7th Derrida Today Conference
City: Aix-en-Provence and Marseille
Abstr. due: 30.11.2019
Dates: 10.06.20 — 13.06.20
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Aix Marseille University
Workshop on Biographical Studies for Young Scholars. The days when historical biographies had been reserved for life pictures of “great men” and – to a lesser degree – “great women” have long passed. Since then, many outstanding studies have demonstrated the enormous potential of either individual or group biographies, or biographical approach for historical research.
Biographical approach can provide insight into the way people thought and felt in the past, make us aware of the complexity of political and personal decisions and also of the scope for action of individuals in historical situations. It has a special place in the Jewish studies, since it allows to research and analyse complex identity choices. Similar processes also affect other ethnic and/or religious. However, it is also useful to scholars dealing with migration studies, social history and history of ideas.
In order to assist young scholars with biographical research projects and to provide them with a friendly space to discuss research questions and problems, the POLIN Museum invites early career scholars and especially PhD students to participate in a one-day workshop on 30 November 2019 in Warsaw. The workshop precedes the conference “Biographies and Politics. The Involvement of Jews and People of Jewish Origin in Leftist Movements in 19th and 20th Century Poland” (1-2 December 2019), jointly organized by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies, the Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford and the UCL. The participants of the workshop are expected to also attend the conference.
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s†work, or
deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that
confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of
academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars,
academics and postgraduates, on†any†aspect†of†Derrida’s†work, or deconstruction, in relation to various
topics as well as contemporary issues. While the conference welcomes papers on diverse topics and from
any discipline in†relation†to†Derrida’s†work†and†deconstruction¨†it is also interested in discussions around
‘borders’†in†light†of†the current challenges we face in regards to migration and refugees (particularly
between Europe and Africa-Middle East), climate change, eco-genocide, and Derrida’s†thinking†on
democracy, community, mondialization and globalization in the face of current ‘border’†closures,
heightened sovereign rule, and the European Union-Brexit crisis.Information source:https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/4073412/cfp-7th-derrida-today-conference
Conference Web-Site: https://derridatoday.com.au/