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ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 10th Biennial Conference LUISS, Rome

Conceptualising Academic Time

Contentious Politics
 
Globalisation
 
Knowledge
 
International
 
Education
 
Higher Education
 
Power
 
Technology
 
Panel Number
P066
Panel Chair
Meng-Hsuan Chou
University of Helsinki
Panel Discussants
Heidi Maurer
University of Bristol
James Mittelman
University of Helsinki

Time
24/08/2020 13:45 - 15:30
Location
Abstract
How have changes to the higher education sector around the world shaped the profession of political science? This panel addresses this question through the lens of ‘academic time’. While time in the academy has been traditionally measured by tasks an academic performs (i.e. research, teaching, and service), its allocation is increasingly complex as requests for today’s academic labour grow from within and beyond the university. For scholars of political science, these requests can range from what appears to be routine and associated with university corporatisation to field-specific expertise with potentially powerful implications. How have scholars welcomed, integrated, questioned, or resisted these demands in their daily work? Adding to this is the changing tempo of academic time. Social media and near-continuous connectivity exist alongside the classic image of ‘The Slow Professor’. How do scholars maintain and impart the necessary critical reflexivity in the current ‘Attention Economy’ defined by artificial intelligence-based technology that keeps users clicking and scrolling? This panel is designed to start a conversation about how we may conceptualise academic time in the political science profession. In so doing, it invites ECPR members to collectively reflect on whether our profession is being transformed and, if so, the trajectories of this transformation.

Paper List


Title Details
Conceptualising Academic Time View Paper Details
Crashing Time? The Contemporary Experience of Time View Paper Details
In Search of Lost Time. The Academic Profession Under Pressure View Paper Details
The Social Suffering of Some Homo Academicus(es): Digital Time Machine and Time Control View Paper Details
Time, Space and Academic Identity View Paper Details
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