Liberal Education Student Conference 2024

“Liberal what?” Liberal Education: Rethink and Reconnect.


9-11 May 2024


University College Freiburg
Bertoldstraße 17,
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

Participation Fee

0€ / 70€ with accommodation

What is the LESC?

The LESC is a European-Asian wide conference for students to exchange on our Liberal Education programs. It is a significant opportunity for students to rethink and reconnect in the evolving landscape of Liberal Arts and Sciences, both locally and globally.

Returning after Covid-19, we are thrilled to announce that the Liberal Education Students Conference 2024 is being held at the University College Freiburg.

The UCF has held the LESC in 2017 already, and the last LESC in 2019 was held in Berlin.

Call for Papers

Register by March 15, 2024 23:59
The new deadline is March 15.
We are working on updating our sites.

The second period of Call for Papers is over. Thank you for your contribution. If you have any inquiry, feel free to contact us.

Contact us: LESC UCF Freiburg (Sophia Wong)

Thursday 9th: History and Present

11:30-13:00 Arrival, registration & welcome remarks

Location: Peterhof (Basement)

13:00-14:30 Keynote panel: For the World Savior, for the Curious, or
for the High-Achiever? Three Different Imaginations of
Liberal Arts and Sciences by Prof. Dr. Veronika Lipphardt,
University College Freiburg

Location: Peterhof (Basement)

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30 Working groups (tracks 1-4)

Location: Peterhof (Seminar rooms)

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:30 Evening panels: Converging Paths: Unravelling the Tapestry of Interdisciplinarity in Liberal Education

Interdisciplinarity and Truth: Reflections on the Epistemology of Interdisciplinarity by Prof. Teun Dekker, University College Maastricht

Disciplined Interdisciplinarity by Prof. Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University

Broad, deep, integrative and reflexive learning: ‘Disciplined interdisciplinarity’ in a liberal arts curriculum by Prof. Rafał Witkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University

Redescovering our interdisciplinar roots: why we should fear mono-disciplinarity by Alessandro Laino, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Location: Peterhof (Basement)

18:30- Closing remarks & final drinks

Location: Peterhof (Basement)