This Friday and Saturday, there will be an online graduate student conference on Heidegger: Politics, History, Modernity, sponsored by the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. 

Please inquire with the organizers at heideggermodernity [at] for the zoom link.

All times refer to Chicago time (GMT -5).

Friday, May 28, 2021.

9.00 AM Opening Remarks

9.15 – 10.45 AM. “Heidegger’s Apocalyptic Nationalism”
Keynote by Prof. Judith Wolfe
 (University of St Andrews)

11.00 – 12.00 PM. Panel 1. Heidegger’s Politics – Contexts and Reception.
Chair: Sam Lee

“Heidegger and the Narrative of Decline” –
Rylie Johnson (Emory University).

“Heidegger in Italian Left-wing Thought” –
Marco Cavazza (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice).

12.00 – 1.00 PM. Lunch break.

1.00 – 2.00 PM. Panel 2. Heidegger and Race.
Chair: Paul Cato

“Body, Race and Mestizaje in Heidegger’s Black Notebooks” –
Angel Alvarado Cabellos (Bergische Universität Wuppertal).

“Heidegger and Senegal. A Decolonial Hypothesis of Political Phenomenology” – 
Oscar Palacios Bustamante (Catholic University of Louvain).

2.15 – 3.45 PM Panel 3. Myth, History, and Art in Heidegger.
Chair: Rachel Wong

“Differentiating Time and History: Heidegger on “Creators” in the mid-1930s” – 
Tingfeng Yan (University of Chicago).

“The Role of the Poet in the Community: Gadamer rethinking Heidegger” –
Elena Romagnoli (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg).

“Mythology and the Politics of Heidegger’s Historical Unconscious” –
Matt Peterson (University of Chicago).

Saturday, May 29, 2021

9.15 – 10.45 AM. Panel 4. Reading Heidegger with Schürmann.
Chair: Kieran Aarons

“A Phenomenological Destruction of Ontology? Reiner Schürmann’s Reading of Marx and Heidegger” –
Malte Fabian Rauch (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) &
Nicolas Schneider (Centre Marc Bloch).

“De linea monstruosa: Heidegger as Site of Epochal Diremption” –
Francesco Guercio (European Graduate School) &
Ian Alexander Moore (St. John’s College).

“The event – Bringing modernity to an impasse, not to an end” –
Daniel Neumann (University of Klagenfurt).

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM. Panel 5. Reading Heidegger with Derrida.
Chair: Xinyue Zhang

“Heidegger’s Arbitrariness, Derrida’s Liberalism” –
Jordan DeJonge (University of Ottawa).

“Praying to Derrida’s God: Heidegger’s Tainted Spirit and Geschlecht III” –
Jake Sirota (University of Chicago).

“Amid Germania’s Holidays: From Dasein’s Sieg to Hitler’s Sieg Heil” –
Rodrigo Therezo (Princeton University).

12.30 Lunch break.

1.30 – 2.30 PM. Panel 6. Reading Heidegger with Kant.
Chair: Karl von der Luft

“Necessity in the Early Black Notebooks” –
Rebekah Rosenfeld (University of Chicago).

“The Pleasure of Reflection: Aesthetics, Theology, and Politics in Heidegger’s Reading of Kant’s Third Critique” –
Ryan S. Bingham (University of Chicago).

2.45 – 4.15 PM. “Self-Deception in Heidegger: A Brief History” 
Keynote by Prof. Ryan Coyne (University of Chicago)

For any organizational or technical questions please contact the organizers at heideggermodernity [at]