5 May 2016

Catch up: Prokhorov Lecture by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht – The past and future of the humanities

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, one of today’s most eminent public intellectuals, delivered the Annual Prokhorov Lecture on the topic: The past and future of the humanities (5 May 2016).

Henk de Berg and Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Henk de Berg and Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Watch the lecture below. You can also watch Henk de Berg’s interview with Gumbrecht


About our speaker

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht holds the Albert Guérard Chair in Literature at Stanford University.

In addition to eight Honorary Doctorates from universities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, and Russia as well as a variety of other international accolades, he has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford and the Cuthberson Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Stanford.

His books have been translated into over twenty languages.

Gumbrecht is a regular contributor to a wide variety of newspapers, including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Get in touch

Prokhorov Centre
University of Sheffield
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West Building
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA