Aesthetics of Death Workshop

Aesthetics of Death | 14 March 2019 | University Library, Belle van Zuylen room | Workshop organized by Esther Peeren, with Eugenie Brinkema, Cornelia Graebner, Itay Sapir, Nadia de Vries, and Daniel de Zeeuw

Hip Hop, Cop Voice and the Cadence of White Supremacy in the United States

NICA Masterclass with Dr. Jennifer Lynn Stoever (Binghamton University, SUNY) | Potgieterzaal, University Library (UB), Singel 425, Amsterdam | 10 December 2018, 10:00-12:00 hrs.
During this masterclass, we will discuss how police officers in the United States use a racialized and gendered way of speaking called ‘cop voice’ to provoke fear and extreme forms of compliance from people of colour.

Off the Grid

Call for Papers – Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis 1.2 “Off the Grid” | Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to submissions@soapboxjournal.com by December 1. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due February 15. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Transmission in Motion Seminar 2018-19

Transmission in Motion Seminar 2018-19: Experiment/Experience | Utrecht | October 2018 – May 2019 | 3 EC |
“Have we forgotten experience?” wonders Scott Lash (Experience, 2018). If this is so, we are currently witnessing a comeback with a vengeance.

The Academy and the Idea of Decolonisation

Masterclass by Professor Toyin Falola (University of Texas), Amsterdam, 10 December 2018, 10:00-12:30. The aim of this workshop is to revisit the state of the art on theories of decolonisation of mind and knowledge. More information to be announced soon. Registration before: 1 November 2018.

Pipeline Politics

Pipelines were never meant to be involved in politics. Over the past decade, however, pipelines have entered the mainstream of political discussion and debate as never before. Dr. Imre Szeman (University of Waterloo) will discuss the issues in the ASCA Cities seminar.

Repairing Infrastructures

In the 2018-19 ASCA Cities seminar series we examine the city through the lens of infrastructures. This seminar will take stock of the many failures and crises of infrastructure, gathering thinkers and ideas committed to reparative infrastructures that both anticipate and help sustain sociality. Putting infrastructure at the heart of our social and cultural analysis, as Deborah Cowen (2017) argues, “insists that we ask how power works, in its most mundane and practical ways,” in turn helping to refine concepts of resistance and justice.    

Cultural Studies Now

NICA Core Course, 6 EC, November-December 2018 | Offered by Murat Aydemir. In this course, we will revisit the main genealogies and methodologies of Cultural Studies in relation to current developments, exploring the following five areas of contestation: conjuncture, politics, reality, interdisciplinarity, and culture. How did Cultural Studies start out? What can it now be?