Summer Academy: Lectures

You are cordially invited to attend our public lectures of the Summer Academy “Language, Science and Aesthetics”.

Lecture I  11 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, AUB, Building 37
 Ray Brassier (American University of Beirut)
Dialectics between Suspicion and Trust

Lecture II  12 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, Orient-Institut Beirut
Hans Harder
(University of Heidelberg)
Reading Paratexts: The significance of textual frames

Lecture III  13 Sept, 11.30 am – 1.00 pm, Orient-Institut Beirut
Nader el-Bizri (
American University of Beirut)
Ontological-Epistemological Renewals within the Dialectics of Tradition and Modernity?
Critical reflections on
methodology in the field of ‘Arabic sciences and philosophy’

Lecture IV  15 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, Orient-Institut Beirut
Kirsten Scheid
(American University of Beirut)

Lecture V  16 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, Orient-Institut Beirut
Monica Juneja
(University of Heidelberg)
From the Religious to the Aesthetic Image – or the struggle over art that offends

Lecture VI  18 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, AUB, Building 37
Bodhisattva Kar
(University of Cape Town)
Modernity and Misplacement: A curious history of anachronism

The public lectures are part of the Summer Academy “Language, Science and Aesthetics – Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia”, which takes place from 11 – 19 September 2014 in Beirut.

Jointly organized by Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) and Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.




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  1. 03/03/2015

    […] During the ten days of the Summer Academy the participants presented and discussed their research projects in various formats: There were daily meetings in small groups – project presentations – which were divided into three parallel working groups (language, science, and aesthetics). The participants presented and discussed ongoing research projects. The research seminars were a platform for the tutors to present their current work and research questions to the plenum. In addition, there were multiple thematic discussions where questions concerning the overall framework of the Summer Academy were discussed. These formats were complemented by a series of lectures that took place at the Orient-Institut Beirut and the American University of Beirut. These addressed various themes and problems such as the textual and artistic genres; modernity and governmentality; renewing falsafa; global history and conceptions of the local; language, universalism, and Enlightenment; modernity and misplacement; and situating science. A detailed schedule you will find here. […]

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