Podcast: What Have These Concepts Ever Done for Us?

Securalism, liberalism, post-modernity, difference. Using abstract political concepts such as these is the bread and butter of every academic and serve as invaluable shorthands. At the same time, however, these concepts can be very vague and even intimidating to those unfamiliar with them. Depending on how they are used political concepts can obscure as well … Continue reading Podcast: What Have These Concepts Ever Done for Us?

Call for application: Conceptualizing Difference

background image © Deniz Altug The call for applications for this year’s annual CISRUL Conference and PhD Summer School Conceptualizing Difference featuring keynotes by Lewis R. Gordon (University of Connecticut), Sabine Hark (TU Berlin), Gurpreet Mahajan (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Anya Topolski (Radboud University Nijmegen) is now open! The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. … Continue reading Call for application: Conceptualizing Difference

Workshop: Approaches to Political Concepts II

CISRUL starts the new year with a workshop bringing together scholars from various disciplines to explain how they have dealt in their work with one or more political concepts. The objective is to generate debate on different approaches to political concepts, as well as showcasing the range of research associated with CISRUL/POLITICO. The workshop takes … Continue reading Workshop: Approaches to Political Concepts II

Impressions from the Inter-Disciplinary Conference “Decolonising Political Concepts”

From 19 to 20 September 2019 CISRUL hosted the inter-disciplinary conference “Decolonising Political Concepts” organized by Marie Wuth and Valentin Clavé-Mercier. The conference featured presentations by academics from the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The topics discussed ranged from knowledge and power to language and resistance, to agency and sexuality. The various regional and disciplinary … Continue reading Impressions from the Inter-Disciplinary Conference “Decolonising Political Concepts”