27.9.2019 Opening event

Opening event for new publication: Freiheit. Grundwert in Bedrängnis (Hier und Jetzt Verlag), Min L Marti and Jean-Daniel Strub (ed.), with contribution by Prof. Dr. Christine Abbt. Kosmos, Zurich, 19.30.

9.7.2019 Panel

Christine Abbt: Experiences with Direct Democracy, Panel at the CFP Dignity, Democracy, Diversity (IVR World Congress), University of Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

1.7.2019 Lecture

Christine Abbt: "liebend aufpassend unterzuschlüpfen" (Walser), Lecture in the context of the Robert Walser-Installation von Thomas Hirschhorn in Biel.

3.6.2019 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Plurality, UNESCO University Lucerne.

23./24.5.2019 Lecture at the "Historisches Muesum" F. on the Main

Christine Abbt: Forgetting and Remembering. The fascinating meaning of a connective word, Opening lecture at the symposium in the context of the exhibition "Vergessen - Warum wir nicht alles erinnern", "Historisches Museum" Frankfurt on the Main.

8.5.2019 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Ralph Weber (Basel): Enlightenment, Alterity, and China, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

4./5.5.2019 Socratic Society University of Würzburg

Christine Abbt: Philosophy and Politics, Conference of the Socratic Society of Germany: Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, University of Würzburg.

5.2019 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Political Representation and Freedom of Will, Philosophical Society of Eastern Switzerland (PGZ)

3.4.2019 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Joachim Blatter (Lucerne): Boundaries between political "selves" and "others": Using fuzzy-set theory to overcome categorical/binary as well as linear/universal thinking, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

1.4.2019 International Workshop

International Workshop "Towards the Foreign? Self-realization, Alienation, Solidarity", organized by Nahyan Niazi, Christine Abbt and Daniela Herzog, 9.00-16.00, University of Lucerne, room 3.B55.

21.3.2019 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Christine Weder (Geneva): Begehrte Alterität: (Sexual-)Aufklärung und Ästhetik um 1968, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

27.2.2019 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Daniel Fulda (Halle-Wittenberg): Religion – das Andere der Aufklärung?, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

29.1.2019 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Peter G. Kirchschläger (Lucerne): Menschenrechte und Andersheit, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

17.1.2019 International Workshop

International Workshop "'Do not be tempted!' (B. Brecht). Aesthetic Disobedience in German-Language Theatre (1918-2018)", organized by Susanne Schmieden, Christine Abbt and Daniela Herzog, University of Lucerne.

20.12.2018 Philosophy at the Zurich playhouse

Talk with Christine Abbt and Barbara Frey (Director Schauspielhaus Zurich), presented by Urs Sigfried, free entry, Zurich Festival of Philosophy, Schauspielhaus am Pfauen Zürich, starts at 19.30.

11.12.2018 Debating Room

Christine Abbt and Michael Pfister discuss and present: Political Thinking of Women: Christine de Pizan und Sara Ahmed, Literaturhaus Zürich, 19.30-21.00

7.12.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Enlightenment, Alterity, and Adorno?, Workshop on doctoral program "Alterity Revisited – A Closer Look at the Transpositions of a Traveling Concept in the Humanities", Consortium Transpositions of the University of Berne, Lucerne and Utrecht, Venue: University of Lucerne, 7th Decembre 2018.

24.11.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Paradoxical Experiences and Democracy, Conference of the SWIP Switzerland, University of Berne.

23.11.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Solidarity and the Problem of Forgetfulness, Annual Conference of the Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Germany: "Solidarität", Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

7.11.2018 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Donata Schoeller (Reykjavik): Emodied Thinking, Then and Today, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

20.10.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Democracy and Alterity, Philosophy Days "Thinking Democracy: Political Spaces", University of Basel.

16.10.2018 Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity"

Karen Green (Melbourne): Women's Political Thought in Europe 1700-1800, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

27.9.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Alterity – a Useful Term?, International Series of Lecture "Enlightenment and Alterity. Then and Today", University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 18.15-19.45.

