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06/01/2023 - 06/02/2023 | Leipzig

On the Move and on the Spot

Tracing Circulations and Adaptions of Knowledge from and to Eastern Europe

The history of knowledge has been on the rise for some time – expert and academic, applicable, and applied bodies of knowledge are being studied. Inspiration from transnational and global history has led to a multitude of inquiries ranging from border-crossing circulations to the study of global knowledge orders. Processes of appropriation and adaptions to specific contexts, whether local, national, or imperial moved to the fore. In parallel the study of Eastern Europe has been widened from a focus on intra-regional connectedness to region-transcending connectivity. At the crossroads of these two research lines – the transnational and global history of knowledge and the entangled histories of Eastern Europe – this workshop explores circulations and adaptations of a wide range of knowledge from Eastern Europe. The focus is on the period between the 1920s and the 1970s to better understand continuities and discontinuities across the caesura of World War II and the establishment of communist rule and a socialist social order. How were expert networks and their knowledge production persisted or changed by the war and the system transformation? How were knowledge-related agendas and connected practices being revised and turned anew in the context of the rupture of the 1940s. We investigate these questions with scholars from different academic contexts in East and Central Europe.

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06/01/2023 14:00 - 06/02/2023 15:30

Event venue:

Specks Hof (Eingang A), Reichsstraße 4-6
04109 Leipzig

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

History / archaeology

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




Virginie Michaels


Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

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