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

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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’.

Piret Peiker will participate as discussant Artishok biennial 20.-28.10.2018

From 20 to 28 October, the passenger terminal of the Baltic railway station in Tallinn will host the VI Artishok Biennial which will use the format of a fashion exhibition. For curator Sten Ojavee (Centre for Contemporary Arts Estonia), the main aim of the exhibition is to offer a critical approach to the contemporary ideas about national identity and to offer different viewpoints on interpreting contemporary nationalism. To achieve this aim, the participating artists will be using the possibilities offered by fashion. This year’s biennial is organized by the contemporary art platform Artishok in co-operation with the Centre for Contemporary Arts Estonia.

Artishok Biennial is an experimental exhibition format created in 2008 where every participating artist will make a new work and every writer will write an article about these works. The texts are exhibited alongside the works in the gallery. AB is the only such art biennial in Estonia that brings artists and writers together to an equal platform and experiments with their mutual relationships.

Piret Peiker is invited as a discussant to a joint art performance/philosophy seminar event, 28.10, 18.00

Interview with Liisi Keedus at Estonian National Television ERR, 14.02.2018

Lääneühiskonna arengut kujundanud progressimüüt mõraneb

Progress on pidev areng paremuse suunas. Progressimüüt või -usk on ühiskondlik ootus, millele on lääne ühiskonda üles ehitatud viimased 200 aastat. See müüt on hakanud mõranema – sellest annavad aimu näiteks viimaste aastate sündmused nagu Brexit, Donald Trumpi presidendiks valimine ning kliimamuutuste ja teaduspõhisuse eitamine.

Tallinna ülikooli vanemteadur Liisi Keedus, kes uurib progressimüüti, leiab, et lääne ühiskondadel on aeg endale otsa vaadata ja asuda otsima lahendusi mõraneva progressimüüdi ümberhindamiseks.

Liisi Keedus pälvis Euroopa Teadusnõukogu (ERC) grandi, et järgneva viie aasta jooksul uurida progressimüüdi kriitikuid maailmasõdade vahelisel ajal ning miks ja kuidas leida tänapäevasele, mõranevale progressinarratiivile alternatiivseid positiivseid ühiskondlike visioone.

Loe edasi ja vaata videolugu:

https://novaator.err.ee/682950/laaneuhiskonna-arengut-kujundanud-progressimuut-moraneb