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04/16/21 The Future of Death Future Café
04/05/21 Jeremy F. Walton On the Contested Times of Hagia Sophia Object Cultures Project
03/20/21 Haig Aivazian, Joseph Masco, and Lisa Wedeen All of the Lights Co-sponsored
03/18/21 Mohammad Al Attar, Alma Salem, and Lina Sinjab Syria Ten Years On: Art, Journalism, and the Struggle Over Narrative New Global Authoritarianisms
03/16/21 Provincializing Europe: A Book’s Postcolonial Itineraries (2000-2020) Co-sponsored
02/27/21 3CT Graduate Student Conference Antipolitics: From New Anarchisms to the Alt-Right
02/25/21 Teaching the Arab Uprisings New Global Authoritarianisms
02/19/21 The Future of Work Future Café
01/29/21 The Future of Boredom Future Café
01/28/21 Neil Brenner New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question New Book Salon
01/25/21 Reflections on Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World New Global Authoritarianisms
01/15/21 Election 2020 Teach-in: Beyond the Electoral Moment Theorizing the Present
11/11/20 Tom Ginsburg and Lisa Wedeen 2020 Kirschner Lecture – From D.C. to Damascus: The Architecture of Modern-Day Authoritarianism Co-sponsored
11/10/20 The Future of Care Future Café
11/06/20 Stuart Schrader Badges without Borders New Book Salon
10/23/20 Election 2020 Teach-in: Electoral Politics and Representative Governance Theorizing the Present
10/21/20 Joan Donovan The True Costs of Misinformation: Producing Moral and Technical Order in a Time of Pandemonium Conspiracy/Theory
10/13/20 The Future of the Future Future Café
10/09/20 Election 2020 Teach-in: Popular Mobilization and Electoral Politics Theorizing the Present
10/04/20 Orientation 2020: The Future of Space Future Café
06/04/20 Post-X Launch Future Café
06/02/20 Cathy Cohen and Kaushik Sunder Rajan 2020 Elections: Race, Youth, and the Impact of Covid-19 Theorizing the Present
05/15/20 Post-X Info Session Future Café
05/01/20 Post-X Info Session Future Café
03/05/20 Darryl Li The Universal Enemy New Book Salon
03/04/20 The Future of Health Future Café
02/27/20 Michael Rossi The Republic Of Color New Book Salon
02/26/20 Andreas Eckert Where Have All the Workers Gone? Labor and the Social Question in Postcolonial Africa Theorizing the Present
02/24/20 Lori Marso Dear Dick: A Feminist Politics of the Epistolary Co-sponsored
02/14/20 The Future of Sex Future Café
02/12/20 Jonathan M. Metzl Dying of Whiteness Conspiracy/Theory
02/10/20 Kim TallBear Settler Love Is Breaking My Heart Worlding, Writing
02/03/20 Roxanne L. Euben What’s in a Word?: Humiliation and Power in Islamic Thought Theorizing the Present
01/23/20 The Future of the Sacred Future Café
01/22/20 Lisa Wedeen Authoritarian Apprehensions New Book Salon
11/23/19 Adom Getachew and Jennifer Pitts W.E.B. Du Bois Workshop Co-sponsored
11/19/19 Guido Niccolò Barbi Technocracy and Political Judgment Theorizing the Present
11/08/19 Bill Brown, D. N. Rodowick, and Lindsay Waters Walter Benjamin’s “The Arcades Project” and “Origin of the German Trauerspiel” Co-sponsored
11/07/19 Max Weiss Aesthetic Ideology and Cultural Revolution in Baʿthist Syria Co-sponsored
11/05/19 3CT Foster Hall Housewarming Party
10/25/19 For the Many: On the Prospects of a Multiracial Populism Global Crowds
10/24/19 Joan Donovan What Is Media Manipulation? Conspiracy/Theory
10/23/19 The Future of Cybernetics Future Café
10/14/19 Rebecca Wanzo I Still Have to Protest This Shit?!: The Handmaid’s Tale and Competing Rights Temporalities Worlding, Writing
10/08/19 Michaele L. Ferguson The Bandita Will Break Your Heart (A Love Letter to Iris Marion Young) Co-sponsored
10/01/19 Joshka Wessels Documenting Syria Co-sponsored
05/31/19 Speculative Design: Post-Petroleum Utopias Materializing the Future
05/30/19 The Future of Speculative Design Future Café
05/23/19 Resistance and Democracy on the Ground: Black Women’s Struggles Against State Violence from Brazil to Chicago Co-sponsored
05/22/19 Danilyn Rutherford Living in the Stone Age New Book Salon
05/22/19 Danilyn Rutherford Wenner-Gren Application Workshop
05/20/19 Dorit Geva Hungary’s Ordonationalism and the Re-Articulation of Neoliberalism Co-sponsored
05/16/19 Anne Norton Occupying the Ruins of Empire Theorizing the Present
05/02/19 Ossama Mohammed Film Screening: Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait New Global Authoritarianisms
05/02/19 The Right to the City: Are Municipal IDs the Key to Urban Inclusion? Co-sponsored
05/01/19 Ossama Mohammed Film Screenings: Step by Step, Stars in Broad Daylight New Global Authoritarianisms
04/30/19 The Future of Consciousness Future Café
04/15/19 Jane Elliott The Perverse Universals of the Microeconomic Mode Co-sponsored
04/13/19 Capitalism and Social Theory: a Conference in Memory of Moishe Postone History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
04/11/19 Aurora Figueroa, Tianna Paschel, and Suren Pillay Black Citizenship in the Age of Global Authoritarianism
04/03/19 Shannon Lee Dawdy and Daniel Zox I Like Dirt: Film Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers Theorizing the Present
03/15/19 Intimate Provocations: Theorizing Consent in the Age of #MeToo Co-sponsored
03/09/19 Ayesha Jalal, Arshad Khan, and Pamela Philipose South Asia: The Political, The Public, The Popular Co-sponsored
03/07/19 Beza Merid Trauma and the Aesthetics of Life: Illness Narratives as Health Activism: Telling Stories about Precarity to Save the ACA Worlding, Writing
02/27/19 The Future of Kinship Future Café
02/26/19 Susan Lepselter Feeling the Plot: Writing into the Affects, Atmospheres, and Poetics of Conspiracy Conspiracy/Theory
02/21/19 James Ryan, Ben Samuel, and Adam Summerville Trauma and the Aesthetics of Life: Bad News Worlding, Writing
02/16/19 The Legacy of Moishe Postone Co-sponsored
02/14/19 Adom Getachew Worldmaking After Empire New Book Salon
02/04/19 The Future of Utopia Future Café
01/24/19 Demetra Kasimis The Play of Conspiracy in Plato’s Republic Conspiracy/Theory
11/30/18 Anton Vidokle Immortality for All: A Trilogy of Films about Russian Cosmism Co-sponsored
11/27/18 The Future of Human Rights Future Café
11/19/18 Pavlos Roufos A Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past New Book Salon
11/08/18 Elliott Colla Does Poetry Incite? Lessons from Egyptian Movement Poetry New Global Authoritarianisms
11/05/18 Christopher Taylor Empire of Neglect New Book Salon
11/01/18 Demetra Kasimis The Perpetual Immigrant New Book Salon
10/30/18 First Future Café of 2018-19 Future Café
10/26/18 Michel Feher Rated Agency New Book Salon
10/27/18 Silencing the Past @ 25 Co-sponsored
10/25/18 The Outlook for Democracy in Brazil Co-sponsored
10/22/18 Moishe Postone Memorial Co-sponsored
10/18/18 Robert Meister Historical Justice in the Age of Finance Theorizing the Present
06/02/18 The Soup Is On: Experiment in Critical Practice Worlding, Writing
05/29/18 Linda Zerilli A Democratic Theory of Judgment New Book Salon
05/24/18 Modes of Ethnographic Inquiry: Where Ethnographic Practice Meets Multimedia Theorizing the Present
05/24/18 Climate Change in Asia Co-sponsored
05/23/18 Elettra Stimilli The Debt of the Living Theorizing the Present
05/21/18 Saba Mahmood Memorial
05/17/18 The Electorate New Global Authoritarianisms
05/14/18 The Future of Cities Future Café
05/11/18 Emmanuel Pratt, Ilze and Heinrich Wolff, and Michael Sorkin Urban Space Materializing the Future
05/07/18 Massimiliano Tomba 1918: The Constitutional Anomalies of Insurgent Universality Co-sponsored
05/03/18 The Future of Intimacy Future Café
04/12/18 Michael M.J. Fischer and Thorsten Trimpop Tone, Tact, and Meaning in Ethnographic and Documentary Film Theorizing the Present
04/10/18 Aaron Schuster Beyond Satire: What Lubitsch, Genet, and Claudel Can Tell Us About Ideology Today Theorizing the Present
04/09/18 Alexander Galloway and Ivan Ascher The Digital and the Analog Worlding, Writing
04/05/18 The Future of Transportation Future Café
03/02/18 Beyond Free Speech Co-sponsored
03/01/18 The Future of Post-Capitalism and Labor Future Café
02/27/18 Thomas Dodman What Nostalgia Was New Book Salon
02/26/18 Future Café and Doc Films Present: Afrofuturism Co-sponsoredFuture Café
02/03/18 Terrell Carver Marx & Engels’s “German Ideology” Update: Fabrications, Receptions, Questions Theorizing the Present
02/01/18 The Future of Climate Change Future Café
01/18/18 Michael Hardt Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Theorizing the Present
01/03/18 William Mazzarella The Mana of Mass Society New Book Salon
11/29/17 3CT Presents: Future Café Future Café
11/20/17 Kaushik Sunder Rajan Pharmocracy New Book Salon
11/03/17 Not Reading: 2017 English Graduate Conference Co-sponsored
10/19/17 Françoise Vergés Roundtable Discussion Co-sponsored
10/07/17 Conspiracy/Theory Conference Conspiracy/Theory
05/11/17 Adom Getachew The Limits of Sovereignty as Responsibility Theorizing the Present
05/08/17 Alejandra Azuero and Francesco Marullo DeSigning Praxis: Design as Political Economy Object Cultures Project
04/28/17 Civil War: Discord Within Co-sponsored
04/19/17 Sandro Mezzadra Excavating Contemporary Capitalism: Toward a Critique of Extraction Writ Large Theorizing the Present
04/14/17 Robert Meister and Sandro Mezzadra On Operations and Optionality Theorizing the Present
04/13/17 Lisa Davis The President’s Body and Other Missing Matters: “Conspiracy Culture” in Cyprus Conspiracy/Theory
04/11/17 Neeraj Bhatia and Julie Chu DeSigning Praxis: DeSigning Infrastructure Object Cultures Project
04/10/17 Heiba Lamara, Sofia Niazi, and Rose Nordin In Session with OOMK Co-sponsored
03/31/17 Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nationalism, and Remaking Europe Co-sponsored
02/24/17 Rosalind C. Morris In the Shadow of De-Industrialization Conspiracy/Theory
02/13/17 Taylor Lowe and Keith Murphy DeSigning Praxis: DeSign Cosmologies Object Cultures Project
02/10/17 Trumpism and the University Theorizing the Present
02/03/17 Andrew Sartori Global Intellectual History and the History of Capital: Toward a Social History of Concepts Critical Historical Studies
01/25/17 CA Conrad (Soma)tic Poetry Workshop Worlding, Writing
01/19/17 Robert Somol and Orit Halpern DeSigning Praxis: Design as Pedagogy Object Cultures Project
01/05/17 Returning to Basics: Critique and Crisis History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
12/05/16 Patrick Jagoda Network Aesthetics New Book Salon
11/28/16 Aaron Schuster The Debt Drive: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Neoliberalism Theorizing the Present
11/19/16 Concrete Happenings: Conserving Industrial Materials and Processes in Art Co-sponsored
11/10/16 Timothy Melley Conspiracy Narrative and the Epistemology of Security Society Conspiracy/Theory
11/04/16 Ann Cvetkovich Writing as Archival Practive: A Lecture/Writing, Theory/Practice Hybrid Workshop Worlding, Writing
11/04/16 Kareem Rabie Bubble Talk in Ramallah Theorizing the Present
10/28/16 Étienne Balibar and Verónica Gago The Concept of Capital and the Current State of Capitalism History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
10/07/16 Max Weiss The Slow Witness: Syrian War Literature in Real Time Neoliberalism + Empire
09/26/16 Noam Chomsky On Power and Ideology Co-sponsored
05/16/16 David Scott Michael Manley’s Styles of Radical Will Co-sponsored
05/13/16 Salvage 3.1 Object Cultures Project
05/12/16 Caroline Bellios, Jessamyn Hatcher, and Nika Levando From SAIC to MODA: A Salvage Design Practice Workshop Object Cultures Project
05/11/16 The Rise of Fashion Object Cultures Project
05/11/16 Caroline Evans Walk/Pose, Movement/Flow Object Cultures Project
05/06/16 Gender|Publics|Panics in the Global South Co-sponsored
04/08/16 Bill Brown Other Things New Book Salon
02/27/16 Kathleen Stewart Object Lessons Worlding, Writing
02/26/16 10 Years of Theory Theorizing the Present
02/22/16 Daniel Zamora Foucault and Neoliberalism New Book Salon
02/17/16 Susan Gal What is the Matter with Hungary? Theorizing the Present
01/21/16 Leo Panitch The European Crisis and the Radical Left’s Strategic Dilemmas Theorizing the Present
01/13/16 Jason Moore The Capitalization of Nature, or, The Limits of Historical Nature History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
11/20/15 Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation Co-sponsored
11/16/15 What the Syrian Refugee Crisis Can Teach Us about the EU and Global Responsibilities Co-sponsored
10/30/15 Harry Harootunian Marx after Marx Co-sponsored
10/30/15 Dipesh Chakrabarty The Calling of History New Book Salon
10/26/15 Robert Meister Is Justice an Option? Politics after Evil Theorizing the Present
10/15/15 Linda Zerilli A Democratic Theory of Judgment Theorizing the Present
09/25/15 Salvage 3.0: Built Space Object Cultures Project
06/05/15 Salvage 2.1: Reanimation Object Cultures Project
05/11/15 Leila Farsakh Palestinian Economic Development and the Future of the Two-States Solution Co-sponsored
05/07/15 Reflections on the Contemporary Middle East Neoliberalism + Empire
04/27/15 India’s Daughter Co-sponsored
04/24/15 Salvage 2.0: Meanings/Material/Value Object Cultures Project
04/16/15 Nayan Shah Forcible Feeding and the Crisis of Care in Indefinite Detention Worlding, Writing
04/13/15 Engseng Ho Dubai and Singapore: Asian Diasporics, Global Logistics, Company Rule Neoliberalism + Empire
04/10/15 Imperial Transformations: Ecology, Bureaucracy, and Ritual in the British Atlantic, 17th-20th Centuries Co-sponsored
04/03/15 Joseph P. Masco The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror
04/01/15 Winnie Wong The Global Supply Chain of Readymade Dreams Theorizing the Present
03/31/15 Winnie Wong Speculative Authorship and the City of Fakes Theorizing the Present
03/16/15 Shaka McGlotten Black Data Worlding, Writing
03/11/15 John Collins Defending the Milieu in Global Palestine Co-sponsored
03/06/15 Shakia McGlotten Turnt Out Worlding, Writing
02/20/15 D. N. Rodowick Philosophy’s Artful Conversation New Book Salon
02/19/15 Glenda Carpio On Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby” Worlding, Writing
01/21/15 Critical Historical Studies Launch Party Critical Historical Studies
01/09/15 Joseph P. Masco Boundless Informant: Digital Surveillance in the Post-Privacy Era Theorizing the Present
12/09/14 Loren Kruger Imagining the Edgy City New Book Salon
