program.

Focus areas:

  • Health
  • Cities, territories and mobilities
  • Climate, environment and energy
  • Digital and technological transformation
  • Society, cultures and heritage

The work by CIVIS is not only intended to support European solidarity. The alliance is also concerned with cooperation with the Maghreb countries, the Middle East, and African countries south of the Sahara. The University of Tübingen has taken the lead within CIVIS to establish partnerships with universities in these regions.

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Humboldt Lecture Series

The Humboldt Lecture Series gives Humboldt fellows who spend some time at Tübingen University the opportunity to present their work to a broader faculty. It thereby provides a platform to discuss the research of some of the most excellent researchers from all over the world in an interdisciplinary context. Additionally, the Humboldt Lecture Series is meant to be a meeting point for all international scholars at Tübingen University.

The Humboldt Lectures are jointly organised by the College of Fellows - Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies, the Welcome Center of Tübingen University and the Humboldt Club. The lecture series is supported by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation.

All Humboldt Lectures 2021/22 at a Glance

10 November 2021, 6:30pm (Neue Aula, Großer Senat)

Dr. Melissa Jane Johnston (Neuroscience): 'Tempus Fugit: Interval Timing in Crows'

The ability to accurately perceive time is critical for many complex cognitive abilities in both human and non-human species, including birds. While some cognitive abilities relate to time in a broad sense, such as episodic memory (when an event happened) and future planning (allocat-ing time), others, such as decision-making, require the ability to flexibly apply temporal infor-mation for goal-directed behaviour, such as temporal discounting, sunk–cost, and delayed grati-fication. For these behaviours, decision-making often depends on internally monitoring time over a period of seconds or minutes, an ability known as “interval timing”. Several bird species demonstrate sophisticated interval timing in their decision-making behaviours, however investi-gation into the neural mechanisms in such species is severely lacking. A putative candidate re-gion for interval timing in birds is the associative endbrain area termed the ‘nidopallium cau-dolaterale’ (NCL) which has been linked to high-level cognition in birds and is thought to be the avian analogue of the mammalian prefrontal cortex. The goal of the current research is to ex-plore the behavioural and neuronal representations of interval timing in the NCL in crows (Cor-vus corone), a bird renowned for its impressive cognitive skills. The overarching hypothesis of the current proposal is that the distinctly developed avian endbrain without a layered pallium adopts similar physiological solutions as mammals to common computational problems in pro-cessing time intervals.

Melissa (Millie) Johnston did her Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology at the University of Otago (Dunedin, News Zealand) from 2011–2013. Staying at Otago, she then completed her Master of Science (2014–2015) and doctorate in the Department of Psychology (2016–2019). Her postgraduate research focused on various brain regions involved in higher order cognition (e.g., working memory) in pigeons. During her doctorate, she was awarded an Elman Poole Travelling Scholarship to support her during her research visit at Ruhr Universität Bochum where she worked with jackdaws. Since completing her doctorate, Millie has worked as a postdoctoral researcher and is now a Humboldt Fellow at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, where she investigates timing behaviour in crows.

Dr. Horácio Santana Vieira (Physics): 'Perturbations, Heun Functions and Quasispectrum in Black Holes Physics'

Theoretical studies concerning the physical processes which occur in the spacetime surrounding black holes and compact objects can help us to understand the physics of these interesting objects predicted by the theory of general relativity. Among them, we should mention the investigation of the Hawking radiation, Casimir effects, the scattering of particles and waves, quasinormal modes, quasibound states, dynamics and stability, and gravitational waves sources. The investigation of all these physical processes involves finding the solution of differential equations, such as the Klein-Gordon, Dirac, Maxwell, Teukolsky, Hamilton-Jacobi, geodesic, and field equations, in the backgrounds under consideration. The exact analytical solutions for these equations are often obtained by using a class of very general functions in mathematical physics, namely, the Heun functions, which during last decades, have gained increasing importance. This can be verified by the large number of applications they have in different areas of physics and mathematics. Usually, without the use of these functions, it is not possible, in general, to find an exact analytical solution valid in the entire spacetime.

