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Upcoming Events / CFP:

Call for papers for a themed issue on Toxic Embodiment

Environmental Humanities journal, with guest editors Olga Cielemęcka and Cecilia Åsberg. Abstracts for full length papers are due on January 15, 2017.

Further details here


June 7th-9th, 2017, Paris

Environmental Humanities and New Materialisms: The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture

Keynote speakers:

  • Bruno Latour (SciencesPo)
  • Angela Mitropoulos (University of Western Sydney)
  • Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

Organized by: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Action IS1307, in association with Ladyss – Laboratoire Dynamiques sociales et recomposition des espaces, and UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

Call for Papers PDF

Call for Papers Webpage

(Deadline for abstracts: 01/12/16)


Recent Events:

 7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms  

 “Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability”

21 -23 September 2016,  Warsaw


Short Term Scientific Missions

Call For Annual STSM is currently closed.

There will be another STSM-call following in summer for the second half year of Year 3 of our Cost-Action (Nov 1  2016- April 30, 2017).


NM Training School 3: 

‘From Cosmos to Genes: New Materialist Methodologies Crossing the 

Humanities, Natural, and Technosciences.’ 

August 2016, Charles University Prague.

With Guest Speakers: Natasha Myers, Astrid Schrader and Eva Hayward

WG3 meeting and seminar:

Rethinking Materiality : Affect, Technology, Art, 16-18 June, University of Potsdam


 Research Genealogies and Material Practices Training School TATE 27-29 May 2016

In conjunction with the training school, on Friday 27 May Tate Modern hosted the public conversation ‘New Materialisms: reconfiguring the object’ between Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director of Tate Liverpool and Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann, University of Groningen chaired by Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University

The Training school also hosted: Art matters: contemporary art and philosophy with children 



Performance Still 1985, 1995 Mona Hatoum born 1952 Presented by Tate Patrons 2012
Performance Still 1985, 1995 Mona Hatoum born 1952 Presented by Tate Patrons 2012




The Annual New Materialism 2015 Conference – New Materialist Politics and Economies of Knowledge, was held at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, October 2-4 2015

Working Group 2 – 2015 Position Papers

New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’

Scholars presently exploring ‘how matter comes to matter’ call themselves new or neo-materialists. They do radically interdisciplinary research based on the conviction that the current economic, ecological and political crises as well as technological advances and everyday practices do not allow a conception of ‘matter’ as (an) object(s) that could be captured along traditional disciplinary lines. Stock market crashes, earthquakes and the increasing complexity of political and social systems (and their breakdowns) demonstrate active interventions of materials previously regarded mute or socially constructed. Meaning-making (‘to matter’) does not occur only in the linguistic frameworks academic research applies to phenomena and crises in a retrograde move. The current European new materialist scene is vibrant but remains largely dispersed compared to the U.S.A., which dominates discussions at the moment. COST Action IS1307 networks European new materialisms: how do they look, and what can they innovate?

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