11/21/14 Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders Co-sponsored
11/19/14 Nancy Fraser On “Behind Marx’s ‘Hidden Abode‘” History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
11/18/14 Nancy Fraser Legitimation Crisis?: On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
11/14/14 Noura Erakat Operation Protective Edge: Gaza in Context Neoliberalism + Empire
11/06/14 Patchen Markell Hannah Arendt and the Laboring Body Theorizing the Present
11/03/14 Lauren Berlant Living in Ellipsis: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life Co-sponsored
10/24/14 Heather Love Queer Description Worlding, Writing
10/23/14 Heather Love Norms, Deviance, and the Queer Ordinary Worlding, Writing
10/21/14 Judith Farquhar Institution and the Wild Theorizing the Present
10/03/14 Aziz Rana Making American Constitutional Consensus Neoliberalism + Empire
09/26/14 Lisa Wedeen Neoliberal Autocracy and its Undoing in Syria: 2000 to the Present Neoliberalism + Empire
06/02/14 Gail Davies and Rich Pell Baroque Practices for a Post-Natural History Co-sponsored
05/30/14 Iain McCalman Discovering the Life and Death of Coral: Charlie Veron, an Antipodean Darwin Climate Change
05/23/14 Ann McGrath Jumping the Holocene: Lady Mungo, Her Afterlife, and a Place of Deep Time in Human History Climate Change
05/22/14 Chris Boebel, Christine Walley Exit Zero: A Sneak Peek Generational Change
05/21/14 Christopher Bayly, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and Rochona Majumdar Teach-In on the Indian Elections Co-sponsored
05/16/14 Jesse Ribot Risk and Emancipation: Causes of Climate Vulnerability in the Anthropocene Climate Change
05/16/14 Talal Assad On Humanitarian Violence Co-sponsored
05/15/14 Juan Cole Networked Youth Movements and Neoliberalism Generational Change
05/15/14 Salvage 1.0: A Conference/Conversation/Caucus on Behalf of the Act and the Art of Salvage Object Cultures Project
05/09/14 Leela Gandhi Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955 New Book Salon
05/08/14 Sverker Sörlin Climate and the Humanities: The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Environmental Turn in the Human Sciences Climate Change
05/02/14 Ewa Domanska Ecology and Posthumanities: The Return of Animism Climate Change
04/28/14 Cathy Cohen Race and Political Equality in the Digital Age Generational Change
04/24/14 Bassam Haddad Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience Generational Change
04/11/14 Jennifer Roberts Scale, Matter, and Meaning: Sizing up Maps Object Cultures Project
04/11/14 Jennifer Roberts Lunchtime Book Discussion Object Cultures Project
04/10/14 Timothy Mitchell Carbon Fuel and the Corporate Future Generational Change
03/14/14 Digital Peripheries: Internet Activism and Surveillance in the Mediterranean Co-sponsored
03/06/14 Tavia Nyong'o Critical Practice Worlding, Writing
03/06/14 Tavia Nyong'o Losing the Plot: Queer Digressions on the New Ontology Worlding, Writing
02/27/14 Khaled Abdul Wahed Less Than 3 Minutes Generational Change
02/25/14 Nina Wakeford Inventive Methods for Generating the Social Worlding, Writing
02/25/14 Nina Wakeford You Must Listen to This Before Continuing Worlding, Writing
02/21/14 Stephan Palmié The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion New Book Salon
02/18/14 Zach Blas On Informatic Opacity and Queerness Worlding, Writing
02/14/14 Whole Worlds: Systems of Affect, Capital, Aesthetics Co-sponsored
02/06/14 Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Michael Taussig The Operators Call Them Angels Public, Life
