Press Release 025/2013

Conflicts between Tradition and Modernity

17th Karlsruhe Talks Focus on “Intermediate Societies” – Presentations, Discussions, and Cultural Program for the Public
Guests of the ZAK talks will discuss how tradition can be brought in line with modernity. (Photo: stockwerk 23 / Photocase)

Rapid global developments challenge our local everyday cultures. Which breaking tests do they have to survive? How can they co-exist? These questions will be in the focus of the 17th Karlsruhe Talks organized by ZAK | Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale of KIT. The talks under the heading of “Die Zwischengesellschaft: Tradition und Moderne im Widerspruch” (The Intermediate Society: Tradition and Modernity) will take place from February 22 to 24, 2013. The event will be opened by the Member of Afghan Parliament Shinkai Karokhail and the journalist Alice Schwarzer. They will speak about women between tradition and modernity.

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

jm, 15.02.2013

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ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
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