Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Humboldt Lecture Series at Tübingen University

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 Welcome Center of Tübingen University, the Humboldt Club and CIIS.

The lecture series is supported by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation.

Winter 2020/21

Due to the current restrictions, the Humboldt Lecture Series will take place as an online event.

11.11.2020, 6.30 p.m.

•     Welcoming addresses: Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl, Vice-President for Research, University of Tübingen

•     Dr. Enno Aufderheide, General Secretary of the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation

•   Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Kou Murayama (Education), University of Tübingen: Is Rewarding Children Good in Education?

Abstract and CV


09.12.2020, 6.30 p.m.

•     Dr. Andrea Santuy (Medicine), Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain:
The Self-Regulatory Brain: Keeping Neurons Under Control
→ Abstract and CV

•     Dr. Arnoud Kengmo Tchoupa (Microbiology/Medicine), Warwick Medical School, UK:
Probing Bubbles: Extracellular Vesicles at the Skin-Bacteria Interface
Abstract and CV


13.01.2021, 6.30 p.m.

•     Dr. Shiyanthi Thavapalan (Assyriology), Brown University, USA:
Ancient Mesopotamia Between Science and the Senses
Abstract and CV

•     Prof. Dr. Federico Pailos (Philosophy of Logic), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Metainferential Logics
Abstract and CV

10.02.2021, 6.30 p.m.

•     Dr. Kingsley Omage (Biochemistry), Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria:
Understanding Edema Formation in Kidney Diseases. The Role of Urinary Proteases
Abstract and CV

•    Dr. Ümit Namli (Criminal Justice), Durham University, UK:
Behavioral Changes Among the Organized Crime Groups and Illegal Drug Price Fluctuations Before and After COVID 19
Abstract and CV