Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT)

Materialities, Visualities, Securities

A One Day Workshop
7th June 2012

This one-day workshop brings together scholars interested in applying new interdisciplinary and methodological approaches to the study of security through a focus on the concept of material and practices as discourse. It aims to explore and reflect on the usefulness of the ‘material turn’ for International Relations and the suggestion that IR would benefit from a shift in emphasis from language, text and representation in critical approaches to security to including materiality and objects.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Claudia Aradau (KCL)                                          Noam Toran (RCA)

Dr. Monika Büscher (Lancaster)                                Dr. Elspeth Van Veeren (Sussex)

Prof. Tony Dunne (RCA)                                            Dr. William Walters (Carleton)

Prof. Lene Hansen (Copenhagen)                             Prof. Cindy Weber (Sussex)  

Prof. Mark Lacy (Lancaster)                                       Prof. Dvora Yanow (Amsterdam)

Dr. Louise Purbrick (Brighton)  

Attendance at the workshop is free. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Due to the costs associated with organising a workshop in Brighton there will unfortunately be no support for travel or accommodation costs unless previously agreed. 

Places at this workshop are limited. Please contact Elspeth Van Veeren (e.vanveeren@sussex.ac.uk) if you wish to attend. 

This workshop is sponsored by the ESRC, BISA, PSA, University of Sussex School of Global Studies, and Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT).