Artificial Lives: Imagining Life (CfP, University of Sussex, November 2017)

This two-day conference is the first of an interdisciplinary series investigating developments in the arts and sciences responding to the manufacturing of being, and will feature keynote presentations from artist Paul Vanouse and Sherryl Vint of UCR. It will be held at the University of Sussex in late November 2017 (date to be confirmed). ‘Imagining Read the full article…

New Book Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

In recent years, many disciplines within the humanities have become increasingly concerned with non-human actors and entities.  The environment, animals, machines, objects, weather, and other non-human beings and things have taken center stage to challenge assumptions about what we have traditionally called “the human.”  Informed by theoretical approaches like posthumanism, the new materialisms, (including Actor Network Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders (CfP, Conference, Queen Mary London, 15 June 2015)

Being Non/Human is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of ‘bodily borders’ and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (CfP, Conference, Switzerland, 26-28 Jan 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland 26-28 January, 2015 There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times. Emerging biotechnologies offer the possibility to affect and transform (and disrupt) many aspects of life of those Read the full article…

Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories (CfP, Conference, London, 15 September 2014)

University College London (UCL) Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference 15 September, 2014 This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent Read the full article…