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After the ‘End of History’: Philosophy, History, Culture, Politics. CAPPE international conference 2019.

11 – 13 September 2019 Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, this conference looks both backwards and forwards to explore the legacies of 1989. Francis Fukuyama famously claimed that this moment marked the “End of History”: an… Continue Reading →

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

28-29 June 2019  “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands. Both nostalgically celebrated as a… Continue Reading →

UK Ties with the Gulf Arab Monarchies. Time for a change? 

David Wearing, Royal Holloway, University of London 12th March 2019 The UK’s ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab monarchies are under the spotlight as never before. The war in Yemen has become a humanitarian catastrophe, and the disappearance… Continue Reading →

Coloniality, Human Rights and the Gendered Politics of Protest in a State of Exception

Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics 26th February 2019 What difference does a politics of location make to understandings of intersectionality, bare life and the politics of rights and human rights? The political activism of women in one of India’s… Continue Reading →

From Resilience to Resistance Police: Use of Force and Riot Control Cultures

Anna Feigenbaum, Bournemouth University 29 January 2019 Over the past 100 years since its wartime development, tear gas has been deployed to disperse demonstrations, quell rioters, scatter protesters, and breakup political assemblies. Looking at examples from protests over these past 100… Continue Reading →

Exploring the Global Politics of Pride. LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance

Daniel Conway, University of Westminster 15th January 2019 Gay Pride (more commonly referred to as Pride) originated in the United States as a specific festival, season of public events and site of protest aiming to celebrate and affirm the LGBTQ+… Continue Reading →

Radical Subjects in International Politics

Ruth Kinna, Loughborough University and Maria Rovisco, Leicester University 4 December 2018 Colleagues and friends of CAPPE are invited to a celebration of the book series Radical Subjects In International Politics published by Rowman & Littlefield International in partnership with… Continue Reading →

“Take Me To Your Leader”: Radical Democracy, Prefigurative Politics, and the Question of Leadership.

Mathijs van der Sande, Radboud University 20 November 2018 From Occupy Wall Street and the Spanish Indignados in 2011 to the Gezi Park protests in 2013, and from Black Lives Matter to Nuit Debout: in the past years the world… Continue Reading →

Resisting The ‘Populist Hype’: A Feminist Critique

Bice Maiguascha, University of Exeter 13th November 2018 My paper explores the meteoric rise of the concept of populism and its now widespread circulation in academic, media and political circles and suggests that it should give feminists cause for alarm… Continue Reading →

The Problem of Protest in Political Economy: Anti-austerity and Contemporary Capitalism

David Bailey, University of Birmingham 23 October 2018 The political economy literature has tended to underplay the role of anti-austerity protest in understanding contemporary capitalism. When anti-austerity protest is considered it is often depicted as either a dependent or an… Continue Reading →

Sublime Algorithms and the Ecological Gaze: A Journey into the Communicative Hybridity of Contemporary Activism

Emiliano Treré, Cardiff University 9th October 2018 Based on Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms, my forthcoming book with Routledge, this talk is a journey into the complexities, ambiguities and shortcomings of contemporary digital activism. In the first section, the… Continue Reading →

Philosophy, Politics and Ethics in Contention. CAPPE international conference 2018

12 – 14 September 2018 Philosophy in the twenty-first century has been reinvigorated by a set of disputes which both challenge its disciplinary status and open up new areas of contention. Some argue that philosophy is not a site of… Continue Reading →

Post/De-Colonial Theory. A CAPPE reading group

February – May 2018   Week 1 7/2/18 — Postcolonial Critique (room 204, Pavillon Parade) Edward Said (1978) Orientalism. (Introduction, chapter 1 and conclusion)   Week 2  14/2/18 — Subaltern Studies Chakrabarty, D. (2000) ‘A Small History of Subaltern Studies’… Continue Reading →

The Whiteness of International Relations Theory

Meera Sabaratman, SOAS, University of London 20 March 2018 In this talk, I explore the question of whiteness within International Relations (IR) Theory, through an analysis of three seminal disciplinary texts. These texts are Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics,… Continue Reading →

The Debatability of Racism

Gavan Titley, Maynooth University 6 March 2018 Racism, in public culture, is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere. The very mention of race serves as an invitation to disprove its salience, the mention of racism as an invitation to refute its relevance…. Continue Reading →

