CFP: 29th Annual Nietzsche Congress

Submission deadline: May 31, 2018

Conference date(s):
October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Friedrich Nietzsche Stiftung
Naumburg, Germany

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Friedrich-Nietzsche-Stiftung – Nietzsche-Gesellschaft e. V.

"Friedrich Nietzsche between History and Memory"

29th International Nietzsche-Congress

October 11-14, 2018 at the Nietzsche-Documentation Center, Naumburg

Anthony Jensen (Providence) – Carlotta Santini (Berlin)

History and memory rank as central themes in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. As one of the last philosophers of the 19th Century, Nietzsche naturally belongs to the so-called ‘historical century’. The contentious exchange with the past and with antiquity – as much as the mechanisms, the dangers, and the lessons of memory and tradition – are continually examined and stand in close relationship with Nietzsche’s vision of life and his project of human development.The 2018 Jahrestagung of the Nietzsche Gesellschaft will focus on the analysis of core questions in the philosophies of history and memory, and their respective convergence in the thought of Nietzsche. The epistemological relevance of these central concepts will be thematized alongside those concerning history, forgetting, memory, tradition, and education. The discussion of these rich themes unifies a broad spectrum of questions, from that of cultural memory and contemporary philosophy of mind to a reconstruction of Nietzsche’s sources and reception.

Keynote Speakers: Jan Assmann (Basel), Christoph Schuringa (London), Vanessa Lemm (Adelaide), Aviezer Tucker (Boston), Didier Franck (Paris), Hubert Thüring (Basel), Hans Ruin (Stockholm), Carlotta Santini (Cambridge), Anthony Jensen (Providence), Martin Saar (Frankfurt am Main).

Possible Panels:

A) History as “Geschichte” or “Historie”

B) Memory between “Erinnern” and “Vergessen”

C) Traditions and their Critique

D) Education and ‘Mnemotechnik’

E) Sources and Reception

Applications (in German or English language) for the panel sections with an Abstract (max. 500 words) and CV until May 31st, 2018.

Friedrich-Nietzsche-Stiftung und Nietzsche-Gesellschaft e.V., Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum, Jakobsmauer 12, D-06618 Naumburg/Saale

Tel.: +49 (0) 3445/ 26 11 33 Fax: +49 (0) 3445/ 26 11 58

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