Nov 18, 2020
Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism
- 11:00 to 12:30
- Reading Group
- Dept. III
For this session we will read the following texts dedicated to cosmologies that will be briefly introduced by Adrien de Sutter (MPIWG).
- Tresch, J. (2014) 'Cosmologies Materialized: History of Science and History of Ideas' in McMahon, D.M & Moyn, S (eds.) Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History, 153-172.
- Calvino, I. (1968 ) 'All in One Point’ in: Cosmicomics, 1-5.
- Souriau, E. (2015 ) 'On the Mode of Existence of the Work to-be-made’ in: The Different Modes of Existence, 219-240.
- Verran, H. (2018) 'The Politics of Working Cosmologies Together While Keeping Them Separate’ in: de la Cadena, M. & Blaser, M. A World of Many Worlds, 112-130.
- Holdbraad, M. and Abramson, A. (2014) 'Introduction: The cosmological frame in anthropology' in: Holdbraad, M. and Abramson, A. (eds.) Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds, 1-28.
Contact and Registration
Everyone is welcome to join. For registration or any questions about the seminar please contact Marianna Szczygielska.
About This Series
“Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism” is a monthly reading seminar interrogating "postcolonial" as an analytic concept in the history of science. The goal is to understand the ethics and mechanisms of our own epistemic practices as they relate to politics and power. We aim to examine the ways that epistemology is both historically contingent and actively produced within the history of science with the goal of troubling our disciplinary positions. For each meeting we list and circulate
- a short ‘provocative text’ to carry the empirical element and to provoke us to go wider in attempting to attend to something that troubles. Everyone is expected to read that text
- two or three "theoretical" or descriptive papers that we feel might be useful in "attending to the trouble." These are optional readings. The idea is that everyone who attends the discussion will have read at least the short provocation paper and bring some "troubles" to the meeting