Lecture Series 2023-24

Poster CAPAS Lecture Series

Apocalyptic Thinking. Imaginaries and Materiality. CAPAS Lecture Series Winter Semester 2023/24

This winter term, the CAPAS lecture series will undertake the task of exploring imaginaries and materiality of apocalyptic thinking from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Lectures will be held Tuesdays 11:15 – 12:45 at lecture hall 14, Neue Universität, and will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Lecture Registration for Students

We are also delighted to announce that Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty will give this year’s Distinguished Lecture “Between Denialism and Apocalyptic Thought: Facing Climate Change” on Tuesday 14 November at 6:30 PM at Lecture Hall 13. 


31.10. Toward a Dracula Urbanism: Smart City Mania (David Wilson)

7.11. On Loving Images More Than the World (Vincent Bruyère)

14.11. CAPAS Distinguished Lecture (Dipesh Chakrabarty) Please note: different location and time: Lecture Hall 13, 6:30 PM

21.11. Apocalyptic Orientalism and Narratives of Western Decline (Jana Cattien)

28.11. Survival by Design: Desert Architecture at the End of the World (Pamela Karimi)

5.12. Apocalyptic Frames: Imagining Crises and its Aftermath in the Interwar South Asia (Prabhat Kumar)

(no lecture on 12.12. and 19.12.)

9.1. Ageing, Apocalypse and Adaptation (Susan Watkins)

16.1. Afghanistan, Apocalyptic Encounters, and the Making of the Early Modern World (William Sherman)

23.1. Feeling Safe at the End of the World: Raising Early Modern Children (Katie Barclay)

30.1. Fear of breakdown - Psychoanalysis of time after the end of time (Timo Storck)

6.2. Apocalyptic Present(ism): Constructions of Time (Marcus Quent)