Piret Peiker participated in the international workshop The Global Reception of Estonian Semiotics, Tallinn University on 20.12.2019 , organised by the Estonian Research Council supported research project “Around the World and Back Again: A Global Typology of the Reception of Estonian Semiotics“. Peiker’s presentation was titled “Lotman and the Tartu-Moscow School in Modern Higher Education“. It included examples of her own teaching practice using Lotman’s conceptualisation of time/space as a practical toolkit for close reading and analysis of texts from widely varying historical contexts.
On June 25 Johannes Bent gave a presentation at Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder) entitled:
Between the ‘Crisis of Historicism’ and the ‘Construction of European Cultural History’ – Ernst Troeltsch in Interwar Eastern Europe
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
Reframing the political after the End of History
at the University of Brighton as part of the After the “End of History”: Philosophy, History, Culture, Politics conference.
In these papers Jorge explored the intellectual lineage of Kojève’s political proposals during and immediately after the World War II.
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’.