Poster for the Bayreuth City Talks

Bayreuther Stadtgespräche: City Talks

Bayreuther Stadtgespräche (Bayreuth City Talks) have been taking place regularly at Iwalewahaus since July 2014. On the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to about 7.30 p.m., changing speakers offer insights into exciting and current topics. The lectures are open to all interested parties without registration – admission is free.

The basic idea of Bayreuther Stadtgespräche is to strengthen the connection between the City and the University. That is why the series of events is aimed at all Bayreuth citizens.

The venue is the Iwalewahaus (Wölfelstraße) in the heart of Bayreuth – right next to the Margravial Opera House. The speakers come from the University of Bayreuth, other universities or research institutes, or from (university) politics. (Higher education) policy issues are taken up and questions are discussed that are currently of concern to academia or citizens. This is done in an understandable way for people who are not familiar with the subject, and for non-academics.

The lectures are organised by the University of Bayreuth together with Universitätsverein Bayreuth e. V. and with the support of Universitäts-Forum Bayreuth – Kollegium Bayreuther Univ.-Professoren i. R.

Upcoming events

Over August and September, Bayreuth City Talks are scheduled to take a short summer break. We look forward to welcoming you back to our City Talks on the first Wednesday of October.

05. Oktober 2022: Between Invisibility and Exposure: Women and Data Politics

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Matthew Hannah, Chair of Cultural Geography, University of Bayreuth) 

As a contribution to the "One University - One Book" initiative in autumn 2022 revolving around Das Patriarch der Dinge (the patriarchy of things) by Rebekka Endler, Prof. Dr. Matthew Hannah (Chair of Cultural Geography, University of Bayreuth) places Endler's book in the context of recent literature on so-called "data feminism". Why is data on the social situation and needs of women still so patchy and incomplete, while "knowledge" about women as sex objects or consumers is abundant? Why are so many aspects of everyday life conceived and designed without detailed knowledge about or participation by women themselves? Even if potentially useful data about women is available, why is it so often ignored or not used? To the extent that the absence of data is a problem, however, the solution is not necessarily just to "collect more data". For many disadvantaged groups, there are downsides to greater visibility that can range from troll attacks online to actual physical danger. What can be done to address gender injustice in these ambivalent circustances? A look at recent studies offers some possible answers.

Since April 2020, most of the Bayreuth City Talks have been offered online!

Past highlights of the event series (partly in German language)

For further information, please contact

Angela Danner

Angela DannerHead of Office – Corporate Identity

Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5323

Office:  Room No. 3.07, Central University Administration (ZUV),
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth