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Workshop "Moulding democratic citizens"

Moulding Democratic Citizens:
Democracy and Education in Europe’s Twentieth Century


Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies

Franckeplatz 1, Haus 54

06110 Halle

Supported by Martin Luther University's Faculty of Philosophy III and Fritz Thyssen Foundation


7 November 2019

15:00-15:30 Welcome and Introduction
Daniel Fulda (Halle): Opening address
Till Kössler (Halle) and Phillip Wagner (Halle): Introduction

15:30-17:00 Panel 1: Ambiguities of Postwar Reform: Citizenship and Education in the Interwar Period
Chair: Jens Elberfeld (Halle)
Tiina Kinunnen (Oulu): Democracy, Citizenship and Education as Key Concepts in Ellen Key’s Vision of Europe
Anne Otto (Halle): “Democratising” the Working-Class Youth? Education and Politics during the Weimar Republic.

17:30-19:00 Keynote Lecture
Chair: Phillip Wagner (Halle)
Paweł Karolewski (Leipzig): Caesarean Politics and Dynamics of Citizenship

8 November 2019

09:30-11:00 Panel 2: The Many Quests for Postwar Citizenship: Politics and Education in Western Europe after 1945
Chair: Phillip Wagner (Halle)
Zoé Kergomard (Paris): Enforcing a “moral duty” to vote? Citizenship  education as a contested answer to the “problem of abstention” in  post-war Switzerland (1950s-1980s)
Chris Jeppesen (Cambridge): Locating ‘Parent Power’ in the History of post-1945 British Secondary Education

11:30-13:00 Panel 3: Multiple Reeducations: Post-1945 Europe between Fascism and Democracy
Chair: Till Kössler (Halle)
Lisbeth Matzer (Cologne): Gender and Democracy: Gendered Citizenship Education in Austria’s Adult Education since the 1950s
Claudia Gatzka (Freiburg): Teachers of Democracy: The Old Left and Post-Fascist Voters in Italy and West Germany after 1945

14:30-16:00 Panel 3 continued
Chair: Till Kössler (Halle)
Florian Heßdörfer (Leipzig): No Partners, no Enemies: Imagining the  Democratic Society in West Germany’s Postwar Educational Theory

Sonja Levsen (Freiburg): “Une et indivisible”: Citizenship Education and the Fear of Division in France, 1945-1980s

16:30-18:00 Roundtable on the History of Democracy
Chair: Till Kössler (Halle) / Phillip Wagner (Halle)
Maria Falina (Dublin)
Harm Kaal (Nijmegen)
Hedwig Richter (Hamburg)

9 November 2019

09:00-10:30 Panel 4: Visions of a Participatory Citizenship: East and West after 1968
Chair: Pia Eiringhaus (Halle)
Michal Šimáně and Jiří Zounek (Brno): Primary Education and Teaching  Profession in Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring and the Velvet  Revolution
Sian Edwards (Winchester): “Are you a Green Guide?” Conservation,  Environmentalism and Citizenship in the British Girl Guide Organisation  during the Long 1980s

10:45-12:15 Panel 5: Democratic Citizenship between Communitarianism and ‘Neoliberalism’
Chair: Sandra Wenk (Halle)
Wim de Jong (Nijmegen): Citizenship Education in the Netherlands and the Paradox of Paternalism, 1966-2018
Lukas Held (Zurich): Motivational Technology, the Production of the  Entrepreneurial Mind, and the Marriage of Capitalism and Democracy in  West Germany

12:15-13:00 Conclusive discussion

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