Joint Lecture Series on “Humboldts Erben” (Humboldt”s Heirs), by HCSA
Among German scholars, Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859) was certainly a personality of exceptionally high academic profile. Being a multi-faceted talent, he contributed to laying the foundations of many fields of modern science. This joint lecture series aims at paying tribute to the different facets of Humboldt’s academic achievements. It is our idea to bring together scholars from the fields of Natural and Social Sciences, as well as Humanities and Literature. By doing so, the lecture series will provide opportunities to learn about and discuss Humboldt’s unique contribution and how this is seen by modern scholars.
This Joint Lecture Series is being organised by the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), with our partners from the DWIH (AvH, DAAD and DFG) and the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB) this year. The inaugural lecture for this series will be held during the DWIH’S Excellence on Tour Programme, at Muffakam Jah College in Hyderabad, on May 1st 2013 (10 – 11.45 am). Prof. Dhruv Raina from JNU will speak on “The Idea of Humboldtian Science”.
Posted on 23 Apr 2013