Hermann Otto Hirschfeld Lecture Series 2015

Religion and Economy

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Keith Hart

Centennial Professor of Economic Anthropology

London School of Economics

22 - 23 October 2015


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Spandauer Staße 1
D-10178 Berlin

In memory of Hermann Otto Hirschfeld

The Lecture Series is named after a remarkable German-American scientist, Hermann Otto Hirschfeld (H. O. Hartley or HOH for short). After starting his academic career in Germany, he immigrated to the United Kingdom and later in 1953 he became a Visiting Research Professor at Iowa State College (today: Iowa State University). As a brilliant statistician he then attained the position of the 74th president of the ASA (American Statistical Association) and was instrumental in establishing statistics as an important scientific discipline at American universities. In 1963 he founded Texas A&M University's Institute of Statistics, which up unitl that time did not exist.

In this spirit the Hermann Otto Hirschfeld Lecture has been held at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2003 in memory of an excellent scientist and an advocate of quantitative methods.

More about HOH

About Keith Hart (CV)

  • ”Waiting for emancipation: the prospects for liberal revolution in Africa”

  • ”Marcel Mauss (1872-1950)”

  • ”Money”
  • Schedule (PDF)

    22 October 2015, 19:00-21:00

    23 October 2015, 10:00-13:00
    SPA 1, Room 21 B

    Participation in the event is free

    Organisation and Contact Information

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Härdle
    Prof. Dr. Rolf Schieder
    Janine Tellinger-Rice, MBA

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    C.A.S.E. - Center for Applied Statistics and Economics / SFB 649: „Ökonomisches Risiko“
    School of Business and Economics
    Spandauer Str. 1
    D-10178 Berlin

    Tel.: +49 (0)30 2093-1472
    Fax: +49 (0)30 2093-5747

    E-Mail: rolf.schieder@rz.hu-berlin.de