Rosi Braidotti GSL Guest Lecture: The Critical Posthumanities

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSL) is thrilled to host a guest lecture by Rosi Braidotti, one of the most influential feminist thinkers in Europe and a world-renowned theoretician of post-humanism.

Datum: 27. Oktober 2021
Zeit: 18.15 Uhr bis 20.00 Uhr
Ort: Via Zoom (link below)
Rosi Braidotti

Link to Zoom Meeting Where Talk Will be Screened: 

Topic of the Public Talk
(For Accompanying Workshop on Oct. 28th, see Workshop Announcement): 


The Critical Posthumanities
This lecture is built on the assumption that we are currently situated in a posthuman convergence between the Fourth industrial Age and the Sixth Extinction, between an advanced knowledge economy, which perpetuates patterns of discrimination and exclusion, and the threat of climate change devastation for both human and non-human entities. This convergence calls for a posthuman critical intervention in the form of intersecting critiques of western humanism on the one hand and of anthropocentrism on the other. The lecture discusses the impact of this convergence upon three major areas: the constitution of our subjectivity; the general production of knowledge and the practice of the academic Humanities. It addresses directly the following questions: What are the implications of the fact that knowledge production is no longer the prerogative of academic or formal scientific institutions like the university? What are we to make of the sudden growth of new trans-disciplinary hubs that call themselves: the Environmental and Digital Humanities, the Medical, Neural and Bio-Humanities, and also the Public, Civic and Global Humanities and so on?

About the Scholar:

Rosi Braidotti: (B.A. Hons. ANU, Canberra 1978; PhD Cum Laude, Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1981; Fellow Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1994; Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute (2000-1).  Honorary Degrees University of Helsinki, 2007; University of Linkoping, 2013. Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, 2005; Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA), 2009; Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE), 2014. Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University (2007-2016). Her books include Patterns of Dissonance, Polity Press, 1991; Nomadic Subjects, Columbia University Press, 1994 and 2011 (second ed.); Metamorphoses, Polity Press, 2002; Transpositions, Polity Press, 2006; Nomadic Theory. Columbia University Press, 2011; The Posthuman, Polity Press, 2013; Posthuman Feminism, Polity Press 2017; and Posthuman Knowledge, Polity Press, 2019. In 2016 she co-edited with Paul Gilroy: Conflicting Humanities, Bloomsbury Academic and in 2018 with Maria Hlavajova: The Posthuman Glossary.

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Accompanying Workshop
(Post-)Doctoral Students are encouraged to register for a workshop held via Zoom with Prof. Braidotti on October 28th. Priority will be given to members of the University of Lucerne.