With regret, we have taken the decision to cancel our planned 10th Anniversary Conference – “Postcolonial Bauman”
This was due to be held in Leeds on 3rd and 4th September but, with on-going concerns over safety and uncertainties regarding travel restrictions around the world – as well as the University of Leeds quite rightly prioritising the safety and well-being of its students and staff at the start of a new term – we feel this is the most responsible course of action.
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, we thank you sincerely for your interest in this event – especially to those who had taken the time taken to prepare and submit abstracts for the conference.
Undeterred, we are now planning how else to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Bauman Institute at Leeds. After careful consideration, hosting a 2-day online conference was rejected in favour of scheduling a series of online events to take place throughout our 10th anniversary year.
The first set of these will retain our focus on ‘Postcolonial Bauman’, given the intellectual significance of the lines of enquiry we spelled out in our original Call, and will feature the same list of keynote speakers.
We hope to be able to advertise further details in due course.
We are sorry not to be able to hold a face-to-face event in Leeds in September as we planned. As COVID19 continues to impact so many lives around the world, please take good care of yourselves, friends and family.
With our best wishes,
The Bauman Institute
Professor Griselda Pollock, Dr Mark Davis, Professor Max Silverman, Professor Tony Bryant, Professor Graham Huggan, Dr Jack Palmer, Ms Sarah McLaughlin.