4. oktober: Tiltrædelsesforelæsning ved Professor MSO Jakob Egholm Feldt
To mark Jakob Egholm Feldt's professorship (mso) at DCA, you are hereby invited to his inaugural lecture.
New Futures, New Pasts – Cosmopolitanism and History
In the last two decades, we have seen a blooming of new academic literature on cosmopolitanism. This so-called New Cosmopolitanism invariably takes up the legacy of Immanuel Kant’s two seminal essays on cosmopolitanism emphasizing hospitality, international rule of law, and a historical progression towards “global civility”.
In this lecture, Jakob Egholm Feldt will discuss why the new cosmopolitanism despite its logical orientation towards the future must equally be about the past, i.e. about temporality in a wider sense, than progression towards an ideal. Examples from Jewish history will show how the question of particularity vs. universality haunts the history of cosmopolitanism, and how the ecumenical concern for all innate to cosmopolitanism(s) makes it a central issue for global and transnational history.
Reception in the Foyer after the lecture