02/04/14 Mel Chen Track Switching Worlding, Writing
02/04/14 Mel Chen Material Alliance Worlding, Writing
01/10/14 Raed Fares and Razan Ghazzawi Art, Irony, and Popular Culture: The Role of a Village in the Syrian Revolution Generational Change
11/08/13 William Mazzarella Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity New Book Salon
10/30/13 George Steinmetz Toward a Bourdieusian Analysis of Empires: Rescaling Field Theory Co-sponsored
10/25/13 Invisible Designs: New Perspectives on Race and American Consumer Capitalism Object Cultures Project
10/22/13 Donatella Della Ratta Creativity and Dissent in Present-Day Syria: From TV Series to Citizen-Generated Media Generational Change
10/18/13 Charif Kiwan Abounaddara in Chicago! Generational Change
10/02/13 Dipesh Chakrabarty The Anthropocene?: Some Rifts in Contemporary Thinking on Climate Change Climate Change
05/18/13 The History and Politics of the Anthropocene Climate Change
05/18/13 The Arab Uprisings: Politics and Ethics in the Present Generational Change
05/09/13 Alexei Yurchak Where Did Lenin Go?: Critical Theory and the Unexpected Soviet Collapse Worlding, Writing
05/03/13 Angela Davis Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century Co-sponsored
04/27/13 Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Work History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
04/12/13 Work: Photographs by Bill Sewell
04/11/13 Gavin Lucas The Obscure Object of Archaeology Object Cultures Project
04/09/13 Mohammad al-Attar and Razan Rashidi Syria: An Oppressed Generation’s Revolution? Generational Change
02/21/13 James Currie On Sonic Gravity Worlding, Writing
02/21/13 Harry Harootunian De-Provincializing Marxism History, Social Theory, and Capitalism
02/07/13 Eric Hayot Academic Writing, I Love You. Really, I Do. Worlding, Writing
02/01/13 Object-Oriented Ontologies Roundtable Discussion Object Cultures Project
01/10/13 Wendy Brown Citizens Sacrificed: Austerity Politics and the Inversion of the Neoliberal Social Contract
01/09/13 Wendy Brown The Protean Morphology of Homo Oeconomicus
12/15/12 Trans-Science Conference
11/29/12 Lee Edelman Occupy Wall Street: Bartleby and the (In)Humanities Worlding, Writing
11/20/12 Sianne Ngai Literary Gimmicks Worlding, Writing
11/16/12 States of Suspension: Politics & Histories, Aesthetics & Affects Co-sponsored
11/02/12 Guerilla Metaphysics Reading Group Object Cultures Project
11/01/12 Melissa Gregg On Criticality and Care Worlding, Writing
10/30/12 Ghassan Hage Outside Domestication Worlding, Writing
10/29/12 Osama Esber Writers and the Arab Uprisings, Controversial Approaches Generational Change
10/25/12 Mahmood Mamdani, Saba Mahmood History, Fictions, and the Politics of Justice Co-sponsored
10/23/12 Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
10/22/12 Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire
10/16/12 Michael Hardt The Right to the Common Worlding, Writing
05/17/12 Michael Taussig and Ayesha Hameed How One Works: A Film Screening, Lecture, and Conversation Co-sponsored
05/12/12 Fabien Locher The Great Climate Controversy: A Political History of Climate Knowledge, 18th-19th Century France Climate Change
05/11/12 Francois Ewald, Pat O'Malley, and Caitlin Zaloom The Future of Risk Symposium Co-sponsored
05/04/12 Naomi Oreskes Neo-liberalism and the Denial of Global Warming Climate Change
05/03/12 Webb Keane and Jonathan Lamb The Lives of Things: Interdisciplinary Conversations Co-sponsored
04/28/12 Jim Crow America: A Problem in Historicization Co-sponsored
04/20/12 In a Rut: The Arts of Non-Sovereignty Worlding, Writing
