Public Roundtable "Universities at War"

27 September 2023 / 18:00–19:30

Alte Kapelle, Campus of the Univ. of Vienna

Opening event for the workshop "(Re)Thinking the University"

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

18:00–19:30 Public Roundtable Universities at War

Organized by Elisa Satjukow (Leipzig Univ.) and Friedrich Cain (Univ. of Vienna), in coop. with The University of New Europe and the Research Plattform Transformations and Eastern Europe

Alte Kapelle, Campus of the University of Vienna

(Spitalgasse 2/4, Hof 2.8, 1090 Vienna)

Discussants: Alexander Etkind (CEU, Vienna), Dina Gusejnova (LSE), Kirstine Arentoft Kristensen (Univ. of Vienna), Andrea Pető (CEU, Vienna), Svitlana Telukha (GWZO Leipzig)

Chair: Philipp Schmädeke (Science at Risk, Berlin)

The roundtable will provide a panorama of case studies analysing how universities have been implicated and affected by wars and conflicts from the Second World War and the Cold War. It will conclude with a reflection on the way academic communities are affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine. They have also been sites of conflicts such as gender wars. This panel concentrates on European academic institutions as sites, agents, collaborators, resisters, as well as victims of military conflicts from the Second World War to Russia’s War against Ukraine.

After the roundtable discussion we invite for an informal reception.

The roundtable is the opening event for the workshop (Re)Thinking the University from, in, and beyond (Post-)Socialist Europe.