News and events

  • Call for papers – Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media Conference May 2020

    The Posthumanism Research Network and Posthumanism Research Institue will host an international conference on “Posthumanism: Cinema Philosophy Media,” May 15 to 17, 2020, at Brock University. A summer school will immediately precede the conference. The call for papers can be found here.

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  • Call for papers | Interconnections journal

    Interconnections: journal of posthumanism/Interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme is soliciting contributions. The call for papers can be found here.

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  • Sabine Sielke’s talk on digital technologies and bodies’ physiology and shape

    Dr. Sabine Sielke (Bonn University) will give the talk “Bodies In and Out of Shape: Obesity (Discourses) in Times of Self-Optimization” on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at our partner institution, Wilfrid Laurier University. All are welcome!

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  • PRN/EPTC special joint panel on posthumanist methods at UBC on June 4th, 2019

    Jointly with EPTC, we are hosting a special panel on the theme “On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Posthumanist Methods for Life” at the Canadian Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver (BC) on June 4th, 2019. The panel takes place 14:00 to 17:30 in room 112 in the Allard Building of UBC campus. The presentations are as follows:

    Christine Daigle (Brock) “Introduction: Whither posthuman(ist) methods?”

    Anthony Gavin (Victoria) “Anthropessimism and Human(ist) Remains”

    Chelsea Heikes (European Graduate School) “AnthropoThing: Moving Beyond the Human Gaze”

    Emile Fromet de Rosnay (Victoria) “Reversal, time and horror in Haraway and Land”

    Petra Mikulan (UBC) “Governing cerebral crystallizations: Posthuman methods for the edges of life”

    Taylor Webb (UBC) “Plasticity and Contagion: Educational Methods for Another Life”

    Mickey Vallee (Athabasca) “Conclusion:Withering Posthumanist Methods?”

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  • Posthuman(ist) Alterities workshop a success

    We had a thought-provoking weekend at the workshop held at Wilfrid Laurier University. Thanks to our keynote speaker Patricia MacCormack and all other participants.

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  • Posthuman(ist) Alterities – PRN 2019 Workshop at WLU

    The program of the 2019 workshop is available here. The workshop is taking place at Wilfrid Laurier University and features Patricia MacCormack as keynote speaker. 

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  • Environmental Buzzwords and their Meanings – PRI/ESRC joint event

    In partnership with our partner, the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the PRI is hosting a round-table on the meanings of environmental buzzwords. The event features speakers from each research unit followed by a general discussion. This will take place on January 16, 2019, in Plaza 600F, from 1 to 3 pm.  All are welcome! 

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  • Craig N. Cipolla’s “Posthuman Archeologies” talk

    Craig N. Cipolla (ROM/UofT) presented the talk “Posthuman Archeologies” on November 27, 2018 at Brock. The talk is now available on our YouTube channel.

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  • Call for abstracts – Joint EPTC/PRN panel at Congress 2019

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  • Angela Fernandez’s talk on nonhuman animals

    Dr. Angela Fernandez (UofT) will give the talk “Not Quite Property, Not Quite Persons: A ‘Quasi’ Approach for Nonhuman Animals” on Tuesday, September 25. The talk is hosted by the Posthumanism Research Network and the Department of Political Science.

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