CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

By Matias Nestore Besides the brief experiences of the UCU strikes and the Decolonise movement last year, most people in Cambridge don’t see their academic lives as overlapping with activism or social movements. Those of us who do engage in them tend to do so outside of the university domain, given that overlapping factors such … Continue reading Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

Welcome to Culture, Politics and Global Justice

On Monday 8th October we held a welcome event for people to find out more about our work and how to get involved. Here are our current projects with contact details and further information attached: Our reading groups for the year Ontopolitics of the Futures, Knowledge & Digital Capitalism, Social Justice and Education Our work in progress … Continue reading Welcome to Culture, Politics and Global Justice

Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy

November 30th Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Organised by Jana Bacevic, Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal Keynote: Liberalism Must Be Defeated: The Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene by Gary Hall, Director of Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University, UK. The conference seeks to conceptualise change in contemporary knowledge production in a way … Continue reading Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy

The Foundations of British Sociology

This workshop co-organised by Mark Carrigan might be of interest to some of our followers. It intends to raise awareness of the Foundations of British Sociology archive maintained by Keele University. This remarkable resource collects a diverse array of materials from the 1880s to the 1950s, gifted to the university when the Institute of Sociology was dissolved in … Continue reading The Foundations of British Sociology

What is social theory? A series of interviews

This series of interviews was conducted by Mark Carrigan for Social Theory Applied. It built on the Practice of Social Theory summer school, co-organised with Jana Bacevic, focusing on the challenges of doing social theory beyond the work with texts which are its most obvious manifestation. An interview with Douglas Porpora An interview with Linsey McGoey An … Continue reading What is social theory? A series of interviews

An experimental project working towards the meta-conference

By Mark Carrigan This post is a short overview of the live blogging project Pat Thomson and myself initiated at The Sociological Review’s Undisciplining conference last week. This was a participatory project which invited twelve conference attendees (and one participating remotely) to blog about their experiences as they made their way through this three day event. There … Continue reading An experimental project working towards the meta-conference