British Academy Activities: Memories of Violence, Knowledge Frontiers & Writing Workshops

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The British Academy continues its efforts to sustain and further strengthen the UK’s engagement and research collaboration with partners overseas despite the challenges of the current pandemic. Following the announcement of seven new interdisciplinary projects exploring options for promoting societal resilience, we recently opened a new competition round under our Knowledge Frontiers programme. We are inviting applications from UK-based researchers in the humanities and the social sciences wishing to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and countries on topics at the intersection between technology, nature and humanity. In partnership with the Polish Academy of Sciences, we are also inviting applications to an international research collaboration …

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Conversations on The Black Register and Resolutely Black

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Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs on Zoom for two inaugural events in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. These events will put two recently published books on Blackness and decoloniality into timely conversation with our current political moment. Tuesday, June 16 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm SAST The Black Register, a conversation with Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine). Tendayi Sithole’s The Black Register asks: how have Black thinkers confronted and made sense of a world structured by anti-Blackness, a world that militates …

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On Anti-Blackness in the United States

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Natalia Brizuela and Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley Directors, ICCTP Projects June 5, 2020   George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery—all were murdered by the police for being Black. Through their singular names, we also recall the names of all others who have been killed, or whose lives have been wrecked, by racist institutions. We stand in solidarity with Black communities, now and always, against all forms of racism and injustice. Moved by past and present struggles against oppression and domination in different parts of the world, we acknowledge the rage and grief of Black communities in the United States. From …

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2021-22 Fellowship Announcement for IAS/School of Social Science: Political Mobilizations and Social Movements

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Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites around 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The 2021-2022 theme will be “Political Mobilizations and Social Movements.” Applications must be submitted through the Institute’s online application system, which opens in June and can be found on our application page. The application deadline is November 1, 2020. Political Mobilizations and Social Movements There has been, in recent years, a revival and renewal of political mobilizations and social movements across the world in terms of claims as well …

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Announcing New Critical Times Blog | In the Midst

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Greetings, On behalf of the Editorial Team of Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, I am writing to direct your attention to the new blog that we have just launched on the journal’s website. We have called the blog In the Midst in an effort to convey the difficulties of writing during critical times, and to register the importance of writing from within concrete, unfolding situations, of staying with the troubles of the moment, of thinking from particular grounds, and of allowing for responsive, experimental, and tentative interventions. Published online alongside the journal’s issues, the blog will allow us to respond to world events in a more immediate …

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HemiPress: [ConTactos] — New series/Nueva serie/Nova série

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[ConTactos] — New series With the trilingual publication of Vladimir Safatle’s “Welcome to the Suicide State,” translated into English by André Lepecki, HemiPress announces the launch of its new series [ConTactos]. As communities across the world succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are placed in an exasperating bind between our desire to intervene, to do something in the face of the current health / medical / political / economic / cultural / human rights catastrophe, and the seeming impossibility of doing so amidst a global lockdown that forecloses the very modes of contact upon which many of our abilities to intervene rely. …

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Critical Theory in the Pandemic: Fundraising for European Refugee Aid

RMcGlazer News, Other, Programs and Institutes

Critical Theory in the Pandemic: A Glossary Fundraising for European Refugee Aid  How to do critical theory in a pandemic? We cannot present a stable analysis of an unfolding disaster, and yet we cannot remain silent either, given how covid-19 interacts with multiple existing crises and aggravates them. One such catastrophic dimension is the situation on the Greek islands at the European border, where overcrowded refugee camps are threatened by aggressive border police and fascist gangs as well as the outbreak of the virus. As the Frankfurter Arbeitskreis – a network of German philosophers, sociologists, and political theorists connected through …

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