As a Master and Ph.D. Student at Federal University of Paraíba (João Pessoa/Brazil), I focused my studies on the interaction of quantum systems with gravitational fields. As a Visiting Ph.D. Student at Tufts University (Medford/USA), I worked on the quantum fluctuations of the spacetime geometry and its signature in the gravitational waves. As a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Tübingen (Tübingen/Germany), I devoted my research to study the resonant frequencies related to the quasibound states of different quantum fields interacting with the gravitational fields generated by a class of black hole solutions. Therefore, my field of study is Physical Sciences, in which my main research line is Gravitational Physics and Cosmology, in particular Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology, whose subfield of study is Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.

8 December 2021, 6:30pm (Neue Aula, Großer Senat)

Dr. Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (Linguistics): 'Modeling the Multimodal Flow of Human Communication: Big Data and Novel Quantitative Approaches'

How should we model the daunting complexity of human communication? This talk explores new answers to this question through two ongoing studies, which I am developing with Professor Harald Baayen from Tübingen. The first is on the semantics of speech and gesture using generalized additive models, a statistical method particularly suitable for dealing with highly variable data, such as those of oral conversations. The data are extracted from the Red Hen Lab’s NewsScape Library, which allows us to analyze multiple videos of people uttering exactly the same words. The second study uses machine-learning techniques based on the idea of discriminative learning, in order to create a model that can associate chunks of an oral poetic performance with appropriate meanings, without introducing any knowledge about linguistic patterns such as words, phrases, or morphemes. The theoretical proposal that I am exploring suggests a holistic view of the communicative signal as a multimodal flow of low-level features (articulatory, gestural, acoustic, etc.) that anchor meaning directly on action, with no need of intermediate, discrete units in the mind.

Worried about the technicalities? Don’t be: I will strive to make this meaningful for Humanists with a minimal data science background, and vice versa.

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas is a Ramón y Cajal Assistant Professor at the English Department, University of Murcia, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Quantitative Linguistics, University of Tübingen, and a member of the International Distributed Little Red Hen Lab™. He works on cognition and poetics, conceptual integration, 4E cognition, time across language and the arts, oral poetry, and multimodal communication.

Dr. Sourabh Nampalliwar (Physics): 'Shining X-rays on the Nature of Gravity'

Einstein’s theory has been the standard theory of gravity for nearly a century. However, it suffers from certain shortcomings which has motivated the search for alternatives to Einstein's theory. The possibility to test these alternatives around black holes has become possible very recently with advances in experimental techniques. In particular, X-rays from black hole neighborhoods carry a strong imprint of the nature of gravity around black holes. In this talk, I will first draw a simple picture of this experimental technique. Using this simple picture, I will then describe what we know so far about the nature of gravity around black holes and what we expect to find in the future.

I am a theoretical astrophysicist working mostly on black holes. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Texas in San Antonio, USA. Before joining the group in Tübingen, I was a postdoc in Shanghai. I explore different ways of looking at signals from black hole neighborhoods and using that signal to learn the nature of physical reality.

12 January 2022, 6:30pm (Neue Aula, Großer Senat)

Dr. Nicolas De Maeyer (Theology): 'The Construction of Patristic Authority in the Middle Ages: the 'Sermones ad populum' of Augustine of Hippo'

It is generally acknowledged that the writings of the Latin Church Fathers (4th-8th centuries) had a tremendous impact on the development of Christian society and European intellectual life during the Middle Ages. However, it is usually forgotten that the main vehicle for the transmission and reception of the Church Fathers’ thinking were not so much their doctrinal treatises (such as Augustine’s City of God or Gregory the Great’s Morals on the Book of Job) but rather the many thousands of sermons and homilies which they preached to their congregations during diverse liturgical occasions and which, once written down, started circulating in collections, disseminated via thousands of Medieval manuscripts. Unlike doctrinal treatises, which were read only by the intellectual elite of the time, sermons had a large and diversified audience, thus effectively serving as the ‘mass media’ of the Middle Ages.

This presentation analyses the Medieval transmission and reception of the sermons of Augustine of Hippo (354-430), in order to show how these texts shaped and influenced the image of Augustine as an authoritative writer and thinker in the Middle Ages. Several case studies will demonstrate how the circulation, adaptation, combination, and interpretation of Augustinian sermons in the manuscripts reflect and determine the Medieval reception of Augustine, while also illustrating the challenges that philologists encounter when they attempt to reconstruct the Medieval transmission of texts and ideas.

Nicolas De Maeyer studied Classical and German philology at the University of Leuven, and received his PhD in Latin Literature from the same university (2019), with a dissertation on the Venerable Bede’s Pauline commentary. He is currently postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Leuven and Tübingen, with a project on Augustine of Hippo’s Sermones de diuersis. His field of research is the transmission and reception of Patristic literature in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the works of Augustine of Hippo, (pseudo-)Augustinian sermons, Patristic florilegia, Latin homiliaries, and the reconstruction of Medieval libraries. For the Series Latina of the Corpus Christianorum (Brepols Publishers), he is preparing an edition of Bede’s Pauline commentary and of Augustine’s Sermones de diuersis.

Dr. Roberta Locatelli (Philosophy): The Puzzle of Colour and the Perspectival Nature of Perception

Colours are puzzling. On the one hand, they strike us as properties of physical objects around us, objects that exist independently of us perceiving them. On the other hand, colours seem inextricably tied to perception: different species perceive them different—and what is it for something to be (let’s say) red, if not the fact that it appears that way to some perceiver? While both intuitions are individually compelling, they are in tension. Accordingly, most metaphysical accounts of colours resolve to accommodate only one of the two intuitions, while trying to convince us that it is okay to relinquish the other. The problem of colour seems so intractable because philosophy has for so long assumed that perception is like a transparent window onto the world. This poses unreasonable and unattainable constraints on what it is for a property to be objective, namely that it is conveyed to us without any ‘filter’. Replacing this assumption with a model of perception that takes seriously its perspectival nature holds the key to solving the puzzle of colour.

Roberta Locatelli is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the philosophy department of the University of Tübingen. Before that, she was a postdoctoral DAAD PRIME Fellow at the same department. She earned her doctorate from the University of Warwick and the University Paris-1. She works in the philosophy of mind & psychology, with a specific focus on the philosophy of perception, and on the metaphysics of colour and other observational properties.

9 February 2022, 6:30pm (Neue Aula, Großer Senat)

Dr. Carolina Carrasco Pulido (Biophysics): 'Studying DNA-Rad52 Interaction at the Single Molecule Level'

Single-molecule biophysics combines molecular biology, physics and engineering sciences in an attempt to overcome the limitations from averaging in bulk assays. Single-molecule techniques provide useful molecular information related to structure, dynamics and function of proteins that is usually hidden in ensemble-averaged measurements. Some single-molecule techniques provide the unique ability to apply forces to DNA-protein complexes and analyze their mechanical response. Proper DNA repair is essential for cell survival and prevention of carcinogenesis. Therefore, cells possess robust mechanisms to repair DNA breaks that involve DNA manipulation by proteins. A key step of the homologous recombination mechanism is DNA annealing that is promoted by single-strand annealing proteins mediating the formation of base-pairs between complementary single-stranded DNA regions. To address how human Rad52 interacts with DNA to perform the annealing, I use a state-of-the-art Optical Tweezers setup where a single DNA molecule is mechanically stretched by performing force spectroscopy. We observed the formation of DNA-Rad52 filaments as highly stable structures where a binding mechanism by protein intercalation is proposed.

Carolina Carrasco studied Physics at the University of Granada. Because of her interest in the field of single-molecule biophysics, she moved to Madrid to obtain her PhD in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid by studying the mechanical response of single viruses upon deformation with Atomic Force Microscopy. After that, she extended her expertise to the Magnetic Tweezers technique at the National Centre of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) at Madrid. Her research is focused on understanding DNA repair and replication by motor proteins at the single-molecule level. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of nanomachines is important for molecular biology and medicine because they are involved in cellular repair pathways of which defects are associated with human disease. Currently, she enjoys a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to study DNA-protein mechanisms by using Optical Tweezers at the Cellular Nanoscience Department in the ZMBP, Tübingen University.

Dr. Rodolfo Palomo-Briones (Geosciences): 'Production of Biofuels and Feedstocks with Anaerobic Microbiomes'

Anaerobic technologies are a near carbon-neutral alternative for the production of fuels and chemical feedstocks of the future. Part of the interest in such technologies comes from the possibility of valorizing carbohydrate-rich residues such as lignocellulosic hydrolysates, wastewater, cheese whey, etc. On one hand, biofuels (e.g., biohydrogen) can be produced through the so-called dark fermentation, which leads to H2 and short-chain carboxylates production from carbohydrates. On the other hand, chain elongation could be coupled to the first process to take advantage of partially oxidized byproducts produced in dark fermentation to produce medium-chain carboxylates (MCC) with higher and wider market value. The direct use of carbohydrates to produce MCC is also possible. In any case, the complete comprehension of the processes and the strategies to control the microbial pathways is a pending task, especially in open culture microbiomes. In this talk, I will give an overview of the bioprocesses leading to H2 and MCC from carbohydrates, as well as the studied strategies to better understand and control them.

I studied Biochemical Engineering from 2006 to 2010 at the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia (Morelia, Mexico). In 2010, I did an internship at the Laboratorio de Investigación en Procesos Avanzados de Tratamiento de Aguas (UNAM, Mexico), where I did my thesis on microbial fuel cells obtaining my bachelor degree in 2011. Afterward, I began my master studies at the Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT), where I investigated the methanol biofiltration coupled to heterologous proteins production. Derived from that work, I obtained my master’s degree in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, I worked as an associate researcher in a project aiming to assess wastewater reuse in gold mining activities (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). Then, from 2015 to 2018, I conducted my doctoral studies at IPICYT about microbial communities in dark fermentative reactors. With such work, I obtained my doctoral degree in 2018. In 2021, I was granted a Georg Forster Research Fellowship to investigate the chain elongation process at the University of Tübingen.

GIP Lectures

Lectures of the Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie
Recordings of previous GIP Lectures can be found here.

Summary of the Next GIP Lecture

In 1837, Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884), one of the most relevant Argentine thinkers of his generation, inaugurated the reception of Fichte in Latin American territory. Alberdi mentions Fichte in a note at the end of his Preliminary Fragment to the Study of Law and again, a few years later, in a brief programmatic writing entitled “Ideas to Preside over the Preparation of the Course of Contemporary Philosophy”. I will argue that despite the geographical distance and cultural differences that set them apart, it is possible to find a deep affinity between Fichte’s and Alberdi’s positions and thoughts. From a shared adherence to a Philosophy of History based on the idea of progress, both made freedom the central theme of their meditations and attributed Philosophy an emancipating role. Thus, concentrating on some passages of the two works in which Alberdi mentions Fichte and on other writings produced around the same time, my proposal is to find Fichte’s spirit in the letter of this young Argentinean thinker. 

The Next GIP Lecture at a Glance

  • 8. February 2022, 7:00 PM
    Maria Jimena Solé, Argentinean National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET):
    “The Early Reception of Fichte in Latin America: Juan Bautista Alberdi”

New Horizons Fellows - Lecture Series

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The Idea of Romantic Love and Its Relation to the Functionality of Modern Dating Platforms

Prof. Dr. Eva Illouz (Sociology), Hebrew University Jerusalem and Prof. Dr. Larry Young (Neuroscience), Emory University

About the CIN Dialogues

Increasingly, human behavior and actions are successfully attributed to neuronal processes. This poses a great challenge to the humanities and social sciences, which have been the domain of such questions until now, but also offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary research. The Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the College of Fellows are taking an important step in this direction with the "CIN Dialogues at the Interface of the Neurosciences and the Arts and Humanities." By crossing disciplinary boundaries, unexpected perspectives open up so that old questions can be posed anew and answers found together.

