29 Jan 2018

Founding of the Hans Blumenberg Society

In order to promote and organize growing interest in Hans Blumenberg’s work and to foster interdisciplinary scholarship on an international scale, the Hans Blumenberg Society was founded in Berlin. It aims to provide a platform for Blumenberg researchers around the world, and is especially committed to offering assistance to young Blumenberg scholars. The society also aims to support and advise Bettina Blumenberg with the increasing number of requests regarding publications and citations from her father’s intellectual estate at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach.

The Board of Directors consists of Bettina Blumenberg (Munich), Eva Geulen and Daniel Weidner (both ZfL Berlin). A scholarly Advisory Board further assists the society in accomplishing its goals. Its members for the next five years are Professor Rüdiger Campe (Yale University), Professor Paul Fleming (Cornell University), Professor Ralf Konersmann (University of Kiel), Dr. Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary University of London), Professor Melanie Möller (Free University of Berlin), Professor Birgit Recki (University of Hamburg), Professor Bernd Stiegler (University of Konstanz), and Dr. Rüdiger Zill (Einstein Forum, Potsdam).

The society’s administrative office is located at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL) at Schützenstrasse 18, 10117 Berlin. You can reach the society’s website through the following link: http://blumenberg-gesellschaft.de.

The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board agree that the ZfL is an intellectually and institutionally well-suited home for the Hans Blumenberg Society. To underscore this fact, to celebrate the founding of the Hans Blumenberg Society, and to hold the first official membership meeting, the ZfL will organize and host an international symposium in 2019.