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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

CONFERENCE ON LEARNING

Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway,

June 1-3, 2015

Call for papers:

Conference on Learning – outside the formal educational system

and in alternating between formal, informal and non-formal learning

Would you like to participate in defining the major current and future challenges concerning

the content and organization of LEARNING? JOIN US! Prominent researchers and policy-analysts will

share their views as key-note speakers.

Key-note speakers (titles and order of presentations not yet decided):

  1. Professor Yrjö Engeström http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/activity/people/engestro/
  2. Professor David Guile http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/LCEN_12.html
  3. Professor Davide Nicolini http://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/davide-nicolini/
  4. Professor Bente Elkjær http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/persons/bente-elkjaer.html
  1. Professor Elena Antonacopoulou http://www.aimresearch.org/index.php?page=elenaantonacopoulou
  2. Professor Davydd J. Greenwood http://anthropology.cornell.edu/people/detail.cfm?netid=djg6
  3. Professor Silvia Gherardi http://web.unitn.it/en/rucola/18371/silvia-gherardi
  4. Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=Shyamal+Majumdar&context=
  5. Jens Bjørnåvold, Senior expert, CEDEFOP, Brussels Office http://agora.cedefop.europa.eu/qualifications2009/speakers/99.html

Purpose

The conference aims to take stock of the situation and analyze challenges within seven different but related areas of research:

  1. Philosophy of education and learning / Bildung-paideía
  2. Societal / historical organization of learning
  3. Lifelong learning
  4. Organizational learning / Learning organizations
  5. Work Based Learning / Training
  6. Adult learning
  7. Vocational Education and training (VET) and Professional Education and Training

Result:

The key-note presentations and a selection of papers will be edited and published.

Program and organization of the conference:

The conference will be organized as an alternation between open key-note lectures (audience:

200) and parallel paper-sessions and discussions with a limited number of participants (40).

Participants must submit an abstract addressing the main theme of the conference with their

professional analysis of the situation and challenges within some of the seven research areas,

and connections among them.

Deadlines: check web-site for up-dates: http://www.hioa.no/pll

Abstract (no more than 1 – one – page): January 11, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Paper admisson (notification to authors by E-mail): February 16, 2015

Full paper: May 10, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Conference fee – [amount to be confirmed]: April 27, 2015. Pay here: (link to be confirmed)

Convener:

Program for Lifelong Learning (PLL) at the Oslo and Akershus University College: http://www.hioa.no/pll

Professor Olav Eikeland (olav.eikeland@hioa.no) https://www.hioa.no/tilsatt/olave

 

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

STUDENTS AND POLITICS

Society for Research into Higher Education

Date – 23 January 2015, 12.15 – 16.00

Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE

Network – Student Experience

This seminar explores student activism and students influencing institutional, national and societal politics. Current movements, events and research will be explored, including new ways, methods and organisations that students are involved in. Issues such as how institutions are reacting to, working with and engaging with students and/or disempowering students will be discussed. A particular focus will be on how students’ activity in politics influences institutional decision-making, policies and the curriculum.

Speakers will include students, student organisations, researchers and policy makers.

Speakers:

Alastair D. Robertson, Abertay University, Director of Teaching & Learning Enhancement, ESD Student Attitudes longitudinal survey from HEA and institutional initiatives

Andre Pusey, Lecturer, Built Environment and Engineering, Leeds Beckett University

Ben Glover, Post-Crash Economics Society, University of Manchester

Sarah Amsler, Reader, School of Education, University of Lincoln

 

To reserve a place: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

 

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

STAND UP FOR EDUCATION MANIFESTO

You may well be aware the NUT has recently launched its ‘Stand Up For Education’ manifesto, designed to help shape the political debate about state education in the run up to the general election and beyond.

