Center for Interdisziplinary Research

The Imagination of Human Rights

Date: June 27 - 29, 2013

Convenors: Susanne Kaul (Bielefeld, GER) und David D. Kim (East Lansing, USA)

The aim of this workshop was to engage scholars from anthropology, cultural, literary and media studies, history, philosophy, sociology, law, and psychology in a multidisciplinary debate on human rights. At stake was the imagination of properly correlating the increasing violation of human rights around the globe and the normative conception thereof in contemporary discourses on democracy. Topics ranged from genealogical inquiries and affective responses to institutional challenges and rational deliberations.


Elizabeth S. Anker (Ithaca, USA), Nina Berman (Columbus, USA), Matthias Buschmeier (Bielefeld, GER), Ulrike Davy (Bielefeld, GER), Elizabeth Drexler (East Lansing, USA), Angelika Epple (Bielefeld, GER), Thomas Gutmann (Münster, GER), Hans Joas (Freiburg i.Br., GER), Eszter Kollar (Münster, GER), Duck-Joo Kwak (Seoul, KOR), Kalliopi Lemos (London, GBR), Samuel Moyn (New York, USA), Thomas Pogge (New Haven, USA), Daniela Ringkamp (Paderborn, GER), Paul Slovic (Eugene, USA), Thomas Weitin (Konstanz, GER), Lora Wildenthal (Houston, USA), Sarah Willen (Storrs, USA), Sebastian Wogenstein (Storrs, USA), Véronique Zanetti (Bielefeld, GER)

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