On March 8, 2013 the Center for Urban History hosted a public lecture by Professor Jörn Rüsen, entitled "Humanism: Past – Present – Future."
Jörn Rüsen is Senior Researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) in Essen, Germany. He is one of the most renowned contemporary European scholars or historical consciousness and humanism as central aspect of intercultural dialogue and communication. In 2010 the Lviv-based publishing house "Litopys" published a Ukrainian translation of his "New Ways of Historical Thinking" (translated by Volodymyr Kamianets).
The Lecture was part of the Third Academician Ya. D. Isayevych Academic Lectures, and the ReSET Project International Academic Session "Towards a New Cultural History of East Central Europe."