You can find a copy here – https://www.teachers.org.uk/files/manifesto-16pp-a5–9623-_0.pdf

The document is intended to outline some key principles and fundamental concerns, relating to:

  • Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment: ‘A wider vision of learning and achievement’ (p.4)
  • Evaluation, accountability and improvement: ‘More time for teaching, not more tests’ (p.5)
  • The teaching profession including teacher education (p.6 and 14)
  • Social justice: end child poverty (p.7)
  • Providing school places, finance, the education system and democratic governance (pp.10-13)

The campaign has emerged from the NUT’s member mobilisation, over a sustained period of time, in which concerns about pay, pensions and workload connect to a wider set of concerns about the nature and future of state education. The strategy and tactics of this campaign were recently outlined by its Deputy General Secretary Kevin Courtney, and NEC member Gawain Little, in a recent article in Forum for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education (Vol.56 No.2, 2014).

The campaign represents a concerted effort to mobilise professional and public opinion around an agenda that fundamentally challenges the trajectory of current policy, and has the potential to form an on-going campaign to shape policy beyond the election. It is clear that whatever the outcome in May 2015, the campaign for a well-funded, democratic school system based on sound pedagogical principles, not market values, will need to continue. The strategy recognises the need to win the battle of ideas, which will require an alliance of all those concerned for education.

We see this campaign as the best opportunity in a long time to mobilise on a significant scale around an alternative and much more hopeful vision of education.  That is why we believe it is important that progressive intellectual forces, within and beyond the higher education community, need to organise around the broad agenda presented in the ‘Stand Up For Education’ manifesto.

For this reason, we recently met informally with Kevin Courtney and Ian Murch (NUT Treasurer) to discuss how the academic community might best support this initiative. This was followed by a planning meeting in London involving some of the early signatories.

Our intention is not to identify a ‘one size fits all’ approach to involvement, but to develop several different forms of activity that can better fit with people’s circumstances. This could involve, for example:

  • developing a database of ‘research contacts’ for the media etc.
  • identifying relevant research
  • the use of social media
  • the development of regional and local events.

Involvement is not about having to sign up to every dot and comma of the ‘SUFE’ manifesto, and it does not have to be about formally or exclusively identifying with the NUT.  It is about recognising that we need to win the battle of ideas and that this represents one of the best initiatives in a long time for building a movement that connects ideas and activism.  Academics, researchers, teacher educators and wider public intellectuals surely have a key role to play in developing this movement. However, to make a difference, it is important that we organise.

Our aim is to explore how we might best do this.  We very much hope you will join with us. Some well-known individuals have already publicly declared support, including Robin Alexander and Tim Brighouse, and some well-known children’s authors. We have drafted a short statement at the end of this letter, which you may wish to support or alternatively write your own.

Stand Up for Education Manifesto: http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/manifesto-16pp-a5–9623-_0.pdf

How you can get involved:

Please let us know if you would like to add your name to this statement of support (please reply to terrywrigleyl@gmail.com or Howard.Stevenson@nottingham.ac.uk):

As lecturers and professors of Education, we wish to express our support for Stand up for education: a manifesto for our children’s education. We urge policy makers to recognise the need for a wider vision of learning and education, which is no longer distorted and undermined by bureaucratic systems of surveillance and artificial target-setting. We call for immediate steps to end the blight of child poverty along with funding for high quality early years education and the restoration of financial support for post-16 students to stay in education.  We agree that the future development of high quality comprehensive education for all depends on a well qualified teaching profession and the principle of local democratic governance.

We will then bring you up to date on current activities, including our new blog and an invitation to prepare a short article or briefing note backing up specific recommendations in the Stand Up For Education document.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email. Please feel free to forward it to other colleagues who you think might be interested in being involved.

Howard Stevenson  

Terry Wrigley 

 

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Marx Memorial Library

Marx Memorial Library

THE MINERS’ WIVES: WINNING THE COMMUNITY

The Marx Memorial Library & Workers School is holding the third of its four classes marking the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike on TUESDAY 2nd DECEMBER starting at 6.30pm held at the MML, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU.

