Preview 2022 – We’re in Phase 2!

Time has come – our Research Unit is entering phase 2 and the upcoming year is themed “transdisciplinarity”! In workshops and guest lectures we will broaden our perspectives on voluntariness. We’ll seek exchange with other disciplines such as communication studies or psychology, and of course with different fields of history, sociology, and philosophy.

We’ll kick off in January 2022 with a workshop on voluntariness in times of the pandemic. As a cross-disciplinary exchange we will discuss voluntariness in the context of current Covid-19 vaccination debates.

In April 2022 we are going to start our first interdisciplinary lecture series. During the whole summer term, international guests will address “The Politics of Volunariness” from various perspectives, of course in past and present. Join us at the Department of History at the University of Erfurt!

Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted with details on our events and dates of our lecture series in 2022! Connect also with our social media sites on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to never miss any news!

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Voluntariness Up For Debate – Lecture and Workshop with Sandrine Kott

On June 20, 2022, our teams of the subprojects “Voluntariness and Decolonization” and “Voluntariness and Dictatorship” – Carolyn, Iris, Elena and Christiane – welcome Swiss historian Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva) for a workshop and evening lecture at the Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien in Gotha.

Please Note! – Lecture by Maud Simonet ONLINE

On Wednesday, May 18 2022, we invite you to our fourth talk of the lecture series “The Politics of Voluntariness”. The talk by Maud Simonet from the University of Paris Nanterre, however, will take place digitally only!

Voluntariness Up For Debate – Workshop Dis-Cover Fellow Citizens

In June 2022, our team of the subproject “Voluntariness as Political Practice” will discuss key issues of their research field at the workshop „Dis-Cover Fellow Citizens: Voluntary Civic Engagement in the Early Republic and Antebellum America“. Find more info here…

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