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2.5.2018 – Paul Reitter (Ohio): The Humanities in an Age of Disenchantment

Vortrag im Rahmen des Bonner literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums

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Wann 02.05.2018
von 18:00 bis 20:00
Wo Übungsraum im 3. OG
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In the late nineteenth century, the German system of higher education was considered by many to be the best in the world. Reformers such as Andrew Dickson White, cofounder of Cornell University, looked to the German model to help reshape American academia for the modern age. Such international esteem persisted as a point of national pride for German academics – even as dismay began to creep into the discourse about the state of the country’s higher education – particularly among humanists: funding disparities between the humanities and more practical disciplines, increasing vocationalism, and the fragmentation of knowledge. These complaints continue among today’s humanists, who often seem unaware of the deeper history of the trends they decry. In this talk, Paul Reitter explores the emergence of the Ger-man idea of “the humanities in crisis,” its historical causes and dissemination, and its presence in the fraught discussion of the humanities today.

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