Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

International Conference Shantiniketan Hellerau - Universalist Education in the Pedagogic Province

In the 19th century, urbanization and industrialization changed the globe dramatically and were feared by many. The universalist education movement arose as a countercultural reaction to these developments. Idealists strove to create a new world and educate the “new man.” Shantiniketan and Hellerau paradigmatically represent the urge to counteract the drastic changes the world underwent back then. Initiated by the Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V. and the Department for South Asia Studies of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Kindly supported by: Institut für Asien und Afrikawissenschaften (IAAW), Indien-Stiftung e.V., Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann, Helmut Nanz

When

Oct. 7th 2011, 11 am until 
Oct. 9th 2011, 1 pm
 

Where

Department for South Asia Studies, IAAW, Room 217

 

Programme

 
Opening
Friday, Oct. 7
11 am-12.30 pm
 
President of the Humboldt-Universität
Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Olbertz
 
Representatives of the Embassies of India and Bangladesh 
His Excellency the Ambassador of India to Germany Mr. Sudhir Vyas
His Excellency the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany Mr. Mosud Mannan
 
Introduction
Prof. Dr. Michael Mann, Humboldt-Universität Berlin "Lebensreform" and Education Reform at the Turn of the 19th Century
 
Reception
2 pm-6.30 pm
Panel I: Universalistic and Holistic Education at Shantiniketan
 
Udaya Narayana Singh (Santiniketan, India)
Liberty, Freedom and Responsibility.The Ultimate Objectives of Tagore’s Experiments with Education
 
Arabella Unger (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Education for a Complete Life
 
Tea/Coffee break
 
Christine Kupfer (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
Unworldly or All-Worldly? Tagore’s Educational Philosophy at Shantiniketan
 
Ursula Bickelmann-Aldinger (Heidelberg) East and West: Rabīndranāth Tagore‘s Utopia of a Holistic Education Towards a Universal View of the World versus a Creative Approach
 
Aishika Chakraborty (Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Kolkata) Towards a Future of Performance: Tagore and his New Dance
 

 

Saturday, Oct. 8

9 am-1 pm

Panel II: New Education and the Rurality of the Place

 
Deepak Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India)
Tagore’s Pedagogy and Rural Reconstruction
 
Fakrul Alam (Dhaka University, Bangladesh) Tagore, Thoreau and Life-Centered Educationist amidst Nature
 
Tea/Coffee Break
 
Uma Das Gupta (Kolkata, India) Nature, Education, Culture: The Santiniketan School Experiment
 
Asit Datta (Leibnitz Universität Hannover, Germany)
Tagore, the New Educationalist
 
 
14.30-19.30 Uhr  2.30-7.30 pm
Panel III: Educational and Pedagogic Reform at Hellerau
 
Michael Mann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin):
"Lebensreform" at Hellerau
 
Thomas Nitschke (Leipzig):
Die Gartenstadt Hellerau als pädagogische Provinz
 
Tea/Coffee Break
 
Christine Straumer (Musikhochschule Dresden)
Hellerau und Emile Jaques-Dalcroze – Von der pädagogischen Idee zum Gesamtkunstwerk
 
Boris Friedewald (Berlin) Das Bauhaus, Hellerau und Santiniketan
 
8.00 pm
Dinner
 

 

Sunday, Oct. 9
9.00 am-1.00 pm
Panel IV: Beyond Hellerau and Shantiniketan
 
Joachim Oesterheld Tagore, Geheeb and Others. Indo-German Encounters in New Education during the First Half of the Twentieth Century
 
Maria Moritz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
A "Universal Brotherhood of Humanity" Through Education?
Rudolf Steiner’s Reform Pedagogy and the Global Theosophical Milieu
 
Tea/Coffee Break 
 
Simone Holtzwart (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany) Gandhi’s Vision of „Rural National Education through Village Handicrafts“: The Basic Education Movement and the Experiments in Sevagram/Wardha 1938-1955
 
Harald Fischer-Tiné (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule  Zürich, Schweiz) Creating „Giants in Body and Mind“: Physical and Intellectual Education in the Gurukul Kangri (1902-1947)
 
Gallery