Joyce Sheppard, who was active in the movement of miners’ wives throughout the miners’ strike of 1984-85 in Doncaster, will lead an educational discussion on how the community was organised during the strike.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Marx Memorial Library & Workers School

37a Clerkenwell Green
Marx Memorial Library
London
EC1R 0DU
United Kingdom

020 7253 1485

enquiries@mml.xyz

Website: http://www.marx-memorial-library.org

Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-4pm

 

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Books

Books

THE LEFT HEMISPHERE

OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK:

THE LEFT HEMISPHERE: MAPPING CRITICAL THEORY TODAY

BY RAZMIG KEUCHEYAN

“An impressive tour de force, providing us with a summary of contemporary critical theories that is both rigorous and clear.” Philosophie magazine

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1436-the-left-hemisphere

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A panoramic account of the world’s leading writers and thinkers.

As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory.

Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals across the world have produced important and innovative ideas. The endeavour to transform the world without falling into the catastrophic traps of the past has been a common element uniting these new approaches.

This book—aimed at both the general reader and the specialist—offers the first global cartography of the expanding intellectual field of critical contemporary thought. More than thirty authors and intellectual currents of every continent are presented in a clear and succinct manner. A history of critical thought in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is also provided, helping situate current thinkers in a broader historical and sociological perspective.

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RAZMIG KEUCHEYAN is an assistant professor in sociology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is the author of Le constructivisme. Des origines à nos jours and has recently edited a selection from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks in French.

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“Explains the key ideas, and the contradictions within them, of authors who are often cited but rarely read.”– Le Monde diplomatique

“A precious tool permitting us to escape the whingeing about the mediocrity of thinkers today and to help us anticipate the tremors yet to come.”– Le Nouvel observateur

“Written with intelligence and clarity.”– Libération

“In this courageous and audacious work, the sociologist Razmig Keucheyan offers a robust . . . panorama of contemporary critical theories.”– Nonfiction.fr

“An impressive tour de force, providing us with a summary of contemporary critical theories that is both rigorous and clear.”– Philosophie magazine

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PAPERBACK: NOVEMBER 2014 / 304 pages / ISBN: 9781781685594 / £12.99 / $19.95 / $23.95 (Canada)

THE LEFT HEMISPHERE is available at a 40% discount (paperback) on our website, with free shipping and bundled ebook. Purchasing details here: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1436-the-left-hemisphere

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Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

CONFERENCE ON MARXIST-FEMINISM IN BERLIN

An historic conference on Marxist-Feminism that will be taking place in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin next March 20-22, 2015.

The draft programme has just been posted: www.rosalux.de/marxismus-feminismus

 

Speakers include (among others) Frigga Haug, Gayatri Spivak, Saskia Sassen, Lynn Segal, Nira Yuval-Davis, Zilla Eisenstein, Helen Colley, Shahrzad Mojab, Cynthia Cockburn, Erica Burman.

The event will also include the launch of the new book from Zed Press, Marxism and Feminism, with Shahrzad Mojab, Helen Colley, Cynthia Cockburn, and Frigga Haug.

Registration is via the ‘Anmeldeformular’ in red at the bottom of the conference page.

Please distribute to all your interested networks.  This will be a very important event to discuss the resurgence of Marxist-Feminist thought in recent years.

Best wishes

Helen

Helen Colley, MA (Oxon), PhD
Professor of Lifelong Learning and Director of Graduate Education, SEPD, University of Huddersfield
Visiting Professor of Adult Education, OISE, University of Toronto.

 

The strength of Critique: Trajectories of Marxism – Feminism

International Congress

More than 40 years ago, feminists among Marxists in many countries spoke out. They criticized the concept of labour that was then commonly used in Marxism, they criticized value theory, views on domestic labour and the family, the way of dealing and interacting with each other and with the nature around us, on the economy and wars, visions of the future and the urge for liberation.
They triggered passionate debates – their criticism wasn’t totally ignored. But the work they have carried out on an international scale is far from complete. For some decades feminist Marxist debates subsided because neoliberalism, stumbling from one crisis to another, had brought other issues into focus.
Next year, in March 2015, we intend to pick up the threads. Many of those voices — and many who have since joined — will come together at a congress in order to investigate what has been left undone. We will discuss successes and defeats as well as new projects with the intention of finding out together what has been gained so far, what we need to continue working on, what new issues are on the agenda, and how we can bundle our energies to achieve worldwide resonance to our demand to intervene.
What remains as fundamental as almost half a century ago is that socialist feminists join forces internationally.

 

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Educating from Marx

Educating from Marx

 

Communisation

Communisation

THE SoJo JOURNAL: EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE – CALL FOR PAPERS

The editorial team at The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is excited to invite you to be part of the journal’s inaugural issue as a reviewer and/or contributor. We are seeking scholars interested in being peer-reviewers for this and upcoming issues. Additionally, we invite you to submit a manuscript for the inaugural issue, to be published in fall 2015.

If you have any interest in being a reviewer, please reply with the following information:

-preferred email address
-institutional affiliations(s)
-a brief description of your areas of research/expertise (4 or 5 key words)

Finally, we encourage you to share this call with any of your colleagues and contacts who might be interested in reviewing and/or submitting. The full call is included below as well as attached as a PDF. Please feel free to contact me or the Editor-in-Chief, Brad Porfilio (bradley.porfilio@csueastbay.edu) with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

David Wolken
Associate Editor – The SoJo Journal

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The SoJo Journal

Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education

http://www.infoagepub.com/the-sojo-journal.html

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The editorial team of The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is soliciting manuscripts for its inaugural issue. The journal is an international peer-reviewed journal of educational foundations. The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay, whose mission is to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling, is hosting the journal.

The journal welcomes manuscripts that examine contemporary educational and social contexts and practices from critical perspectives. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is interested in research studies as well as conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, and policy-analysis essays that advance educational practices that challenge the existing state of affairs in society, schools, and (in)formal education.

Manuscripts for publication consideration for the inaugural issue should be submitted electronically via email by attachment by February 1, 2015 to Bradley J. Porfilio at bradley.porfilio@csueastbay.edu. The issue will be published in the fall of 2015.

Style Guidelines

All manuscripts must adhere to APA sixth edition format, include an abstract of 100-150 words, and range between 20 – 30 pages in length (including camera ready tables, charts, figures, and references). Two copies of the manuscript should be attached: a master copy including a title page and a blind copy with the title page and all other author-identifying information removed (including citations and references pertaining to any of the contributing authors’ works). Attachments should be in Microsoft Word.

Journal Contact

Bradley J. Porfilio, Editor-In-Chief, The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542, Phone: 609-339-5011

Email: bradley.porfilio@csueastbay.edu

 

Associate Editors

David J. Wolken
Syracuse University

Nicholas D. Hartlep

Illinois State University

Lisa William-White

Sacramento State University

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David Wolken

Teaching Assistant | Cultural Foundations of Education

Associate Editor | The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations & Social Justice Education http://www.infoagepub.com/the-sojo-journal.html

350 Huntington Hall

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244

djwolken@syr.edu | 402-707-6700

 

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Utopia

Utopia

MICRO-UTOPIAS: EXPLORING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ANTHROPOLOGY, RELATIONALITY AND CREATIVITY

International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
Internationale Gesellschaft für Ethnologie und Folklore
Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore

SIEF2015 12th Congress
Zagreb, Croatia
21-25 June 2015

SIEF2015 Call for Papers opens

The Call for Papers has opened for SIEF2015 and will stay open until January 14th. This Call for Panels brought in the highest number of panel proposals for a SIEF congress yet: there were 121 panel/workshop proposals in total. 108 panels were accepted, of which 2 are poster sessions and 5 workshops.

In order to consolidate the strong thematic currents inspired by the congress theme, the Scientific Committee decided to divide the accepted panels into 18 topical streams. Please go to the Call for Papers page to read more and submit your paper proposal.

 

Micro-utopias: exploring connections in anthropology, relationality and creativity

Convenors

Ruy Blanes (University of Bergen) email
Alex Flynn (Durham University) email
Jonas Leonhard Tinius (University of Cambridge and Universität zu Köln) email
Maïté Maskens (Université Libre de Bruxelles) email
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Short Abstract

In this panel we propose to discuss anthropological approaches – ethnographic or theoretical – to human interactions and processes of imagination and creativity, understood as “micro-utopias” following the work of Nicolas Bourriaud and others.

Long Abstract

In this panel we propose to discuss anthropological approaches – ethnographic or theoretical – to human interactions and processes of imagination and creativity. Inspired by the proposals set forth by Bourriaud (1998) concerning art as a product of a relational aesthetics that is a ‘micro-utopia’, a product of communitarian association (or antagonism – see Bishop 2004) working to change the present, we challenge our colleagues to use an understanding of social movement and organization as an art form whereby processes of interaction are understood as generative, transformational, poïetic micro-utopias. We thus propose to move beyond the concrete sphere of artistic production, seeing micro-utopias as part of our morphogenetic élan vital (Bergson 1907), the creativity and improvisation of our unscripted everyday lives (Hallam and Ingold 2008) that is however and necessarily framed as political act produced within historical context (Geuss 2009). Our goal is thus to engage with micro-utopias as ‘concrete utopias’ (McGuire 2011): examples – from artistic collaborations to architectural configurations, political localisms, economic partnerships, religious community makings, etc. – of relationalities and temporal redefinitions.

Discussant: Roger Sansi-Roca

Propose paper

Papers

The panel has no papers to display. Only accepted papers will be shown here: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2015/panels.php5?PanelID=3361

 

GENERAL SIEF CALL FOR PAPERS

SIEF2015 12th Congress: Zagreb, Croatia. 21-25 June 2015

Call for papers, workshop contributions and posters

The call for papers is now open and closes at midnight on January 14th, 2015.

Before you propose a paper, a workshop contribution or a poster, please read the theme of the congress, the rulesbelow, and then browse the list of panels.

For SIEF2015, panels have been divided into thematic streams: Archives, Body/Embodiment, Digital/Virtual, Disciplinary discussions, Food, Gender and sexuality, Heritage, Home, Migration/Borders, Museums, Narrative, Politics and social movements, Religion, Rural, Socialist and post-socialist studies, Urban. The specific streams are complemented by a “General” stream that includes panels that did not directly fit into any of the thematic streams. Apart from the panels, there is also the Workshops and posters stream that includes the workshops ans poster sessions. When browsing through the list of panels, you can alternate between the All panels view that shows all the panels in one list, regardless of the stream and the All streams view that shows the list of streams.

Proposing a paper

Paper proposals must consist of:

  • a paper/contribution/poster title
  • the name/s and email address/es of author/s
  • a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
  • a long abstract of fewer than 250 words

All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email. There is a ‘propose a paper’ link beneath the long abstract of each panel page, workshop page and the poster session page (in the case of poster sessions and workshops, the “paper” will mean a workshop contribution or a poster proposal). Go to the panel/workshop/poster session page you are interested in and then click on this proposal link to make your proposal directly to that panel/workshop.

On submission of the proposal, the proposing author (but not the co-authors) will receive an automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the Login environment – Cocoa (see toolbar above right) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn by the proposers themselves – for that, please email congress(at)siefhome.org .

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers (14/01/2015). Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their panel by 28th of January and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa). Papers which are neither accepted nor rejected, but marked for ‘transfer’, will then be considered by the Scientific Committee to see where else they might fit in the conference programme. There is no guarantee that such papers can be re-housed. We aim to resolve all transfers by the end of February.

Rules

Delegates may only make one presentation, although they may also convene one plenary session or panel; or be a discussant or chair in one plenary session or panel. Even though delegates may make multiple proposals, we discourage this practice as later you will be required to withdraw papers if you have multiple acceptances, inconveniencing those convenors.

Delegates are not obliged to become members of SIEF for 2015, however all are encouraged to support the Society in this way. There will be a financial incentive to do so, in that non-members will pay a higher registration fee.

Workshops

Workshops are conceptualised as practical events, guided discussions and free-format exchanges leading to specific public outputs. They may include elements of performance, exhibition materials, or interactive media displays.

Poster sessions

The poster sessions are meant to provide everyone with the opportunity of presenting their work, without overburdening the program, and accommodate those who do not wish to present orally. Posters must confirm to the same basic requirements as outlined for the panel sessions. Sessions will run throughout the Congress, with dedicated slots when poster presenters will be available at their respective display to discuss their topic with the colleagues. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to participate with a poster presentation.

Useful information for later in this process

Editing your paper/workshop contribution/poster

Paper authors can use the login link in the toolbar above to edit their proposals.

Pre-circulation of papers

SIEF has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on email traffic, if requested by convenors, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within the online system, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public panel page on this site.

Timing of presentations

Each panel/workshop slot will be 90 minutes long, accommodating a maximum of 3 presenters; each panel/workshop may only extend over three slots, i.e. a maximum of 9 presenters and no longer than a day. Convenors should allot each presenter a maximum of 30 minutes (20 for presentation and 10 for questions/discussion).

We are unable to represent specific intra-panel timings in our programme. Delegates reading the conference book will have to work on the assumption that papers will be evenly distributed through the panel.

Communication between authors/convenors

Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the panel pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email congress(at)siefhome.org to obtain relevant email addresses.

Any queries with the above please email congress(at)siefhome.org.

Website: http://www.siefhome.org/congresses/sief2015/cfp.shtml

 

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Socrates

Socrates

DEMOS: LIFE IN COMMON

Banff Research in Culture 2015 – Summer Research Residency

Program dates: June 1, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Application deadline: December 10, 2014

 

Faculty: Alex HartleyNina PowerAstra Taylor

Further info, including application information, can be found at:

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1534

(Contact: Brandy Dahrouge: brandy_dahrouge@banffcentre.ca)

The word demos names ‘the people’, and thus democracy is, at its most basic constitutive level, the shared power of people thinking and acting. Democracy is grounded upon the capacity of the people to narrate and decide the shape of collective life. But the ‘democracy’ we experience and live with today has devolved into practices of state sovereignty and governmentality, a society characterized by social and economic inequality, and an under-represented and disenfranchised electorate. And it seems, too, that hopes in technology as a mechanism that might yet create a new common ground have failed to achieve their promised ends.

Demos: Life in Common invites participants to consider the ways in which we constitute and experience collective life in this century. We seek to bring together artists, writers, researchers, and cultural producers who in their work explore the ways in which we might reinvigorate democratic life today—not just ‘democratic’ in its narrow, political sense, but as life in common in which being and belonging engenders the full flourishing of individuals and communities. What new forms might politics take today—a time that bears little resemblance to those bygone centuries that gave birth to many of our political structures and imaginings? How is collective self-determination mobilized and what do recent events demonstrate about the will of the people and the will of the state? What is the role of new technologies in enhancing or impeding social equality? Might it yet help to create new forms of community and belonging? And how might contemporary cultural, artistic and intellectual activities enliven the belief of the dêmos in its own capacities and possibilities?

“Demos” also names cultural and social practices that suggest other ways in which we might pursue our inquiries during this program. A demo is also an essai—an attempt, a test, an experiment in sound that allows musicians to record their own creative efforts and to share their ideas with others. And, demos are what groups engage in when they want to draw attention to problems and limits that existing structures of government, law or economy can’t address or even apprehend. Demonstrations are a site at which the demos tries to upend the ossified language of culture and politics by upsetting the patterns of the quotidian, taking to the streets and affirming their collective displeasure en masse. Over three weeks, participants will engage in experiments of thinking, action, and making—demos that challenge the self-certainties and pieties of existing structures and practices, and so help to envision and enable renewed forms,of democratic life.

