Berlin Program CfP: The New Normal DEADLINE EXTENDED Apr 17



CALL FOR PAPERS             PLEASE CIRCULATE          DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY BY April 17, 2022

Do we need to face the fact that the “new normal” is already here? A  recent Pew study reported that “a plurality of experts think sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people as greater inequality, rising authoritarianism and rampant misinformation take hold in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.” The workshop invites proposals that address the “normal” in German society. How can popular desires for “normality” throughout history shed light on the present? How should we understand the opportunities and perils of this moment? What might a new normal look like in Germany? Read more

APPLICATION & DEADLINE: Submit one PDF file containing a 250-word abstract, a two-page c.v., and a 150-word bio by April 17, 2022 to: bprogramATzedatDOTfu-berlinDOTde

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic began at a moment of extraordinary political, social, and demographic volatility. Some have argued that the pandemic has amplified the perils of this global moment. A recent Pew study reported that “a plurality of experts think sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people as greater inequality, rising authoritarianism and rampant misinformation take hold in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.” Coupled with accelerating climate change-related disasters, these trends appear to presage a “new normal” of elevated risk and societal disruption. Other experts, however, see in the overlapping crises an unexpected opportunity to rethink the nature of work, leisure, family, caregiving, communication, mobility, governance, and the relationship of humans to the physical environment, to name a few. Read more on the subject, the workshop format, requirements and logistics.

APPLICATION & DEADLINE: Submit one PDF file containing a 250-word abstract, a two-page c.v., and a 150-word bio by March 20, 2022 to: bprogramATzedatDOTfu-berlinDOTde

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

·       Dr. Deborah Barton | Université de Montréal

·       Dr. Jeremy DeWaal | University of Exeter

·       Karin Goihl | Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Program

·       Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson | California College of the Arts

·       Dr. Carol Hager | Bryn Mawr College

Best wishes from Berlin,

Karin Goihl & Sophie FrankeBerlin Program for Advanced German and

European Studies I Freie Universität Berlin

tel: +49 30 838 56671  www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram

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