Public Intellectuals and Education in a Changing Society

The 2020 Colloquium will take place on 23-24 September 2021 at Oriel College, Oxford

Is there a crisis of public intellectuals?  In the twenty-first century, under the growing influence of globalisation, neoliberalism and social media, what is the place of public intellectuals?  What is the role of schools, the curriculum and higher education in providing a critical space for public intellectuals?  Who can we regard as examples of public intellectuals in the past and present, and in different societies? 

The 4th annual colloquium of the Society for Educational Studies, to be held at Oriel College Oxford on 23-24 September 2021, will explore these questions. A special issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies will be published in 2022 based on the Colloquium theme and peer review of papers submitted to the Journal.

The Colloquium Programme is available to view here.

The Colloquium will feature Keynote lectures from:

  • Professor Stefan Collini, University of Cambridge – ‘”Who Says?”  Universities and the question of intellectual authority’;
  • Professor Michael A. Peters, Beijing Normal University, PR China – ‘Public Intellectuals, Viral Media and Technologies of Post-Truth’;
  • Professor Ivor Goodson, University of Tallinn, Estonia – ‘Brief Encounters: Educational Studies and the Public Intellectual’;
  • Professor Helen Small, University of Oxford – ‘Intellectual Authority in the COVID Pandemic’.

Recordings from the Colloquium will be placed online after the event.

Please contact Aidan Thompson with any queries.

Location

Oriel College

University of Oxford

Oxford

OX1 4EW

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