The Bauman Institute

An international centre for the promotion of teaching and research in social and critical theory.

Research

We host a range of funded and exploratory projects developing theory on ALTERNATE FUTURES for Economy, Arts, Populations, Mobilities, Environment & Democracy

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Archive

The Janina and Zygmunt Bauman Archive is a major repository of their life's work, supported by regular events and the publication of new studies and collections of writing.

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Events

The Bauman Institute organises conferences, workshops, book launches, and an online lecture/discussion series on major theorists for students and the general public.

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The Postcolonial Bauman Lecture Series

Introduced by Adrian Favell
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Introduced by Mark Davis and Jason Allen-Paisant
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Coming Up in 2021-22

MOBILITIES. Rodanthi Tzanelli will present a series of events on Critical Mobilities Theory, beginning with an afternoon symposium on the living legacy of John Urry on Oct 15th. Co-organised with Centre for Mobilities Research (CEMORE), University of Lancaster. See events listings for further information. Photo of John Urry by Chia-Ling Lai.
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ARTS. Maria Rovisco will present a series of events on public art, sustainability and extractivism.
THE BAUMAN UNDERGROUND. We will also continue our Monday Afternoon open discussion sessions aimed at grad students and a general critical public, with the theme for 2021-22, 'No Futures?'. Events planned on the work of Anna Tsing, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and others. Email Adrian Favell for more information.

The rationality of the ruled is always the weapon of the rulers.

Zygmunt Bauman, Modernity and the Holocaust (1989)
An annual prize for the best MA Dissertation in one of our supported programmes. Those selected address an area of “significant ethical or moral relevance” which was a concern in Janina Bauman’s own writing.
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12-4pm. To launch a series of events on 'Critical Mobilities Theory', Rodanthi Tzanelli introduces an afternoon of dialogues on the work of John Urry with other pioneers of the 'new mobilities' paradigm. With Mimi Sheller, Michael Haldrup, Jennie Germann Molz, Ole B.Jensen & James Faulconbridge.

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4-5.30pm. 'The Tourism Archive as Economic and Intellectual Infrastructure: Notes on Train Maya, Mexico', presented by Matilde Córdoba Azcárate, UCSD, with M.E. Korstanje, Noel Salazar, Mimi Sheller, Manuel Ángel Santana Turégano, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.

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4-5.30pm. 'Intimate Geopolitics of Mobility: Lauren Berlant and the Affects of Tourism'. Presented by Mary Mostafanezhad, UH Manoa & Roger Norum. Univ. of Oulu, with Graham Huggan, Ole B. Jensen, Jennie Germann Molz, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas, Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo & Michael Haldrup.

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4-5.30pm. 'Unlonely Planet: Entangling for Good in Tourism Nature Cultures'. Presented by Kellee Caton, Thompson Rivers University, with Ana Maria Munar, Graham Huggan, Dominic Lapointe, Christine Lundberg, Vassilios Ziakas & Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo.

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