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-SMR’s Open Seminar Series is continuing this January with the follwing distinguished speakers giving lectures: Rick Elmore, Hanno Pahl, Paul Reynolds, Jordanco Sekulovski, Nina Power, Rick Dolphijn, and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy. As always, the seminars are free, and open to everyone, you merely need to register and you will receive a Zoom link via email before the given seminar. You can find all of the information on the seminars as well as the registration link here



- The School of Materialist Research is proud to announce that its next series of Open Seminars will kick off in the new year, on January 8th, and will last until January 23rd. More information on the seminars will be revealed soon, and everyone will be able to register through our eventbrite, via the School of Materialist Research website, as of Dec 30th. The current list of speakers for this set of seminars include: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Hanno Pahl, Nina Power, Paul Reynolds, Rick Elmore, Rick Dolphijn, Jordanco Sekulovski, and Stanimir Panayotov. More information will follow soon.




- The School of Materialist Research is proud to share a call for papers for a brilliant special edition of a brilliant journal that is being edited by two of SMR’s Directors: Katerina Kolozova, and Vera Bühlmann. The special issue, which is part of the journal: Technophany, is entitled "Technē and Feminism." This issue of Technophany will raise the question of whether and how second wave feminism’s use of the notion of technology may have been premised on a specific treatment of nature, and also whether and how poststructuralist feminism may not still be perpetuating the somatophobia so present in Western rational thought, as discussed, for instance, in Irigaray’s Speculum of the Other Woman.

The average required length of a contribution is 6,000 words, accompanied by a 200-word abstract. For anyone interested you can send your abstracts to the following email: techneefeminism@gmail.com before 15th February 2022. As for the house style of formatting (style of referencing and related issues), and the submission process itself, please follow the Technophany submission guidelines found here: http://journal.philosophyandtechnology.network/submission-guidelines/. Likewise, you can find the full call on the Technophany website here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8nznxp





- The School of Materialist Research and its Intensive Study Program for ECTS/US certificates, offering courses with Achille Mbembe, Paul Cockshott, Anne-Françoise  Schmid and her team, Amanda Beech and Katerina Kolozova and Thomas Nail, is pleased to announce that the organizers have granted scholarships (partial or full, or other forms of financial assistance) to more than half of the students, the vast majority of them being from the global South. Out of 54 enrolled students, 29 have received full or partial scholarship or assistance.  This would have not been possible without the spirit of comradery shared by the faculty, the founders and the directors of SMR and their teams.

We thank our faculty for their generosity in joining this grass-root university level experiment in new forms of education, combining research and commitment to change toward more just societies and a sustainable planet.





- ECTS credit certificates of 1 credit are offered by the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA) for attendance of courses by graduate students in the Netherlands.



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