CFP: Colonial Subjectivities, Postcolonial Governmentalities Workshop

Freedom and Constraint:

Colonial Subjectivities, Postcolonial Governmentalities Workshop


Location: Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 31st March 2016 – 1st April 2016, 10:00 – 16:00

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Chair in International Politics, Aberystwyth University and
Dr.  Marjaana Jauhola, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Gender Studies, University of Helsinki

Abstract deadline 8th February 2016

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Gregynog Guest Profs Announced

Gregynog Ideas Lab V – New Guest Professors and Seminar Details announced

We are delighted that Andrew Davison (Vassar College) and Michael Dillon (Lancaster) will be joining Jenny Edkins, Tom Lundborg, Himadeep Muppidi, Sam Okoth Opondo, Erzsebet Strausz, R. B. J. Walker (tbc), Annick T. R. Wibben, and Andreja Zevnik as guest professors at this year’s Gregynog Ideas Lab. The fifth in the series, this year is the last time it will be run by the team at Aberystwyth University.
The Ideas Lab takes place from 11 – 16 July 2016 in a large country house near Newtown, Wales, UK. Set up in 2012, the Ideas Lab offers a unique opportunity for graduate students and academics working with a range of critical traditions to re-examine their own work and meet new people. During an intense but energising five days, we have guest professor seminars, round table discussions, workshops, one-to-one research surgeries with the guest professors, and a range of other activities.  
Provisional seminar details have now been published; they can be found online and attached to this email. For more information about the Ideas Lab, visit our blog at , join our facebook group at  or email Yvonne Rinkart, our Graduate Administrator, on gregynogideaslab@gmail.comThere is a reduced rate for bookings received before 31 January. Online booking is available through the blog.

CFP: York University Workshop on Theorizing Violence

Theorizing Violence

Call For Papers

York University, Toronto, Canada

May 16-17, 2016

The Deadline for Proposal Submission is February 29, 2016


This workshop aims to bring together scholars – working at various stages in their academic/intellectual careers and across disciplinary boundaries – to explore the basis and possibilities of theorizing violence, as it applies to subjectivity, the material, the social, the political, and the philosophical.  Continue reading

CFP: Warwick Graduate Conference on Political Geography

The third Warwick Graduate Conference on Political Geography will be held at the University of Warwick on the 19th and 20th of May 2016. The topic of this year’s conference is:

“(Dis)Assembling state spaces: Conceptualising geometries of power” and confirmed speakers are Prof. Michael Woods and Leopold Lambert.

Submit your abstracts no later than 8th March 2016. You can find the complete CFP with more details on, and can contact the conference organizers at if you have any further queries.




Call for Applications: Lectureship at Lancaster

Lectureship in Creative Futures

50th Anniversary Lectureships – Creative Futures
Salary:   £33,574 to £46,414
Closing Date:   Monday 29 February 2016
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  AL07

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of multiple disciplines in order to help shape the future of literary-led creative practices and their ability to speak to pressing social issues. Continue reading

Events Schedule: Westminster Materialisms Study Group

Here are this semester’s dates for events (co-)organised by the Centre for the Study of Democracy’s Materialisms Study Group at the University of Westminster. All events are free and open to all so please feel free to forward to interested parties.


Thursday 21 January (today) (Materialisms Reading Group)

6.30 Westminster Forum, Philip Cunliffe (University of Kent) will be introducing Alexander Wendt’s Quantum Mind and Social Science: Unifying Physical and Social Ontology


Friday 5 February (conference)
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