September 27, 2023 Symposium
Wien |

CfP: Workshop (Re)Thinking the University from, in, and beyond (Post-)Socialist Europe

Vienna, 27-29 September 2023 Organizers: Dr. Elisa Satjukow (Leipzig University) and Dr. Friedrich Cain (University of Vienna) in cooperation with the Research Platform “Transformations and Eastern Europe” (University of Vienna), the Center for Transdisciplinary Historical-Cultural Studies (University of Vienna), the Southeast Europe Association, and The University of New Europe.

At this workshop, we plan to critically assess the concept and practice of “the university” in the (post-)socialist scientific systems of Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe (CESEE). We believe that this focus connects two research areas: on the one hand, it broadens feminist and decolonial perspectives on academic knowledge production, thus helping to expand the historical epistemology of the university in 20th and 21st-century Europe, on the other. The full call for papers is available here.

Please submit abstracts (250 words) and a short CV in one file (PDF) to Elisa Satjukow and Friedrich Cain by 31 March 2023. All applicants will be notified of their participation in the workshop by the end of April 2023. After the workshop, we are planning to prepare a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal with suitable contributions. At the workshop, we will therefore discuss pre-circulated drafts (10 pages), which should be submitted by 1 September 2023.

Accommodation and travel costs will be covered by the organizers (subject to confirmation of funds).