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Thinking about Politics and Biology today

Date: 29 June 2004 Time: 11.00 am



A series of events sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the International Office and CESAGen.

Attendance is open and free to anyone interested

Tuesday, 29 June 2004

Hugh Raffles, 'On the language of bees, as such'

Furness Lecture Theatre 1, 11-1pm

Tuesday, 29 June 2004

Karen Rader, 'The metaphor of domestication'

Furness Lecture Theatre 1, 4-6pm

Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Workshop: 'What is life? Agamben, bio-power and governmentality'

Cartmel Room, 10-4pm

Speakers: Bülent Diken (Sociology), Michael Dillon (Politics), Paul Fletcher (Religious Studies), Adrian Mackenzie (Culture, Media, and Communication), Nayanika Mookherjee (Sociology), Stewart Motha (Law), and Paolo Palladino (History)


Thursday, 1 July 2004


Karen Rader, 'Displaying 'life"

Furness Lecture Theatre 1, 2-4pm

Karen Rader, Marilyn Simpson Chair for Science and Society at Sarah Lawrence College, has written widely on the relationship between genetics and American culture and politics. Her many publications on the subject are synthesised in Making Mice: Standardizing Animals for American Biomedical Research, 1900-1955 (Princeton, 2004). She has also been involved in the organisation of Wonderful: Visions of a Near Future, an exhibition on the intersection of science and art that will be coming to Britain in Winter 2004.


Hugh Raffles is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His first book, In Amazonia: A Natural History (Princeton, 2002), an ethnographic account of the making of Amazonian nature, has received awards from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, the American Ethnological Association, and the American Library Association. He is currently working on The Illustrated Insectopedia, an alphabetical investigation of human-insect relations.


Who can attend: Anyone


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