Progress: A fact or ideology?

Liisi Keedus held a seminar “Progress: A fact or ideology?” at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, for MA module “Biodiversity and Global Change”, 18.10.2019. In the seminar, introduced by a small lecture, she led the discussion on the complex relationship between the political imperative of growth and the ecological imperative of limiting human impact on the environment.
The participants also debated one of the alternatives to the narrative of progress:

Seminar Presentation – Juhan Hellerma

We are glad to host Juhan Hellerma in our open philosophy seminar series and invite you all to attend. Hellerma is a PhD researcher at the University of Tartu and his talk is entitled ‘Negotiating modern temporality: Presentism vs unprecedented change’.
The seminar takes place this Friday, 8.11, at 16.15, room A 544. Everyone is warmly welcome!


Book launch roundtable – “Rethinking Historical Time”

On 6 November at 2-5.30pm a book symposium will take place at TLU School of Humanities (room M-328), marking the publication of a new collective volume, “Rethinking Historical Time: New Approaches to Presentism”.
The symposium features the presentations by the two editors (Marek Tamm and Laurent Olivier) and by one of the contributors (Liisi Keedus), but also two papers by the readers of the volume (Tommaso Giordani and Tõnu Viik).
The symposium is organized with the support of TLU Centre of Excellence in Intercultural Studies and ERC grant BETWEEN THE TIMES led by Liisi Keedus. All are welcome!

Full programme here.

“Where, when, and what is ‘the West’? The history of an idea”

 A talk by Prof. Georgios Varouxakis (Queen Mary University of London). Prof. Varouxakis is a Co-director of  QMUL Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought. He is the author of  Liberty Abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations (CUP, 2013) and numerous other books and articles on the intellectual history of liberalism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism.
The seminar will take place on May 10, Friday, at 16.15 in M 328. Everyone is welcome to attend!

“The Curse of Cain. Early Modern Impulses for an Intellectual History of Transnational Migration”

We are delighted to host a talk on methods in transnational intellectual history by Dr Stefan Donecker (Univ. of Tübingen):

“The Curse of Cain. Early Modern Impulses for an Intellectual History of Transnational Migration”
Dr Donecker will speak on 25.02, 14.15-16, in room M 328. This is a seminar open to all university students and staff and everyone is very welcome!