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
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.