This group will look at the changing topics of critique of the academia over the years and will try to detect long duree trends and situated developments. It combines historical perspective with sociological one, and by looking at seemingly isolated case studies formulate key problems academia as institution has been facing. Speakers: Jana Bacevic
— researcher in social theory and the politics of knowledge production, a Research Associate in Critical Studies of Higher Education at the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge).
Jan Surman — cultural historian of science, researcher in history of Central/Eastern European universities, research fellow in IGITI HSE.
Alexander Rusanov — historian of universities and academic education, specialist in the history of medieval universities and the Iberian peninsula, research fellow in IGITI HSE.