Thinking in Dark Times: Asssessing the Legacies of Zygmunt Bauman’s Work

  • Date: -
  • Location: Chemistry West Block Lecture Theatre F
  • Organised by: Bauman Institute and CentreCATH

This transdisciplinary symposium will mark the second anniversary of the death of this renowned and internationally influential sociologist and cultural analyst. The symposium brings together international speakers to share new research on his biography, the historical shaping of his key concepts of the stranger, the exile, the refugee, his role in the theorizing of the gig economy in liquid modernity, his contributions to political thought, and issues of friendship and intimacy. It completes an eighteen month project titled Thinking in Dark Times.

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Programme

Wednesday 16 January

12.00
Registration tea and coffee

13.00
Opening remarks

13.30-15.30
Izabela Wagner-Saffrey: Lessons from Biography
chair Griselda Pollock

15.30-16.00
Tea and coffee

16.00-17.15
Aleksandra Kania, Janet Wolff: Life, Intimacy & Place

17.15-18.15
Dariusz Brzeziński: Zygmunt Bauman’s Sketches in the theory of Culture: lost and found
chair  jack palmer

18.30-20.00
Dinner break (we recommend the refectory in the union)

20.00
Screening: Zygmunt Bauman film (Fine Art building common room)

Thursday 17 January

9.30-11.00
Antony Bryant: Gig Economy as a Liquid Modern Institution?
chair:
 Mark Davis

11.00
Tea and coffee

11.30-12.45
Mark Davis: ‘Post Truth’ and the Liquid Modern Intellectual
chair:
 Antony Bryant

12.45
Lunch

13.45
Jack Palmer, Tom Campbell and the Special Collections Team (Brotherton library): Archiving Janina and Zygmunt Bauman

Short contributions
chair: Max Silverman

14.45
Bryan Cheyette: Bauman and the Stranger

15.15
Irena Bauman: Conversations about Liquid Management

15.45
Neil Lawson: Liquid Politics

16.15
Griselda Pollock: Public Interventions

16.45
Discussion

17.30
Concluding remarks