Voluntariness Up For Debate – Workshop Dis-Cover Fellow Citizens

In June 2022, our team of the subproject „Voluntariness as Political Practice: The Emerging United States and American Citizenship,“ Jürgen and Pia, along with distinguished international scholars will explore how practices of citizenship illustrate the diversity of American subjects and analyze how democracy is exercised through voluntary civic engagement and political participation in the early United States.

For our workshop “Dis-Cover Fellow Citizens: Voluntary Civic Engagement in the Early Republic and Antebellum America” we are delighted to welcome three American speakers: Jessica Choppin Roney (Temple University), Deirdre Cooper Owens (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) and Van Gosse (Franklin & Marshall College) as well as three German experts: Volker Depkat (University of Regensburg), Sebastian Jobs (Freie Universität Berlin) and Nina Mackert (University of Leipzig).

The event is a face-to-face format that takes place at Begegnungsstätte Kleine Synagoge in Erfurt on June 23-24, 2022. We kindly ask all participants to comply with the official COVID-19 regulations of Landeshauptstadt Erfurt that are in place at the time of the workshop.

Find the detailed program for the workshop here. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send an email directly to Pia. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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