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Intensive Study Courses


The School of Materialist Research offers Intensive Study Courses (ISC) each Fall and Spring Semester. ISCs are taught by world-recognized scholars and practitioners of materialist research and are intended for graduate students, post-docs, early-career faculty, and curious members of the wider public. Courses meet online several times a semester and are designed and maintained by the professor, in consultation with SMR leadership. While ISCs are taught outside the formal university system, they’re shaped with the aim of supplementing university course work and, in certain instances, can count for university credit. Please consult Receiving Credit to see if you’re eligible.

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Current: Spring Semester 2022

Full brochure for Spring Semster 2022

Past Semester: Fall 2021

Coming soon: Fall/Winter Semester 2022-23 




Open Seminars


The School of Materialist Research hosts seminars on original content engaging materialist thought and practice across the humanities, arts, and sciences. Topics covered in the seminars range from contemporary philosophical, political, and scientific materialisms, and the various ecological, aesthetic, and feminist materialisms that have sprung up in the last few decades, to the material challenges and possibilities confronting engineering and design on a planetary scale (through the distributed practices of computing, finance, urbanization, etc.), especially the host of geopolitical, racial, and ecological asymmetries that emerge in their wake. The seminars therefore embrace a full range of methodologies—philosophical, artistic, empirical, ethnographic, etc.—and offer a platform for showcasing research and experimentation on the many complexities of materialist thought and practice today.

Seminars are free of charge, online, and open to the public. They are clustered according to thematic areas and are offered in the fall, spring, and summer.

The Open Seminar Series will resume in Fall 2022, and you will be able to register on this page once it is finalized and formally announced soon.

You can also find all of our past seminars for free on our Youtube channel here. As well as find a full itemized list with direct links to all past seminars here.

For further questions please contact: schoolofmaterialistresearch@gmail.com

Coming Soon: Fall Semester 2022

Past: January Semester 2022Fall Semester 2021Summer Semester 2021Spring Semester 2021