04/05/12 Mary Weismantel What Do the Great Stones of Chavin Want? Object Cultures Project
03/16/12 Dale Jamieson Reason in a Dark Time: Ethics and Politics in a Greenhouse World Climate Change
03/15/12 3 Films: A Syrian Film Program
03/09/12 Sverker Sorlin Why Didn’t Global Warming Come Earlier?: Lessons from North Atlantic Field Science and the Early Cold War Climate Change
03/09/12 Show and Tell: A Conversation about Things
02/04/12 Micah Philbrook Rolling the Dice
12/04/11 Critical Historical Studies History, Social Theory, and CapitalismCritical Historical Studies
11/05/11 Kathleen Stewart Losing It – Workshop
11/03/11 Losing It: Families, Chaos, and the Arts of Attention
10/31/11 Franz Mauelshagen From Vegetarian to Ogre: Climate and Historians in the Anthropocene Climate Change
08/18/11 Allaith Hajjo Day’a Daay’a: A Forgotten VIllage
05/16/11 Kenneth W. Warren, Michael R. West, and Bill Brown The Historicity of Black American Intellectual & Literary History
05/05/11 Michael Dawson, Moishe Postone, and Tom Holt Turns in the New Left
04/30/11 The Lives of Things Object Cultures Project
02/25/11 Jurgen Kocka History and the Social Sciences Today
02/24/11 Jurgen Kocka Capitalism as a Problem of History
02/18/11 Curatorial Practices – Panel
12/04/10 Global Crisis: Rethinking Economy and Society
11/16/10 Jane Taylor Ubu and the Truth Cmission: A Short Film and Discussion of Puppetry, Art, and Politics
05/21/10 Worlding, Writing: On Making New Genres Worlding, Writing
04/30/10 Politics in Africa: A Re-examination on the 70th Anniversary of African Political Systems Co-sponsored
03/12/10 After Europe: Postcolonial Knowledge in the Age of Globalization
02/18/10 James Elkins Modernism: Global Failure Aesthetics and Politics
02/11/10 Claudio Lomnitz Racialization and the Closing of the Mexican Mind
11/12/09 Jane Taylor The Transplant Men: A Book Reading by Jane Taylor
11/05/09 30 Years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: The Tragedy of the Left
10/29/09 Teach-in: 30 Years of the Islamic Revolution Co-sponsored
10/22/09 Persepolis Film Screening and Discussion
10/15/09 Etienne Balibar Secularism and Cosmopolitanism
05/26/09 Mark Gevisser The Future of the South African Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and the South African Elections Co-sponsored
05/01/09 Keith Hart Beyond National Capitalism? Co-sponsored
04/16/09 Faisal Devji and Paul Apostolidis Fundamentalisms and the Politics of Identity Identity and Politics
03/09/09 Detlev Claussen Biography and History: On the Difficulties of Dealing with Adorno Biographically Co-sponsored
02/20/09 Cathy Cohen and Adolph Reed Long Time Coming? Obama and the Politics of Identity Identity and Politics
12/03/08 Lauren Berlant and Michael Dawson The Event of Obama: Identity Politics, Progressive Movements, Politics, Emotion, and the Election Identity and Politics
12/01/08 David Bunn Mercantilism and Melodrama: Tableaus of Trade in the Colonial Eastern Cape Aesthetics and Politics
12/01/08 Jane Taylor Reform-Perform: A Long View of Conversion, Torture, and Truth Aesthetics and Politics
11/13/08 Leela Gandhi After Virtue: Some Notes on Early 20th-Century Socialist Anti-materialism Theorizing the Present
10/23/08 Jacques Ranciere Dinner Discussion of The Politics of Aesthetics
10/11/08 Conference Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Imagined Communities
10/01/08 Naomi Klein Friedman and Freedom? Debating a Controversial Legacy Co-sponsored
05/31/08 Social Theory and Social Transformation: A Conference in Honor of William H. Sewell, Jr.
