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The Ends of the Humanities

10-13 September 2017, Luxembourg

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The Ends of the Humanities 2017

International Conference

The humanities have a general responsibility towards society and one of their mandates is to preserve the cultural skills and knowledge societies depend on. Their role is to reveal alternatives in dealing with current issues and future challenges.

The conference The Ends of the Humanities seeks to underline the various ways in which the humanities engage with the future and inform ongoing cultural processes; at the same time, it acknowledges that to ensure their survival, the humanities must reach beyond established traditions in teaching and research. More specifically, it aims to examine how individual fields position themselves in relation to different social issues in the humanities – and which areas need to be developed further. Papers will investigate the relationship between the humanities on the one hand, and ethics, cultural and social politics, the education system, the law, the economy, new technologies and other sciences, on the other.

organised by

Prof. Dr Georg Mein
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
University of Luxembourg

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dirk Baecker
Witten/Herdecke University
Jürgen Fohrmann
University of Bonn
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Stanford University
Claudine Moulin
University of Trier
Cary Wolfe
Rice University, Houston
VENUE
BELVAL, UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG & INSTITUTE PIERRE WERNER, NEUMUNSTER ABBEY

While the conference's opening event takes place in the historical premises of the Institute Pierre Werner at Neumünster Abbey, the main conference will be held at the University's Belval Campus. With its mixture of former steelwork facilities and modern architecture, Belval is a unique site with an inspiring atmosphere.

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LOCATION
Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and in particular its capital, is a truly cosmopolitan country. Situated in the heart of Europe, bordered by Belgium, France and Germany, and seat of many European institutions, Luxembourg offers a multilingual and multicultural environment.

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ACCOMMODATION
TOP HOTELS IN Luxembourg

Luxembourg offers a broad variety of accommodations. We suggest a couple of hotels to our participants, one of which is located directly at the University's site. The others are situated in the picturesque city centre.

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CONTACT

CALL OR SEND US A MESSAGE
Organiser | Prof. Dr. Georg Mein

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts, and Education

University of Luxembourg

georg.mein@uni.lu

Main Office | Dr Isabell Baumann

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts, and Education

University of Luxembourg

isabell.baumann@uni.lu

+352 46 66 44 9331

Abstracts | Dr Till Dembeck

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts, and Education

University of Luxembourg

till.dembeck@uni.lu

University of Luxembourg
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