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New Website at Bard College With Digital Copies from Hannah Arendt's Library

The website of the Arendt Personal Library at Bard College, New York, has been relaunched in a new form. Digitized copies of the books in Arendt's possession are published on an ongoing basis. In addition to scans of works by other authors from Arendt's reference library, various editions of Arendt's texts with her notes can be accessed online.

Mar 12, 2024

In Memoriam: Dr. Ingeborg Nordmann

Ingeborg Nordmann, co-editor of The Modern Challenge to Tradition , has passed away on February 24, 2024. We owe Hannah Arendt's presence in Germany in large part to her decades of essayistic and editorial work: thirty years ago, her book Hannah Arendt. Zur Einführung was published, which was also translated into Italian. In 1993 she published Besuch in Deutschland . Together with Ursula Ludz, she is the editor of Arendt's Denktagebuch (2003), which enables completely new readings of Arendt's work. She has published three thick volumes of correspondence, all with beautiful titles: In keinem Besitz verwurzelt , the correspondence with Kurt Blumenfeld (1995), Wahrheit gibt es nur zu zweien: Briefe an die Freunde (2013) and the volume Wie ich einmal ohne dich leben soll, mag ich mir nicht vorstellen (2017), which presents the correspondence with the friends Charlotte Beradt, Rose Feitelson, Hilde Fränkel, Anne Weil and Helen Wolff. We will miss Ingeborg Nordmann very much.                         

Mar 05, 2024

Prof. Dr. Barbara Hahn in LMU Munich podcast „Jüdische Geschichte“

In the podcast of the Department of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Barbara Hahn can be heard in conversation with Gilad H. Shenhav. They speak about Arendt's work Rahel Varnhagen , the publication history of the book, the semantic relevance of translations and an idiosyncratic friendship.

Mar 01, 2024

Launch of the Critical Edition's Web Portal

Launched in November 2023, the web portal of the Critical Complete Edition makes various unpublished texts by Arendt and tools for analyzing them freely available.                

Nov 14, 2023

Prof. Dr. Eva Geulen nominated as one of the "100 most important minds in science in Berlin"

Prof. Dr. Eva Geulen, Director of the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung and co-editor of the Critical Edition , was elected by Berliner Tagesspiegel as one of the "100 most important minds in Berlin science". Congratulations!

Oct 12, 2023

Podcast "Reading Hannah Arendt" with Roger Berkowitz

The third podcast of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, New York, is out. In the podcast series, Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of the Center and one of the editors of Hannah Arendts Complete Works. Critical Edition , talks about Arendt's texts and reflections and the relevance of her thinking to this day. Have a listen!   

Oct 09, 2023

Conference on Volume 5 "The Origins of Totalitarianism" / "Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft"

From October 19 to 21, the Hannah Arendt. Kritische Gesamtausgabe invites you to an international conference on Volume 5 "Origins of Totalitarianism" / "Elemente und Urspünge totaler Herrschaft" at the FU Berlin. Scholars from different disciplines will for the first time discuss the newly edited, annotated and commented material from Arendt's seminal study of totalitarianism. The conference is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. JOIN US ONLINE :  https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?MTID=m6dc8cb70200422cd27a2377761ca1417

Sep 06, 2022

Relaunch of the HAP at the LOC

A Celebration of the Relaunch of the HAP at the Library of Congress on June 16

Jun 02, 2021

Rahel Varnhagen wird im Januar ausgeliefert

Despite all... 

Nov 26, 2020


Hannah Arendt Digital  is online! From now on you will find our extended research environment at www.hannah-arendt-edition.net , which will bring Arendt's writings to life in a new and different way.

Aug 19, 2020

"De-Centering Arendt"–Jana V. Schmidt's Review on Volume VI

Jana V. Schmidt: "In a certain sense, the present edition might paradoxically be the first collected works to “de-canonize” its author."

Apr 27, 2020

Interview und Rezension in "Arendt Studies"

Barbara Hahn, James McFarland, and Thomas Wild on the Critical Edition and Jana Schmidt's review of Volume 6  The Modern Challenge to Tradition.

Sep 24, 2019

Review of "The Book on Marx That Arendt Never Finished" in Boston Review

Geoffrey Wildanger reviews  The Modern Challenge To Tradition : "Hannah Arendt’s unfinished book on Marx offers a timely philosophical dialogue for our era of economic precarity."

Apr 17, 2019

Ankündigung: "Sechs Essays" in der SWR2 Lesenswert Kritik

Am 26.3.19 sendet der SWR2 Roman Herzogs Rezension der "Sechs Essays/Die verborgene Tradition". 

Mar 19, 2019

"Hannah Arendt: Comeback einer Denkerin"

Ein Gespräch mit Annette Vowinckel auf WDR 5.

Mar 19, 2019

Lesenotiz zu "Sechs Essays/Die Verborgene Tradition" auf Theorieblog.de

"Für alle, die mit Arendts Schriften wissenschaftlich arbeiten wollen, ist dieses Editionsprojekt ein Segen."

Feb 25, 2019

Die Kritische Gesamtausgabe im Literaturclub des SFR

»Allen, die ›mit einem Rolls-Royce durch die Zeitgeschichte fahren wollen‹, empfiehlt Gastkritiker Andreas Isenschmid die Gesamtausgabe von Hannah Arendt.«

Feb 14, 2019

"Gelebtes Leben. Denker der Freiheit im Porträt: Hannah Arendt"

Diskussion im Literaturhaus Frankfurt mit Eva Geulen und Robert Habeck. Moderation: Rainer Hank (FAZ)

Feb 14, 2019