Announcing the Winter Semester program of the IIR Critical Studies Seminar

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New Perspectives on Pluridisciplinarity in Central and Eastern Europe

We would like to kindly invite you to a pre-conference panel by New Perspectives organized in the framework of the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015 on Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination.

New Perspectives on Pluridisciplinarity in Central and Eastern Europe

The panel, which will be comprised of leading scholars from the New Perspectives editorial board, will explore the added value that interdisciplinary perspectives bring to understanding the politics and international relations of CEE. The panel, in line with the rationale of the journal, will show how combining different explanatory and interpretive frameworks, from different disciplines compensates for their respective blindspots, helps challenge their various assumptions and questions what they each consider as matters of ‘fact’. This critical interlocution between disciplines which have their own established traditions and methods can help enhance the ontological, epistemological and methodological sophistication of CEE scholarship. The panel also examines how such approaches can not only help to develop standards of scholarship in and on the region, but also equip scholars to intervene in the political, social and cultural issues of the region, not (to paraphrase Bruno Latour) because they are matters of fact, but because they are matters of concern.

Participants:

  • Benjamin Tallis (Chair), Institute of International Relations, Prague
  • Jan Drahokoupil, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels
  • Pelin Ayan, Anglo-American University, Prague
  • Ľubomír Lupták, University of West Bohemia
  • Tomáš Profant, Institute of International Relations, Prague


The event will take place on Tuesday, 25. 8. 5015.

The venue of the event will be the Institute of Sociology, Jilská 1 (or Husova 4a from the other side), Academic Conference Center

Free entry.

For more information please visit: http://programme.esa12thconference.eu/presentation/5327

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