What’s On

October 2020

Zoom Webinar [Online Event]

Book Talk: A Virtual Event with Kate Wahl, Narges Bajoghli & Sherene Seikaly

8 October 2020 – 17:30-18:30 BST

Join Kate Wahl, editor-in-chief of Stanford University Press, and SUP authors Narges Bajoghli and Sherene Seikaly to discuss book publishing. In a broad-ranging conversation, they’ll share their experiences with and advice about writing and research, developing proposals and manuscripts, and approaching publishers. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions to add to the discussion.

Find out more and register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-a-virtual-event-tickets-122443912037?aff=erelexpmlt


Book Talk [Online Event]

Rock | Water | Life with Lesley Green

12 October 2020 – 16:00 CET / 15:00 BST

Lesley Green, Professor of Anthropology and founding director of Environmental Humanities South at University of Cape Town, will present her book Rock | Water | Life.

Rock | Water | Life examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa, calling for environmental research and governance to transition to an ecopolitical approach that could address South Africa’s history of racial oppression and environmental exploitation.

Find out more and attend here: http://newnatures.org/greenhouse/events/booktalk/online-book-talk-lesley-green-rock/


Book Talk [Online Event]

The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland Virtual Book Talk with Dr. James H. Madison

15 October 2020 – 19:00 EST / 16 October 2020 0:00 BST

Indiana Historical Society

The Ku Klux Klan utilized intimidation, violence, and the ballot box to grip the Heartland in the 1920s, leaving a legacy with implications stretching to today and beyond. Join Dr. James H. Madison as he shares insights from his latest book, The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland, which examines the Klan’s operations in Indiana and the Midwest. Madison will discuss the Klan’s roots, development, and motivations as they sought to answer “Who is an American.”

Find out more and register here: https://indianahistory.org/events/the-ku-klux-klan-in-the-heartland/


Keynote [Online Event]

Colonized by Data: The Costs of Connection by Nick Couldry & Ulises A. Mejias

22 October 2020 – 13:00 EEST / 11:00 BST

EXALT Symposium 2020 – Extractivisms and Alternatives

Just about any social need is now met with an opportunity to “connect” through digital means. But this convenience is not free—it is purchased with vast amounts of personal data transferred through shadowy backchannels to corporations using it to generate profit. The Costs of Connection uncovers this process, this “data colonialism,” and its designs for controlling our lives—our ways of knowing; our means of production; our political participation.

Find out more and register here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/exalt-2020/exalt-symposium-2020


Virtual Conference

Millennium Online Conference 2020: Entanglements and Detachments in Global Politics

22-24 October 2020

The 2020 Millennium Conference will engage with questions on entanglements and detachments, including, but not limited to:

How are seemingly separate worlds and histories entangled with one another? How can we study entanglements and how are researchers entangled with their objects of study? What is not or should not be entangled in global politics? What are the politics and ethics of detachment?

Keynote and closing roundtable speakers: Laleh Khalili, Lisa Lowe, Renisa Mawani and Brenna Bhandar

Find out more here: https://millenniumjournal.org/2020conference/

Find the CAP virtual exhibit here: https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/virtual-conference-exhibits/millennium-conference-exhibit/


Lecture [Online Event]

F. T. Prince Memorial Lecture 2020 – The Careless Seamstress

27 October 2020 – 19:00-20:30 GMT

In this special event, Tjawangwa Dema reads from her collection The Careless Seamstress, and discusses her work and poetic practice. TJ Dema is a poet, teaching artist and arts administrator. In 2018 her collection The Careless Seamstress won the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry.

This event will take place online and is free however you must register to attend and receive the joining link and instructions.

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/f-t-prince-memorial-lecture-2020-the-careless-seamstress-tickets-117765781623


Seminar [Online Event]

Latin American Anthropology Inaugural Seminar by Arturo Escobar“Against Terricide: Pluriversal Politics and Transition Design”

29 October 2020 – 17:00-19:00 GMT

Institute of Latin American Studies, SAS

This talk discusses five axes or principles of redesign/ing of current anthropocentric systems towards pluriversal transitions, stemming from current Latin American theoretical and political debates.

Attendance is free but booking is required.

Find out more and register to attend here: https://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/event/22817


November 2020

Panel and Q&A [Online Event]

Influx & Efflux: Jane Bennett in conversationPanel and Q&A

3 November 2020 – 12:00-14:00 EST / 17:00 – 19:00 GMT

Join author Jane Bennett and panelists Kathy Ferguson (moderator), Emily A. Parker, Bernd Herzogenrath, Derek McCormack and Peter M. Coviello for a panel discussion and Q&A about Influx & Efflux and new ways to think about human agency in a world teeming with powerful nonhuman influences.

Use code BNNTT50 for 50% off Influx & Efflux through 23 November 2020.

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/influx-efflux-jane-bennett-in-conversation-panel-and-qa-tickets-123226320241


Keynote [Online Event]

Data colonialism. Big data and contemporary subjectivity

5 November 2020 – 17:00 CET / 16:00 GMT

Unboxing AI Conference 2020 – Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Just about any social need is now met with an opportunity to “connect” through digital means. But this convenience is not free—it is purchased with vast amounts of personal data transferred through shadowy backchannels to corporations using it to generate profit. The Costs of Connection uncovers this process, this “data colonialism,” and its designs for controlling our lives—our ways of knowing; our means of production; our political participation.


Book Fair

Dublin Art Book Fair 2020: Design as an Attitude

5-15 November 2020

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Ireland’s only art book fair, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. Dublin Art Book Fair (DABF) champions creative and cutting-edge publishers, big and small, Irish and international.

This year DABF is guest curated by Alice Rawsthorn, design critic and author. Her theme, Design as an Attitude, will explore how design is opening up to become an increasingly elastic and extensive field that addresses the major challenges of our time.

Find out more here: https://www.templebargallery.com/exhibitions/dublin-art-book-fair-2020


University Press Week 2020

9-15 November 2020

Raise UP, our 2020 theme, highlights the role that the university press community plays in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe—in partnership with booksellers, librarians, and others. University presses use peer review and rigorous editorial processes to ensure that the books being raised up are among the best in their fields. In a time when information moves at faster speeds than ever before, it is critical that books about the most important events and ideas of the day are nurtured, championed, and made widely available.

Find out more here: https://upweek.up.hcommons.org/celebrate/up-week-2020/


December 2020

Book Fair

Focal Point 2020 Art Book Fair

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), UAE

December 2020

More details coming soon.


View past virtual conference exhibits here:

https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/virtual-conference-exhibits/