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CHS workshop - Bruno Latour (1947-2022): The meaning of his work for our thinking about the past

When:Mo 13-03-2023 13:00 - 17:00
Where:Collaboratories, Harmonie building

Bruno Latour has left behind a huge oeuvre with significant influence on various academic disciplines including history.

This workshop examines his work in its relevance for the way we think about the past in relation to the present and the future. The goal is to exchange our views on Latour but also to discuss where we see a need to move beyond Latour or disagree altogether.


13:00 - 14:30 Keynote: "Bruno Latour, empirical philosopher (1947-2022)"
Prof. Gerard de Vries (Philosphy of Science and Technological Culture, University of Amsterdam)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:45 Roundtables 1 ('Networks & Connectivity') & 2('Facts & Fetishes') with wall of ideas
15:45 - 16:30 Roundtables 3 ('Moving beyond Anthropocentrism') & 4 ('Science of Associations: Locating [the Language of] Agency') with wall of ideas
16:30 - 17:00 Plenary session & summary discussion
17:00 Drinks