Universität Erfurt

Academic Authority and the Politics of Science and History in Eastern Europe

Workshop, Leipzig, 20-21 March 2020

Image: Barys, Mural »Education a key for knowledge«,
University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics,
Photo: Zorro2212, © Wikimedia Commons.

in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) Leipzig and the Poletayev Institute, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Venue: GWZO, Specks Hof (Entrance A), 4th floor / Reichsstraße 4–6, 04109 Leipzig
Organized by
Dietlind Hüchtker, Karin Reichenbach, Friedrich Cain, Bernhard Kleeberg, Jan Surman
Funded by: Forum for the Study of the Global Condition
Friedrich Cain

Programm    CfP

Contributors: Anne Kluger, Andreas Langenohl, Ionuț Mircea Marcu, Anna Mazanik, Miglena Nikolchina, Doubravka Olšáková, Michał Pawleta, Andrea Pető, Ella Rossman.

The workshop is the fifth in a series of sessions organized by the Erfurt/Leipzig/Moscow working group on Political Epistemologies of (Eastern) Europe and focusses on academic authority and the scholar as the central figure of knowledge production. Observing a basic diversity and continuous transformation of epistemologies along with the emergence as well as destabilization or decline of epistemic authorities, the workshop discusses the history of epistemological shifts in Central and Eastern Europe over the past fifty years. While directing its gaze at a recently contested expert of knowledge production – the scholar, it aims to investigate historical challenges of (academic) scholarship’s role as the paramount producer of scientific truth.
The workshop covers a broad spectrum of topics related to this field. We will analyze challenges, transitions, liminalities, and practices concentrating on the socialist and post-socialist systems of humanities in Eastern Germany, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Czechia and Poland.






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