Martin Savransky has published an essay titled “After Progress: Notes for an Ecology of Perhaps” in the latest issue of Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organisation, as part of a special issue on “Standby: Organising modes of in/activity”. It’s open access!
Natassia Brenman has recently had a book review published in the Sociology of Health and Illness, on an edited volume by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz, called ‘Preventing Dementia?: Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age’
Vikki Bell‘s chapter ‘Taking the Risk of Images, After All’ on the use of images at the ex-ESMA, used as a centre for detention, torture and extermination during the last military dictatorship in Argentina, has now been published in Liliana Gomez (ed) Performing Human Rights: Contested Amnesia and Aesthetic Practices in the Global South (Diaphanes/University of Chicago Press)
Natassia Brenman‘s article, co-authored (with Richard Milne at the Wellcome Sanger Institute), ‘“Ready for What?”: Timing and Speculation in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development”‘ has been published in Science, Technology, & Human Values
Nolas, S-M. and Varvantakis, C. (2021) ‘This Parenting Lark’: Idiomatic Ways of Knowing and an Epistemology of Paying Adequate Attention’. In In Francisco Martinez, Martin Demant Frederiksen and Lili di Puppo (Eds) Peripheral Methodologies: Unlearning, Not-Knowing and Ethnographic Limits. London, Routledge.
Kat Jungnickel has a chapter “Politics of Patents: Researching, Making and Wearing Alternative Histories of Clothing Inventions” in Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures & Maker Utopias, a special issue of Digital Culture & Society (Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020). As DIY digital maker culture proliferates globally, research on these practices is also maturing. Still, particular terminologies dominate beyond their Western contexts, and technocultural histories of making are often rendered as over-simplified technomyths that render invisible diverse local practices. This special issue brings together contributions that highlight how historicising plays a role in mythmaking and the creation of social imaginaries.
Dan Neyland has a new paper out entitled: Economic under-determination: industrial competitiveness and free allowances in the European carbon market: Journal of Cultural Economy: Vol 0, No 0 (tandfonline.com)
On 26th March 2021, Sobie Kaker published a forum intervention on the Space and Society magazine. Collective work titled ‘The time of the ‘maybe’ in massive urbanisation: Reflections from a collection of southern urban scholars’. My individual piece within the forum is titled “The politics of living massive urbanisation: disjunctures and conjunctions in Karachi“.
Fay Dennis and visiting CISP fellows, Emily Jay Nicholls and Jade Vu Henry, have written an article for the Nordic Journal of STS’s Special Issue on ‘Care in STS’ entitled: ‘“Not in our Name” Vexing Care in the Neoliberal University‘. This article is based on the authors’ time facilitating the CISP Salons and they thank CISP and the directors, Marsha Rosengarten, Michael Guggenheim and Alex Wilkie. The authors have also expressed deep gratitude towards Vik Loveday’s work on the ‘neoliberalising university.’
Miranda Armstrong has published a graphic pamphlet, Beyond the Myth: Single Black Mothers and their Sons, which provides a concise overview of the findings of her PhD research. It is free to download.
Natassia Brenman recently convened a conference panel on ‘Vital Spaces: Chronic living and the (un)making of place’ at the Chronic Living conference and presented a paper called ‘Bringing Pre-dementia to Life: ‘silent’ disease and the spaces of clinical research’. Natassia is currently putting together a special issue on this theme with colleagues from a cross-institutional Vitalities Collective (including Fay Dennis from SociologyGold)
Natassia also gave a lightening talk at the Temporal Belongings conference, The Material Life of Time, about big data, neurodegenerative disease and daily life — “Life-Time: Figuring the Person-in-Time”.
Melissa Nolas took part in a webinar discussion hosted by the London-based micro-press Claret Press, on “Our Children and Brexit: What’s Next for their Future?”
Nirmal Puwar is featured in the podcast – Feminist Spatial Practice Book Club – in conversation with Architect-in- Residence Isanne Damen from the Architecture Centre of Amsterdam
Martin Savransky gave a talk on his forthcoming book Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: Politics of the Pluriverse (Duke University Press, 2021) at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Friday 23rd April 2-4pm.
Nirmal Puwar was one of three feminist thinkers in conversation with Arcam’s Architect in Residence Afaina de Jong exploring the concept of a Feminist Spatial Practice.
Sara Farris will discuss Nandita Sharma’s book Home Rule National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (Duke University Press, 2020). The event is organised for the 10th of May (7pm-9pm) by Goldsmiths Migration Network.
Brian Alleyne will be presenting a paper on ‘Challenges for digitalised fieldwork: on not going out there’ at the Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) Summer School in May 2021. About STAR: Every year St Andrews, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen run a summer workshop for 3rd and 4th year PhD students, as part of the Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) program. This is a 4-day workshop in the Highlands where students get a chance to hear from, ask questions, and work with senior Anthropologists and Sociologists.
Sara Farris will be in conversation with Houda Asal for the event In the name of…Femonationalism and Islamophobia in Europe, on May the 6th at 5pm. The event is organised by Qalqalah قلقلة and Hostile Environment(s)
Vikki Bell will be speaking on José Carlos Agüero’s ‘The Surrendered: Reflections by a Son of the Shining Path‘ on 29th April 2021 at 5pm:
The reading group seminars for the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought on ‘Critiques of Violence’ continue through summer term. Details and register here.
The CPCT’s seminar series also continues:
Murad Idris (University of Virginia) will speak on 28th April 2021, on ‘Idealisations of Peace in Islamic Political Thought’ (Zoom)
Donna Jones (UC, Berkeley) will speak on 17th May 2021 4-6pm, on ‘The Promise of Decline: Race and the Rhetoric of Historical Pessimism in the Interwar Years’ (Zoom).
The CPCT’s annual lectures will be delivered by Professor Monique David-Ménard on 25th May at 6pm and 27th May at 6pm.
The first lecture will be entitled ‘Objects of Desire, Objects of the Drives, and Jouissance in Transference’ and the second ‘Animism of the Unconscious: On the Animism of Property in Modern Right’. Details will be circulated soon.
Kiran Grewal will be giving a public talk entitled, ‘Sexual Violence and the Boundaries of the Nation: formulating anti-racist feminist responses to violence against women within ethnic minority communities’ as part of the University of Oxford All Souls Criminology Seminar Series on Thursday 29th April
On May the 26th at 12pm-1.30pm Sara Farris will give a lecture at the Symposium on Femonationalism, organised by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS) and the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism (CERS) at Leeds University.
Dan Neyland will be giving a couple of talks online in Copenhagen (May 19th and 21st) as part of the Nordic Science and Technology Studies 2021 Conference: NOSTS2021 (tilmeld.dk)