We recognise that our Section covers a wide spectrum of culture, and our events in Britain include topics in the fields of Literature, History, Language, and the Arts. We hold Conferences, Seminars, Lectures and Study Tours on themes of Shakespeare, Parzival, Renaissance Art, The Matter of Britain, Gender Issues, Poetics, Summer Courses on The Spirit of English, and the celebration of the Festivals. Most of our events are open to the public, but we have also held study-days for members of the School of Spiritual Science on specific Class content.
The translation of the name of this Section corresponds to the traditional French academic term Belles Lettres, and while our friends in the US have taken the title Literary Arts and Humanities Section, we are working under the title Humanities Section. This variety and fluidity of names reflects our openness to whatever arises in the spiritual-cultural life that so often connects to more than one discrete discipline. As is also the case with other Sections there is a certain overlap of disciplines, but unlike the other Sections, we are very aware that there is no immediately obvious single profession that this Section connects with. It is our wish to strengthen the inter-sectional work, and the Parzival conference in 2021 was an opportunity to collaborate with the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum. We were pursuing the connection with the Visual Arts Section for the Hilma af Klint Event in 2022.
Affirming our Humanity in the Age of Technology
Weekend seminar 11th - 13th October, Rudolf Steiner House London
How can we work creatively in our increasingly dehumanising culture? The growing prevalence of AI and Transhumanism is socially corrosive. Can we hone the necessary discernment to engage healthily with the possibilities of our modern technology without becoming enthralled by its debilitating effects? This weekend seminar will identify the threats to our still unfinished human evolution, and also explore the inner practices through which we can develop spiritual resilience, and cultivate our true human potential.
Our speakers will include Jeremy Naydler and Edwin Hübner. Programme and seminar fee to be announced.
To register your interest in participating please contact Andrew Wolpert email@example.com
This is an inter-Sectional event offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Sections, and supported by The Anthroposophical Society.
George Perry, Fritz Wefelmeyer, and Andrew Wolpert