Interwar influences on post-war reconstruction

Jorge Varela presented the paper The attributeless catholicism of Alexandre Kojève” in a special panel on Political Theology at the SEF-FEP joint conference in Royal Holloway University and gave a paper entitled “The attributeless catholicism of Alexandre Kojève” at the University of Brighton as part of the After the “End of History”: Philosophy, History, Culture, Politics conference and was entitled “Reframing the political after the End of History”. In these papers Jorge explored the intellectual lineage of Kojève’s political proposals during and immediately after the World war II.

‘Modernists Between the Times: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Interwar Europe’,

Henry Mead gave a paper entitled ‘Modernists Between the Times: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Interwar Europe’, at the British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS) Conference, ‘Troublesome Modernisms’, King’s College London, 21-22 June 2019. This paper offered a comparative view of a reaction against liberalism in interwar German theology, and tensions in British modernism between notions of ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘heresy’.

‘As We Sit Here / There in the Arena’: London Modernism and the “Mind of Europe”’ at the Between the Times ERC Project Workshop, Tallinn University, 7-8 June 2019

Henry Mead gave a paper entitled ‘As We Sit Here / There in the Arena’: London Modernism and the “Mind of Europe”’ at the Between the Times Project Workshop at Tallinn University, 7-8 June 2019. This paper identified two currents of thinking about Europe within modernism, contrasting Ezra Pound’s commitment to a Neoplatonic tradition running through European culture with T.S. Eliot’s interest in the ‘classicist’ attitudes of the French neo-royalists Action francaise and later to forms of Christian politics.

Karl Barth on Political Modernity

On the 23 of May 2019, Liisi Keedus presented the paper:

A snake biting its own tail’: Karl Barth on political modernity

at the  workshop ‘Between civil war and revolution’ (23.-24.05), in the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen


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A snake biting its own tail’: Karl Barth on political modernity

teadusseminaril ‘Between civil war and revolution’ (23.-24.05), Göttingeni Ülikoolis, Lichtenberg-Kollegiumis.

Teaching resources on Futurism

Roberta Albertini just published some didactic resources on Futurism as part of her contribution to the Between the Times project. They can be found in the following addresses:

‘Is there a European Intellectual History?’: workshop abstracts

The ‘Between the Times’ project workshop ‘Is there a European Intellectual History?’ took place on the 6th and 7th of July. During the two days we had 4 wonderful keynote talks by Balász Trencsényi, Giuseppe Bianco, Tim B. Müller, and Martin van Gelderen. In addition we also had the chance to listen to 10 wonderful talks by several younfer researchers, you can read their abstracts here.