11.7.2019 Talk

"At the bar with Christine Abbt. Fourth episode of Five“ (50'), moderated by Roger de Weck, Republik.ch

3.7.2018 Workshop Embodied Critical Thinking

Workshop "Embodied Critical Thinking" with Donata Schoeller and Christine Abbt, University of Lucerne, 3.-4. July 2018, 9-17.00 und 9-14.00. Application required (christine.abbt@unilu.ch) as number of participants is limited.

14.6.2018 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: Foucault again and again, Café Philo at the Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.

Die französischen „Poststrukturalisten“ sind heute als Wegbereiter des Postfaktischen verschrieen. Einer von ihnen aber scheint dagegen immun zu sein: Michel Foucaults (1926–1984) Methoden der Diskursanalyse und Genealogie, seine Studien über Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Wahnsinn und Justiz sind zu kanonischen Grundlagen der Geschichts-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft geworden. Ein Dritteljahrhundert nach Foucaults Tod ist soeben der vierte und letzte Band von dessen „Geschichte der Sexualität“ unter dem Titel „Die Geständnisse des Fleisches“ erschienen. Im Café Philo beschäftigen wir uns damit und halten Rückschau auf die ganze Tetralogie. Was haben uns  Foucaults kritische Hinterfragung der sexuellen Befreiung und sein Begriff der „Selbstsorge“ zu sagen? Und was macht ihn zum unverzichtbaren Klassiker der Geisteswissenschaften? (M. Pfister)

12.6.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Deliberation and Serfdom? Current Social Policy Considerations in Denis Diderot's Late Work, Conference: „Volks-Aufklärung. Zwischen Partizipation und Populismus“, IZEA University of Halle-Wittenberg, 18.15-20.00.

30.5.2018 International Workshop

International Workshop "In Terms of Exclusion. Thinking the Barbarian in Antiquity and Today" with Angela Sierra González, Steve Howe, Simon Weber and Markus Winkler, organised by Leire Urricelqui and Christine Abbt, University of Lucerne, 30th May 2018, Room 4.A05, 9.30-17.00.

5.2018

Christine Abbt: Adorno's Ignorance of the Radical Enlightenment, Workshop: „Rethinking Enlightenment“, University of Melbourne.

19.3.2018 International Conference

"'To Each their Own? Everything for Me!' Inequality and Injustice in Current Debates", International Conference in co-operation with Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger, University of Lucerne.
Contributors: PD Dr. Béatrice Lienemann (Frankfurt am Main), Prof. Dr. Robert Vorholt (Luzern), Prof. Dr. Hille Haker (Chicago), Prof. Dr. Georg Lohmann (Magdeburg), Prof. Dr. Filip Karfik (Fribourg), Prof. Dr. Christine Abbt (Luzern), Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger (Luzern).

28.2.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Democratic Self-Conception in Greek Antiquity and Today, lecture series "Democracy?", Philosophical Society of Central Switzerland (PGZ), 19.15-21.00.

16.2.2018 Lecture

Christine Abbt: The curtain goes up. The aesthetic and political significance of framing, X. Congress of the German Society for Aesthetics: "Das ist Ästhetik!", 14.-17. February 2018, University of Art and Design Offenbach on the Main.

5.2.2018 Talk with Svenja Goltermann

Christine Abbt in conversation with Svenja Goltermann on the publication of Goltermann's study "Opfer - Die Wahrnehmung von Krieg und Gewalt in der Moderne" (Frankfurt on the Main 2017), Literaturhaus Zurich, 20.00.

9.1.2018 Invited Lecture Co-operation Partner

Christian Benne: Kants Überlegungen zur 'ästhetischen Idee' als Grundlage einer Literaturphilosophie, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B48, 16.30-18.30.

12.12.2017 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "politically correct" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.

11.12.2017 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Zuhören. Ein subversiver Akt, Auditorium University of Zurich, 19.30.

5.12.2017 Invited Lecture Co-operation Partner

Donata Schoeller: On Hannah Arendt and Stanley Cavell, University of Lucerne, 16.15.

