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New Times at Work. Rethinking History and Politics through Delay and Anticipation

Project description

Political historiography as a tool of emancipation

The intelligibility of history remains a crucial philosophical question that continues to be of central interest for Historical and Social Sciences, Political Philosophy and Political Theory within the context of the alternating socio-political dynamics of our era. The EU-funded NeT-HiDeA will merge elements from contemporary French philosophy and arguments from the German Marxist tradition to introduce an innovative philosophical approach on how the concepts of time, history and historicity interweave. NeT-HiDeA aspires to produce conceptual instruments for a better understanding of the complex temporal structures of late capitalism, clarifying their relation with contemporary labour and social movements.

Objective

Using together elements from contemporary French philosophy (Sartre) and arguments from the German Marxist tradition (Bloch), the project proposes an innovative philosophical approach to investigate the relationship between the concepts of time, history, and historicity. The aims of the proposal are: mapping the sociological, anthropological and historiographical analyses that deal with reconfiguration of social temporality, alternatives both to the progress/future perfect logic and to presentism; setting a new conceptual apparatus for the articulation of the categories of delay and anticipation, to establish a differential and stratified conception of socio-historical time; facing time as a social phenomenon, putting this new conceptual apparatus in friction with the experiences of time in the contemporary world of work.
The main output of the research will be to transform the instruments for the analysis of social times in operators for a political historiography inseparably connected to effective emancipatory practices.
The main outcome of the research will be to produce conceptual instruments appropriate to understand the complex temporal structures of late capitalism, clarifying their relation with contemporary labour and social movements.
The originality and innovation of the project for Historical and Social Sciences, Political Philosophy and Political Theory lies in a new critical approach to the intelligibility of history, adequate to understand the socio-political dynamics in our times.
The action will be conducted together with two distinguished Research Centers: the MAP-University of Liège (BE) and the HistCon-University of Santa Cruz (CA-USA). The action will construct a fruitful collaboration between the Centers and will be a great opportunity for the researcher’s career in European Universities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Net EU contribution
€ 248 425,92
Address
PLACE DU 20 AOUT 7
4000 Liege
Belgium

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 248 425,92

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