Public Science Lecture of Prof. Wulf of Freie Universität Berlin in Moscow
News from Oct 28, 2013
Freie Universität Berlin, the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH) Moscow and the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) invite to a public lecture of Prof. Christoph Wulf of Freie Universität Berlin.
Prof. Wulf describes his lecture as follows:
My presentation is intended as a contribution to the heated discussion on the self-definition of anthropology that has been ongoing in recent years. To this end, I shall develop the broad outlines of a concept of a historical and cultural anthropology that does not, by definition, distinguish between societies and cultures of varying degrees of development. I proceed from the assumption that all human societies and cultures have equal status. However, there are and must be different areas of specialization within anthropology. The frame of reference of my investigation is the development of anthropological thought in Europe and particularly in Germany over the last century. This is where I have carried out the historical, ethnographic, and philosophical studies. The fragmentation and “deterritorialization” of contemporary anthropology hold considerable potential for the development of new modes of anthropological reflection and research. They also provide an opportunity to free ourselves from outdated traditions of our discipline and to redefine the horizons of anthropology. In this redefinition, the perspectives that are emerging from globalization are becoming increasingly important.
Date and time: November 5, 2013. 5:30 p.m.
Place: Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaya place 6, "Vystovochnij Sal", 6th floor
Participants are very welcome. You are kindly requested to register to attend the lecture.