University of Tübingen: Studium Generale digital in summer

Lecture series online this time: Researchers discuss the coexistence of Jews and Christians, transitions in the course of life, aesthetic phenomena and the “curse of Kassandra”
The Studium Generale at the University of Tübingen will take place virtually for the first time in the summer semester of 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the university is offering a small program in digital format. “After a two-semester break, we are pleased to be able to revive the Studium Generale,” says Professor Karin Amos, Vice-Rector for Students, Studies and Teaching. “We hope to inspire the Tübingen public in this way too. In the long term, however, we would like to return to face-to-face events if the pandemic permits. “

In the series “How dare you!” – Kassandra calls once and now (Monday, 8:15 pm) , Professor Jürgen Wertheimer highlights the “curse of Kassandra”: the all too human tendency to ignore warnings about undesirable developments in society, be it through the Cassandra of Greek mythology, Jeanne d’Arc or currently the Swede Greta Thunberg.

In the series Jewish Swabia. New perspectives on the coexistence of Christians and Jews (Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.) , the Institute for Historical Regional Studies and Historical Auxiliary Sciences draws a differentiated view of the coexistence of Jews and Christians: The focus is on phases of functioning coexistence and a lively cultural life that have so far been neglected Exchange in the Middle Ages and in modern times. In the final discussion with members of the Jewish community and the representative of the state government against anti-Semitism, the current situation of Jews in Baden-Württemberg will be discussed.

The DFG graduate school “Doing Transitions” presents its research in the series Doing Transition – how transitions in the life course are created (Thursday, 6:15 pm) . Doctoral candidates from the University of Tübingen and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main examine the various transitions that we have to master in the course of our lives – from “classics” such as parenting or retirement to the less institutionalized transitions such as partnerlessness, the beginning child mobility or transitions into speaking about experiences of sexual violence in childhood.