Open for booking: keynote speech by Professor Karen Barad

Keynote speech by Professor Karen Barad
Thursday 19 April, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, including drinks - £5
Playfair Library Hall, Old College, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
 
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Futures Institute, and The University of New South Wales are pleased to open up a keynote speech by one of the world's leading academics Professor Karen Barad to the wider Edinburgh community. Professor Barad's speech forms part of the fifth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture.

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There, she also co-directs the Science & Justice Graduate Training Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, “that trains science and engineering students alongside social science, humanities, and arts students to identify and respond to moments where research requires attentiveness to questions of policy, ethics, and justice.”

After receiving a PhD in quantum field theory and theoretical particle physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, Barad began her academic career in a physics department. Among her early publications are “A Quantum Epistemology And Its Impact On Our Understanding of Scientific Process”, “Quark-Antiquark Charge Distributions and Confinement”, and “Minimal Lattice Theory of Fermions”.

Traversing theoretical physics and feminist theory, her research interests are broad-ranging and include “[f]eminist science studies, materialisms, deconstruction, poststructuralism, critical posthumanism, decolonial studies, multispecies studies, science & justice, physics, continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, politics, philosophy of physics, feminist, queer, & trans theories”.

Professor Barad's speech is part of the fifth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture. Over two stimulating days, acclaimed keynotes and professionals including curators, historians, creative arts practitioners, critics and theorists will explore latent aspects of transdisciplinary imaging. Further information on the two day Transimage Conference and performance art event Pine's Eye can be found HERE.
 
Book for Professor Barad's speech or the whole conference HERE.

start date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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