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Open Book presents “The Likes of Us”
20 July 2016 Professor Stuart Hall Building, LG01 2-5pm Open Book was established to support those at the margins of our society in addressing their situations through education. At the heart of the Open Book project is the belief that... Continue Reading →

Social Media and Society
From 11-13 July some 250 researchers from around the world attended a conference hosted by Prof Evelyn Ruppert (Sociology and Editor, Big Data & Society) and Dr Dhiraj Murthy (Sociology and Co-Director, Goldsmiths Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST).  http://socialmediaandsociety.org

Muhammad Ali tribute event at The Curzon – 14th July

Alberto Toscono publishes new blog post
Alberto Toscano has published a blog post on ‘Giorgio Agamben’s Political Paradigm’ for a Stanford University Press hosted symposium on the Italian philosopher’s Homo Sacer project. The post focuses on his book Stasis and its conceptualisation of civil war.


Check out Nex X Change Episode 1: ‘Lines on a Map’ featuring our own Les Back, Nirmal Puwar and Michaela Benson… Chapter 2: “The dream happens to him” Al Riddell and Harriet Onyett delve into a recent exhibition responding to... Continue Reading →

Sensing the City: A Companion to Urban Ethnography
  As part of a series on ethnography at Goldsmiths Anja Schwanhäußer will be discussing her new book with Mark Johnson (Anthropology) and Michaela Benson (Sociology). Sensing the City is a collection of essays offering insights from, among others, Peter... Continue Reading →

Alberto Toscano on Fredric Jameson in ‘The World is Already Without Us’
Alberto Toscano has just published an article entitled ‘The World is Already Without Us’ in a special issue of Social Text around the work of Fredric Jameson. The article revisits the problematic of the cognitive mapping of capital by probing the affinity... Continue Reading →

Performance and Performativity: Actualities and Futures
Vikki Bell gave the keynote at the Performance and Performativity conference at the University of Leeds on 15th June.