Frontiers Symposium

UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium "Ethical Futures: realities, responsibilities, and resourcefulness" (virtuell)


Hinweis: Das Symposium findet an vier einzelnen Tagen (09., 14., 15. und 22. Juni) stundenweise statt.

2nd UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium

“Ethical Futures: realities, responsibilities, and resourcefulness”

 09 / 14 / 15 / 22 June 2021
Venue: virtual event

This year´s conference focusses on the unprecedented and ongoing social, professional as well as environmental change which has an effect on humankind challenged already by the increase of globalization and digitalization. The invited researchers discuss the interconnections between the past, the present, and the future in the age of the Anthropocene. Thereby, they explore future collaborations projects building upon new ideas and approaches that address pressing issues of societal relevance.

Partners and goals

The UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposia (UKGFOH) are interdisciplinary, bi-national conferences jointly conducted by the British Academy (BA) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH).

This symposium series brings together approx. 50 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines from UK and Germany. They exchange ideas across disciplinary boundaries and take the opportunity to work on future UK-German collaborations. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports such collaborative work with its special follow-up program "CONNECT".

The format is modeled after further bi- and tri-national Frontiers of Research Symposia the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation regularly conducts with Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, Turkey and the USA in the natural sciences, engineering and humanities.

Participation is by invitation only.


Wednesday 9th June 2021

Welcome and introductions
Works-in-progress discussion
Workshop on Archaeology of wellbeing (Organisers: Alice Samson & Till Sonnemann)

Monday 14th June 2021
Workshop on New work, the quality of working lives and workers’ well-being (Organisers: Ranji Devadason & Caroline Ruiner)
Works-in-progress discussion
Ideas for collaboration

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Workshop on Cinematic states of emergency: ecologies, politics, and the ethical futures of film (Organisers: Matilda Mroz & Thomas Morsch)
Works-in-progress discussion

Tuesday 22nd June 2021    

Ideas for collaboration
Workshop on From closed past to open future: Secrecy in the twenty-first century (Organisers: Christopher Moran & Thomas Gijswijt)


Philip Lewis
The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH, UK

Stephanie Dill
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office / Frontiers of Research Programme
Markgrafenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany


vorherige Veranstaltung „Wie bald ist morgen?“ – 6. Lange Nacht der Ideen vom Auswärtigen Amt (virtuell)
nächste Veranstaltung Jahrestagung (virtuell)