„Out of the Dark“ is a new international and interdisciplinary format of lectures and workshops at the Social Science Department of Hamburg University that investigates society from its “dark” sides, commonly known as violence, insecurity, vulnerability, precarity, conflict, disorder, or fear. Inspired by a postcolonial gesture, criminology is reshaped here as a discipline that takes on the challenge of reflecting on the conditions of our times in which uncertainty and radicalization are weaving themselves increasingly into our lives and politics.
Speakers in 2017 (Summer Term):
- Louiza Odysseos (University of Sussex): April 25, 2017, "The metamorphoses of human rights: disclosures of rightlessness and practices of self-formation"
- Jean and John Comaroff (Harvard University): May 23-24, 2017, "The Truth About Crime: knowledge, sovereignty, and the metaphysics of disorder"
- Saul Lehrfreund (Death Penalty Project, London): June 13, 2017, "The death penalty – Commonwealth trends, judicial reforms and future challenges"
Speakers in 2016/17 (Winter Term):
- Peter Burgess (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris): December 15, 2016, "Digital Sovereignty"
- Austin Zeiderman (London School of Economics and Political Science): January 16, 2017, "Endangered City: Securing the Future in Bogotá"
All lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Allende-Platz 1, Room 250.
Organization: Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel and Prof. Dr. Susanne Krasmann