The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) condemns the recent efforts of the French minister of higher education, Frédérique Vidal, to discredit critical theories under the spurious rubric of “Islamo-gauchisme.” Her inflammatory caricature was presented before the National Assembly on February 16, 2021 when she called for a persecutory investigation into research areas such as postcolonial, decolonial, and gender and critical race studies. We find this proposal to be a dangerous and unacceptable violation of academic freedom. Disparaging entire academic fields as “divisive” and “gangrenous” falsifies these diverse fields and impedes the free circulation of knowledge. The term “Islamo-leftism” …Read More
On April 10, 2021, at 12 pm EST The Cooper Union Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series presents Malcom Ferdinand’s presentation “Facing the Colonial Toxicity of the World: the Case of the French Caribbean.”
For more information, please visit The Cooper Union Intra-Disciplinary Seminar web page.Read More
Please join Zeynep Gambetti, Andrea Petö from the CEU, Athena Athanasiou from Panteion University, Gazela Pudar Drasko from the University of Belgrade, Fernanda Martins from the PUCRS, Brazil, and the Bogazici University student platform Kelepçesiz Akademi Saturday, March 27 @ 18:00 (GMT+3) for the panel Universities at Risk.
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The event will also be live streamed via Youtube.
The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) notes with great concern the ongoing coercion of universities in Turkey and condemns the recent appointment by midnight decree of a rector to Boğaziçi University against the will of the faculty and in violation of the university’s democratic practices. There is little doubt that the appointment on January 1, 2021 of Professor Melih Bulu is politically motivated. The new rector is affiliated with the ruling party, AKP, and neither the university administration nor faculty members were consulted concerning the nomination. Boğaziçi is a world-renowned university with a long history of autonomy. It …Read More
The call for applications for the Summer School on “Foundations of Solidarity” (July 5–9) is now open. Application deadline: March 8, 2021 Since 2017, the Critical Theory Summer School at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin takes place every year in collaboration with the New School for Social Research in New York and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Each summer school takes up a topic that is central to Critical Theory, politically relevant and systematically promising. In addressing its themes, the summer school confronts the approaches specific to a Critical Theory of society in the Frankfurt School tradition with conceptually and …Read More
Chiasma: A Site for Thought is pleased to invite submissions for its eighth issue, on theoretical and philosophical investigations on the ‘non.’ Considerations of the ‘non’ arise as a parados in Western philosophical inquiry as early as Plato’s Sophist, with the Eleatic Stranger’s account of non-being as the capacity for change in Being. Here, ‘non-being’ instigates a position as both negative and positive: both lack of being or nothing and the productive motor of being via becoming. More recent theoretical investigation has charged the ‘non’ as a fundamental and paradoxical attribute of being: seen in Gilles Deleuze’s non-being or ?being and Theodor Adorno’s …Read More
The Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, the Philosophy & Public Affairs Group, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), and the Goethe-Institute Amsterdam invite you to three events of the series “Critique(s of Violence“: two evening lectures and one afternoon workshop. “For with mere life, the rule of law over the living ceases” – sacrificial partisanship Banu Bargu, Santa Cruz February 4th, 2021, 18.00 h Online, to receive the Zoom link, send an email to Daniel Loick, email@example.com. Banu Bargu is Associate Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of …Read More
The Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories inaugural issue, Society Must Go On! is out now and can be accessed here. Critical Asia Archives: Events and Theories is an online platform of blog publications, created in 2020 by Asia Theories Network to curate and archive contributions from committed scholars and intellectuals from various Asian and related societies. The publication is semi-annual, with each issue consisting of several independent (or interdependent when deemed fit) sets of blogs. The contents discuss important socio-political, intellectual, and cultural events which demand engagements from the perspectives of critical theoretical thought. By featuring “archives” as well as …Read More
Second Issue: Born In Flames This issue of Interfere Journal invites contributions in political theory that analyze transformation through crisis. Topics for consideration include but are not limited to: Apocalyptic and utopian imaginaries and speculations towards an otherwise Riots and revolutions Inspirations and excavations from the past The ‘stickiness’ of heteropatriarchal and white supremacist relations Alternative environmental knowledges and relations to land and resources. From Brazil’s wetlands to the Australian bush to the US west coast to the Arctic Circle, skies glow orange as the climate crisis burns. At the same time, the movement for Black lives sets light to …Read More