Frontiers Symposium

German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium

Jerusalem, Israel
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This year's German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities (GISFOH) Symposium framing the topic Agency and Global Crises: Environment, Inequality, Borders brings together approx. 50 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines in the humanities from both countries. They exchange ideas across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, build cross-disciplinary networks, and take the opportunity to work on future international collaborations.

This symposia series is a joint undertaking of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


List of sessions

Climate Change Ethics
Organizers: Dan Baras, Bar Ilan University & Katja Stoppenbrink, Munich University of Applied Sciences

Why should we be risk-averse when it comes to climate policy decisions?
Ittay Nissan-Rozen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Individual Responsibility for Climate Change
Christian Baatz, Kiel University

Individual responsibility and collective duties in climate change: Introducing the notion of dialectical responsibility
Frederike Neuber, Kiel University

Alienation and the Future of the Climate Crisis
Amichai Amit, Tel Aviv University and Mandel Foundation

Ecological crisis and Environmental Humanities: The agency of literature in the Anthropocene
Organizers: Nir Evron, Tel Aviv University & Alexander Starre, Freie Universität Berlin

Writing as Ragpicking: The Poetics of Trash in the Post-Industrial City
Gai Farchi, Tel Aviv University

Ecopoetries of Migration: Environmental Imaginaries for a World on the Move
Judith Rauscher, University of Cologne

Environmental Crisis in (Post-)Apocalyptic Fiction
Linda Hess, University of Augsburg

One-eighth of what flowed through her veins was vegetable lymph: Disphylaxis and the Desire for Nature
Chen Edelsburg, Haifa University and Tel Aviv University

Inequalities in Economics
Organizers: Eve Colson-Sihra, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Lilia Zhurakhovska, University of Duisburg-Essen

Gender Equality: The Role and Dynamics of Social Norms
Stephan Müller, University of Göttingen

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations
Ada Gonzales-Torres, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Does the threat of overthrow discipline the elites? Evidence from a laboratory experiment
Svenja Hippel, University of Bonn

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Eliminating Poverty
Hanna Trachtman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Overcoming exceptionality - the Middle East, crises and the global
Organizers: Wael Abu-ʿUksa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Simon W. Fuchs, University of Freiburg

The exceptionalism of a looming climate and environmental crisis
Tobias Zumbrägel, CARPO Bonn

Borders and the History of Cities in the Middle East
Joseph B. Prestel, Freie Universität Berlin

Millat Ibrāhīm: Salafī Exclusivism and the Basis of Socio-Political Order
Daniel Lav, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Islamic Civil States and Middle East Exceptionalism
Limor Lavie, Bar-Ilan University

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports German-Israeli collaborative work resulting from the newly established contacts among the researchers at this event with its special follow-up program CONNECT.

The German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium is part of the Frontiers of Research Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation regularly convenes bi- and tri-national Frontiers of Research Symposia in cooperation with its partner organisations in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Participation is by invitation only.

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