WEIMAR IN 20/20
DER GLANZ DER LEEREN MITTE ~ THE GLAMOUR OF THE EMPTY CENTRE
King’s/Western University invites abstract submissions for an interdisciplinary symposium aimed at researchers engaged in the political, cultural, and social legacies of the Weimar Republic.
“Weimar in 20/20” tackles the insistent presence – in politics, culture, and social identities – of the Weimar Republic, whose foundational revolutionary impulses reach us today filtered through an intervening century of memory, nostalgia, regrets, and unfinished business. Weimar in the year 2020 is an urgent inspiration and warning: an uncertain blueprint for contemporary politics and values that even in hindsight, we struggle to evaluate clearly, with “20/20” vision.
Please see https://weimar2020.wordpress.com
for a detailed description of the conference theme and possible topics.
We invite proposals for 30-minute conference papers accessible to an interdisciplinary audience. Abstracts of 350 words should be submitted to weimar -at- uwo.ca
by Sept. 30, 2019. The conference’s working language is English. A peer-reviewed volume is planned as a continuation of the conference discussions.