5 November 2021, by Christina Krätzig
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Researchers would like to meet the public in this conference series to discuss the urgency of comprehensive social change in the face of ecological developments such as the climate crisis and species extinction.
The conference series Hamburger Horizonte, co-initiated by Universität Hamburg, will take place this year on 18 and 19 November. Researchers and the public will discuss social changes and how we can respond to them.
Ideas such as climate change; energy, food, and agricultural transformation; or demographic change and transport transformation have currency in public discourse. The urgency of comprehensive social change is impossible to ignore in the face of ecological developments such as the climate crisis and species extinction. But what exactly, do we need to turn away from or change? And how?
At the Hamburger Horizonte 2021 conference series “Please Turn the Page!” researchers and the public will discuss whether and how such transformations can be steered, whether basic changes in habit are possible, and individual responsibility.
The conference will open with a reception in the Senate at Hamburg’s city hall. Frank Fehrenbach, a professor at Universität Hamburg, and Christopher Clark, a professor of modern European history at St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge, will introduce the topic. On 19 November, the topic will be explored in depth in panel discussions and short talks at the KörberForum. Prof. Dr. Anita Engels, Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut, and Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff from Universität Hamburg will take part alongside Prof. Dr. Matthew Gandy and Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog, both fellows at the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS).
Interested parties can register until 12 November to take part in person for either one or both dates. Participation is free but seating is limited. Attendees must be vaccinated or recovered (2G rule). You can also attend the conference and ask questions via interactive live stream. See the conference website (in German) for the program and the registration form to participate in person or via live stream.