The Weimar Moment: Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law

Interdisciplinary Conference October 24-26, 2008

Purpose: This event will bring together leading academics, authors and intellectuals to examine the Weimar period in European history, culture, and law and to trace the continuity of Weimar thinkers and their impact on the continued viability of liberal democracy in today’s world.

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison. Sessions will run all day Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday morning. There also will be a public lecture by Professor Hent de Vries on Friday evening (sponsored by the Center for the Humanities). See program link for details.
Registration: The conference is free and open to UW faculty, students and staff and others with an academic interest in this topic. To register, provide your name and institutional affiliation in an email message to Pam Hollenhorst, Associate Director, Institute for Legal Studies, preferably by Oct. 20th.

   Link to Conference Overview

    Link to Draft Program

    Link to Selected Abstracts

   Link to Participant Bio Statements

Hosted by: Leonard V. Kaplan, Mortimer Jackson Professor of Law and Director of the Project for Law and the Humanities, University of Wisconsin Law School; Rudy J. Koshar, George L. Mosse WARF Professor of History and Religious Studies; and Ulrich Rosenhagen, Assistant Director, Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, and Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin.

Sponsored by: The Project for Law and the Humanities, the UW Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions (LISAR), the Department of History, the George L. Mosse Program in History, the Global Legal Studies Center, the Center for the Humanities, the Mosse/Weinstein Center For Jewish Studies, the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of German, and the Religious Studies Program, with additional support from the Alice D. Mortenson-Michael B. Petrovich Chair in Russian History, the University Bookstore, the Brittingham Fund, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


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