05/15/08 Danilyn Rutherford The Enchantments of Secular Belief Theorizing the Present
04/26/08 Conditions of Settler Colonialism Co-sponsored
04/24/08 Elizabeth Povinelli Recognition, Camoflague, Espionage: Maneuvers of Power in Late Liberalism Theorizing the Present
02/28/08 Michael Warner Sex and Secularity Theorizing the Present
01/29/08 Helgard Kramer The Epistemological Fate of the Authoritarian Character Theory of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research Co-sponsored
10/26/07 3CT Workshop: Whither the Welfare State?
10/25/07 Neil Brenner Epistemologies of Comparison in the Study of Globalized Urbanization Theorizing the Present
05/17/07 Ann Laura Stoler Unseasonable Thoughts on Imperial Dispositions: Beyond Learned Ignorance and Bad Faith Theorizing the Present
04/20/07 Robert Brenner Why Iraq? The Politics of Bush II Theorizing the Present
03/31/07 Communicating Legitimacy: Putting Democratic Practice and Representation in Context
02/17/07 Claudio Lomnitz Historicity of the Latin American Left
01/12/07 Dipesh Chakrabarty Towards a History of the National Archives in India, 1919-1940
11/16/06 Giovanni Arrighi The Political Sociology of World Income Inequality Theorizing the Present
11/07/06 Tony Hopkins Rethinking Decolonization in an Age of Globalization Co-sponsored
11/06/06 Tony Hopkins Capitalism, Nationalism, and the New American Empire Co-sponsored
11/02/06 Manu Goswami Histories of the Future: Internationalism in Colonial India Theorizing the Present
10/31/06 Kojin Karatani Toward World Republic: Beyond Capital-Nation-State Co-sponsored
10/17/06 James Scott State Space and Non-State Space Southeast Asia Theorizing the Present
10/06/06 William E. Connolly The Contingency of Capitalism Theorizing the Present
05/10/06 Etienne Balibar Uprisings in the French Banlieues: Race? Nation? Or Class? Co-sponsored
04/14/06 John Abromeit Critical Theory and the Persistence of Backlash Politics
04/07/06 Politics, Piety, and the Futures of Faith
03/03/06 George Steinmetz Return to Empire: Debating the New U.S. Imperialism Theorizing the Present
02/17/06 Claudio Lomnitz Discussion of history of the future in 20th century Latin America
01/31/06 William Kentridge Journey to the Moon: South African artist, talking about his project “Seven Fragments for Georges Melies” Co-sponsored
01/19/06 Susan Willis To Err on the Side of Life
01/11/06 Albie Sachs Social Issues, Moral Dimensions: A Perspective from the New South Africa
11/21/05 William H. Sewell, Jr. Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation
11/17/05 Brian Massumi Going Kinetic: Moving Beyond Biopower Theorizing the Present
10/27/05 Susan Buck-Morss MOLOCH
10/27/05 David Harvey Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom Theorizing the Present
10/26/05 David Harvey A Brief History of Neoliberalism
05/07/05 Theorizing Globalization: Contemporary Perspectives Co-sponsored
04/29/05 James Ferguson and Achille Mbembe Lecture and Workshop Co-sponsored
04/27/05 Fredric Jameson History, Narrative, and the Dialectic Theorizing the Present
04/08/05 3CT Inaugural Symposium: Theorizing the Present Theorizing the Present
03/04/05 Danilyn Rutherford Conversations in Contemporary Theory Conversations in Contemporary Theory
02/25/05 Andreas Glaeser Conversations in Contemporary Theory Conversations in Contemporary Theory
02/11/05 Geoff Eley Pessimism of the Intellect, Utopianism of the Will: On Nostalgia for the Future Co-sponsored
02/04/05 Bill Brown Conversations in Contemporary Theory Conversations in Contemporary Theory
01/28/05 William Mazzarella Conversations in Contemporary Theory Conversations in Contemporary Theory
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