Connecting Themes Conference: Contested Knowledge in a Connected World

16.09.-17.09.2021, Konferenz

Event Location: Hotel Berlin, Berlin // Lützowplatz 17 // 10785 Berlin

The conference “Contested Knowledge in a Connected World” brings together researchers from the large-scale research project “Knowledge Unbound: Internationalisation, Networking, Innovation in and by the Max Weber Stiftung”. The project is pursuing the aims of opening up innovative areas of research, strengthening the internationalisation of the foundation’s activity and expanding cooperation between the foundation’s institutes and external partners.

The conference title reflects the project’s fundamental direction: adhering to the precept of pursuing “knowledge unbound”. It focuses on selected research areas – which, in addition to Europe, comprise key regions such as the Near and Middle East, the Pacific region and the former “Eastern Bloc”. By exploring knowledge relationships and practices in various contexts, such as migration, mobility and exclusion, the conference will present multi-faceted perspectives from a truly transregional research project.

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The hygiene standard is aligned with the German Infection Protection Act and the regulations of the Berlin Senate as well as the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. Due to the current health situation the participation is only possible upon invitation. For more information please contact Ala Al-Hamarneh (al-hamarneh(at)