Sapiens: The Birth of Humankind – A conversation with Yuval Noah Harari
How did we, Homo Sapiens, manage to prevail in the battle of survival of the six human species? Why did our ancestors, who had been hunters and gatherers, settle down and establish towns and kingdoms? Why did we start to believe in gods, nations, and human rights? Why do we trust in money, books, laws and submit to bureaucracy, schedules and consumption? And has this, in the course of millennia, made us happier?
Yuval Noah Harari is going to answer these questions for you. He is a historian and a professor at the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focussing on world history. His world science bestsellers “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”, “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” have been translated into more than 40 languages.
Yuval Noah Harari’s graphic novel “Sapiens. The Rise” will be published by C.H.Beck in October 2020.
The event is presented by vhs.wissen live, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and SIAF.