Philosophy and “Race”: The Case of Kant

Stella Sandford, Kingston University, London 20th Feb 2018 This lecture addresses the controversial issue of what recent student movements have called the ‘decolonisation of the syllabus’, specifically in Philosophy. It will focus on the example of Immanuel Kant. Kant’s critical… Continue Reading →

Brexit, Trump and Backlash: The mainstreaming of racism and the far-right after ‘post-race’

Aaron Winter, University of East London 6 Feb 2018 Following Obama’s election in 2008, much discussion focused on the possibility of a post-racial society, a notion and narrative of progress that views racism as having been overcome and America having… Continue Reading →

The End of the White World. A Decolonial Manifesto

Olivia Rutazibwa, University of Portsmouth 23 January 2018 Building on insights from growing up as a visible minority in Flanders, Belgium, as well as from public debates on racism (e.g. Black Pete), Islam (e.g. the headscarf bans and the burkini),… Continue Reading →

Happy Like Neurotics: Roland Barthes, Ben Lerner and the Writing of Neurosis

6 December 2017 | Workshop and lecture with Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester Abstract Modernity was born under the sign of happiness in the claims to common happiness visible in the French and American Revolutions. This dimension of common happiness… Continue Reading →

Brexit and Imperial Nostalgia: How Empire continues to configure, Race, Class, and Citizenship in the UK

Gurminder Bhambra, University of Warwick 5 December 2017 ‘Brexit’ has been less focused on the pros and cons of EU membership than a proxy for discussions about race and migration; specifically, who belongs and has rights (or should have rights)… Continue Reading →

Oppressed People are on the Move: the Global Politics of British Black Power

John Narayan, University of Warwick 21 November 2017 The history of the US Black Power movement and its constituent groups such as the Black Panther Party has recently gone through a process of historical reappraisal, which challenges the characterisation of… Continue Reading →

Re-Engaging the Politics of Black Radicalism in the age of ‘Black Lives Matter’

Kehinde Andrews, Birmingham City University 14 November 2017 Black radicalism is one of the most misunderstood political philosophies that exist. Conflated with extremism; narrow versions of nationalism and; misogynistic organisations it has largely been dismissed or overlooked as the ‘evil… Continue Reading →

Parrhesia and Public Life: Truth and the Origins of Society

October – November 2017 A five week seminar on the classics for political theory and philosophy. It will be led by Dr Sara Diaco (PhD Cantab), a visiting CAPPE scholar this term. Dr Diaco will guide our reading and discussion… Continue Reading →

Black Bolsheviks: Race, Class and the Russian Revolution

Cathy Bergin, University of Brighton 24 October 2017 The Russian revolution of 1917 is rarely thought about in relation to the black radical tradition  yet the impact of Bolshevism on African American and Afro-Caribbean activists was significant. This paper looks… Continue Reading →

Empire, Capital and Transnational Resistance. CAPPE international conference 2017

13-15 September, 2017 The past decade has witnessed widespread resistance to neoliberalism across the world. Unlike the anti-colonial revolts of the 1950s and 1960s, this resistance has tended either to fizzle out or to be appropriated by states. This conference… Continue Reading →

Giving Life To Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero

19-21 June 2017 Keynote speakers: Adriana Cavarero, Judith Butler, Bonnie Honig Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of continental feminist philosophy for the past four decades, working in the interstices of sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, political philosophy, literature and… Continue Reading →

Giving Life to Politics: Adriana Cavarero and Critics

February – June 2017 A 17-session seminar series leading to the conference Giving LIfe to Politics: Adrian Cavarero, June 2017  Session 1: Adriana Cavarero –  In Spite of Plato Part 2: Wednesday 1st of February, Pavilion Parade, 10.30 – 12.30… Continue Reading →

How to talk about gender based and sexual violence in the Middle East? Dilemmas for transnational feminist solidarity

Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS, University of London 28 March, 2017 My paper attempts to intervene in feminist debates about how to approach and analyse sexual and wider gender-based violence in Iraq specifically and the Middle East more generally. Recognizing the significance… Continue Reading →

The Confidence Cult: Gender, media and the neoliberalizing of subjectivity

Rosalind Gill, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at City, University of London. 21 March 2017 To be self-confident is the new imperative of our time. It is seen in multiple domains: in education, in public health, in finance, in… Continue Reading →

Workshop | The Socio-Economic Policies of Southern European Populists

13-20 March 2017 This workshop was part of a British Academy funded project which aims to secure a long-term partnership between Argentinian and UK scholars and research centres concerned with the politics, economics and ideology of populist movements of the… Continue Reading →

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