Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces to collaborate with the Reinhart Koselleck-Project, “Histories of Philosophy in Global Perspective”

Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces are delighted to be collaborating with the Reinhart Koselleck-Project “Histories of Philosophy in Global Perspective” based at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, in 2020.

The project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), runs from 2019 to 2024 and is conducted by Prof. Dr. Rolf Elberfeld (PI), Dr. Anke Graness, Dr. Sarhan Dhouib, Dr. Yoko Arisaka, Francesca Greco M.A., and Jan Franke M.A. The project is looking to “create a new conception of the history of philosophy that, at the same time, prepares future forms of philosophizing from a global perspective in an open discourse”. In particular, Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces will be contributing to the question of the history of philosophical concepts in indigenous communities.

As a part of the collaboration, Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces affiliate Dr. Carl Te Hira Mika and Vā Moana / principal investigator Prof. Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul will be travelling to Hildesheim, Germany in June 2020. In addition, Carl has been invited to participate, as Vā Moana / Pacific Spaces representative, at the upcoming symposium, “The Status of Oral Traditions in the History of Philosophy: Methodological Considerations” at University of Hildesheim 24-26 September 2020. We will host a talanoa before his departure in Auckland. More details to come.

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