ZiF Workshop

Law and Aesthetics

Date: February 11 - 13, 2013
Convenor: Jörn Reinhardt (Hamburg, GER)

Aim of the conference was to clarify the aesthetic dimension of law and the relevance of aesthetic theory for jurisprudence. The discussion was based on papers written by an interdisciplinary round of participants from law, aesthetics, and literature. The papers examined the following themes: the form/content-distinction, the making and representation of the law, the relation of legal and aesthetic judgements, the role of imagination in legal and political contexts. A final panel discussion explored the possibilities and limits of research in this field.


Andreas von Arnauld (Münster, GER), Johanna Bergann (Weimar, GER), Bertram Keller (Rostock, GER), Christian Klein (Wuppertal, GER), Sigrid G. Köhler (Münster, GER), Joachim Lege (Greifswald, GER), Stefan Martini (Münster, GER), Christoph Menke (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Francesca Raimondi (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Eva Schürmann (Magdeburg, GER), Ludger Schwarte (Düsseldorf, GER), Fabian Steinhauer (Weimar, GER), Lukas Werner (Wuppertal, GER), Tim Wihl (Berlin, GER)

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Marina Hoffmann at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

Tel: +49 521 106-2768
Fax: +49 521 106-152768
E-Mail: marina.hoffmann@uni-bielefeld.de