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Workshop | The Politics of Disability and Research Accessibility

7 February 2022 Workshop: The Politics of Disability and Research Accessibility With Luke Beesley This workshop will be run as a hybrid event, with colleagues able to ‘call in’ from home if that’s where they need to be. This workshop welcomes… Continue Reading →

Workshop | Disability Politics After Covid: ‘Back to Normal’ or Forward to Liberation?

Friday July 16th, online After a decade of intense assault on the social and civil rights of disabled people in the name of austerity, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a further devaluation of disabled people’s lives. Beyond the horrific… Continue Reading →

Online Workshop Explores Marginalised Histories of Radical Politics and Transnational Solidarity in the Long 1960s

By Struan Gray On 11-12 June 2020 an international group of academics participated in an online workshop, organised by the University of Brighton’s Radical Sixties research project. The workshop built on the success of the 2019 conference – Radical Sixties:… Continue Reading →

Workshop | The Past and Present of Abolition: Reassessing Adam Smith’s “Liberal Reward of Labor” with Robert Shilliam

9 January 2020 Robbie Shilliam, (Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics, John Hopkins, US) Abstract Abolish prisons; abolish police; abolish immigration enforcement: current “abolition” movements have yet to receive the attention that international political economy has given to its… 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 →

Workshop | Theorising Transnational Populism

18-19 January 2018 CAPPE, University of Brighton and Cátedra Libre Ernesto Laclau, University of Buenos Aires supported by the British Academy) Thursday 18 January 10.00am -10.30am: Introductory Comments: Transnational Populist Politics? Paula Biglieri (University of Buenos Aires) and Mark Devenney… 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 →

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 →

Workshop | Theorising Transnational Populist Politics

15th Jun 2017 This event 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 →

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 →

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 →

Reading ‘Capital’ with Sam Chambers

November 2016 – January 2017 Session 1: Reading Capital  Part 1: Wednesday 30th of November, Pavilion Parade, 10.30-12.30 In preparation for the arrival of Sam Chambers (visiting Leverhulme Professor), who is currently working on Marx’s Capital, we will be reading… Continue Reading →

The Spectre of the Negative: Contemporary Readings of Hegel

October 2016 – January 2017 | Reading group and workshop series with Ray Brassier followed by a public lecture The Persistence of Form: Hegel and Psychoanalysis Hegel once remarked that ‘philosophy is its own time comprehended in thought’. Philosophy, for Hegel,… Continue Reading →

Workshop | The Socio-Economic Policies of Latin American Populism Workshop, University of Buenos Aires

5-7 December 2016 This workshop was part of a British Academy funded project which aimed 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 →

Writing-Ethics / Ethics of Writing

7 Dec 2016 | Workshop The standard issues around ‘the ethics of writing’ concern either politically and ethically ‘engaged’ writing; plagiarism; or the presentation of scientific evidence and a range of related technical matters. Our interest is different from both… Continue Reading →

Readings in Contemporary Critical Theory

January to June 2016 This research seminar hosted by CAPPE and the College of Arts and Humanities is aimed at staff and research students interested in contemporary politics, philosophy, ethics and critical theory. Each year we focus on different issues… Continue Reading →

Left-Wing Convergence Workshop

17 May 2016 Convergence around a broad alliance of the left has troubled socialist, communist, anarchist and other organisations since the 19th Century. Often, the divisions amongst the left are far more visible and audible than the factors that might… Continue Reading →

The Future of Queer Theory

February – April 2016 | Workshop series with Professor Sam Chambers 22 February 2016 Introducing Key Arguments in Queers Theory: Halperin, Butler and Warner. 7 March 2016 The Queering of Critique 19 April 2016 Contemporary Debates in Queer Theory and… Continue Reading →

Book Launch | “Crowds and Party” by Jodi Dean

19th March 2016 As part of the Theorising Transnational Politics project, and in anticipation of panels taking place at the annual Political Studies Association conference, a one-day workshop was held with Jodi Dean to discuss and critically examine her book,… Continue Reading →

Workshop with Professor Jodi Dean (PSA conference)

19 March 2016 CAPPE is pleased to announce a workshop and round table symposium with Jodi Dean, Professor of Humanities and Social Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Professor Dean is a controversial theorist of… Continue Reading →

Workshop | The Politics of Populism

17 – 18 March 2016 Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics (CAPPE) (University of Brighton), Catedra Ernesto Laclau, (University of Buenos Aires) and the British Academy The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, and “Cátedra… Continue Reading →

Workshop | Understanding Radical Politics Today: Theories and Practices of Resistance

3rd December 2015 Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics (CAPPE) (University of Brighton), Catedra Ernesto Laclau, (University of Buenos Aires) and the British Academy This CAPPE workshop invited scholars working in the area of radical politics to discuss and… Continue Reading →

Workshop | Professor Martin Jay, Critical Theory and Photography

27 June 2015 Professor Martin Jay is Director of the Programme in Critical Theory at University of California, Berkeley. He is a renowned Intellectual Historian and his research interests have been ground breaking in connecting history with other academic and… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Emancipation(s)

10 June 2015 | Workshop After the collapse of Marxism as a narrative of emancipation how are we to think liberation today? What challenges are presented by inequality organised on a global scale? Is universal emancipation to be desired or… Continue Reading →

Philosophy as a way of life: The work of Simon Critchley

January to May 2015 The sixth CAPPE Seminar Series in Critical Theory and Radical Politics A reading course, January to May 2015 and workshop with Professor Simon Critchley 20th May 2015 – 22nd May 2015 This research seminar hosted by… Continue Reading →

Populism, Neoliberalism and the Challenge to Debt Society in Greece

Workshop | 28 January 2015 Yannis Stavrakakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Profesor Stavrakakis is one the leading political theorists of populism and of the debt crisis writing today, and has recently completed a Leverhulme project on Populist politics in the… Continue Reading →

Political Representation with Professor Lisa Disch

7-12 November 2014 CAPPE was pleased to announce a workshop and lecture with Professor Lisa Disch, distinguished theorist of democratic politics from the University of Michigan. Professor Disch has forwarded three chapters of her forthcoming monograph on political representation. Participants… Continue Reading →

University of Brighton Philosophy Study Day

26th September 2014 A one-day conference organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics and the Royal Institute of Philosophy for AS & A Level students interested in exploring a combination of classic and contemporary philosophical questions. Professor Bob… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Politics: the work of Wendy Brown

September – October 2013  This research seminar, hosted by CAPPE and the Faculty of Arts, iwas aimed at staff and research students interested in contemporary politics, philosophy and critical theory. Every year we focus on a different theorist or issue,… Continue Reading →

Thinking the Political: The Work of Ernesto Laclau

November 2012- May 2013 Third CAPPE Research Seminar Series in Political Philosophy This research seminar, hosted by CAPPE and the Faculty of Arts, is aimed at staff and PhD students interested in contemporary politics, philosophy and critical theory. Every year… Continue Reading →

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