With the proliferation of online lectures, working groups and all manner of events, we at the JHI Blog thought it would be a good idea to consolidate news and opportunities relevant to our colleagues working in intellectual history. We will publish these roundups of public lectures, conferences, calls for papers, working groups and new journal issues every other Saturday.

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Hans Blumenberg Seminar Series and Special Events

30 November, Willem Styfhalls (Leuven) Hans Blumenberg’s eschatology – On the Metaphor of the World’s Doom
7 December Pini Ifergan (Bar-Ilan) Goethe and Philosophy? Blumenberg’s version

All seminars on Mondays, 5 pm (UK time) on zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89764748793
Convener: Audrey Borowski (Oxford). Link.


Lecture: “The Memory of Racial Terror: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum,” Marita Sturken (New York University)

Cultural Memory Seminar, Columbia University
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 03:00 PM EST. Register.


Lecture: “German as a Jewish Problem,” Marc Volovici (Birkbeck College)

Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, University of Oxford
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm GMT. Register.


Conference: Singularity’s -abilities: In Celebration of Samuel Weber’s 80th Birthday

On the occasion of Samuel Weber’s 80th birthday, twelve scholars who have been inspired and influenced by his work will give short papers, reflecting on the ways in which Weber’s thinking constellates with their own, revealing a singular multiplicity of disciplines.
Presentations will be in English and German.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 9:00AM – 1:30PM  CST. Register.


Lecture: “Money and Capital in Volume I of Capital,” Fred Moseley (Mount Holyoke College)

Yale University, Franke Lectures in the Humanities
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:00pm EST. Register.


Roundtable: Experiencing and Remembering Cultural Trauma

As illness and deaths mount and COVID-19 continues to exact its toll, there is no question that we are experiencing a cultural trauma of enormous magnitude and globality.  The time is right for asking: What does it mean for a community as a whole to experience trauma? How does the community represent the trauma, both as it is unfolding and in the future? How will it remember the trauma in the future? How will these memories affect future experiences? 

Center for Public Scholarship, New School for Social Research
Friday, December 4, 2020, 12:00PM to 1:30pm (EST). Register.

Featured Image: Eastman Johnson, Interesting News, 1872.