Program

Thursday, June 22
3:30 – 6:30 PM
Panel 1: On the Critical Task of the University Today

Chair: Raffaele Laudani (Università di Bologna)

“Challenges to/of Humanities: a Chinese Perspective”
Wang Hui (Tsinghua University)

“The Figure of the Activist Scholar: Within and Against the Global University?”
Sandro Mezzadra (Università di Bologna)

Respondent: Gisela Catanzaro (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Friday, June 23
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel 2: Measures of Value: Humanities in the Age of Calculation

Chair: Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

“The Public Institution: Defending What is Yet to Come”
Athena Athanasiou (Panteion University)

“The Measure of the Digital Humanities”
Andrew Parker (Rutgers University)

Respondent: Petar Bojanić (University of Belgrade)

3:30 – 6:30 PM
Panel 3: New Cartographies of Knowledge: Global South and Global Education

Chair: Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)

“University, Critique and North/South Dis/articulations”
Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University)

“Coeval Time: The Shock of the New Old”
Sarah Nuttall (WISER, Johannesburg)

Respondent: Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape)

Saturday, June 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel 4: Politics of Knowledge: Theory, Culture, Society

Chair: Rita Monticelli (Università di Bologna)

“A Partial Education”
Stefano Harney (Singapore Management University)

“The (post) University as a ‘Commonfare’ Institution Between Social Cooperation and Technological Mediation”
Tiziana Terranova (University of Naples L’Orientale)

Respondent: Manuela Bojadžijev (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany)

3:30 – 6:30 PM
Panel 5: Social Movements in and against the University

 Chair: Judith Butler (UC Berkeley)

“Critique, Future Knowledges and Institutions”
Achille Mbembe (WISER, Johannesburg)

“The University as Utopia: Critical Thinking and Social Transformation”
Nivedita Menon, (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Respondent: Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Concluding Remarks: Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Raffaele Laudani