June 12-14, 2018,  this Herrenhausen Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany. The Anon research group is taking part.

Society between democratization and surveillance. (Photo: Jan Kickinger / EyeEm gettyimages.de)
(Photo: Jan Kickinger / EyeEm gettyimages.de)

The Herrenhausen conference aims to promote a deeper understanding of transparency and identify approaches to handle the different and diverging demands and expectations on transparency within society. The Conference will debate discourses and practices, as well as the borders and ambiguities of transparency within the context of broader social and cultural change, in particular with regard to publicity, open government, institutional environments, the individual, and the digital age.

Researchers in the humanities and the social sciences as well as experts from NGOs, civil society and the media are cordially invited to participate and contribute to the question how a socially accepted balance between security and freedom, between public interest and private sphere can be achieved.

If you wish to attend the conference, please register online via veranstaltungen.volkswagenstiftung.de by May 10, 2018. There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential.

Our Conference Topics at a Glance:

  • Session 1: Transparency and Public Policy – Historical and Methodological Perspectives
  • Session 2: Transparency and Open Government
  • Session 3: Transparency and Institutional Environment
  • Session 4: Transparency in the Digital Age
  • Session 5: Transparency and the Individual – the End of Privacy?
  • Session 6: Towards a „Transparent Society“?

A detailed program can be found on our website: www.volkswagenstiftung.de/hktransparency18.

The organizers would be pleased to welcome you to the conference.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who might be interested in attending the conference.


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