Symposium: Agamben’s Homo Sacer
ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin
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Milieus brof Minutiae

of Minutiae

Conference, 23 - 24 May 2019

As new technologies gradually rendered the invisible world available to human perception, the tiny and minor, the minute and infinitesimal gained new importance in literature, philosophy, mathematics, natural sciences, and medicine.

An ICI Event organized by Elizabeth Brogden, Christiane Frey, and Ulla Haselstein, in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, generously supported by the Thyssen Foundation

Marianne brSchuller

Marianne Schuller

Lecture, 23 May 2019, 19:00

The neologism ‘nanoaesthetics’ aims to designate an imaginative force of the small that informs culture at large. To this end, it pursues the signature polarity of the prefix nano, which refers in its mathematical meaning to the hard sciences as well as in its literal sense to fictional discursive worlds.

The lecture is part of the conference Milieus of Minutiae.

Hans-Jörg brRheinberger

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
Experimental Environments

Lecture, 24 May 2019, 19:00

This talk will delve into the micro-features of scientific experimentation. Rheinberger will start from a particular experimental environment, the laboratory with its experimental systems.

The lecture is part of the conference Milieus of Minutiae.

Werner brBohleber

Werner Bohleber
Über Brüche in der Theoriebildung

Lecture, 26 May 2019, 11:00

Die Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts mit ihren langen Nachwirkungen können nicht angemessen verstanden werden, ohne die Erfahrungsgeschichte spezifischer Generationen miteinzubeziehen. In seinem Vortrag versucht Werner Bohleber zum Verständnis der psychoanalytischen Theoriebildung in Deutschland nach 1945 beizutragen.

auf Deutsch

Eine Veranstaltung des Berliner Psychoanalytischen Instituts (Karl-Abraham-Institut) in Kooperation mit dem ICI Berlin.

Eintritt 10 €, ermäßigt 5 €

A Revision brwithout Reserve

A Revision without Reserve
Agamben’s Homo Sacer

Symposium, 3 Jun 2019, 11:00

With the entire trajectory of Homo sacer now evident in its completed arch and rearranged order, the symposium sets out to explore crucial concepts and issues at stake in the project and the new contours they reveal within the larger framework.

An ICI Event organized by Francesco Giusti, Damiano Sacco, and Facundo Vega, in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino

Registration required

The Year’s Workbr in Terraforming

The Year’s Work
in Terraforming

Workshop, 12 Jun 2019, 14:00

A Theory of Ecotechnics’, Derek Woods looks at how terraforming has moved back and forth between US science fiction and science, using the tautology ‘terraforming Earth’ as a site for the study of the cultural politics of the Anthropocene.

An ICI Event organized by Alison Sperling, in collaboration with diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

Registration required

Beyond brTrauma?

Beyond Trauma?
A Transregional Perspective on Trauma and Aesthetics

Symposium, 13-15 Jun 2019

The symposium proposes a transregional reassessment of the concept of trauma across a range of academic disciplines and artistic as well as cultural contexts.

An Art Histories and ICI Event organized by Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier and Afonso Dias Ramos.

Please note the different venues and registration requirements.

The Work of brWorld Literature

The Work of
World Literature

Symposium, 20-21 Jun 2019

Literary studies today tries to reckon with and transcend the parochialism and Eurocentrism of its tradition by adopting transnational, transhistorical, transcultural, translocal perspectives and by exploring the potential of the term ‘world literature’

Keynote by Derek Attridge

Organized by Francesco Giusti and Benjamin Lewis Robinson


An Errant Glossary


Luca Di Blasi
Beiträge zur Religion der Philosophie im
20. Jahrhundert


Frédérique brAït-Touati


Marie brKolkenbrock


Emily brApter