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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: Fall Semester 2021

Coming soon: Spring Semester 2022 




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.

Please register here.

For further questions please contact: schoolofmaterialistresearch@gmail.com

Current: Fall Semester 2021

Past: Summer Semester 2021Spring Semester 2021