Initiated in the commemorative year of the Reformation 2017, the FiF Lecture is meant to present a topic of general interest to the public inside and outside the university for discussion. For this purpose, FiF invites reputable personalities to give public lectures on a loose schedule. The lectures take place in a festive atmosphere and highlight FiF's ambition to stimulate debates that go beyond the borders of the disciplines. Festivities interrupt our daily routine. This is why the annual FiF Lecture is also a celebration of academic life and academic exchange that goes beyond everyday routines.
Prof. Dr Dieter Thomä will hold this year's FiF Lecture on 16 May. He teaches philosophy at University of St. Gallen. His works have found great international resonance. He has been a fellow at Max Weber-Kolleg in Erfurt, at Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and was also a visiting professor at Yale University (USA), among others.
With Professor Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, once again FiF succeeded in convincing a scientist who is known beyond the subject boundaries to participate in the FiF Lecture 2022.
The FiF Lecture 2021 will be held by Konrad Paul Liessmann, professor of philosophy at the University of Vienna and, among other activities, scientific director of the Philosophicum Lech, which is known far beyond the borders of Austria.
The FiF Lecture 2019 hosted the sociologist and social philosopher Hans Joas on May 22, 2019.
In 2018 FiF invited Bernhard Waldenfels, one of the most important and renowned contemporary philosophers.
Professor Günter Figal, who held Husserl’s and Heidegger’s chair at Freiburg University, started the FiF Lectures with a presentation on November 30, 2017, which focused on philosophy and architecture.