Immanuel Kant has shaped German and European intellectual history far beyond his time. The fact that the worldwide debate on his work continues to this day demonstrates how highly esteemed he is and how universally significant his ideas have remained. Kant, who taught at the Albertus University in Königsberg, has left numerous traces in philosophy, art, literature, politics and society. In view of the global challenges facing Europe, his work is of a relevance that probably no other philosopher can match.
In preparation for the Kant Year 2024, the BKGE is coordinating and organizing various activities around the topic "Immanuel Kant" and is conducting its own research.
Documentation and research project: Immanuel Kant in Werken der modernen Kunst (Immanuel Kant in works of modern art)
- “Immanuel Kant 1724–2024. Ein europäischer Denker. Ein Tagungs- und Publikationsprojekt” (27–29 May 2019, Berlin), was organized by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the BKGE, in cooperation with Akademia Kantiana, the German Cultural Forum for Eastern Europe, Potsdam, the Kant-Gesellschaft e. V. and the Kant Research Unit of the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz.
- "300 Jahre Immanuel Kant. Der Weg zum Jubiläum" (6 June 2016, Berlin), was organized by the BKM and the BKGE in cooperation with the German Historical Museum in Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities