Publication Schedule

The Critical Edition of Hannah Arendt’s Complete Works will be presented in seventeen thematically organized units. This arrangement shows the constellation and branching of Arendt’s thought across her work: through shifts between languages, from English to German and back again, and between various styles, philosophical, historiographical, and literary. The gravitational centers of these units are formed by Arendt’s monographs, collections, and unfinished projects. All of the thematic complexes present Hannah Arendt’s work in the languages in which the author wrote and authorized them. The fundamental multilingualism of Arendt’s work is visible in every volume and will be accessible for study for the first time.

The seventeen thematic complexes, conceived as a hybrid edition, will first appear in book form from Wallstein Verlag in Göttingen, and will be then made available a year later according to the principles of open access, worldwide and free, by the Freie Universität Berlin through this web portal (hannah-arendt-edition.net).

Publication Schedule and Editorial Teams

Volume Title Editors Print Digital
6 The Modern Challenge to Tradition

Barbara Hahn, Vanderbilt University / Freie Universität Berlin

James McFarland, Vanderbilt University

With the support of: Ingo Kieslich, Freie Universität Berlin, Ingeborg Nordmann, Frankfurt/Main

2018 2023
3 Sechs Essays

Barbara Hahn, Vanderbilt University / Freie Universität Berlin

With the support of: Barbara Breysach, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Christian Pischel, Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig

2019 2020
2 Rahel Varnhagen

Barbara Hahn, Vanderbilt University / Freie Universität Berlin

With the support of: Johanna Egger and Friederike Wein, Freie Universität Berlin

2021 2023
14 The Life of the Mind

Wout Cornelissen, Vanderbilt University

Thomas Bartscherer, Bard College

Anne Eusterschulte, Freie Universität Berlin

2023 2024
5 Origins of Totalitarianism / Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft

Hermann Kappelhoff, Freie Universität Berlin

Friedbert Rüb, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Christian Pischel, Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig

Annette Vowinckel, Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam

With the support of: Hanno Berger, University of Texas

2024 2025
4.1 Kleine Schriften I

Anne Eusterschulte, Freie Universität Berlin

Eva Geulen, ZfL Berlin

Friederike Wein, Freie Universität Berlin

2025 2026
7 The Human Condition / Vita activa oder Vom tätigen Leben

Patchen Markell, Cornell University

Thomas Wild, Bard College

2025 2026
15 Lectures on Kant

Florian Klinger, University of Chicago

Susanne Lüdemann, LMU München

2026 2027
10 Eichmann in Jerusalem / Englisch und Deutsch

Michael Wildt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

James McFarland, Vanderbilt University

Lutz Fiedler, Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Potsdam

Consultant: Leora Bilsky, Tel-Aviv-University

2026 2027
9 Between Past and Future

Harald Bluhm, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Grit Straßenberger, Universität Bonn

2027 2028
12 Men in Dark Times

Thomas Wild, Bard College

Erdmut Wizisla, AdK Berlin

2027 2028
11 On Revolution / Über die Revolution

Roger Berkowitz, Bard College

N.N.

2028 2029
8 Einführung in die Politik Marcus Llanque, Universität Augsburg 2028 2029
4.2 Kleine Schriften II

Annette Vowinckel, Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam

Na’ama Rokem, University of Chicago

2028 2029
13 Crises of the Republic

Michael Levine, Rutgers University

Elisabeth Weber, UC Santa Barbara

2029 2030
1 Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustinus

Anne Eusterschulte, Freie Universität Berlin

Christian Wiese, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M.

2029 2030
16 Denktagebuch Ulrich von Bülow, DLA Marbach 2030 2031