Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Intellectual History & Public Engagement

Intellectual History in East Central Europa Summer Workshop

18. - 21. July 2022
Venue: University Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, seminar room 274

The workshop asks how intellectual history can speak to key social issues today, meaning it has to address the public, and how it can articulate its claims beyond academia.

How does intellectual history contribute to emerging discussions about social welfare in Europe, and women’s role in it? How does it add to an understanding of the state socialist and postsocialist past of the region to reframe the discussion about memory politics and transitional justice? Why does intellectual history matter in moments of crisis? And how does a comparative regional perspective from Eastern Europe speak to rising global concerns about ideological literacy, social justice, and the future of democracy?

The workshop will address these questions on the basis of participants’ individual research projects, teaching and outreach activities, and networking and fundraising efforts.

The workshop is co-funded by the Imre Kertész Kolleg, COST Action "Who Cares in Europe?" and the CEU Democracy Institute.

organizing committee
Lucija Balikić (CEU, Budapest/Vienna),
Isidora Grubački (CEU Budapest/Vienna, Institute of Contemporary History Ljubljana),
Adela Hîncu (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena / "Alexandru Dragomir" Institute of Philosophy Bucharest)