Lucerne Master Classes 2015-2019 | The Culture of Markets
Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers.
Markets are currently the focus of many scientific disciplines, as well as the general public. On the one hand they seem to have increasingly displaced other norms of goods distribution, leaving few alternatives. On the other, they have come under significant fire since the financial crisis.
Running annually from 2015-2019, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSL) at the University of Lucerne will be offering one-week master classes under the general title The Culture of Markets, which will offer the opportunity to analyse the variety of virulent problems in the market through a range of scientific perspectives.
This year's Lucerne Master Class took place from 28 May to 1 june with Prof. Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley) on the topic of "Where Liberal Democracy Once Was: Liberal Authoritarianism in the Twenty-First Century ". The week-long event was the fourth of five master classes running annually from 2015-2019 under the general topic "The Culture of Markets".
The aim of the Master Class is to offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present his of her work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest experts. The guest expert will also discuss his current work with the doctoral students, allowing for an in-depth conversation with benefits for all involved. Finally, the aim is to deepen the participants’ understandings of markets and to go beyond common patterns of perception. The guest expert will also present his research as part of a public lecture, in which the audience will be invited to put questions to him.
The course format Lucerne Master Class and its scientific focus on "The Culture of Markets" were developed by Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann between 2013 and 2015. Martin Hartmann is the former chair of the board at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Lucerne Master Classes are organised by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne.
Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann
Professor of Philosophy, Chair for Practical Philosophy
T +41 41 229 57 10 • F +41 41 229 55 35 • Room 3.A43 • martin.hartmann @ unilu.ch
More information about Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann (Department of Philosophy)
Dr. Christina Cavedon
T +41 41 229 55 16 • F +41 41 229 55 65 • christina.cavedon
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 • michael.widmer @ unilu.ch
The Lucerne Master Classes are supported by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland