How to Contribute

We invite all members of the New Materialism network to contribute to a virtual bookshelf for displaying auto-bibliographies.

Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, 2014

What is an Auto-bibliography?

The Auto-bibliography is a way of momentarily displaying how processes of knowledge formation and production unfold and entangle through reading books and texts. Creating an auto-bibliography is a way of re-collecting this process. We invite NM members to share brief first person bio/biblio compositions that relate more or less to their NM scholarship and practice.

What is the purpose of compiling a New Materialism Bookshelf?

Generating auto-bibliographies is a way to gain insights on what books and texts matter personally to NM members. It’s a way to display how non-canonic or counter-canonic texts have agency and influence our process of understanding what NM can be. It’s also a way to generate meaningful profiles of members working within NM network and contributors to the Almanac.

Guides for Contribution

· Think of books/texts that matter to you; now, then, else-when.

· Choose a number of books/texts (more than 2, less than 10) that have affected how you work and think and live.

· What is the story of these books/texts in your life? Why do they matter to you?

· How/When/Where and Why have you read these books? Write a short recollection.

· Show us these books/texts: arrange them and take a shelfie/photo/screengrab.

The project is led by WG1 and we are accepting entires on a rolling basis throughout 2017.

Send contributions or queries to Stanimir Panayotov:

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

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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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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’

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