Collegium Helveticum


The event program at the Collegium engages different audiences around topics of societal and scholarly importance. As part of their fellowship, each fellow organizes an event that is open to the public. In addition, the Collegium hosts events that link up with current interdisciplinary academic discussions.

Upcoming events

All events are free-of-charge and open to the public, unless stated otherwise. The events take various forms, from lectures or conferences to more performative formats such as exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, or theater productions. Most events take place at the Semper Observatory, but the Collegium also cooperates with local academic and cultural institutions.
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Ludwik Fleck Lecture

Ludwik Fleck and his laboratory collective in the garden of the Institute ”Mother and Child,” Warsaw 1957 Ⓒ Collegium Helveticum

From 2005 to 2022, the Collegium was home to a research center on the life and work of Ludwik Fleck, a microbiologist and pioneering philosopher of science. The annual Ludwik Fleck Lecture invites outstanding speakers to honor the thinking of Ludwik Fleck, who continues to be an essential reference for cross-disciplinary research at the Collegium. Since 2006, the Ludwik Fleck Lecture has been delivered by renowned speakers, notably Carlo Ginzburg, Michael Gordin, Bruno Latour, Annemarie Mol, and Christian Drosten.

Past events