At the Research University of Tübingen, internationally renowned neurosciences meet traditionally strong humanities and social sciences. There could therefore be no better place for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. However, the CIN Dialogues also want to make the exchange between neuroscience and the humanities and social sciences visible beyond the purely academic sphere and carry it into society.

Past CIN Dialogues

25 November 2019 Moralische Entscheidungen im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin (Philosophie), LMU München

• Prof. em. Dr. Wolf Singer, MPI für Hirnforschung Frankfurt/M.

• Moderation: Gero von Randow, DIE ZEIT

  Limits of Automatization: Workshop

• Philipp Berens (Data Science for Vision Research, Universität Tübingen)

• Jörg Strübing (Wissenschaftssoziologie, Universität Tübingen)

• Andreas Kaminski (Wissenschaftsphilosophie, High Perfomance Computing Center, Universität Stuttgart)

• Benjamin Jantzen (Informatik und Philosophie, Virginia Tech)

• Fabian Sinz (Computational Neuroscience, Universität Tübingen)

12 November 2018 Sucht - Haben wir ein Recht auf Rausch? Drogenpolitik zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böllinger, Bremen

• Prof. Dr. Rainer Thomasius, Hamburg

• Moderation: Gábor Paál

  Sucht - Haben wir ein Recht auf Rausch? Drogenpolitik zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit: Workshop

• Prof. Dr. Dorothee Kimmich, Universität Tübingen

• Prof. Dr. Rainer Thomasius, Universitätskrankenhaus Hamburg-Eppendorf

• Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böllinger, Universität Bremen

• Prof. Dr. Marion Müller, Universität Tübingen

• Prof. Dr. Ansgar Thiel, Universität Tübingen

20 November 2017 Primate Science Fiction: Der Mensch im Spiegel der Primatenforschung. Perspektiven aus Natur- und Kulturwissenschaften: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, Cognitive Ethology, Göttingen

• Prof. Dr. Julika Griem, England und Amerikastudien, Frankfurt

• Moderation: Jessica Staschen

  The Evolution of a Social Brain - "Was können wir von nicht-menschlichen Primaten über den Menschen lernen?": Workshop

• Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, Cognitive Ethology, Göttingen,

• Prof. Dr. Julika Griem, England und Amerikastudien, Frankfurt

• Dr. Claudio Tennie, Ur- und Frühgeschichte/Verhaltensforschung

• Dr. Arianna Ferrari, Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse, Karlsruhe

• Dr. Daniel Hanus, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropolog, Leipzig

1 December 2016 Wird es maschinelles Bewusstsein geben? Ein interdisziplinäres Streitgespräch

• Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel (Neurophysiology, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)

• Prof. Dr. Joachim Buhmann (Information Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich)

• Moderation: Ulrich Schnabel (DIE ZEIT)

  On Conscious Artificial Systems: Workshop

• Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel (Neurophysiology, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)

• Prof. Dr. Christoph von der Malsburg (Neuroinformatik, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)

• Prof. Dr. Martin Butz (Cognitive Modeling, Universität Tübingen)

• Dr. Wanja Wiese (Philosophy of Mind, Universität Mainz)

• Dr. Hong Yu Wong (Neurophilosophy, CIN Tübingen)

3 December 2015 Altern – mehr als nur Verlust? Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch • Prof. em. Dr. Jochen Brandtstädter, Trier
• Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther, Heidelberg
• Prof. Dr. Thomas Rentsch, Dresden
• Moderation: Prof. Wieland Backes
  Zukunft Alter: Desaster oder Chance? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven: Workshop  
3 December 2014 Geschlecht und Gehirn. Neurobiologische versus kulturelle Bedingungen von Geschlechterrollen: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch • Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Psychologie, Abteilung Biopsychologie
• Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
• Moderation: Dr. Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT, Hamburg
  Geschlechterkonstrukte im interdisziplinären Gespräch: Workshop

• Prof. Onur Güntürkün, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Psychologie, Abteilung Biopsychologie
• Prof. Christine Wimbauer/Dr. Almut Peukert, Institut für Soziologie der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

• Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Zentrum für Gender- und Diversitätsforschung der Universität Tübingen

• Prof. Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Voss

• JunProf. Dr. Heike Walz, Evangelische Theologie (Feministische Theologie/theologische Frauenforschung), Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal-Bethel
• Prof. Dr. Regina Ammicht Quinn, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Zentrum für Gender- und Diversitätsforschung der Universität Tübingen

12 December 2013 Musik und Gehirn. Warum und wie wirkt Musik? Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Luca Lombardi (Tel Aviv, Rom)

• Prof. Dr. Eckart Altenmüller (Hannover)
• Moderation: Christoph Drösser (DIE ZEIT)

  Musik und Gehirn. Warum und wie wirkt Musik? Workshop

• Christoph Drösser (DIE ZEIT)
• Prof. Dr. Eckart Altenmüller (HMTM Hannover)
• Prof. Dr. Luca Lombardi
• Prof. Dr. Maria Spychiger (HfMDK Frankfurt/Main)

22 November 2012 Neuronale Grundlagen religiöser Erfahrung: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. em. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf

• Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer

• Moderation: Ulrich Schnabel

  Religiöse Erfahrung in interdisziplinärer Perspektive: Workshop

• Prof. Dr. Christoph Schwöbel (Tübingen)
• Prof. Dr. Jörg Mey (Aachen/Toledo)
• Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch (TU Berlin)
• Prof. Dr. Sebastian Murken (Marburg)

02 November 2011 Wer ist "ICH"? Modelle des Selbst: Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Olaf Blanke (Neurowissenschaften, Lausanne)

• Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzínger (Philosophie, Mainz)

• Moderation: Ulrich Schnabel

  Das Bewusstsein und seine neuronalen Korrelate: Workshop

• Prof. Dr. Reinhard Werth (LMU München)

• Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, HU Berlin)

• Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer (TU München)

• Prof. Dr. Raul Rojas (FU Berlin)

19 November 2010 What are aesthetic Feelings? Ein interdisziplinäres Gespräch

• Prof. Dr. Semir Zeki (Neurowissenschaften, London)

• Prof. Dr. Hans Belting (Kunstwissenschaft und Mediengeschichte, Karlsruhe)

• Moderation: Gert Scobel

  Neuroästhetik und Kunst: Workshop

• Dr. Martin Dresler (MPI für Psychiatrie, München)
• Dr. Daniel Margulies (Association of Neuroaesthetics, Berlin)

• Prof. Dr. Christoph Wagner (Kunstgeschichte, Universität Regensburg)
• Dr. Elena Agudio (Association of Neuroaesthetics, Berlin)

• Dr.Christiane Kruse (Kunstgeschichte, Universität Marburg, derzeit Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

Guest Lectures

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Workshop "The Comparative Anthropology of Worlding" by Philippe Descola

30. Mai - 03. Juni 2022, College of Fellows, University of Tübingen, Germany

Application Deadline: 1 March 2022


“The comparative anthropology of worlding”

Anthropologist Philippe Descola says of himself that he was ill-prepared for the field work for which he lived with the Achuar in Ecuador in the 1980s. Poorly prepared, however, not because of his own failings, but because of the self-evident way in which he took for granted the distinction between nature and culture at that time - a distinction which anthropology has always worked with and which had hardly ever been seriously questioned until then. The matter-of-course nature of this distinction, however, not only prevented (and still prevents) a genuine understanding of societies such as that of the Achuar, but also suggests a fatal misunderstanding of these societies. Since nature and culture cannot be easily separated in their case, they are called “primitive peoples”, who still remain in the prehistoric and pre-cultural stage of human development. Descola points out that such a description is completely mistaken. Instead of being trapped in their immediate natural environment, the Achuar recognise in most animals and plants their own personalities with whom they can communicate at least rudimentarily and whose interests they must respect. The nature-culture-border does not carry here.

Further information here.