Judith Butler to Speak at Freie Universität

U.S.-American Philosopher to Hold Hegel Lecture at Dahlem Humanities Center

№ 5/2009 from Jan 13, 2009

The American philospher, Judith Butler, will be giving this year’s Hegel Lecture at Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC), Freie Universität Berlin. The title of her lecture, to be held February 3, 2009, is "Frames of War." Judith Butler is a professor of rhetorics and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her lecture will be held in English. The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested.

Judith Butler is one of the most important American intellectuals of the present. Her research fields include gender research, the philosophy of language, ethics, and political theory.  Her major focus is on the discussion of identity categories.

The annual Hegel Lecture is the highlight of events open to the public at Dahlem Humanities Center. Each lecture deals with  some aspect of the central value of Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel's  philosophy: freedom.

Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) builds on the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in all of Germany. It provides an overarching, interdisciplinary research framework for the various humanities disciplines at Freie Universität Berlin. Dahlem Humanities Center has cooperation agreements with numerous research institutions, museums, theaters, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK), and DeutschlandRadio in Germany, as well as with several universities from abroad.


  • Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m.; admission begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture Hall 1a, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin (subway stop: Thielplatz, U3)

Please register by January 27: Email: butler@dhc.fu-berlin.de

Additional information may be obtained from:

  • Katja Heinrich and Kareen Klein, Dahlem Humanities Center, Telephone: +49 (0)30 838-55057, Email: admin@dhc.fu-berlin.de