International Conference

Exiled Scholars andAcademic Humanitarianism’ - Conjunctures of Solidarity in Times of Global Crises

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to the conference "Exiled Scholars and 'Academic Humanitarianism': Conjunctures of Solidarity in Times of Global Crises".

  • Date & time:  13 May 2024, 10:00 – 17:45h
  • Place: Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Alice-Salomon-Platz 5, 12627 Berlin
  • Conference programme: click here for details.
  • Please note: Part "Solidarity and Support for social work educators from Ukraine" in Roundtable is  unfortunately cancelled.

At the conference we will be discussing with experts from Germany and abroad about the structural conditions, institutional innovations and current challenges in the context of opening up universities and the academic system to at-risk and exiled scholars.  We seek to critically reflect on the concept of “academic humanitarianism” and the impact of novel constellations of power/knowledge on discourses, institutional actors, and structures of funding in academia. Finally, we also ask whether we can envision alternative modes of cooperation with exiled scholars, defined by broader transformative struggles around social and epistemic justice in higher education.

The international conference is organized as part of the Sage SAGE! Programme’s project "International and in Solidarity" and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

We are looking forward to welcome you at our conference in Berlin. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email.

Contact: müjgan şenel (ASH Berlin) sage-sage@

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but we ask you to register so that we can plan ahead.



The Sage SAGE! Professor Prof. Dr. Katja Boguth has joined the Berlin Alliance for Care. You can find more information here.


The motto of "alice Hochschulmagazin", issue 44, is flight and migration. In an interview, Dr. Zafer Yilmaz from sub-project 2 on the topic of "Researchers at risk" reports on the precarious circumstances of exiled academics (p. 15-17). In their article "International and in solidarity with at-risk scholars", Prof. Dr. Esra Erdem, Dr. Ozan Zeybek and Dr. Zafer Yilmaz (sub-project 2) look at the perspectives of persecuted academics (p. 18-20).

As part of the Gallery Transfer project, an interim report was published by Prof. Dr. Gesine Bär, Professor for Transfer and Third Mission from sub-project 1. You can read it in the magazine:


Interview with project members in the university magazine alice, issue 43/2022, pages 94-95 here.