Materialism and the Colony, May 23-24, 2013

   

A CONFERENCE TO RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT

This conference brings together scholars from various disciplines to explore recent materialist trends in inquiry, especially in a time when fascisms on the right are often countered by a kind of activist decisionism and urgency infected with idealisms of their own. We see this as an opportunity to narrate and reflect upon the struggles in producing decolonizing and anticolonial knowledges within various disciplinary and postdisciplinary spaces.

The Proseminar in Social, Political, and Humanistic Inquiry, housed in the Division of Social Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock, turns 5 this year (a good age, we think, to be retrospective and prospective). The Proseminar share, with this inter-mural collaborative project on Materialism and the Colony, a keen investment in the politics of method and postdisciplinarity in the humanities and social sciences. 

Please join us for the conference at the beautiful Simon's Rock campus in the Berkshire Hills, just when summer will (better) be breaking in! Feel free to send thoughts and inquiries to matcolsrc@gmail.com


Organized by: 
Asma Abbas, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Auritro Majumder, Syracuse University
David L.G. Rice, Connecticut College


Hosted by: 
Proseminar in Social, Political, and Humanistic Inquiry, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Division of Social Studies, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Students for Social Thought and Research (STAR), Bard College at Simon's Rock


When:
All day on Thursday May 23, and Friday, May 24, 2013.

Where: 
Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230

Conference panels are free and open to the Simon's Rock community and beyond, but require advance registration online by everyone interested in attending, since space is limited. Please go here to register by Wednesday, May 15, 2013.