29 - 30 April, 2013
The growing number and complexity of theoretical, philosophical and political concepts in the social sciences and humanities have without doubt helped us develop different and varied modes of social, philosophical and political inquiry. However, it is also the case that the result of the growing number of ‘schools’ and appeals to fusing different research methodologies pose significant challenges to researchers across the board. This conference seeks to address this issue and explore the various ways in which political philosophy and critical theory might be engaged in empirical research in the social sciences and humanities by way of thematic sessions.
We strongly encourage new and experimental ideas and want to give as much room as possible for participants to try out even those ideas they think are too crazy for an academic forum. We encourage submissions from all fields, and believe that the most fruitful discussion and development of ideas happen between junior, early career and established researchers from a variety of disciplines.
|8.30 - 9.30||Registration and coffee|
|9.30||Keynote 1: Patrick Joyce|
|11.00||Panel 1: Cosmopolitanism, Humanitarianism, Citizenship and Empire |
|13.30||Panel 2: Space, Place and Belonging in (Cultural) Memory and History |
|15.30||Panel 3: Governmentality, Economy and Discourse |
|9.30||Keynote 2: Berber Bevernage|
|11.00||Panel 1: Representing Politics and Culture in Mass Media and Art |
|13.30||Panel 2: Tourism and Travel |
The conference is held under the auspices of the two history research groups, Cultural Encounters in Pre-Modern Societies (CEPS) and Contemporary History (CHI), both part of the Department of Culture and Global Studies (CGS) which spans the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Science.