Liisi Keedus at the 10th International Degrowth Conference

This week, the University of Vigo hosts the joint conference of the international degrowth research networks and the European Society for Ecological Economics in Pontevedra, Spain. Liisi Keedus will present her paper “Technology, ecological overshoot and the poetics of progress: a philosophical perspective” on 21 June.

The detailed programme of the conference is available online.

Workshop “Time and History in Modern European Political Thought”

On 7-8 June 2024, a diverse group of international scholars gathered at Tallinn University to discuss the collective book project, headed by Prof. Liisi Keedus, Prof. Balázs Trencsényi, and Dr. Tommaso Giordani. Conducted in a hybrid format, the workshop spanned over two days of lively and stimulating discussions.

We thank all the participants and look forward to the future developments of the project.

Johannes Bent, ‘Ernst Troeltsch and Eastern Europe’: Thesis Defence, 3 June 2024


We are proud to announce that on June 3, 2024 at 12.00, Johannes Bent will defend his doctoral thesis: “Ernst Troeltsch and Eastern Europe: Interwar Interpretations and Applications of a German Philosopher of History”.

Public defence will take place in Tallinn University hall M648. The wider audience can follow the defence and ask questions from the degree applicant in Zoom.

Supervisors are Professor Liisi Keedus from Tallinn University and Professor Emeritus Gangolf Hübinger from European University Viadrina.
Opponents are Professor Balázs Trencsényi from Central European University Budapest and Professor Matthias Schloßberger from European University Viadrina.

The doctoral thesis is available in Tallinn University Digital Library ETERA.

Liisi Keedus and Juhan Hellerma at the ‘History & Responsibility’ Conference

The 5th Conference of the International Network for Theory of History will take place in Lisbon at the end of May. This year’s topic is ‘History & Responsibility. Doing History in Times of Conflicting Political Demands’.

On 23 May, Liisi Keedus will give a talk ‘Can we make a new time? A perspective from intellectual history’, and Juhan Hellerma will present on 24 May on ‘Historical responsibility and the question of presentism’.

Tommaso Giordani teaches at the Invisible University for Ukraine Winter School

In January 2024, our team member Tommaso Giordani taught at the second Invisible University for Ukraine Winter School in Budapest. Dr Giordani mentored students and delivered a lecture on different temporalities of revolution. BETWEEN THE TIMES stands in solidarity with the Ukranian people and condemns the brutal and unprovoked Russian aggression.

Juhan Hellerma at the annual conference of the University of Tartu Museum

Annual conference of the University of Tartu Museum will take place on 6th of December 2023. This year’s topic is the role of scientific collections in education, research, and society at large. Our research fellow Juhan Hellerma will present the paper on the meaning and presence of the objects from the past (“Minevikuasjade tähendus ja kohalolu”).
Additional information about the conference and its programme are available at the Museum’s website (in Estonian).