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Slovenian Philosopher to Hold Hegel Lecture at Dahlem Humanities Center on March 31

№ 53/2011 from Feb 24, 2011

The well-respected Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek will hold this year’s Hegel Lecture put on by Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC), Freie Universität Berlin, on March 31, 2011, in the Henry Ford Building in Dahlem. The lecture will deal with the question “Is It Still Possible to Be a Hegelian Today?” and will be given in English. The event and reception are public and free of charge. If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to by March 23.

Slavoj Žižek, born in 1949, teaches and conducts research at the University of Ljubljana and the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. He is also the International Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. Žižek’s numerous books and articles cover a variety of subjects ranging from the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, to popular culture and political theory. They have been translated into more than 20 languages. Recent publications include Living in the End Times (2010), First as Tragedy, Then as Force (2009), and How to Read Lacan (2007).

The annual Hegel Lecture is the highlight of the public activities of Dahlem Humanities Center. The lecture is indebted to the central value of the philosophy of Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel: freedom.

Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) unites the humanities at Freie Universität Berlin, the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in Germany. It provides an overarching, interdisciplinary research framework for the various humanities disciplines. Dahlem Humanities Center has contracted cooperation agreements with numerous organizations and other research institutions in Germany and abroad, as well as museums, theaters, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), and DeutschlandRadio.

Further Information

Time and Place:

  • Henry Ford Building, Max Kade Auditorium, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m.

To attend, please send an e-mail by March 23, 2011, to:

For further information, please contact:

Katja Heinrich, Dahlem Humanities Center
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-55057 and -52043