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Conference: Max Weber’s Hinduism and Buddhism

Reflections on a Sociological Classic 100 Years On Max Weber

A confrence organised by Peter Flügel (SOAS) and Sam Whimster (Max Weber Studies) in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London, Nehru Centre London, Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt, and the British Sociological Association.

8 -10 September 2016
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Following the successful Weber and China conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in September 1913, attention turns to another anniversary. In April and December 1916 and May 1917 the Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik published two long articles on the religions and the social and political structures of South Asia in historical perspective. Hinduism and Buddhism was Weber’s second essay (after Confucianism and Taoism) on the economic ethics of the world religions. ‘Indian religiosity, theoretically and practically, was the cradle of the most world denying form of religious ethic that the world has ever brought forth.’

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Podcast: Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing (DHI London)

On 11th of December 2014 the German Historical Institute London hosted a discussion in commemoration of Max Weber’s 150th anniversary with three Weber experts, British historians David d’ Avray and Peter Ghosh and German historian Joachim Radkau, on Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing.

Max Weber (* 21 April 1864, † 14 June 1920) is one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history. Many of his academic works are modern classics. Even 100 years after his death, his books are still read, edited, translated and interpreted. In recent years a number of biographies have shed new light on Weber’s life and work.

The discussion was recorded and the podcast can be found here. Podcast: Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing (DHI London) weiterlesen

Panel Discussion: Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing

Chair: Andreas Gestrich

Discussants: David d’ Avray, Peter Ghosh and Joachim Radkau

Max Weber (* 21 April 1864, † 14 June 1920) is one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history. Many of his academic works are modern classics. Even 100 years after his death, his books are still read, edited, translated and interpreted. In recent years a number of biographies have shed new light on Weber’s life and work.

In commemoration of Max Weber’s 150th anniversary, the German Historical Institute hosts a discussion with three Weber experts, British historians David d’ Avray and Peter Ghosh and German historian Joachim Radkau, on Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing. Panel Discussion: Max Weber’s work and its relation to historical writing weiterlesen