Academic Freedom and Society

A one-day conference at the University of Warwick, Friday 2 June 2017

How can the history and philosophy of academic freedom and its representations in culture inform us about current debates around the place and function of the academic in society? This conference invites interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives on the question of academic freedom and university autonomy, both historically and in the current moment.


Prof. Shaheen Sardar Ali, University of Warwick

Prof. Bruce Gilbert, Bishop’s University

Prof. Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary University of London


Lara Choksey, English and Comparative Literary Studies (Warwick)

Filip Niklas, Philosophy (Warwick)

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Centre for Research in Literature, Philosophy and the Arts

Connecting Cultures GRP

Postgraduate Community Engagement, Warwick Library