Viral Politics Symposium

SCHEDULE: 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome: Vanessa Lemm 10:10 – 11:10 Panel 1: chaired by Miguel Vatter Vanessa Lemm (Deakin University) Yasmeen Arif (Shiv Nadar University) Eben Kirksey (Deakin University) 10 min changeover (coffee break) 11:20 – 12:20 Panel 2: chaired by Eben Kirksey Gay Hawkins (University of Western Sydney) Catherine Bennett (Deakin University) David Giles […]

New Article Symbiosis and the Humanitarian Marketplace: The Changing Political Economy of ‘Mutual Benefit’”.

This article develops a diagnostic lens to make sense of the still baffling development of a ‘humanitarian marketplace’. Ambivalently hybrid initiatives such as volunteer tourism, corporate social responsibility or even fair trade do not strictly obey a distributive logic of market exchange, social reciprocity or philanthropic giving. They engender a type of ‘economy’ that must […]

New Book “Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human ” from Joseph Pugliese

In the context of states of war and occupation, trees, rocks, animals and water offer forensic testimonies that articulate a call for ecological justice. Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human refracts the concept of the biopolitical through a non-anthropocentric lens in order to disclose the more-than-human entities that are also the targets of armed conflict and occupation. […]

Advanced Research Seminar in Body Studies (ESCUE)

Advanced Research Seminar in Body Studies (ESCUE) 2021: “From a sovereign gesture. Necro-biopolitical paradigms in Mexico and Latin America” From April 8 to 29 / 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Coordination: Dra. Maya Aguiluz Ibargüen / CEIICH-UNAM Dr. Donovan Hernández Castellanos / FFyL- UNAM Participant (s): Dr. Gabriel Giorgi / New York University; Dr. Timo […]


  The third session of the international seminar “State of Exception-Exception of the State. Conversations around the social outbreak and the pandemic ”, organized by the Center for Applied Ethics Studies (CEDEA) of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities of the University of Chile, with the collaboration of Humaniora, will be held on October 19 […]

Power, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell’s Contribution to Critical Trusts Scholarship

This symposium (25-26 October) will revisit themes and theoretical perspectives in Roger Cotterrell’s now canonical work in the field of trusts law, 30 years after the publication of this ground-breaking article. The symposium is organised by Nick Piška and Hayley Gibson as part of the Equity & Trusts Research Network and is sponsored by the SLSA, KLS Research Group Social Critiques of Law and KLS Workshop Fund.

Colloque “De la dictature à l’état d’exception”

Colloque organisé par Marie Goupy (Maitre de conférences (ICP) et directrice de programme au Collège International de philosophie), et Yann Rivière (Directeur d’études à l’EHESS), avec le soutien de l’IEA de Paris, du Collège International de philosophie et de l’EHESS (Programme de recherche interdisciplinaire “Terrains du droit”).

Critical Legal Conference 2016

“…there are no witnesses to changes of epoch. The epochal turning is an imperceptible frontier, bound to no crucial date or event.” The present is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Are we living at a decisive turning point for global and European history, politics and law? Are we witnesses to a new epoch? Or perhaps we just […]

The “Biological Turn” in Law – A Critical Appraisal (2015)

This symposium is interested in pursuing some of the implications of the “biological turn” in the human and social sciences as they touch upon jurisprudence and legal theory. Many studies show that with the increasing use of biological markers of identity (genetic, biometric, etc.), the traditional category of the legal (and moral) person is increasingly becoming unable to articulate or track the new interfaces between life and law. This symposium thematizes the empirical and normative transformations in the ideas of legal personhood, legal form, and subjective rights caused or motivated by the biologization of law and politics.

Benjamin in Palestine: On the Place and Non-Place of Radical Thought. International Workshop and Conference

Talking about Walter Benjamin in today’s Palestine is a political act. This project is part of the attempt to break the de facto cultural and academic boycott of Palestine, implemented and enforced by the occupation regime and its multi-layered web of checkpoints, territorial zones and other juridical-administrative measures. The project is comprised of three events: an opening event on Benjamin’s thought and life (Dec. 6), a workshop on key texts of Benjamin (Dec. 7-9), and an international conference (Dec. 10/11).

Foucault Madness Conference 2015

The Foucault Madness Conference is back for a second year! This year’s theme brings into critical light how current norms of cyber-based speech-acts create new technologies of selfhood.  Many early, and utopian, post-structural theorists of cyberspace, such as Donna Haraway (“A Cyborg Manifesto”), surmised that digital disembodiment might mean greater liberation from the categorizing limits of race, class, and gender.

International Conference Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection

International Conference “Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection”. 27-29 May 2015. Arts Faculty, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium. Keynote speakers: Roberto Esposito (University of Naples), Bracha L. Ettinger (European Graduate School), Arne De Boever (California Insitute of the Arts), Johannes Türk (Indiana University Bloomington).