25.11.2017 Open Seminar

Christine Abbt: Judgement in 'postfactual' times, in cooperation with the Theatre of Lucerne and MAZ, School for Journalism Lucerne.

25.11.2017 Panel

Christine Abbt: What means 'truth', Box Theater Luzern.

5.10.2017 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Binding plurality. Eine demokratische Zumutung?, series „Tolerance“, Philosophical Society Zurich, University of Zurich, 18.30-20.00.

28.6.2017 Lecture

Leire Urricelqui: The Logocentric Barbarian and the Ungrievable Terrorist - An Analysis of the Grammar of Oppression and the Metrics of Grievability, 5th Graduate Conference in Political Theory "Politics of the Sensate Subject", Sciences Po Paris.

21.6.2017 Lecture

Leire Urricelqui: (Un)grievable Voices. On Discursive Violence, Giving Life to Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero, University of Brighton.

13.6.2017 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "post facto" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.15.

30.5.2017 Reading and Discussion

Jonas Lüscher, the author of "Frühling der Barbaren", will read from his newest novel "Kraft" that has been recently published at the Beck publishing house. University of Lucerne, Room 4.B47, 16.15-18.00.

24.5.2017 Lecture

Christine Abbt: With different eyes. Perspective and Pluralism, Conference „Perspectivism. The Invisible Accompaniment“, Collegium Helveticum of the ETH Zurich, 14.15-20.00.

13.5.2017 Lecture

Leire Urricelqui: Die Figur des Fremden in der politischen Philosophie, SWB-Jahresthema "fremd-inconnu" in Emmenbrücke, 10.30-17.15.

29.3.2017 Lecture KWI

Caroline Emcke (Berlin): "I can’t breathe" - der Tod von Eric Garner in Staten Island, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B58, 16.15-18.00.

5.2.2017 Luzerner Begegnungen

Christine Abbt, Alexander Fries and Benedikt von Peter: The foreign as an opportunity, Public Discussion Series in the "Box" of the Theatre of Lucerne, 11.00.

16.01.2017 Colloquium on Diderot IV

Denis Diderot: Jacques der Fatalist und sein Herr, in co-operation with the SNSF Professorship for Cultural and Literature Studies, University of Lucerne, Room HS 2, 13.15-15.45.

12.1.2017 Interview

Christine Abbt: "Migration, democracy and the figure of the foreigner and multi-tasker“, Interview: Katharina Flieger, Coucou, cultural magazine Winterthur.

19.12.2016 Invited Lecture Research Partner

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University): Können und sollen die Geisteswissenschaften überleben? (Keine rhetorische Frage), University of Lucerne, Room 4.B47, 18.15-20.00.

8.12.16 Lecture

Leire Urricelqui: Der Anachronismus des Barbaren. Historisch-politische Semantik der Asymmetrie, Series of Lecture (2/5) Pädagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg.

6.12.2016 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "liberal" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.

2.12.2016 Conference

Politics and Spectacle: Denis Diderot, i”, conference at the International Center of Cultural Sciences (IFK) at the University of Linz in Vienna.

27.11.2016 Lecture and Discussion

Nahyan Niazi: Solidarität und Selbstverwirklichung, Café Philo Solothurn.

17.11.2016 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Nothing but talking. Political sociability in Diderot's philosophical writings, Conference "Enlightenment as a process" organized by Boris Previsic and Armin Wildermuth, Neubad Lucerne.

15.11.2016 Lecture

Nahyan Niazi: Beruf und Berufung. Was die Wirtschaft will und was der Mensch braucht, Institute of Education, University of Zurich.

5.11.2016 Lecture

Susanne Schmieden: "perhaps / I am the Both, which has just come about": The Staging of Critical Identities and their Critical Potential in the Theater of Bertolt Brecht, 13th Congress of the Society for Theatre studies, University of Frankfurt and Giessen.