We look forward to receiving compelling and original proposals from thinkers and artists.

Banff Research in Culture 2015

Banff Research in Culture (BRiC) is a residency program designed for scholars and artists engaged in advanced theoretical research on themes and topics in culture. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty (pre-tenure), activists, writers, and practicing artists from around the world will convene at The Banff Centre for three weeks to contemplate the theme Demos: Life in Common.

BRiC is designed to offer researchers and artists with similar interests from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds, an opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas in a fruitful and intensive environment. Participants are encouraged to develop new research, artistic, editorial, and authorial projects, both individually and in connection with others. Participants will attend lectures and seminars offered by visiting faculty. This program aims to develop new approaches toward the study and analysis ofculture, as well as create lasting networks of scholars and artists who might use this opportunity as the basis for future collaborative work.

Demos: Life in Common is the fifth edition of BRiC following Distributed Intimacies (2014); Dock(ing); or, New Economies of Exchange (2013); The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), and On the Commons; or, Believing-Feeling-Acting Together (2011). The Banff Centre is a world-renowned facility supporting the creation and performance of new works of visual and digital art, music, dance, theatre,research and writing.

The 2015 edition of BRiC is generously supported by The Banff Centre, the University of Alberta, and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.

Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/banff-research-in-culture-2015-deadline-reminder-summer-research-residency-call-for-applicants

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman

Books

Books

COUNTER-HEGEMONIC DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Information Age Publishing

Announcing a new Book Series

See: http://www.infoagepub.com/series/Counter-Hegemonic-Democracy-and-Social-Change

SERIES EDITOR

Paul R. Carr
Université du Québec en Outaouais

The word “democracy” is increasingly attached to an array of concepts, themes and political and social realities and visions, yet there are currently a number of groups, movements, interests and actors around the world who are contesting the normative, hegemonic meaning and manifestation of formal democracy. Many people do not see their interests served by electoral, representative democracy, that which concerns political parties, voting and tightly controlled electoral processes. Rather, there is visible concern in many quarters with not only the formal process of how elections are shaped and governments are formed but, also, with the political, economic, cultural, social and militaristic outcomes of such institutionalized configurations. There is widespread cynicism, decreasing voter participation, the general sentiment of disenfranchisement and marginalization, and increasing levels of resistance and mobilization in the form of alternatives to the formal “democratic” model, which could be characterized as “counter-hegemonic democracy”.

Counter-hegemonic democracy concerns lived realities inside of as well as outside of the formal political vacuum, touching on how people seek to build a more resilient, deeper, thicker, more critically engaged and meaningful democracy. Some examples could by the mass anti-war, pro-environment, Occupy, World Social Forum and other social movements that have sought to remove some governments and make others more accountable, or to make the world bodies that frame international politics more aligned with the needs of the masses that do not control the levers of power. There are also many other movements that start and cultivate causes through social media, or which seek some form of change at the local level. While often omitted from the mainstream media, many people are not perturbed from seeking social and political change outside of the formal strictures and structures of power, often influencing them as well as carving out terrain for those not considered within the strictly defined and formalized elite decisionmaking circles.

This book series connects with this notion of counter-hegemonic democracy, and seeks out debates, ideas, concerns, examples and proposals that extend and construct knowledge within an inter- and multi-disciplinary vantage-point, including sociology, political science, political economy, economics, education, cultural studies and other connected areas. The books in this series will speak to educators, researchers, scholars, and students interested in democracy, political sociology, multicultural education, social movements, decolonization, media studies and peace studies as well as other connected areas.

 

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Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.co.uk

 

Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman

Philosophy

Philosophy

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE 2015

 

5 4 3 2 1… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CAPrEG5sM

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 January 2015,

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

 

Acceleration & the new … Animalities … Artistic strike … On organization … Pedagogization … Philosophy of the essay-film … Queer theory & geopolitics … Secrecy & surveillance

 

Annual conference of the “Radical Philosophy” journal
Discussions, panels (in English)
2015, Jan 16, Fri — 2015, Jan 17, Sat
Opening: Jan 16, Fri, 2 pm
In English

For the first time, the Radical Philosophy Conference takes places in Germany and discusses topics such as Acceleration & the New, Animalities, Artistic Strike, the Essay-Film, Organization, Pedagogization, Queer Theory & Geopolitics, and Secrecy & Surveillance.

