Events | Towards a Sociology of Loss: Lecture and Conversation with Andreas Reckwitz

German Historical Institute Washington DC | October 27, 2022 | 3:00 PM (PDT)

During his trip to the East Coast, sociologist and 2022 Thomas Mann House Fellow Andreas Reckwitz will give a lecture and take part in a conversation about loss and modernity at the German Historical Institute Washington.


Andreas Reckwitz studied sociology, political science and philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Cambridge. After his professorships at the University of Konstanz and the European University Viadrina, he is now Professor of General Sociology and Cultural Sociology at the Humboldt University Berlin. He has held numerous fellowships and visiting professorships in Germany and abroad. In 2019, he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation. In 2017, he received the Bavarian Book Prize, in 2020, he was shortlisted for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize, and in 2021 he received the Academy Medal of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. From 2012 to 2020 he was a member of the advisory board "Education and Discourse" of the Goethe Institute. Andreas Reckwitz has published a number of widely discussed books on the theory of modernity and late modernity, including Die Erfindung der Kreativität (Suhrkamp 2012; English Polity 2017), Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten (Suhrkamp 2017; English Polity 2020), Das Ende der Illusionen (Suhrkamp 2019, English Polity 2021), and Spätmoderne in der Krise (with Hartmut Rosa; Suhrkamp 2021; English Polity forthcoming).


German Historical Institute Washington

1607 New Hampshire Ave

NW, Washington, DC 20009

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.


Presented in cooperation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the Thomas Mann House.

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