Internationaler Workshop

Secularities. Freethinkers in the Context of National Movements and the Rise of Nation States in Europe, 1789–1920s
Internationaler Workshop in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Historischen Institut Warschau.
21.–23. März 2018
Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom

The International Workshop aims for a broad transdisciplinary and transnational discourse to examine nuances of the secular present in the European societies of the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The focus is on freethinkers taken as Europe's outstanding secular avant-gardes, including those of East-Central Europe. Contrasting different forms of secularity, we will analyze and discuss the ways European freethinkers contributed to the concept of the modern nation and helped defining its specifics and values. Thereby, the workshop traces the rooting of the secular projects and sheds light on a set of heterogeneous religious, social and cultural backgrounds as well as the projects concrete designs such as the promotion of a material scientific world view or initiatives to leave church.

Kontakt: Carolin Kosuch
Programm (PDF, 606 Kb)

Keynote Lecture

Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack (Universität Münster)
Secularization − A Contentious Concept in the Historical and Social Sciences.

21. März 2018, 18.00 Uhr

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