Project Description

“Hope for dark Times” - Hannah Arendt Week at University of Alberta

Thursday April 11 to Saturday April 13

University celebrates life and work of key 20th Century philosopher and political thinker as “Hannah Arendt Circle” comes to campus April 11-13 with three days of discussions, workshops, film, music, poetry and storytelling

Hannah Arendt (1906 – 1975) is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century, her work resonates with us today, because her thoughts give us important tools to tackle the biggest problems of our time: from the refugee crisis to political populism and from climate change to keeping liberal democracy alive. A refugee herself after leaving her native Germany in 1933, she found a home in the United States and went on to become one of the defining voices of the 20th century.

The Hannah Arendt Circle is a community of scholars from a broad range of disciplines and different countries devoted to the study of Hannah Arendt’s work. This year’s meeting is the thirteenth and the first outside of the United States.

More information about the conference, workshops, film, music, poetry and storytelling events can be found here: