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Lecture Series "The Politics of Voluntariness / Das Politische der Freiwilligkeit"

In the summer semester of 2022, the Department of History at the University of Erfurt will organise an interdisciplinary lecture series together with the DFG research group "Voluntariness". It is dedicated to topics from the research field of voluntarism in history and the present and we welcome international guests from the fields of history, sociology and philosophy.

In a series of seven lectures, we will discuss "The Political of Voluntariness" from different perspectives, including a history of modern vaccination programmes, voluntariness in global and local contexts or intertwined with concepts such as criminalisation or subjugation.

The events will take place on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. (c.t.) on the campus of the University of Erfurt, in the Audimax building, room 0007. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend on site.

In addition, all lectures will also be transmitted digitally via Webex. You can receive a meeting link for this in advance. We kindly ask you to register in good time with the Voluntary Action Research Group: under e-mail: fg.freiwilligkeit@uni-erfurt.de.

If no attendance events are possible due to the pandemic situation, the lectures will take place digitally. Information on this will be announced online in good time. Please visit the websites of the Volunteerism Research Group or the History Department of the University of Erfurt.

  • Wednesday, 13.04.2022: Prof. Dr. Malte Thießen (LWL Münster/CvO U Oldenburg): “Immunität zwischen Zwang und Freiwilligkeit. Gesellschaftlicher Wandel und Werden moderner Impfprogramme”
  • Wednesday, 20.04.2022: Dr. Agnieszka Sobocinska (King’s College, London): "Saving the World? Giving and Resisting International Volunteer Assistance in the Twentieth Century"
  • Wednesday, 04.05.2022: Prof. Dr. Christine G. Krüger (U Bonn): „Freiwilligkeit als Verpflichtung? Das Ideal der Freiwilligkeit als Bürgertugend im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert“
  • Wednesday, 18.05.2022,: Prof. Dr. Maud Simonet (U Paris Nanterre): "Exploitation of Volunteers? From Research Questions to Questioning Categories”
  • Wednesday, 01.06.2022: PD Dr. Regula Ludi (U Fribourg) / Dr. Matthias Ruoss (U Fribourg): “Mit dem Gesetz im Konflikt. Zur Geschichte der kriminalisierten Freiwilligkeit“
  • Wednesday, 15.06.2022: Prof. Dr. Manon Garcia (FU Berlin): “Submission Is Not Submissiveness. Female Submission As a Rational Choice”
  • Wednesday, 29.06.2022: PD Dr. Alexandra Oeser (U Paris Nanterre): „Eigen-Sinn, Mitmachen, Selbstverteidigung: welche Freiwilligkeit?“