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A Time for Anxiety?

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14th Max Weber Fellows June Conference

Badia Fiesolana, 17-19 June 2020


Organizing CommitteeAnca Cretu (HEC), Julie Deschepper (HEC), Sebastian Diessner (RSCAS), Nils Grevenbrock (ECO), Mateusz Grochowski (LAW), Ian Hathaway (HEC), Viola Müller (HEC), Tamara Popic (SPS), Alessandro Spiganti (ECO), Giacomo Tagiuri (LAW), Eva Zschirnt (SPS)


Call for Papers

‘May you live in interesting times’ admonishes an apocryphal Chinese saying, sometimes used in English as a curse, which was selected as the title for last year's Venice Biennale. It may indeed be wiser to desire to live in uninteresting times, when peace, stability, and prosperity abound. Interesting times are, instead, moments of rapid change, rich in opportunity but also characterized by the displacement of traditions, institutions, and forms of living, which often result in growing inequality and conflict. These moments are, in the minds of many, times for anxiety. To grapple with the transitional nature of our own contemporary world, the 14th Max Weber Conference would like to encourage a responsible scholarly reflection on the turbulent political, economic, legal, and historical processes that characterize  ̶  today as in the past  ̶  both real and perceived times for anxiety.

We welcome theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions that focus on, but are not limited to, the following themes: economic and social inequality; environmental degradation; political and institutional change; migration, mobility, and displacement; conflict and violence; the transformation of cultures, ideas, and concepts.

We invite applications from current and former Max Weber Fellows, as well as from current Jean Monnet and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows at the EUI or at other institutions. The deadline is set on March 15, 2020.

For more info, please check the complete call.

Please download the submission form here.

Any questions regarding the academic aspects of the conference please contact: [email protected]

Any questions on logistics please contact: [email protected]

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