Kategoriarkiv: Ukategorisert

Philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo from Ghana: Conference in Halle, Germany

Oct. 29-31, 2018: International conference on the Ghana-born philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1703-1758) at the Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany.

Anton Wilhelm Amo (Afer) was born in today’s Ghana. He grew up in today’s Germany, and he taught philosophy at the universities of Halle, Wittenberg, and Jena in the 1730s. Amo wrote books in Latin. More in Dag Herbjørnsrud’s Aeon essay on Amo and the Ethiopian philosopher Zera Yacob, 1599-1692 (Program below).

TWO PHILOSOPHERS: Anton Wilhelm Amo (b 1703) and Immanuel Kant (b 1724). Ill.: Sandro Capo Chichi/Nofipedia

PROGRAM OCT 29-31, 2018

Anton Wilhelm Amo: an African philosopher in Early Modern Europe

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg 29-31 October 2018

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CONFERENCE

(Program at PhilEvents – by PhilPapers/London Univ).

Organizers: Dwight Lewis (Emory University & University of South Florida) and Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Locations:

VENUES: Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54, Halle, Germany) (Monday and Tuesday).

Martin-Luther-Universität, Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2 (Steintor-Campus), Halle, Hörsaal IV (Wednesday).

Monday, 29 October 2018

Venue: IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54

17:45-18:15 Welcome and introduction

18:15-19:45 Paulin J. Hountondji (Professor Emeritus, National Universities of Benin; President of the National Council on Education in Benin) How African is Anton Wilhelm Amo?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Venue: IZEA, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54

09:00-10:00 Jacob Mabe (Berlin) Die philosophischen Prinzipien der Geschichtsschreibung nach Anton Wilhelm Amo

10:00-11:00 Dag Herbjørnsrud (Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas, Oslo) The Philosophy of Africa and the European Response: Reconstructing a Global and Comparative Perspective

Break

11:30-12:30 Dwight Lewis (Emory University & University of South Florida) From Lost to Found: Amo’s De Iure Maurorum in Europa

Lunch Break

14.00-15:00 Sonja Brentjes (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin) / Rana Brentjes (Goldsmiths, University of London) Anti-colonialism and humanism: Burchard Brentjes and Anton Wilhelm Amo

15:00-16:00 Monika Firla (AfriTüDe Geschichtswerkstatt, Stuttgart) A.W. Amo als Praktischer Philosoph in Deutschland und Axim Break

16:30-17:30 Andreij Krause (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Anton Wilhelm Amo und die traditionelle Logik – Sätze, Schlüsse und Argumentationen

17:30-18:30 Stephen Menn (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) Amo’s theory of intentions and the problem of mind-body causality

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Venue: Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2 (Steintor-Campus), Hörsaal IV

09:00-10:00 Justin E.H. Smith (University of Paris 7 – Denis Diderot) Amo’s Apatheia: A Critical Examination of His Sources

10:00-11:00 Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Amo and the theory of physical influx

Break

11:30-12:30 Corey W. Dyck (Western University, Canada) Amo and the Neglected Path of Wolffianism

12:30-13:30 Paola Rumore (Università degli Studi di Torino) Amo’s philosophical contexts in Halle and Wittenberg

SHARE THIS:

Decolonizing history – South Africa, UK, Norway

Interview at HistoryRadio.org: Michael Wynn and Dag Herbjørnsrud

«A controversial row is dividing Norwegian and European historians and researchers these days: decolonization of academia. What does it actually mean? …. We talked with an outspoken proponent of decolonization, the historian of ideas Dag Herbjørnsrud, and asked him to specify what the movement is trying to do.»

EXCERPTS: «Historyradio.org:  When did this movement of decolonization start, and why has it become an issue now?

Dag Herbjørnsrud: The event that sparked much of the current decolonial debates was the removal of the Cecil Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town, on April 9th, 2015. One student, Chumani Mawele, started the protest exactly one month earlier, arguing that the “The Thinker”-looking statue of the colonizer, one of the founders of the apartheid ideology, does not represent him nor the students of today’s South Africa. The students started the peaceful civil disobedience campaign #RhodesMustFall – and after a month of discussion, the Council of the university conceded.»

«Still, I would say that the decolonizing concept brings new energy to the debates: Instead of a narrative where “postcolonial” succeeds the colonial era, a bit like Neo-romanticism arises as a consequence of Romanticism, the concept of decolonizing rather makes us think: No, we need to reject the colonial ideology altogether. We need decolonize! The problem is the ideological colonial narrative that is all around us. The task is to erase the colonial legacy from our mind sets – in order to get a more balanced and scientific approach to our past and present.»

THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW

SHARE THIS:

Slavesønn ble større enn Mozart

Selv europeisk, klassisk musikk er mer mangfoldig enn man lærer til hverdags. Les den utrolige historien om Joseph Bologne (1745-1799), født i Karibia som sønn av en slave fra Senegal. Han ble superstjerne som komponist og fekter i verdensmetropolen Paris. USAs andre president kalte ham «Europas dyktigste mann». I 1778 flyttet den elleve år yngre Mozart (22) inn i samme hus som ham – men Bologne var den største musikkstjernen.

Dag Herbjørnsrud i Dagbladet 20.09.2018. LES MER

SHARE THIS:

The Multicultural Battle of Vienna in 1683

«So the Battle of Vienna wasn’t a war between the cross and the crescent. It was not a clash of civilisations, a mighty Christian victory over Islam. Rather, Sunni Muslim Tatars were vital in helping the Catholic Polish king on the one side – just as Lutheran Hungarians were allied with the Sunni Muslim Sultan on the other. The year 1683, in the end, was just another year of battles over power and influence between the great states of Europe. Loyalties crossed all borders of faith and ethnicity.»

By Dag Herbjørnsrud, historian of ideas. New essay in the renowned magazine Aeon: «The Real Battle of Vienna«.

READ MORE HERE: aeon.co/essays/the-battle-of-vienna-was-not-a-fight-between-cross-and-crescent

PICTURE (AEON): A man prays in Poland’s oldest mosque in the village of Kruszyniany. The village was given to the Muslim Lipka Tatars by King John III Sobieski of Poland in recognition of their help in defending the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. At the Battle of Vienna in 1683, the Sunni Muslim colonel Samuel Mirza Krzeczowski saved the life of Sobieski during the fight against the Ottoman army. Photo by Mark Power/Magnum

SHARE THIS:

Fake history, fake views: 15. februar kl. 17.30

Sted: Eldorado bokhandel, Torggt. 9A, Oslo

Tid: Onsdag 15. februar, kl. 17.30-19.30.

Arrangør: Minotenk, Minoritetspolitisk tenketank.

Påmelding mulig via Facebook-arrangement: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643448772623801/?active_tab=about

«Man sier at seierherrene skriver historien. Det er den historien vi lærer om på skolen og universitetet, og det er den historien som former vår forståelse av oss selv, vår fortid og vår fremtid. Men det betyr også at det finnes en alternativ historiefortelling. En som inkluderer perspektiver som tidligere har blitt oversett, eller som nøster opp tråder og setter ting i nye sammenhenger.

I boken Globalkunnskap. Renessanse for en ny opplysningstid (2016) forteller idéhistoriker Dag Herbjørnsrud en historie som er mer inkluderende enn den vi vanligvis presenteres, og 15. februar kan du møte ham på Eldorado bokhandel hvor han vil gi deg en mer spennende og nyansert fremstilling av hvem «vi» egentlig er. Som han skriver: Jeg mener «fake history» er verre enn «fake news», for de skaper mer langvarige «fake views».

Gratis. Åpent for alle.»

Utrop: Fake history.

Morgenbladet: Fake history, fake news. Idéhistoriker Dag Herbjørnsrud med mer nyansert fremstilling av hvem «vi» egentlig er.

SHARE THIS:

2016: Det nye verdenskartet

Kronikk i Dagbladet 7. desember 2016:

Vestens død, Europas syke menn

Revolusjonsåret 2016 starter en ny epoke. Velkommen til de sosiale mediers verdensorden.

Ingen kunne spå hva 2016 skulle overraske oss med: Vulkanøya Island slo fotballens hjemland, England, ut av EM. USA-skeptiske Svenska Akademien ga Nobelprisen til en amerikaner – men da til radikale Bob Dylan framfor et halvt dusin av verdens fremste romanforfattere blant hans landsmenn.

Og på årets tilnærmet lyseste dag, St. Hansaften, sa britene ja til å melde seg ut av EU. For første gang siden opprettelsen av Kull- og stålfellesskapet i 1951 krymper Europas union. Søndag sa Italias velgere nei til reformene fra statsminister Matteo Renzi, som så gikk av. Veien ligger nå åpen for utmelding fra eurosonen og økt makt til populistiske Lega Nord [..] Resten her.

SHARE THIS: