Events Calendar
Mar 27
13:00 - 16:00
Critical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Institutions and Critique
Advanced Training

In this session, the idea of critical methods will be put to work in a critique of institutions. The aim is to foster discussion about the value or not of critical methods in empowering people within contemporary institutions; including, but not limited to, universities.The questions guiding this session will be:

  • What is the relationship between the institutions of disciplinary and control societies?
  • What forms of practical resistance to institutions of control can be fostered?

This session develops themes raised in the workshops on Critical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Philosophical IntroductionCritical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Creativity and Critique and Critical Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Sense, Language and Critique but attendance at those workshops is NOT a prerequisite for attendance at this one. After an initial presentation on the totalizing nature of institutions of control, the session will be an open discussion aimed at interrogating whether or not critical methods have any role to play in resisting institutions of control.By the end of the session, students will:

  • Know the difference between institutions of disciplinary and control societies;
  • Be able to reflect upon what practices of resistance may be employed against institutions of control;
  • Be able to consider the relationship between their own research project and the University, as an institution of control.

TrainerDr Iain MacKenzie, School of Politics and International Relations

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Open to All Kent Postgraduate Researchers and staff, plus external PGRs, academics and professional researchers,

£0 to PGRs in Kent & DTP institutions

£30 for all other PGRs; £60 for other researchers; £90 for commercial

Contact: Deborah Molloy
Graduate School


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