CFP: 7th Annual Conference on New Materialisms

CFP: 7th Annual Conference on New Materialisms


The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and “New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’ ” will hold the Seventh Annual Conference on New Materialisms from September 21-23, 2016 in Warsaw. The conference topic is “Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability.” For the complete CFP and more information on the conference, please see here.

This conference is one of a series of new materialism conferences that together aim to explore, through both theoretical and practical multiple transversal methodologies and approaches, the notion that vibrant, agential “matter” matters and further, to investigate the ontological, political, ethical, esthetical, and sociological implications this may carry. This year, whilst acknowledging the fast approaching thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking essay on “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective” (1988), we invite participants to explore, perform anew, and enliven the concept of “situated knowledges.”

The event integrates multimodal forms of generating knowledge and encourages contributions in various forms and expressions: academic, artistic, performative, and others. We invite submissions of proposals for academic papers, performances, projects, personal narratives, artistic installations, etc. We also welcome pre-constituted panels and workshops around the topics of the conference.

Due April 1, 2016.

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