Short Term Scientific Missions

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Year 1
1 ‘Images and Imaginations of Life after the Life Sciences’ (Dr Bettina Papenburg from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf to Linköping University)

2 ‘Metaphysical Foundations of Feminist Science Criticism’ (Ágnes Kovacs, MA from Central European University to Utrecht University)

3 ‘New Materialist Approaches to New Media: Materialities of the Digital’ (Helga Sadowski, MA from Linköping University to Academy of Media Arts, Cologne)

4 ‘New Political Materials’ (Dr Iris van der Tuin from Utrecht University to University of New South Wales)

5 ‘The Digital Image and Gender’ (Prof Felicity Colman from Manchester Metropolitan University to Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Year 2
1 ‘Epistemologies and Ethics of New Materialisms’ (Dr Waltraud Ernst from Johannes Kepler University Linz to University of Tartu)

2 ‘New Materialisms | New Colonialisms’ (Josef Barla, MA from University of Vienna to Linköping University)

3 ‘New Materialisms Encounter Environmental Humanities’ (Professor Hayden Lorimer from University of Glasgow to The University of Melbourne)

Further STSM's to be announced

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

Here you will find background material, current activities, calls for papers, working group information, and project outputs.

With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

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Information relating to activities undertaken, including conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions, and annual meetings, are archived here.

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Working Groups

Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

Working Group Two

New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

Working Group Three

New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

Working Group Four

New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


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COST Action IS1307

New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’

An intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology
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COST is supported by the the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

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