Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

Workshop on Crises of Meaning and Political Theology

6 June 2017, University of Oxford

The ‘Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse’ research network at TORCH is delighted to host a workshop on ‘Crises of Meaning and Political Theology’ on the afternoon of 6 June.

Speakers will include:

  • Martin Ruehl (Cambridge), “Ernst Kantorowicz and the Politics of Political Theology”
  • Amir Engel (Hebrew University), “On Real and Imagined Catastrophes: Gershom Scholem’s Sabbatinism.”
  • Julia Ng (Goldsmith’s), “Surrealism’s Political-Theological Afterlife: Benjamin—Blumenberg—Taubes.”
  • Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), ”Rescue in the Face of Danger: Benjamin, Goethe, Sebald”
  • Hjalmar Falk (Oxford/Gothenburg), “The Modern Epimetheus. Carl Schmitt’s Marian Katechontism”
  • Jean-Claude Monond (ENS), ‘”Progress, Providence, Eschaton: Löwith, Blumenberg, and After”

All are welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. For information, please contact Audrey Borowski at or visit

Open to all
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
1:00pm to 7:00pm
History Faculty, George Street, 41-47 George St, Oxford OX1 2BE
Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford, UK

For more information, please see the conference website.


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