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!

What Else Is New?

Voluntariness on Tour: Talk at the “Fuldaer Abende”

On January 18, 2022, Elena M. E. Kiesel and Christiane Kuller, project investigators of our sub-project on voluntariness and dictatorship, will be participating at the “Fuldaer Abende” and explore voluntary participation within the ‘Neuererwesen’ of the GDR.

Event Up-Date: Workshop on Volunteering

On January 17, 2022, members of our group will participate at a digital workshop in Jena. A discussion of current challenges in volunteering will bring together a diverse range of experts – from the fields of practice and theory.

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