Ringvorlesung: inherit‘s Lecture Series „Heritage in Transformation“

inherit‘s Lecture Series „Heritage in Transformation“inherit_lecture series_summer 2024

Which pasts are valued and why? How has this changed historically, and in what ways is it changing today? What gets to count as heritage, and in what broader global and local transformations is this entangled? How can heritage be proactively changed to help address pressing social, political, and environmental problems, including those of decolonisation, cultural conflict, and the climate crisis? And how do the arts, humanities, and social sciences need to be done differently to comprehend and enable the potential of such transformations? This lecture series introduces and showcases exciting trans- and multi-disciplinary humanities approaches to such questions. It does so with a particular focus on the following three strands of ongoing transformation: the decentring of the West (Europe/Global North); the decentring of the human; and the transformation of value. These three strands structure the research programme of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s new Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation. Lecture series contributors will be drawn from inherit’s core team and international fellows, which include artists of various media as well as researchers from a wide range of humanities and social sciences, such as anthropology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, political science, and sociology.


08.05.  Launch of Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation

(Tieranatomisches Theater, Campus Nord –  Haus 3, Philippstraße 13, 10115 Berlin)

Welcome Address:

Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal – President, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Christina Norwig – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Opening Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald, Prof. Dr. Eva Ehninger – Directors, inherit. heritage in transformation


15.05. Overview Presentation of inherit. heritage in transformation Fellows

Chair: Margareta von Oswald


22.05. Mathhieu Picas

“More-than-Human Archaeological Heritage Ownership: Beyond the Institutional Management of Sacred Sites in the Maya Regions of Guatemala and Mexico”

Chair: Eva Ehninger


29.05. Kyrill Kunakovich

“A History of Heritage: UNESCO and the Invention of Heritage Discourse”

Chair: Sharon Macdonald


05.06. Gizem Zencirci

“The Politics of Reviving Ottoman-Islamic Civilizational Heritage in Turkey”

Chair: Habiba Insaf


12.06. Pansee Abou El Atta

“Hurma: Counter-Colonial Valuations of Egyptian Things”

Chair: Tal Adler


19.06. Christof Lammer

“Panda Heritage: Kinship Measurements and Life’s Value in Species Conservation”

Chair: Yoonha Kim


26.06. Ganna Liulikova

“What Is Meant When Talking about Soviet Culture? Unveiling the Concept of Unified Soviet Culture in the Context of Present-Day Society”

Chair: Elisaveta Dvorakk


03.07. Chunjie Zhang

“Philosophy, Life, and World Culture in the Early Twentieth Century”

Chair: Sharon Macdonald


10.07. Javier Toscano

“Computing Time Otherwise. Ancient Devices, Surviving Traces, Co-Existent Rhythms”

Chair: Elisaveta Dvorakk


Organisation: Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation

Kontakt: Elisaveta Dvorakk elisaveta.dvorakk@hu-berlin.de

Weiterführende Information: https://inherit.hu-berlin.de/events/heritage-in-transformation sowie