UvH Anniversary Conference 2014

On 30-31 January 2014, the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) organised its anniversary conference entitled ‘A Meaningful Life in a Just Society: Investigating Well-being and Democratic Caring’. In celebra­tion of its 25th anniversary the UvH bestowed honorary doctorates upon professors Carol D. Ryff (University of Wisconsin) and Joan C. Tronto (University of Minne­sota).

January 30th was entirely devoted to Ethics of Care with Joan Tronto delivering a key note speech. In addition to a lecture by Frans Vosman and an interesting debate, there were several sessions in which research findings were discussed and ideas exchanged.

Below you can find the programme including the conference proceedings as well as interviews with several contributors to the conference.


January 30th, 2014

8.45 – 9.30 Welcome and Registration

9.30 – 9.45 Opening by prof. dr. Gerty Lensvelt-Mulders, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Humanistic Studies

9.45 -10.30 Lecture ‘Against Good Caring? Meeting Immediate and Distant Needs Democratically’ by prof. Joan Tronto (University of Minnesota, USA)

10.30 -11.15 Lecture ‘Approaching Care via Practice Approaches’ by prof. dr. Frans Vosman (University of Humanistic Studies)

11.15 -11.45 Coffee break

11.45 -12.45 Discussion led by prof. dr. Carlo Leget (University of Humanistic Studies)

12.45 -13.00 Book Presentation Twenty Years After Moral Boundaries by Gert Olthuis (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), Jorma Heier (Osnabrück University, Germany) and Helen Kohlen (Philosophical- Theological University of Vallendar (Koblenz), Germany)

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13.00 -14.00 Lunch break

14.00 -15.45 2 Parallel Sessions:

1. Rendering Care the Meaning of Politics, by Jorma Heier M.A. (Osnabrück University, Germany)
For more information, presentations and interviews, click here.

2. Disability, Care and Inclusive Citizenship, by dr. Gily Coene (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
For more information and presentation, click here.

15.45 – 16.15 Tea break

16.15 – 18.00 2 Parallel sessions:

3. Ethics of Care As an Interdisciplinary Challenge, by prof. dr. Helen Kohlen (University of Vallendar, Koblenz, Germany) and prof. dr. Carlo Leget (University of Humanistic Studies)
For more information, presentation and interviews, click here.

4. Attentive Listening, by prof. Lenart Skof (University of Primorska, Slovenia)
For more information and presentation, click here.



January 31st, 2014

A meeting was organised with several international care ethicists such as prof. Joan Tronto (Minnesota) and prof. Elisabeth Conradi (Stuttgart) and (PhD) students of care ethics at University for Humanistic Studies (UvH).
For their lectures, click here.

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