EXTENDED DEADLINE: The Spectre Haunting Academia: Understanding the Role of Academia in the Rise of the Far-Right

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Universität Heidelberg
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The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices i.e., to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful? This is just a selection of questions the conference would like to address, especially in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, whose engagement with the Far-right has been historically more pervasive. This conference is addressed specifically to researchers, PhD candidates, and final-semester Master students from 4EU+ partner universities, who might be eligible for a mobility grant. However, researchers from other universities who might be interested in the topic are also welcome. The one-day conference will take place at Heidelberg University on September 3rd. Abstracts: ca. 250-300 words. More info at https://www.hggs.uni-heidelberg.de/aktuelles-eng.html.