Zygmunt Bauman as a Polish and Global Thinker: How Solid is ‘Liquid Modernity’?

Luty 9, 2018

The seminar ”Zygmunt Bauman as a Polish and Global Thinker: How Solid is ‘Liquid Modernity’?” will discuss the heritage of Bauman as one of the most widely known Global and Polish intellectuals.

The departure of Professor Zygmunt Bauman in 2017 provoked a wave of serious discussions on his intellectual legacy. Opinions were mainly focused around Bauman`s approach to concept of liquid modernity and its consequences. In Poland, however, large part of a discussion turned rather to biographical issues, in particular different aspects of Bauman`s engagement in communism.

The seminar ”Zygmunt Bauman as a Polish and Global Thinker: How Solid is ‘Liquid Modernity’?” will discuss the heritage of Bauman as one of the most widely known Global and Polish intellectuals. Without avoiding controversial aspects of Bauman`s biography, the seminar will be devoted mainly to evaluate his intellectual oeuvre.

Speakers: Richard Sennett (London School of Economics & New York University)

Katarzyna Kasia (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)
Jarosław Kuisz (University of Copenhagen & St. Antony’s College, Oxford)

Chair: Michael Biggs (St. Cross College, Oxford)

Time: Friday 9 February­­­­­ 2018, 5pm

Venue:
European Studies Centre Seminar Room,
70 Woodstock Road, Oxford

This seminar is possible due to the kind support of the Antonian Fund.

The “Knowledge Bridges Poland – Britain – Europe” project is supported by the Noble Foundation’s Programme on Modern Poland.

The project’s partners are University of Warsaw and Kultura Liberalna Foundation.

www.sant.ox.ac.uk/events/zygmunt-bauman-polish-and-global-thinker-how-solid-‘liquid-modernity’