I just learned, too late I’m afraid, about the Jane Addams Conference on Social Entrepreneurship to be held in Uppsala, November 18-19. It’s organized by the department of Sociology at Uppsala University in cooperation with the Nobel Museum, Stockholm.
You may like to look at the conference program, even if you can’t pop over to Sweden for a couple of days. It’s interesting to see the level of interest in Jane Addams (also John Dewey and WIlliam James) here in Sweden. In many other places in Europe, I’ve seen more interest in the more analytical approach represented by Charles Sanders Peirce (e.g., Kaiserlslautern, Germany) or the language focus represented by Richard Rorty (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), among those working in pragmatism.
I’m sorry the link is broken. Here’s the program in pdf form, including names of several people at Uppsala University. Vessela Misheva, Sociology, was Chair of the Organizing Committee, and might be a good initial contact.
The link to the conference is broken. Any ideas.
i just advised a graduate student at Uppsula to do her dissertation applying Jane Addams ideas to contemporary peacekeeping. I would like to be able to give her more information on faculty at Uppsula with an interest in Addams. Pat Shields
Good question. I’m sure that some can be attributed to the strong idea of social contract in Sweden, good departments of social work, and so on. But there are undoubtedly idiosyncratic developments–chance meetings and unexpected connections.
Jane Addams was very involved in European politics (see http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAaddams.htm) and may have had a direct influence as well.
That is really interest! Do you have a hypothesis about why Addams and Dewey are more popular in Sweden?