A special issue on reimagining academic freedom

Here is a call for proposals from the journal Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education (PTHE) for a special issue on reimagining academic freedom. It is to be co-edited by Que Anh Dang (Coventry University), Liviu Matei (King’s College) and Milica Popovic (Central European University).

This special issue aims to build on this important work to understand the ways that conceptualizations of academic freedom vary in different socio-political contexts, how it is codified and how it is practised. Thus, we seek to reimagine academic freedom conceptually through the analysis of issues and malpractices that scholars around the world face. 

Although the question of who defines academic freedom, and for whom, has historical, geopolitical, cultural, and structural facets, the overt and covert threats on academic freedom across geographies and political regimes demand consideration of a global referent. In the end, attacks against academic freedom represent an existential threat to the historic mission of academia.

Please submit proposals of an extended abstract with a cover page by 13 May 2022 to Que Anh Dang, Liviu Matei and Milica Popovic at queanh.dang@coventry.ac.uk, liviu.matei@kcl.ac.uk and popovicm@ceu.edu, with the subject headline ‘Reimagining Academic Freedom’ in your email. See the cfp for further information.

The decision of the editors will be communicated by 25 May 2022.

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