28/09/14

News from Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, our collaborators in the Second LASSnet Edition in Pune

Award of the "Premio Laici per il Mediterraneo 2014" to Professor Gephart

The "Premio Laici per il Mediterraneo 2014" will be awarded to the Center's Director, Prof. Dr. jur. Werner Gephart, at the "Festival Mediterraneo della Laicità" on 19 October 2014 in Pescara. The Center views this as recognition for the efforts to encourage discourse about religious and secular validity cultures in the Mediterranean region, the cradle of numerous legal cultures.
News August 2014
New Publications

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“Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change” by Martin Albrow has just been released as a further volume in the publication series “Schriftenreihe Recht als Kultur”. Martin Albrow was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” from October 2012 to September 2013; since then, he has been appointed Senior Fellow at the Center.

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A further new release is the volume “Recht” (“Law”) of the Max Weber-Studienausgabe (Max Weber study edition) (MWS I/22-3) edited by Werner Gephart and Siegfried Hermes and including an extensive postcript by Werner Gephart.
Professor Dr. Gephart holds the speech for the establishment of the “Chair of Philosophy Jacques Derrida ‘Law and Culture’” at the University of Turin
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Professor Dr. Gephart holds the speech for the establishment of the “Chair of Philosophy Jacques Derrida ‘Law and Culture’” at the University of Turin

On the 10th anniversary of the death of philosopher Jacques Derrida on October 9, 2014, a “Chair of Philosophy Jacques Derrida” will be created in his honor in Turin with the specification “Law and Culture”. The naming latches on to the final years of the great philosopher's life, during which he took increasing interest in questions of law and non-deconstructible justice. The Director of the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, will hold the opening speech for the establishment of this chair at the University of Turin. The chair holder for the first year will be Paris sociologist Michel Wieviorka.

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