The papers within this collection are as diverse as the people who wrote them. Coming from the United States and Europes old, new, and soon-to-be, these individuals found quarter at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen between the months of July and December 2004. In addition to national differences, almost every one of the junior fellows represented here works within a different discipline, using theoretical and discursive frameworks specific to his field. Nevertheless, over the course of their stay at the institute these scholars were able to forge something of a common language or set of languages out of this nearly post-Babelic confusion. They were forced to eschew jargon and to articulate their positions clearly, a practice which is reflected in the relatively non-technical, though by no means simplistic, papers collected here.
JVF Conference Papers