Wednesday 15th March 2017 | News + Events

Upcoming Events

The Hannah Arendt Circle 11th Annual Meeting | Hannah Arendt Centre for Politics & Humanities, Bard College NY

30th March – 1st April 2017

Info: The Hannah Arendt Circle meets annually to provide a forum for scholars from a variety of institutions and disciplinary backgrounds to present their research on Hannah Arendt. This year’s conference will be hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College in Annandale- On-Hudson, NY on March 30–April 1, 2017… [Read more]

Including: Special Book Panel – “Artefacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch”

The Politics of Mass Killing: Past and Present  + Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
2 Guest Lectures by Dr Timothy Snyder

Date: Thursday 6th April 2017, 11:45am + 7:00pm

Locations: University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota

Info: Dr. Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of several award-winning books – includingBloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning – will give two lectures in the Twin Cities on Thursday, April 6, one at the University of St. Thomas and another at the University of Minnesota [read more]

Recent Books

Gündogdu, A., (2014) Rightlessness in an Age of Rights: Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants, Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199370412

There have been remarkable developments in the field of human rights in the past few decades. Still, millions of asylum-seekers, refugees, and undocumented immigrants continue to find it challenging to access human rights. In this book, Ayten Gündogdu builds on Hannah Arendt’s analysis of statelessness and argues that these challenges reveal the perplexities of human rights… [read more]

Walsh, P., (2015) Arendt Contra Sociology: Theory, Society and its Science, Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781138702233

Hannah Arendt is today widely regarded today as a political theorist, who sought to rescue politics from society, and political theory from the social sciences. But this view has had the effect of distracting attention from many of Arendt’s most important insights concerning the constitution of society, and the significance of its ‘science’, sociology… [read more]

Recent Publication

Muldoon, J., (2016) Arendt’s Revolutionary Constitutionalism: Between Constituent Power and Constitutional Form, Constellations, 23(4): pp. 596-607

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12179

Extract: “The concept of constituent power emerged as a significant issue for political and legal theorists in the 1990s due to the proliferation of new constitutions in the post-Cold War era, which forced a return to the problematic origins of new political regimes. While constituent power had remained a marginal and overlooked object of study, it has gradually become a crucial domain of contestation…” [Read more]

In the News

Sex bans, strength and solidarity: women’s strikes through the ages
Zoe Williams | The Guardian Newspaper (UK)
7th March 2017

Extract: “I only realised the depth and value of the idea via Hannah Arendt, and her theory that all humanist politics starts on the assumption of the infinite preciousness of every human life. Lysistrata should be understood not as a sex strike, but a reproduction strike. We won’t make any more of these infinitely precious people until you agree to stop senselessly killing them…” [read more]

Germany’s rightwing AfD wants to jettison postwar safeguards
Philip Oltermann | The Guardian Newspaper (UK)
11th March 2017

Extract: “Alternative für Deutschland wants to undo measures limiting executive’s powers and strip ‘criminal migrants’ of citizenship…

…[AfD] demands that Germany should be able to revoke citizenship of “criminal migrants” who join terror groups or criminal gangs within 10 years of becoming German nationals, even if this renders them stateless – a move that would not only break with the German constitution but also international law.

Denaturalisation was used as an instrument of repression against political enemies, including prominent figures such as Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt, during the Nazi era and in the GDR.

In reaction to these abuses, West Germany banned denaturalisation into statelessness in its basic law in 1949 and later signed up to a UN resolution on the reduction of statelessness…” [read more]

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