Is the current acceleration of social life in capitalist societies qualitatively different from the futuristic ‘speed’ of modernity? Does the ‘art strike’ still represent a viable political response to art’s affirmative complicity with the market? What are the effects of the new forms of surveillance on our political condition? Is queer theory ‘merely cultural’? Is today’s ‘pedagogical turn’ a capitulation to a generalized ‘pedagogization’ or a site of a potential resistance? How does the film-essay work to communicate philosophy? What happens when biopolitics takes human-animal relations as its focus? What alternatives are there in matters of collective empowerment to the political forms of the 20th century? These topics and questions are discussed in a sequence of panels, bringing together international speakers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

With
Fahim Amir (Kunstuniversität Linz), Claudia Aradau (King’s University of London), David Blacker (University of Delaware), Christa Blümlinger (University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis), Victoria Browne (Oxford Brookes University), Gregoire Chamayou (CNRS, Paris / ENS, Lyon), Matthew Charles (Westminster University, London), ‘Claire Fontaine’ (artists, Paris), David Cunningham (Westminster University, London), Antke Engel (Institut für Queer Theory, Berlin), Frank Engster (author, Berlin), Arianna Ferrari (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (ITAS)), Peter Hallward (Kingston University London), Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin), Esther Leslie (University of London), Stewart Martin (Middlesex University, London), Mark Neocleous (Brunel University, London), Peter Osborne (Kingston University London), Silvia Posocco (University of London), Nina Power (Roehampton University, London), Rahul Rao (SOAS, University of London), Frank Ruda (Freie Universität Berlin), Nora Sternfeld (Aalto University, Helsinki), Hito Steyerl (artist, Berlin), Chris Wilbert (Anglia Ruskin University), Burkhardt Wolf (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Alenka Zupančič (Slovenian Academy of Sciences)

The Radical Philosophy Conference 2015 is a project by Radical Philosophy and Haus der Kulturen Welt.

Website: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/events

 

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Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.co.uk

 

Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman

Social Movments

Social Movments

STIR: Co-ops. Community. Commons.

STIR started as an online magazine and has now launched as a quarterly print magazine that features articles and interviews on the international co-operative movement, the emergence of the commons and collaborative networks, and other community-orientated alternatives in technology, agriculture, food, sports, energy, education and other important aspects of our lives.

We have opened our subscription service with GoCardless for the print edition and it’s £16 for four issues including P&P, and you can subscribe by clicking here.

We are a reader-supported magazine (with no external funding) so please consider supporting our magazine with an annual subscription.

In 2012 we published a crowdfunded book of alternatives, raising over £5000 from 135 crowdfunders.  STIR Vol.1 involved over 160 people who edited, designed, authored, illustrated and funded the collection of articles and interviews.

What people think about STIR:

“STIR has now become a print-based magazine, which is a sign of its success in reaching more people. STIR is one of the few magazines that captures the emerging sensibilities of commoners and commons activism, so it is well worth your support.” — David Bollier

“Most publications with a purpose are shaped by the moment in which they were first dreamed up: in this case, I’d say, the moment of Transition Towns and Occupy.” — Dougald Hine

“Alongside New Internationalist, STIR is turning into the closest thing we have to a radical co-operativist magazine in the UK.” — Sion Whellans, Calvert Print Co-operative

“It fills a gap for me between activist news of Red Pepper and rich analyses of the New Left Review and I really appreciate the activist oriented essays.” — Dr.Malcolm Maclean, University of Gloucester

About STIR: http://stirtoaction.com/about/

Home page: http://stirtoaction.com/

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Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenn_Rikowski?ev=hdr_xprf

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.co.uk

Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman