The Steelworkers are Disappearing: On the Transformation of the Industrial Sector in Germany and the USA Since the 1970s
Thursday, 30 June, 2022 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

The book project extends from the steel industry's boom years of the early 1970s to the crisis of the late 1970s and 1980s and concludes with the transformation following the end of the Cold War. The talk will focus on the social impact of the steel crisis and specifically address those disadvantaged by structural change and their scope for action.

CENTRAL Workshop: Socialist (Dis)Connections
Monday, 27 June, 2022 15:30 - 28 Jun, 18:15 CEST

We live in an increasingly globalized world—but the prehistory of this status quo outside the West is still not very well known.

Film screening: "The Other Side of Everything" with film director Mila Turaljic
Friday, 24 June, 2022 18:30 - 20:30 CEST

A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history.

Roundtable: Freedom and Unfreedom of Movement: Perspectives on Migration and Transformation
Friday, 24 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

For the vast majority of the world’s population, the global migration regime appears as a form of unfreedom. We will examine the contested meanings of migration, its multiple forms as well as the complex entanglements of freedom and unfreedom in global migration from historical, anthropological, and activist perspectives.

Discussion: Illiberal Economies? On Economic Freedom in Poland and Hungary
Friday, 24 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Both Hungary and Poland have turned away from liberalism in recent years, at times openly embracing concepts like "illiberal democracy." In this discussion, two former central bankers in their countries will reflect upon the trajectory of economic liberalism in post-communist transformation, the current state of affairs, and the perspectives for the future.

Concert: Isama Zing
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

Isama Zing is a Bratislava based producer, DJ, member of Mäss micro-collective and SHAPE platform affiliate. After turning to cello, voice and electronics at the early age of 15 he later moved to experimenting with the Warp-esque side of the 10s electronics to eventually arrive at a crossroads of club-deconstructions and experimental pop production. His…

Against the World: Anti-Globalism and “Freedom” in Interwar Europe
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

Focusing specifically on Central Europe, this talk explores the popular political and social movements on both the right and the left that sought to pause, reverse, or regulate globalization after the First World War. The “freedom” of movement was increasingly pit against freedom from dependence on imported foods and energy, freedom from the vacillations of…

Roundtable: China and the Chinese People’s Search for Freedom in the Long 20th Century
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Within this multi-disciplinary discussion, scholars from Europe, Mainland China, and Hongkong will offer their insightful views on the development – as well as the lack of – of freedom in modern Chinese history over the past century. Each speaker will focus on one specific aspect ranging from economics, political ideology, to women and gender.

Film Screening: “Ukrainian Sheriffs” with film director Roman Bondarchuk
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 20:00 - 22:00 CEST

In the country with the biggest police force in Europe, Ukraine, there is a lack of policemen in rural communities, therefore villagers of Stara Zburievka village have found a solution. They chose two local men - the smartest and the strongest - to take care of the public order.

Reading and Discussion: Freedom of Literature. Literature of Freedom
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 18:30 - 20:00 CEST

What can literature do in times of war and crisis? How can literature as an artistic form and participant in discourse convey freedom? The event will focus on the role and difficulties of literature in contemporary society and discuss especially the situation in Ukraine and Poland.

Die Freiheit mobil zu sein. Grenzen und Grenzkontrolle im 21. Jahrhundert
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

Der Vortrag beschäftigt sich mit dem Zusammenhang von Grenzen und Mobilität im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Es wird gezeigt, dass Grenzen nach und nach zu machtvollen Sortiermaschinen umgebaut werden. Mehr denn je produzieren sie Mobilität und Immobilität gleichermaßen und wirken als Schwellen der Ungleichheit.

Roundtable: Freiheit in Zeiten von „Big Tech“ und „Big Data“
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Wo beginnt und endet die menschliche Freiheit in einer digitalen Welt? Was geschieht mit unseren Daten und was bedeutet das für uns? Welche neuen Ungleichheiten und Gefahren entstehen daraus? Um diese und weitere Fragen mit vielen Fallbeispielen wird sich die Diskussion drehen.