Humboldt Lecture Series Winter 2015/16


11.11.2015, 7:00 p.m.


Prof. Dr. Timmermans, The Netherlands (Mikrobiology): "How to build a solar panel; lessons from nature".


Welcoming speech by Dr. Katrin Amian, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Referatsleiterin Abteilung Förderung und Netzwerk, Referat Nordamerika, Australien, Neuseeland, Ozeanien). The lecture will be followed up by a reception.




09.12.2015, 7:00 p.m.


- Prof. Dr. Keller, France (Literary studies): "Embodyment of knowledge in German-French interaction"

Abstract and Vita

- Dr. Toffolo, Italy/Israel ( Microarchaeology): "Seeing more than what meets the eye"

Abstract and Vita




13.01.2016, 7:00 p.m.


- Dr. Trisokkas, Cyprus (Philosophy): "Kant on the Idea of God. Transcendent Cognition and Matter in Kant's Theoretical Philosophy "


- Prof. Dr. Rothstein, Israel (Theoretical Linguistics): "Crosslinguistic Expressions of Counting and Measurement"

Abstract and Vita



10.02.2016, 7:00 p.m.


- Prof. Dr. Porr, Australia: (Archaeology): "Irrational Archaeology: Thinking about Palaeolithic art and human origins"

Abstract and Vita

- Dr. Ros Quincoces, Cuba (Biochemistry): "Holes in membranes: proteins at attack or defense"