Gregor Moder

Gregor Moder is a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of arts at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he currently teaches Philosophy of art and Philosophy of History. He is a member of the editorial board of Problemi Journal, book series editor at Maska, and the co-founder of the Aufhebung – International Hegelian Association (he served as its President between 2014–2020). His research visits include Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2011-12), University of Cambridge (2019), UK, and Princeton University, USA (2020). In his research work, Gregor focuses on political philosophy, metaphysics, critique of ideology and philosophy of art.

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Bara Kolenc

Bara Kolenc is a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and a lecturer at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. She is the author of Repetition and Enactment (DTP, Analecta, 2014; in Slovene, English translation forthcoming) and current president of the International Hegelian Association Aufhebung. She publishes articles in Problemi, Filozofski vestnik, Maska, S Journal and elsewhere and features in monographs (most recently in The Language of Touch, Bloomsbury, 2019 and in A Touch of doubt, De Gruyter, 2021). In her work, she is focusing especially on the concepts of repetition, enactment, representation, ideology, humanism, and, most recently, also the concepts of enlightenment and anthropogenesis. She is also and artist in performing arts and recipient of the European theatre award Theatertreffen Commission of Work in 2016. She was awarded with The Highest Artistic Title of the University of Ljubljana in 2018.

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Urban Šrimpf

Translator of literature, academic texts and, most prominently, Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences. He is also an editor, a curator and assistant at the Department of Translation at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and coordinator of cultural programs at Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, where he is engaged in cultural management and promotes intensive cultural exchange. He received his PhD with a thesis on the role of the translator and translation in the establishment of Slovene secular theatre in the Enlightenment era.

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Goran Vranešević

Goran Vranešević is an assistant professor and research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. His principal areas of research include German idealism, psychoanalysis, political philosophy, and linguistics. He has written and presented on various topics, ranging from aesthetics and cultural theory to classical commentaries on ontological themes and speculations on concepts. He is one of the co-founders of the Aufhebung—International Hegelian Association. He is also a translator of philosophical works, most prominently, Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences.

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Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

The Faculty of Arts is the centre of critical thinking. The Faculty educates students in the field of humanities and social sciences and encourages open and critical thinking.

The Master/s conference is co-funded through the Faculty of Arts research project “Theatricality of Power” (J6-1812), financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).

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We organise the events entrusted to us with experience, expertise and technological support. The challenges we have been confronting these past years encouraged us to develop new ways of planning and implementing.


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Aufhebung – International Hegelian Association is inspired by the thought and teachings of philosopher G. W. F. Hegel.