The Fetish as a Critical Term for Religious Studies

The Fetish as a Critical Term for Religious Studies 600 450 Tom Carlson

Monday, May 16, 2022 3:00-5:00PM Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Beginning from Jacques Derrida’s definition of the fetish as a ‘bad substitute,” Hammerschlag will moderate a seminar discussion in which she argues…

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Neuromatic: Religion, Secularity, and the Techno-Scientific Today

Neuromatic: Religion, Secularity, and the Techno-Scientific Today 1024 867 Tom Carlson

Friday, May 13, 2022 Robertson Gymnasium 1000A This one day conference will take up themes and questions at play within and surrounding John Lardas Modern’s recent book Neuromatic: or, A…

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Religion<>Science: A Devolved Manifesto

Religion<>Science: A Devolved Manifesto 1024 768 Tom Carlson

Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:30 PM Robertson Gym 1000A In scientific laboratories around the world ecstatic acts of attention are taking place. And in each instance, regardless of what, exactly,…

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Stolen Time: Time and Money in Medieval and Modern Imaginaries

Stolen Time: Time and Money in Medieval and Modern Imaginaries 1024 814 Tom Carlson

Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 3PM Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The medieval Mediterranean world saw widespread agreement that usury—the practice of lending money at interest, or pricing money in terms of…

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A NICHE event: Christoph Mauch – Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the Future

A NICHE event: Christoph Mauch – Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the Future 1024 528 Barbara Del Mercato

Christof Mauch, Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, will talk about Planetary Blues, American Environments and Slow Hope for the Future. He will be introduced…

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The Convergence of Social Struggles

The Convergence of Social Struggles 150 150 Susann Schmeisser

with Amna Akbar, Silke van Dyk, Manon Garcia and Romin Khan “In order to preserve or even expand the welfare state, migration must be stopped.” Claims like these accompanied the…

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Beyond Museums. Tools for Promoting the Natural and Cultural Water Heritage: an online training course

Beyond Museums. Tools for Promoting the Natural and Cultural Water Heritage: an online training course 1000 750 Barbara Del Mercato

The UNESCO Chair “Water, Heritage and Sustainable Development” based at the Centre for the Humanities and Social Change organises a number of training courses (in cooperation with the Global Network…

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What Approach to Social Totality Does a Critical Theory Need Today?

What Approach to Social Totality Does a Critical Theory Need Today? 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Is there still a need for a comprehensive social theory today that clarifies the interrelation and interaction of the various social spheres? In her influential 1994 essay “Gender as Seriality,”…

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Rosewood: Endangered species conservation and the rise of global China

Rosewood: Endangered species conservation and the rise of global China 1024 681 Tom Carlson

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Rosewood is the world’s most trafficked endangered species by value, accounting for larger outlays than ivory, rhino horn, and big…

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Make Mars Beautiful: The Aesthetics of Sino-forming in the Chinese Century

Make Mars Beautiful: The Aesthetics of Sino-forming in the Chinese Century 1024 575 Tom Carlson

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A  China plans to send its first manned mission to Mars by 2033, and eventually establish a permanent colony on the…

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The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History

The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History 1024 530 Barbara Del Mercato

with Ruth Mostern, Pittsburgh University The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History, Online lecture More information here

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Anthropocene Campus Venice

Anthropocene Campus Venice 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

We are thrilled to take part in a large international event taking place in Venice and online on October 11-16, 2021: the Anthropocene Campus Venice (ACV), a one-week forum with…

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Global Forum on Democratizing Work: Three panels on Democratize, Decarbonize and Decommodify

Global Forum on Democratizing Work: Three panels on Democratize, Decarbonize and Decommodify 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

From October 5 to 7, 2021, as part of the Global Forum of the international initiative #democratizingwork we discussed the topics of “democratization”, “decommodification” and “decarbonization” of work in more…

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Call for expressions of interest for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities – 2021

Call for expressions of interest for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities – 2021 960 452 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice, 10 June 2021 Call for expressions of interest for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Environmental Humanities The Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’Foscari University of Venice is seeking…

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Roundtable on “Foundations of Solidarity”

Roundtable on “Foundations of Solidarity” 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

In this round table event we discussed with Hauke Brunkhorst, Stefan Gosepath, Asad Haider, Sabine Hark, Serene Khader, Stefan Lessenich, and Frederick Neuhouser. Organized by the Humanities and Social Change…

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Foundations of Solidarity – International Critical Theory Summer School 2021

Foundations of Solidarity – International Critical Theory Summer School 2021 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Despite a widespread diagnosis that solidarity is in crisis, appeals to solidarity are ubiquitous today. We encounter them on the level of personal and professional relations but also with regard…

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A New Socialism for a New Century?

A New Socialism for a New Century? 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Conversations on Socialism #4 A New Socialism for a New Century? with Christine Berry (Trustee of Rethinking Economics), Axel Honneth (Jack C. Weinstein Professor for the Humanities at Columbia University…

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CIACOE IN TOCIO: IDEE, CONVERSAZIONI E SUGHI PER MANGIARE CON LA LAGUNA

CIACOE IN TOCIO: IDEE, CONVERSAZIONI E SUGHI PER MANGIARE CON LA LAGUNA 771 512 Barbara Del Mercato

Ciacoe in tocio: conversazioni e sughi per mangiare con la Laguna In collaborazione con Ocean Space Domenica 20 giugno, ore 15.00-18.00 presso Ocean Space, Campo San Lorenzo, Venezia PRENOTAZIONE: L’evento…

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Walter-Benjamin-Lectures with Axel Honneth on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor”

Walter-Benjamin-Lectures with Axel Honneth on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor” 723 1024 Susann Schmeisser

On June 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2021, Axel Honneth held the Benjamin Lectures on “The Working Sovereign: A Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor”. One of the greatest shortcomings…

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Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (V)

Environmental Humanities Seminar and Lecture Series (V) 1024 585 Barbara Del Mercato

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change continues its series of seminars and lectures revolving around the Environmental Humanities from a wide array of perspectives and through a rich…

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