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New Publications

Hellenistic 1st century B.C. stone slab with an ear relief dedicated to Serapis and Isis. Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. CC BY-SA 4.0

Edition of special issue of Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology on "The Phenomenology of Listening"

Buber Reading Evenings

Martin Buber in Palestine/Israel between 1940 and 1950
The David B. Keidan Collection of Digital Images from the Central Zionist Archives (via Harvard University Library)

"Buber reading"

Employing chavruta, we read and discuss Martin Buber’s books Daniel (1913) and I and Thou (1923) together with Paul Mendes-Flohr, Professor emeritus, University of Chicago/Hebrew University of Jerusalem. If you want to participate in the reading evenings, please mail to the organizer, professor Claudia Welz: clw@cas.au.dk

Online Seminars

STIK. Dulwich park, London (2012).

"The development of an inter-epistemological approach to religious conflicts "

January 20, 2022, 15:15-18 :00:Online-Seminar ”The development of an inter-epistemological approach to religious conflicts“. Speakers: Luca di Blasi (University of Berne) and Elad Lapidot (Université de Lille). Register by sending an e-mail to Claudia Welz at clw@cas.au.dk

Menachem Fisch at Notre Dame, April 2017. CC BY-SA 4.0

"Open Online Seminar with Menachem Fisch"

Open Online Seminar with Menachem Fisch (Sept. 13, 2021): Discussion of his article ”A Modest Proposal : Toward a Religious Politics of Epistemic Humility”

Conferences including PhD and Postdoctoral Courses

STIK. Dulwich Beauval, London (2012).

June 15-16, 2022 PhD and postdoctoral course & conference: “Epistemic Virtues and the Practice of Dialogue.” Keynote speakers: Luca di Blasi (University of Berne), Menachem Fisch (Tel Aviv University), Elad Lapidot (University of Lille) and Heiko Schulz (Goethe-University Frankfurt). 

"And the truth shall make you free." Motto on Northwest Missouri State University building in Maryville. Photo: Creative Commons. CC BY-SA 2.5.

January 17-18, 2022 PhD course & conference: “Truth and Truthfulness: Biblical, Philosophical and Theological Approaches“ Keynote speakers: Jan Dietrich; Thomas Schwarz Wentzer; Troels Engberg-Pedersen; Claudia Welz. Online registration and proposal for papers via this link 

STIK, Angola 3, London (2010). Photo: Boring Lovechild/ Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

PhD course and online seminar: “Relational Ontology in Luther, Kierkegaard, and Løgstrup: Investigating the ‘In-Between’ Self and Other,” August 25-26, 2021, Aarhus University. Keynote speakers: Marius Timmann Mjaaland (Oslo University), Robert Stern (University of Sheffield), and Patrick Stokes (Deakin University, Melbourne). There are a limited number of seats available on campus. However, the seminar will be live-streamed for a larger audience. All interested are welcome! Online registration and proposal for papers via this link

STIK, Guardian Angel, London (2012). Photo: Boring Lovechild/ Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

PhD course and online seminar: “Agapeistic Ethics: Exploring the Second-Person Perspective,” May 27-28, 2021, Aarhus University. Keynote speakers: Stephen Darwall (Yale University), Werner Jeanrond (Oslo University), and Peter Kline (St. Francis Theological College, Brisbane). The aim of this seminar is to provide an overview of theories describing the second-person perspective and its importance to agapeistic ethics. All interested are welcome! Online registration via this link.


In May 2021, Niels Wilde Langballe is affiliated to the project as an intern. Niels will be working particularly on a paper with the title Buoyant Ontologies: The Roots and Ramifications of Dialogue in Buber and Heidegger” 

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The Diastasis of Dialogue: Event, Transformation and Affectivity

My main area of research includes philosophy of existence, phenomenology, hermeneutics, philosophical topography, continental philosophy of religion, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, and the environmental humanities with a specific interest in the ontological and ethical problems emerging in the wake of anthropogenic climate change. I am especially interested in classical metaphysical questions invoked in contemporary contexts. My interest in theological matters orbits around the question of divinity and the death of God as portrayed in the fields of philosophy, theology, and literature from Kierkegaard and the late Heidegger over deconstruction and radical hermeneutics to twenty-first century divinology and speculative materialism.

I am currently working on a project entitled “The Diastasis of Dialogue: Event, Transformation and Affectivity” where I explore the question: under what conditions are dialogue possible? My claim is that dialogue is a form of responsivity where that which constitutes the dialogue is constantly re-negotiated and conditioned in turn through the dialogical enterprise itself. I focus on three central and inter-related aspects: 1) the event that provokes the dialogue, 2) the transformative power of dialogical praxis and 3) affectivity as the qualified medium in which dialogue unfolds. Dialogues are provoked, shaped, and conditioned by what happens but due to their integral openness to that which has not yet been said, heard or seen, they can expose and challenge the dominant dogmas of the day.