Spectre Haunting Academia: Doctoral conference in Heidelberg


Spectre Haunting Academia: Doctoral conference in Heidelberg

The Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS) is organizing a one day conference for doctoral candidates and final-semester Master students on the topic "The Spectre Haunting Academia: Understanding the Role of Academia in the Rise of the Far-Right". The HGGS specifically would like to address doctoral candidates and students from 4EU+ universities. Between 1-2 students per partner could participate in the conference. 

The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices, i.e. to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful? This is just a selection of questions the conference would like to address, especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose engagement with the Far-right has been historically more pervasive.

Prospective speakers are invited to send short abstracts (ca. 250‒300 words) via email to hggspeergroup@gmail.com.

Deadline: 15 May 2022

The one-day conference will take place at Heidelberg University at the end of June.

See more information here.