All posts filed under ‘Pluralistic Variations Lecture Series

Critical Pluralism: False Memories and Real Epistemic Problems

Thursday 10th November 2016, 4.30-6-30pm, RHB144 Steve Brown, Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology, School of Management, University of Leicester. “Critical Pluralism: False Memories and Real Epistemic Problems” The term ‘false memory’ has a complex history. Initially coined as political term by social actors aiming to deconstruct the idea of ‘recovered memories’, it eventually became […]

Experiment as Anthropological Critique: Pluralistic Tales from Two Collaborative Events

Thursday 1st December 2016, 4.30-6-30pm. PSH302 Morten Axel Pedersen, Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. “Experiment as Anthropological Critique: Pluralistic Tales from Two Collaborative Events” This lecture is concerned with the role of experimentation in anthropology’s ontological turn (OT). Drawing on my role in two recent collaborative experiments – the Comedy […]

Talking Before the Dead

25th January 2017 4.30-6.30pm Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 142 Goldsmiths, University of London Prof. Vinciane Despret (University of Liège) Discussant: Dr Monica Greco (Sociology, Goldsmiths) Some contemporary social sciences have focused on the fact that many people claim to continue to maintain relations with their dead. With few exceptions, the dead that are involved in […]

Ontological Turnings: Conceptualization and Reflexivity in Anthropological Thinking

9th February 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Prof. Martin Holbraad (University College London) Discussant: Prof Sanjay Seth (Politics) The paper seeks to clarify some of the basic premises of the so-called ‘ontological turn’ in contemporary anthropology. Based on a couple of ethnographically-driven examples that demonstrate the salient characteristics of […]

Political Theology of the Earth

8th March 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Prof. Catherine Keller (Drew University) Discussant: Prof Vikki Bell (Sociology) In a moment of perilous political repatterning, our planetary entanglements emit signals of emergency. Immediate crises of immigration, race and Islamophobia are thrown into competition with the slower temporalities of climate change […]