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  • New book, Being Digital Citizens, by Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths) and Engin Isin (Open University)

    Published with Rowman and Littlefield International, Being Digital Citizens develops a critical perspective on the challenges and possibilities presented by cyberspace. Isin and Ruppert examine how we encounter and perform new sorts of rights and duties through the Internet, and show how the online world is changing the ways in which we govern and are governed. The book highlights the dynamic relationship between the key concepts of citizenship and cyberspace, explores how the digital world offers new challenges and opportunities for understanding political action and agency and provides a new theoretical understanding of what it means to be a citizen today.

    See the Rowman & Littlefield webpages for more information.

  • Monika Krause wins British Sociological Association book award for The Good Project

    Monika Krause has been awarded the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology for her book The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason, which draws on interviews with managers in aid agencies to describe the mundane routines and practical constraints that determine who gets help and who does not.

    Further information can be found on the Goldsmiths news pages.

  • How it Became Easier to Borrow than to Save

    Joe Deville and Noortje Marres will be featured on the panel at the launch and discussion of 'Lived Economies of Default: Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect', by Joe Deville and 'Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending', by Liz McFall.

    Apr 29, 18:00 - 20:15, St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ. More information can be found here.

  • Bikes & Bloomers - Cycling, sewing and suffragette storytelling

    Kat Jungnickel will be speaking about her Bikes & Bloomers project as part of the Science Museum Lates series on 29 April. Bikes & Bloomers brings to life the challenges facing female cyclists in late C19th Britain through a collection of ‘convertible’ cycling costumes designed and patented by inventive women which enabled them to transform street wear into cycle wear via a series of deliberately concealed technologies.

    For futher info and booking visit the Science Museum website.

  • “What makes a public affair?” Noortje Marres at Haus der Kunst

    On April 16, Noortje Marres will give the Annual Lecture on the Public (der Öffentlichkeit) at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The lecture will discuss the Pragmatist proposal that publics are called into being by issues, and explore its implications for the theory and practice of publicity today, drawing on examples from contemporary art and design practice.

    More info visit the official site here.

  • Do young people care about politics?

    Les Back speaks on the BBC Radio 5 Live Daily programme, discussing young people, politics and racism. Catch up via the BBC iPlayer (2hrs 15 in).

  • ZOOM: Capitalism and its Horizons

    Alberto Toscano will be discussing the aesthetics of the economy and his new book Cartographies of the Absolute with Iain Boal at the MayDay Rooms on April 9, 7-9pm, at an event entitled 'ZOOM: Capitalism and its Horizons'.

  • Making Markets, Making Laws at AHRC Network ‘Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus’

    Vera Ehrenstein, Sveta Milyaeva and Daniel Neyland organized the ‘Making Markets, Making Laws’ panel at the ‘Articulating Science, Technology and Law: Regarding, Reflecting, and Remaking Society’ conference in April; part of the AHRC Network ‘Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus’

    As part of the panel they each presented the following papers:-

    Sveta Milyaeva & Daniel Neyland – ‘Enacting a disparity: On the ‘data protection versus economic growth’ dilemma’
    Vera Ehrenstein – ‘Inconsistent donors? Public aid, vaccine markets, and incentivizing legal agreements’

    Conference abstracts can be downloaded here.

  • Capital (It Fails Us Now)

    Alberto Toscano has written a long introduction, 'Capital (It Fails Us Now)'​, to a mini-symposium on Thomas Piketty's landmark study of contemporary inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, now out in Historical Materialism 23.1

  • Dissidence and Creativity

    Internationally renowned writer Dr Nawal El Saadawi talks to Professor Heidi Mirza about her hope for the next generation of creative dissidents. Check out the video here.

  • Transmissions and entanglements: making, curating and representing research

    Kat Jungnickel recently presented a paper entitled 'Transmissions and entanglements: making, curating and representing research' as the closing keynote plenary at the London ESRC Doctoral Training Centres Annual Conference, "Creating and Communicating". A copy of the conference booklet can be downloaded from the ESRC London Blog.

  • Abby Day Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief' 

    Abby Day will be featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief' programme on Monday 16 March at 4.30pm. She will be discussing religious education in schools, and whether it still needs to be a compulsory part of the Curriculum. You can listen online here.


  • How does design address immobility in our society?

    Rob Imrie will be chairing a panel discusson on the question 'how does design address immobility in our society?' as part of the Design Culture Salon series of events at the V&A. For further information visit the event page here.

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