CFP: IDENTITY AND NORMATIVITY - Interdisciplinary lecture series hosted by Aarhus University

Submission deadline: February 1, 2022

Conference date(s):
March 21, 2022 - March 22, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark


The lecture series:

Throughout March to May 2022, the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is hosting an interdisciplinary lecture series on identity, membership, and normativity. This series is a part of the research project “A Sense of Belonging” led by Associate Professor Marion Godman and funded by the Sapere Aude/Research leader grant from the Independent Research Fund in Denmark.

There will be six guest speakers. Each speaker will give a public lecture and then partake in a workshop the following day. Normally, the public lectures will occur on Monday evenings and the workshops on the following Tuesday. We invite scholars interested in participating in the workshop to submit an abstract by the 1st of February 2022. For details, please see below. 

The Sapere Aude project: 

Members of certain groups are often granted special rights. Members of a gender may be the recipients of affirmative action, members of indigenous groups can be entitled special language and land rights, and membership in certain nationalities can count as grounds to be prioritized – or demoted – in immigration. But only certain types of membership seem to have such a moral standing. Our project – A Sense of Belonging: The cultural-historical roots of group rights– enquires into the nature of membership with a moral significance and its role in political theorising. If interested in further details, please check out our page at:

For each workshop, there will be two slots available to present papers. When applying please state which workshop interests you. The abstract must meet the following criteria: 

·      700 words (excluding references)

·      Specify for which workshop it is intended 

·      Deadline 1st of February at 00.00 at [email protected]

We will get back to you as soon as possible, particularly for those presenting in the first two weeks. Complete papers need to be sent to the organizers ten days before the workshop so they can be circulated. Papers should be 5000 words in length, excluding notes and references. 

While we will privilege early career researchers (PhDs, Post Docs and Assistant Professors), we will accept abstracts from scholars at any career stage. 

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