Winter Speaker Series

Winter Speaker Series

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(Techno)Science Beyond the Nation-State

Science and technology, both in history and still today, are often deeply entangled with nationalist projects, aiding in the consolidation of power and providing the means for acts of violence. How can we effectively understand and critique these relationships, while also re-imagining a more just role for science and technology in society and even on a global scale? The 2022 Winter Speakers Series will bring together scholars, writers, and thinkers who can speak to the double meaning implied by “beyond the nation-state”, inviting critiques of particular nationalisms while also cultivating ways of thinking across or despite borders, connecting across disparate communities, and mobilizing international solidarities.

Nächster Vortrag


"Plants Against Passports"

Much before Indian independence in 1947, some of its writers and artists were thinking of the relationship between plant life and the nation state. What are the political models that they found in plant life? I shall speak on some of these plant thinkers of 20th century Bengal.

Bio: Sumana Roy is the author of How I Became a Tree, a work of nonfiction, Missing: A Novel, My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories, and two poetry collections, Out of Syllabus and V. I. P: Very Important Plant. She is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ashoka University.

15. Dezember

Dr. Sumana Roy - Author and Associate Professor (Ashoka University)

15. Dezember - 11:00 Uhr - 12:00 CET / 3:30- 4:30pm India Standard

Wir begrüßen Sie herzlich auf der nächsten Veranstaltung der CELLS Winter Speaker Series. Dieses mal dabei: Dr. Sumana Roy