- Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:17
What is the idea of the university today? What kind of possible futures can we envision for knowledge production in general and for the Humanities in particular?
Centre for the Humanities invites you to investigate these and other related questions during The Idea of the University conference, which will take place in Utrecht on 19-20 Spetember, 2013.
Speakers are among others:
The futurist Gerd Leonhard on the future of knowledge
Journalist Alexander Still on the future of the past
Philosopher Henk Oosterling on the public role of the intellectual
With this conference we hope to engage young or starting academics and intellectuals who are interested in the future of the university, who are worried about the future of the Humanities and who would like to think with us on the public role of the intellectual.
Participation is free of charge, lunches are included.
For more information and registration visit: http://cfhutrecht2013.com/the-idea-of-university/
- Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:02
Distinguished Professor Rosi Braidotti received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Linköping, Sweden, on 17 May. The university bestowed the high distinction of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa on her for her groundbreaking philosophical work, in particular in the field of gender studies.
During an official ceremony in Linköping she received a laurel wreath and a ring. The university praised her key contributions to continental philosophy at the intersection with cultural politics, social and political theory in general, and to feminist philosophy and intersectional gender studies in particular. As a pioneer in European women's studies, she has been inspirational for the start up and development of the international Gender Excellence Centre at Linköping University.
For more information in Dutch as well as some photos, please see:
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Listen to Rosi Braidotti discussing the posthuman condition with Joanna Bourke on BBC Radio 3 programme: "Nightwaves" (March 28, 2013):
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A short video of Prof. Rosi Braidotti answering the question why matter matters at Bern Winter School "Timing Transformations".
More "timely statements" and other information can be found at the Winter School blog.