|Irrenanstalt (madhouse), Zwiefalt, 1813|
7. Christiane Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Inner Circle Seminar No. 177
introduced by Anthony Stadlen
20 May 2012
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alexandra Birkert (Stuttgart) is a historian and specialist in German literature. Her groundbreaking book, Hegel’s Sister: On the Track of an Unusual Woman Around 1800 (2008), is not yet translated into English.
Salomé Hangartner (Forch, near Zurich) is a German–English translator and interpreter who has specialised in the philosophical language of Heidegger and Daseinsanalysis.
In today’s seminar, Alexandra Birkert and Salomé Hangartner will report Dr Birkert’s research findings on Christiane Hegel’s life, family and social milieu, and help us to try to make intelligible the interactions that led to her being locked up in a madhouse.