Related Projects - Upcoming conferences outside Northwestern

“The Critical Task of the University”

Part 1  Università di Bologna, Italy, Summer 2017
Organized by Raffaele Laudani (Università di Bologna) and Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

Raffaele Laudani (Università di Bologna) | Website

Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) | Website

The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, Duke University • Department of History and Cultures at University of Bologna • University of Virginia | Website

Part 2 University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2020
Organized by Judith Butler

Judith Butler (Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley) | Website


“Critical Memory: Telling Political Time in the Political Afterlife of Violence”

Part 1  University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Winter 2018
Organized by Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall

Achille Mbembe (Wiser Institute, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) | Website

Sarah Nuttall (Wiser Institute, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) | Website

Wiser Institute (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) | Website

Part 2 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fall 2019
Organized by Nelly Richard (Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales, Chile) and Leonor Arfuch (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Nelly Richard (Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales, Chile) | Website

Leonor Arfuch (Universidad de Buenos Aires) | Website


Critiques of Contemporary Violence”

Belgrade University, Serbia, Summer 2018
Organized by Petar Bojanić

The conference will focus on contemporary forms of violence and what form a critique of violence can now take, focusing on state and non-state forms of violence, and the politics of non-violence.

Petar Bojanić (Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade) | Website


“Populism and Democracy”

Part 1 Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, Fall 2017
Organized by Vladimir Safatle

Part 2 University of Brighton, UK, Spring 2019
Organized by Paula Biglieri (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Mark Devenney

This conference will bring together scholars from Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East to address the relation between populism, the popular will, popular movements, and democracy. Two conferences, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa and Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be dedicated to new directions in the field of critical memory studies.

Vladimir Safatle | Website

Paula Biglieri (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Mark Devenney (University of Brighton) | Website