Communication in Philosophy, Religion, and Society: International Schleiermacher Conference in Paris 2020

June 2, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Université Paris Nanterre (Christian Berner); Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Sarah Schmidt); Centre Georg Simmel-EHESS/CNRS (Denis Thouard); Internationale Schleiermacher Gesellschaft

Université Paris I Sorbonne (Conférence inaugurale); Université Nanterre (Conférences et Ateliers); Institut Protestant de Théologie Paris, IPT (Conférences)
Paris and Nanterre

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This International Schleiermacher Congress in Paris will examine the philosopher, theologian, pedagogue, translator, and educational reformer Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher from the perspective of his work as a theorist of communication. The proceedings will be organized around the following main topics:

1.  Polemics/Apologetics: Cultures of Debate in Religion, Science, and Society

2.  Play/Protest/Utopia: Dimensions of Sociability

3.  The Materiality and Mediality of Communication: Cultural Practices of Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Translation

Plenary lectures by invited speakers will take place in the morning. To apply to give an afternoon panel-presentation, please consult the posted Call for Papers.

All conference participants (audience as well as speakers) are warmly invited to have a drink at the Sorbonne on June 2, 2020 and to participate in a reception in the court of Institut Protestant de Théologie Paris (IPT) on June 3, 2020. The organizers are currently seeking funding for the travel and hotel costs for all speakers. However, a reliable confirmation about funding is not possible before early 2020.

The Call for Papers, a preliminary program of the conference, and suggestions regarding affordable travel to, and accommodations in, Paris will soon be posted on this website and can also be found at the website of the Schleiermacher-Gesellschaft:

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