The Centre for the Humanities Utrecht is proud to open the academic year with a week-long event on Citizenship.
This research theme is part of Rosi Braidotti’s University Professorship on the Academic and the Civic. It will be launched by distinguished scholar Engin Isin from the Open University in London and Treaty of Utrecht Professor Paul Gilroy. This event is organized in co-operation with the University Research Area: Institutions of the Open Society (IOS)
September 9 – 13, 2012
Engin F. Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Open University. He is a past director of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities, Governance (CCIG) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is the author of Cities Without Citizens: Modernity of the City as a Corporation (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1992), Citizenship and Identity with Patricia K. Wood (London: Sage, 1999) and Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002). He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as delivering public lectures. He has co-edited with Bryan S. Turner and Peter Nyers, Citizenship Between Past and Future (London: Routledge, 2008) and with Greg Nielsen, Acts of Citizenship (London: Zed, 2008). His latest book Recasting the Social in Citizenship (University of Toronto Press, 2008) is about bridging social and political struggles over citizenship. Professor Isin is currently engaged with three different, though related, ‘genealogical investigations’: (i) concerning ‘oriental citizenship and justice’ with a focus on the Islamic and Ottoman institution, waqf; (ii) concerning ‘acts’ especially as it pertains to those acts that constitute subjects as claimants of justice across frontiers; and, (iii) concerning ‘governing affects’ with a focus on the role of mobilizing emotion in politics. Professor Isin’s website featuring his photography and blogs is at http://www.enginfisin.eu.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Time: 16:00 – 18:00; Location: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time: 14:30 – 17:00 ; Location: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21
A Symposium with Paul Gilroy & Engin Isin
Thursday, September, 13, 2012
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 ; Location will be announced to successful applicants
A master class with Engin Isin
The event is free and open to the public. We do however require that you register by contacting the Centre for the Humanities at: email@example.com