By Mitchell G. Ash. The freedom of science (Wissenschaftsfreiheit), or academic freedom, as it is called in English, has been addressed historically from multiple perspectives. In these remarks, I will focus on science and scholarship in one particularly infamous dictatorial regime.
Category: Academic Freedom
This series fosters scholarly and intellectual exchange on questions of academic freedom and freedom of thought in Europe and across the world. It publishes research papers, reports, talks, and thought pieces on academic freedom. The series is curated and edited by former Fellows of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. It underlines the commitment of this Institute for Advanced Study to free research, thought, and artistic creation that has been part of its mission ever since its foundation. The series welcomes contributions (of up to 7,000 characters); all contributions will be submitted to the editorial team for approval and revision.
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By Pascal Engel. We observe violations of academic freedom all the time. Speakers are “deplatformed” because of their political views, professors become the victims of campaigns in the media and social networks.
An introduction to the TRAFO series “Academic Freedom” by Gisèle Sapiro, Amr Hamzawy, and Başak Tuğ. Academic freedom is under threat today in many places of the world and it is urgent to create spaces of collective reflection on a principle that is fundamental to all intellectual practice.