30-31 January 2020
A CRITICAL ARCHEOLOGY OF COSMOPOLITAN THINKING. LOOKING BACK
ON THE 1920'S AND 1930'S
30-31 January 2020
Paris-Est University & Sorbonne University
ABOUT THE EVENT
This conference aims at bringing together scholars of cosmopolitanism and the history of ideas in order to readjust the benchmarks of the history of cosmopolitanism by looking into an unexplored resource of cosmopolitan thinking. More exactly, our conference attempts to look back at the 1920’s and 1930’si with the purpose to situate this period ina possible critical archaeology of cosmopolitan thinking. Starting from from the preliminary findings of the research carried out by the Groupe de recherche sur la culture de Weimar (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris) and IMAGER (Institut des mondes anglophone, germanique et roman – EA 3958), Université Paris-Est Créteil, the conference starting point is that the period between both world wars into a laboratory for all the varied forms of supranational thinking, which reflect the pull between cosmopolitan openness and the fears it gives birth to. In addition, in the current context of global populism, when both cosmopolitanism and Europe are subject to doubt, one question keeps recurring: are the 30’s back?. Thus the conference by deploying theoretical constructs and discursive strategies and realizing the critical task which befalls the history of ideas will examine possible answers to this question.
This conference is financed by public funds through IMAGER (Institut des mondes anglophone, germanique et roman – EA 3958, Université Paris-Est Créteil), Groupe de recherche sur la culture de Weimar (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris) and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Foundation for Science and Technology, Public Institution, Portugal) within the project Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship without Borders - PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017
This event endorses and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals by raising awareness and reflexivity and by advancing a vision of a just world. Particularly the following goals are envisaged: Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries; Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Organization and contact /
Université Paris-Est Créteil.
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris
Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship without Borders
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P, Portugal