Entries by Chantal

Radical Interdisciplinarity

NICA core course 5 EC | Taught by Maaike Bleeker and Iris van der Tuin | November 2019 – February 2019
In this course we look at currently emerging interdisciplinary approaches that move beyond the borders of the humanities and investigate how they may challenge and reorient our thinking. How do certain ‘moves’ offered by state-of-the-art scientific approaches lead to radically interdisciplinary endeavors, change our understanding of the object of our research, the relationships between objects and concepts, and what it is that we do when we do theory?

Decolonial Studies and Political Philosophy

NICA Core Course 6 EC | Yolande Jansen | April – May 2020 | In the humanities, globalization has until quite recently been studied from two rather distinct perspectives: either from a postcolonial or decolonial cultural-historical perspective, or from a normative, political theoretical perspective, often rooted in the liberal and human rights traditions. Over the last years, it has been increasingly recognized by scholars from both the cultural and political-theoretical fields that integrating these perspectives would be helpful to enhance the humanities’ critical and practical potential in today’s world.

Queer Intersections

NICA Core Course offered by Toni Pape | Amsterdam | Thursdays 3 – 6 pm | 9 April, 16 April, 23 April, 30 April,7 May, 14 May 2020
In this course, we will explore a mix of seminal and very recent interventions in queer thinking. More specifically, we will study how queer theory can productively intervene in other fields, mainly critical race theories and disability studies. The aim is not to provide students with a comprehensive survey of queer intersectional interventions, but rather to give them a sense of how queerness and queer thinking are able to disrupt normative and oppressive assumptions in a variety of fields of study, including hopefully the students’ own research areas.

Our Mechanical Eyes — On Seeing Machines

In the exhibition Rothko and I*, *alone without your phone, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (Schiedam, NL) invites their visitors for an “intimate experience” with Rothko’s Grey, Orange on Maroon, No 8 (1960); the visitor can observe the painting, but has to leave their phone at the door.[1] The mobile phone is seen as blocking the way when it comes to attaining intimacy with the painting.

ROSANNA Fonds

Het ROSANNA Fonds voor Vrouwen is opgericht door Rosi Braidotti en Anneke Smelik, met als doel het stimuleren van het academisch onderwijs voor getalenteerde vrouwen aan de Universiteit Utrecht.
De eerstvolgende deadline voor het ontvangen van aanmeldingen voor een ROSANNA Fonds Beurs is 1 december 2019.