We would like to thank all the applicants for their interest to internationally collaborate on such an urgent topic. Due to Covid-19 precautions in Vienna, the SFUrope Autumn School will be postponed until 2021! In the meantime, we are eager to get into discussion with our participants. Thus, we have developed a shorter program for a SFUrope pre-conference that will take place virtually November 3 and 4. We will start developing a shared project – based on the method of collaborative autobiography – to explore what it means to research and to study in times of crisis and conflict – times that we are facing in this very moment. This smaller research project will be incorporated into the live event next year.
The SFUrope Autumn School is a transdisciplinary event that supports critical exchange and fosters dynamic collaboration between students and researchers of all faculties and branches of the Sigmund Freud University. It builds on an emerging tradition of connecting SFU students in transnational, reflexive, and action-oriented dialogue on conflict and change potential in Europe. The main goals of the Autumn School are to foster a sense of connection and community, to enable processes of critical thinking, and to create a space of mutual teaching and learning.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has revealed and intensified existing inequalities, sociopolitical fractures, and existential insecurities and has produced an ongoing flood of conflicting/conflictual information, misinformation, and disinformation. It is against this backdrop of conflicts over meaning/truth, trust, authority, inclusion/exclusion that we will come together for three days in workshops, roundtables, and seminars to address the following questions:
Workshops, roundtables, and seminars will be on: