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Call for papers

Cooperation and self-government: Sociopolitical experiments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Sommeruniversität am DHIP, 17.–19. September 2018

Die Sommeruniversität wird veranstaltet vom DHIP, der Universität Konstanz und der Universität Rouen.

Organisatorinnen und Organisatoren: Ludivine Bantigny (GRHis/Universität Rouen), Anne Kwaschik (Universität Konstanz), Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

Aus dem Call for papers (auf Englisch):

The summer school interrogates »the real of utopia« and explores as closely as possible the various modalities of this »life changing« (Bantigny, 2018; Riot-Sarcey, 1999). Within the proposed long-term perspective, it becomes clear that in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the establishment of alternative worlds was accompanied on the one hand by a moralised discourse of alienation meant to describe the present reality, and on the other by experiments that sought to make communalisation more organised and scientific. Accordingly, one would need to look more closely, from the perspective of the history of knowledge, at the constellations that led, in both cases, to a search for alternatives within the conflicting fields of social criticism and communalisation, utopia and life experiments.

The goal of the summer school is to discuss the connections between diagnoses of the present, social experiments and social sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, taking the 1968 movement as a starting point. Based on Elias’ understanding of modernisation as a process, the summer school understands these moments as changes in the We-I-Balance (Elias, 1987) and will explore its characteristics and rationales. It seeks to consider how the intersections of everyday patterns of perception and scientific concepts can produce new »self-evident ideas about the nature of the world and the dimensions of its historicity«. (Speich-Chassé/Gugerli, 2012)

Bewerbungen sind bis zum 25. Februar 2018 an Hannah Voß (hiwis.kwaschik@uni-konstanz.de) einzureichen. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der Ausschreibung.

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