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Events of the Research Lab

In joint interdisciplinary events within the field of the humanities and beyond this, the a.r.t.e.s. Research Lab attempts to bring those interested in the subjects studied by its members together in order to discuss the topic of transformation and identify areas of crossover.

All upcoming events of the Research Lab are listed below. For a complete list of all previous events of the Research Lab, please visit the event archive.

Summer Semester 2019

On Thursdays:
Reading group “Beyond Humanism”
The reading group “Beyond Humanism” in this summer semester 2019 is also the preparatory working group for the Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology (CSIA) IV (September 23–27, 2019).
We are going to read classical texts from cybernetics, trans- and posthumanism, the philosophy of technology and various posthuman theoretical approaches from anthropology and the philosophy of subjectivity. In addition, we will discuss the works of the invited guests of the Summer School. As a result of the reading group, we want to compile the reader for the CSIA 2019.
> Place: a.r.t.e.s. Research Lab (2nd floor, Aachener Str. 217, 50931 Cologne)
> Time: Thursdays, 14:00-16:00
> Open to all interested participants, registration required (Christoph Lange, c.lange(at)

April 11/12 & October 10/11, 2019:
Workshop: “Köln-Siegener Meisterklasse für Medienethnographie (Visuelle Methoden I)“ with Anja Dreschke and Bina Mohn
> Organisation: Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger, Simon Holdermann
(Cooperation with Research Training Group “Locating Media”, SFB 1187 “Medien der Kooperation“, Department Erziehungswissenschaft-Psychologie (University of Siegen) and Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Cologne))
> Time: Thursday/Friday, April 11/12, 2019; Thursday/Friday, October 10/11, 2019
> Place: Cologne (April) & Siegen (October)
> Poster
> Registration: via e-mail until March 27, 2019 (medienethnographie(at) -> Information about registration

July 18/19, 2019:
Workshop: “Husserl’s Phenomenology of Phantasy and Emotion”
> Organisation: Prof. Dr. Thiemo Breyer, Marco Cavallaro, Rodrigo Y. Sandoval
> Time: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 14:00–18:30 & Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00–18:30
> Place: at a.r.t.e.s., room 3.A06 (“Skyfall”), 3rd floor, Aachener Str. 217, 50931 Cologne
> CfP (Deadline for submission: May 6, 2019)
> Poster
> Programme
> Registration: via e-mail (marco.cavallaro(at) and Rodrigo Sandoval (rosandoval(at)

September 23–27, 2019:
Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology IV: “Beyond Humanism: Cyborgs – Animals – Data Swarms”
> Organisation: Thiemo Breyer, Johannes Schick, Mario Schmidt, Christoph Lange, Lars Reuke
> Time: Monday–Friday, September 23–27, 2019
> Place: University of Cologne
> Poster
> Programme
> CfP (Deadline for submission: June 16, 2019)
> Registration: via interdisciplinary-anthropology(at)
> More information

September 25, 2019:
Performance & Reading Evening: “AnthropoScenes – Crossing Boundaries of Scientific and Artistic Storytelling”
> Organisation: DELTA - Volatile Waters and the Hydrosocial Anthropocene in Major River Deltas & Cologne Summer School of Interdisciplinary Anthropology (CSIA) IV: “Beyond Humanism: Cyborgs – Animals – Data Swarms”
> Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 19:00–22:30 (Free entry!)
> Place: Rufffactory Ehrenfeld (Marienstraße 73, 50825 Cologne)
> Poster
> Flyer
> More information

Winter Semester 2019/20

October 10/11, 2019:
International Conference: “Husserl and Cassirer. Perspectives on the Philosophy of Culture”
> Organisation: Thiemo Breyer, Marco Cavallaro, Elio Antonucci
> Time: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:00–18:00 & Friday, October 11, 2019, 10:00–17:30
> Place: at a.r.t.e.s., room 3.A06 („Skyfall“), 3. OG, Aachener Str. 217, 50931 Cologne
> Poster
> Programme
> Graduate Workshop “Apriori, Perception and Culture” on October 9, 2019, 16:30–18:30
> Registration for the workshop and/or conference until September 30, 2019 (marco.cavallaro(at)

November 6–9, 2019:
International Conference: “Philosophical Anthropology as an Interdisciplinary Praxis – Historical & Systematic Perspectives”
> Organisation: Andreas Speer & Erik Norman Dzwiza-Ohlsen
(in collaboration with Evrim Kutlu, Thiemo Breyer, Matthias Schloßberger, Emanuele Caminada)
(in cooperation with the Hartmann, Plessner, and Scheler Societies)
> Time: Wednesday–Saturday, November 6–9, 2019
> Place: University of Cologne & Fritz Thyssen Foundation
> Poster
> Preliminary programme
> CfP for the opening workshop (“Interdisciplinary Anthropology of the Future – Social, Political, and Ethical Dimensions”)
> Contakt: edzwiza(at), andreas.speer(at)