This world has many wonders, but nothing is more wondrous than humanity
In Leros Humanism Seminars, Elena Tzelepis discusses Antigone as a paradigm to think of histories of political loss involved in the constitution of normative limits between anthropos and the polis.
The seminars explore the possibilities for humanism as an emancipatory project for our times, without affording ethical or moral primacy to either human or non-human beings. These seminars explore the questions of what makes humans human, what is the responsibility that humans have towards each other and to the surrounding world, and how the exclusion of humans by humans is fundamentally anti-human. In 2023, the seminars took take place between July 3–6. The program can be found here.
The 2023 Leros Humanism Seminars/LSH are presented by Columbia University with support from Florida Atlantic University, The General State Archives, Local Historical Archive of Leros, Historical Archive of Leros, Panteion University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Thessaly, Cultural and Educational Association “Artemis” of Leros.