Max-Weber-Kolleg Day

5. Apr 2022, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Steinplatz 2 (Research building 2)
Event type
not public

!!! Please note !!!

Due to the current pandemic situation, no more than 20 people should participate in each of the four parallel panels! We ask for your understanding that the organisers of the panels will ensure that this limit is observed!

If you would like to attend the dinner (self-pay) at Pavarotti (Erfurt), please register by e-mail with Silvia Schulz!


Rationalization: What is the relevance of Max Weber's question today?


  • 09.00 – 09.30 | Online
  • 09.30 – 10.30 | Online
    Introductory Lecture: Amelie Stuart "Academic life is a mad hazard.“ 
    Some remarks on the preconditions for science as identified by Weber.
  • 11.00 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 15.30
    4 parallel panels (DE, EN)
    Emotions in Antiquity: Developments and Transformations | ROOM 805
    With contributions by Maria Dell’Isola, Sofia Bianchi Mancini, and Malka Wijeratne

    Rationalisierung und Entrationalisierung im Mittelalter und darüber hinaus | ROOM 706b
    Mit Beiträgen von Jana Ilnicka, Dietmar Mieth und Saeed Zarrabi Zadeh

    Wie aktuell ist Webers "Wissenschaft als Beruf" heute? | Ground floor lounge
    Mit Beiträgen von Markus Kleinert, Christiane Kuller, Andreas Pettenkofer, Magnus Schlette, Thomas Sojer und Hanna Werner

    Is Rational Capitalism Authoritarian Capitalism? The China Challenge | ROOM 606
    With contributions by Genia Kostka, Carsten Hermann-Pillath, Stefan Schmalz, and Jenny Simon
  • 16.00 – 17.00 | Online
    Discussion: Insights and follow-up questions from the panels


Further Information:

  • We will welcome the new members of the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the beginning of the event. 
    We ask all full members and associates of the Kolleg to attend the Max-Weber-Kolleg Day.
  • We hope for fresh air through the windows but will be on the safe side by asking everybody to wear masks.
  • During the lunch break (12:30-14:00), you will have the opportunity to eat at the university restaurant or at other locations nearby.

From about 6:30 p.m. there will be the opportunity to have dinner together (self-pay) at Pavarotti. Please register until 28.03.2022 at