International workshop "Self-Determination of Peoples in Historical Perspective" (17 May, 2019)
International workshop "Self-Determination of Peoples in Historical Perspective"
Friday, 17 May, 2019
Venue: Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, Faculty of Humanities, Jakobi 2-336
On May 17, 2019, the Department of Philosophy and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies are holding a workshop on "Self-determination of peoples in historical perspective". The workshop will explore selected theoretical discussions and controversies about the idea and principle of self-determination of peoples in long-range perspective. While this would include the exploration of the ways in which theorists were seeking to contribute to their contemporary philosophical, political and territorial disputes, we are particularly interested in testing the possibility of linking different 20th-century interpretations of self-determination to early modern political languages and characteristic theoretical idioms, so as to highlight the continuities and ruptures in the long-term intellectual history of this concept.
This event has been supported by the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (European Union, European Regional Development Fund) and is related to research projects IUT20-5 and IUT20-39 (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research).