Here is an updated description of the conference: 
 
25. - 27.5.2018 
Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Humboldt University; Technical University Berlin
 

From 25-27 May the international conference “Emancipation” takes place in Berlin. It is organized by Humboldt University Berlin, Center for Humanities & Social Change at HU Berlin, Technical University Berlin and medico international e.V. Leading international scientists and intellectuals will discuss practices and theories of emancipation in three plenary sessions and twelve colloquia.

Emancipation points beyond all particular interests. It salvages a claim to universal liberation from domination, a claim to freedom, equality and mutual recognition. The notion of emancipation thus forms a nodal point of debates in both social philosophy and in politics. The conference aims at combining these debates so that they enlighten each other, as well as the social contexts within which struggles for emancipation unfold.

It’s not by hazard that the organizers timed the conference to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the last upheaval of emancipatory theory and practice in May ’68. The organizers also are aware that the conference falls in a time of heightened pressure on the notion and reality of emancipation as well as on the memory of May ’68. The event will do its part to change this situation.

Speakers are: Seyla Benhabib, Wendy Brown, Didier Eribon, Nancy Fraser, Achille Mbembe, Christoph Menke, Chantal Mouffe, Milo Rau, Hartmut Rosa, Gesine Schwan and many others.

You can find the complete conference program and all detailed information concerning the conference here!