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Reinhart Koselleck Symposium

Reinhart Koselleck Symposium*

17 May 2019, 2 pm – 5.30 pm

Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

This half-day workshop-style event will focus on the recent publication of Koselleck’s Sediments of Time: On Possible Histories (Stanford University Press, 2018), offering the opportunity to discuss Koselleck’s work most recently translated into English and situate this within the context of his career more generally.

*This event is supported by the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies with Funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.

Reinhart Koselleck - Sediments of Time



Christopher Clark (Cambridge), “Time, Power and Reinhart Koselleck.”

Clara Maier (Hamburg), “History in the Singular: Koselleck and the Problem of German Peculiarity.”

Chair: Dina Gusejnova (Sheffield).


Coffee Break


Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld), “The Uses of Language in Koselleck: An Application of Historical Semantics to One of its Founding Figures.”

Niklas Olsen (Copenhagen), “Sediments of Time in the Work of Reinhart Koselleck: Inspirations and Challenges.”

Chair: Anastasia Piliavsky (King’s College, London).


Response by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (Berkeley).



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