6.-8.10.2016 Conference

Forms of the Political: Diderot's Virtuosity and its Reception in the German-Speaking World (1746-2016), International Conference in cooperation with Peter Schnyder (University of Neuchâtel) at the University of Lucerne.

7.10.2016 Lecture

Nahyan Niazi: The Anarchist Mindset, Conference "Anarchie als herrschaftlose Ordnung?" organized by Luca Langensand and Klaus Mathis, University of Lucerne.

2.10.2019 Interview

Christine Abbt: „There is a darkroom in every human being“, Interview: Pirmin Bossart, Central Switzerland on Sunday.

17.9.2016 Lecture

Susanne Schmieden: Zitierbarkeit als philosophische Methode – H. Arendt, W. Benjamin und die Gegenwart der Moderne, Symposium "Philosophie und ihre Geschichte" of the Swiss Philosophical Society (SPG), University of Geneva.

9.9.2016 Colloquium on Diderot III

Denis Diderot: Paradox über den Schauspieler, in cooperation with SNSF Professorship for Cultural and Literature Studies, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B01, 14.15-16.30.

8.9.2016 Panel

Christine Abbt: Philosophy for the Polis, Fifth international congress of the Society for Ancient Philosophy (GANPH), University of Zurich, 17.45-18.50.

4.9.2016 Sternstunde Philosophie

Christine Abbt and Reinhard Merkel in conversation with Barbara Bleisch on the topic: The Burka. A philosophical view behind the veil, Moderation: Barbara Bleisch, Television SRF1, Sternstunde Philosophie.

14.6.2016 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "on the run" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.

7.6.2016 Invited Lecture Research Partner

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University): Prosa der Welt. Warum Hegel von Diderot irritiert (und fasziniert) war, University of Lucerne, Room 4.B47, 17.15-18.45.

13.5.2016 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Stubbornness and foreigner's manipulation? Schiller's „Wilhelm Tell“ and Human Rights, Conference: „Philosophy of Literature“, Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen and Institute for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk, Universitet Copenhagen.

12.5.2016 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Der Kompromiss. Überlegungen zu einer Form politischer Übereinkunft. Schweizerische (Un-)tugenden im Blick der Literatur und Philosophie, The departmental colloquium of the Institute of Philosophy, University of Berne.

9.5.2016 Movie Screening

Under the Sun, public screening in the context of the lecture "Irony and Politics", University of Lucerne, Room HS 8, 17.15-19.15.

7.3.2016 Lecture

Christine Abbt: From Difference: Adorno, Derrida, Butler, Educational program "Wissenschaft und Weisheit", series: "Generalizations. The mysteriousness of a habit of thinking", University of Zurich.

16.2.2016 Radio

Christine Abbt: Der Blick ins Feuilleton mit einem Gast, Interview, Kultur Kompakt Radio SRF 2.

8.2.2016 Panel

Christine Abbt et al.: Evil and the Just, University of Zurich, 19.30.

21.1.2016 Colloquium on Diderot II

Denis Diderot: Brief über die Taubstummen, in cooperation with SNSF Professorship for Cultural and Literature Studies, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B48, 13.15-16.00.

 

18.1.2016 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Evil and Freedom, series of events: "Das Böse und die gerechte Sache", Volkshochschule Zurich, University of Zurich.

10.12.2015 Invited Lecture Research Partner

Christian Benne (University of Copenhagen): Lessing/Schlegel. Zur Politik des esoterischen Gesprächs, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B52, 17.15.

1.12.2015 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "Gender Trouble" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.

2.9.2015 Colloquium on Diderot I

Denis Diderot: Brief über die Blinden zum Gebrauch für die Sehenden, in cooperation with SNSF Professorship for Cultural and Literature Studies, University of Lucerne, Room 3.B55, 14.15-16.00.

27.8.2015 Lecture

Christine Abbt: Forgetting in the Digital Age, International Symposium "Privacy and Security", ETH Zurich.

15.6.2015 Debating Room

Christine Abbt, Michael Pfister: What does "thinking with Denis Diderot" mean?, Literaturhaus Zurich, 19.30-21.00.