CFP: Kyoto in Davos -- Author meet Critics

Submission deadline: June 3, 2024

Conference date(s):
June 27, 2024 - June 28, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, TU Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Germany

Topic areas


Call for Poster: Kyoto in Davos III – authors meet critics
Place: TU Braunschweig, Pockelsstraße 4, Seminarraum, PK 4.117 (Altgebäude, 1. OG)
Date/Time: Thursday June 27th, 2024, 2 p.m. to Friday June 28th, 2024, 4 p.m

Call for Poster (Poster Competition):
The Call for Poster ( is primarily aimed at students and doctoral students in philosophy or social sciences, anthropology, linguistics, literary studies, religious studies, political science, gender studies and cultural studies in the broadest sense (Japanese studies, East Asian studies, etc.) who are open to philosophical questions. In terms of content, topics that generally address the question of interculturality, global and postcolonial thinking can be submitted. Historical-descriptive, methodological, sociological, ethnological, empirical or philosophical work can be considered. Please consider the following questions:

    • What is meant by interculturality and how should it be conceptualized?
    • How does interculturality manifest itself in the conflict between the self and the other?
    • How can power relations and injustice be recognized and overcome in a simultaneously globalized and yet culturally pluralistic world? Can an an adequate understanding of interculturality contribute to this?
    • Which image of mankind and which social and material environmental concepts are connected with an adequate understanding of interculturality?

The following topics and keywords can also be included:
    • human environment and cultural-material environment
    • dialogue, understanding, translation and hermeneutics
    • xenology and identity
    • language, landscape, architecture, rites, literature, trade, economy and art in the light of interculturality
    • social ontologies
    • justice, power and gender issues with regard to interculturality
    • digitally-datafied net culture (e.g. social media) - problems and opportunities for interculturality
    • Gaming (homo ludens) and interculturality

Please submit an abstract in English of 300 words in which you outline the poster in terms of a question and a preliminary thesis to domenico.schneider@tu-braunschweig by June 3rd, 2024. The poster should be in English like the conference language.

Conference Description

Authors and critics meet to reflect on the results of the anthology Kyoto in Davos. Intercultural Readings of the Cassirer-Heidegger Debate (2023) in an international conference. Renowned speakers from Japanese and intercultural philosophy will come together to discuss fundamental questions about the human being in an open and global context. In addition to the three discussion panels and two keynotes on German-Japanese philosophy, there will be a poster competition by students of the KTW programme and students of philosophy on the topic of intercultural anthropology. The conference is made possible by funding from the Braunschweiger Hochschulbund e.V.


  • Davos debate between Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger (Davos 1929
  • Global and intercultural philosophy
  • Japanese philosophy of the 19th and 20th century
  • Thought experiments on intercultural and multi-perspective thinking
  • Divided paths: lifting analytical and continental philosophy out of a Eurocentric context and placing it in a global perspective
  • Intercultural anthropology
  • Authors meet critics
  • Poster competition by KTW students and philosophy students on intercultural anthropology

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