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11/03/2020 13:28

Leibniz Campus Lecture: When the Home Becomes the Battlefront of a Pandemic

Mechtild Freiin v. Münchhausen Referat für Kommunikation und Marketing
Leibniz Universität Hannover

    On 11 November 2020, Eva Illouz, a sociology professor based in Jerusalem and Paris, will give a talk at Leibniz University Hannover. The lecture will be available via live stream.

    During the coronavirus crisis, the home has assumed a new role: as an office and school, as well as a space for study, childcare and mandatory self-isolation. Within the framework of the Leibniz Campus Lecture of Leibniz University Hannover, Prof. Dr. Eva Illouz will explore the challenges that arise from this, as well as how people define intimacy, family and the home. The lecture entitled “When the Home Becomes the Battlefront of a Pandemic. Reflections on an Impossible Location” will be held in English.

    The live online format will take place on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 6 p.m. and will be available at The lecture and the chat will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch and Dr. Lucie White from the Institute of Philosophy at LUH. There is no need to register.

    About the speaker
    Eva Illouz, born in 1961 in Morocco, holds a professorship at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris and acts as Rose Isaac Chair of Sociology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She conducts research in cultural studies, social and cultural anthropology, cultural sociology and feminist theory. She has published several books and specialises in sociology of culture, sociology of emotions, sociology of capitalism and the effects of capitalism on emotional life.

    The format “Leibniz Campus Lecture”
    The Leibniz Campus Lecture is a science communication event of Leibniz University Hannover and addresses members of the public, as well as students and university staff. Internationally renowned researchers present current issues in a straightforward manner.

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    For further information, please contact Mechtild Freiin v. Münchhausen, head of Communications and Marketing and spokesperson of Leibniz University Hannover (Tel. +49 511 762 5342, Email

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    Cultural sciences, Philosophy / ethics
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