This week is our last session this term: we’ll meet at 18:00 on the 8th February to watch a recent documentary on Donna Haraway titled ‘Storytelling for earthly survival‘. You can watch the trailer here, if you wish:
The plan is that we watch the film in the kitchen and then have a discussion (please note, that this time the session might run a bit longer than usual).
As you know, next week we’ll have two exciting events with Andrew Barry: on the 18th January he’ll deliver the inaugurating lecture of the new STS masters programme, followed by a roundtable discussion on STS and interdisciplinarity (18:00-22:00 in HZ15).
On the 19th January, between 10:00 and 12:00, we’ll then have a kitchen STS session in Café Caramel (Oeder Weg 95). Andrew has suggested that we read a recent dialogue between him and Mark Maslin on the politics of the anthropocene.
Looking forward to seeing many of you next week!
The next meeting will be held on the 7th December, between 18:00 and 20:00 in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204). Following up on our discussion in October, and to some extent Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s talk in November, we’ll read a text by Alberto Corsín Jiménez on prototyping – many thanks, Markus, for the suggestion.
You can download the text from here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17530350.2013.858059
As many of you already know, next week Eduardo Viveiros de Castro will be in Frankfurt. He’ll deliver this year’s Kantorowicz lecture on Wednesday the 15th November; on Thursday the 16th November he’ll participate in a discussion in Mousonturm; and on Friday the 17th November an exhibition of his photographs will open at the Weltkulturen Museum.
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro’s works – especially his paper on perspectivism – have been widely discussed in STS, so it’s more than justified to dedicate next week’s kitchen session to him and his oeuvre. Hope to see many of you at the Wednesday lecture and the Thursday discussion.
The title of this post is the name of a new STS masters programme in Frankfurt, ran jointly by the cultural anthropology department, the human geography department, and the department of sociology (http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/66719699?).
Our first meeting, together with some of the new masters students, will take place on the 19th October, between 18:00 and 20:00 in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204).
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Our special guest this week will be Andy Pickering, with whom we will continue our ongoing conversation about the analytical and political implications of holding different worlds together. We’ll meet at 6pm on the 4th July, in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204) to discuss one of Andy’s recent papers on the ontological turn. (Do let Endre know if you can’t access the PDF.)
See many of you soon!
Related to our previous conversation on the composition of collectives, the special guests of the next kitchen meeting will be Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent and Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, who will tell us about their recent fieldwork on trans care in Argentina. The session will take place between 18.00 and 20.00 on the 29th June, in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204). Please send Endre an email for the PDF.
See many of you soon!
Last time we talked quite a bit about the possible roles of STS in post-truth politics. In light of current political developments (e.g. the US leaving the Paris Accord) it’s difficult to see things in a productive way, but current discussions about science and politics might open up new possibilities for STS to make itself politically relevant. Bruno Latour’s ‘compositionist manifesto‘ outlines one such possibility…
We’ll meet to discuss Latour’s manifesto (and a more recent writing of his in Harper’s Magazine) on the 8th June, at 18.00, in the soc. kitchen area. See you soon!
Our next kitchen STS meeting will be held at 18.00 on the 11th May in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204). The topic for this week’s discussion is post-truth politics and the ways in which STS is implicated in this story. Please have a look at Sergio Sismondo’s editorial to the previous issue of SSS and the latest issue of the EASST review, particularly Steve Fuller’s contribution.
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Thursday!
The first meeting of the summer term will take place on the 20th April, between 18.00 and 20.00 in the soc. kitchen area (PEG 3G 204). As many of you know already, the cultural anthropology department, the human geography department, and the sociology department are working together to launch a new STS masters programme – the accreditation process is well under way. This raises a new intellectual and practical question for us: how to teach STS? This is what we’ll be discussing on Thursday, and quite possibly in the next couple of sessions.