Tuesday, August 17, 2010

GW MEMSI conference: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Ethics and Objects in the Early Modern and Medieval Periods
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute

March 11 and 12, 2011
George Washington University
Washington DC

KEYNOTE LECTURE by Jane Bennett, Professor and Chair of Political Theory at Johns Hopkins University, author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things and The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings and Ethics

The conference fosters a lively conversation structured around the keynote and
five plenary sessions:

We also invite paper, panel and roundtable proposals. Please send one paragraph abstracts or complete panel proposals to gwmemsi@gmail.com by October 15, 2010. To keep the proceedings intimate, conference participation is limited to eighty.

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