Cosmopolitanism--making and Sharing Knowledge

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Cosmopolitanism--making and Sharing Knowledge

Time: December 3, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: University of St Andrews, Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies
Street: 71 North Street
City/Town: St Andrews
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Huon Wardle
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2015

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Cosmopolitanism—Making and Sharing Knowledge

Thu 3rd December 2015 15:00 to 18:00

UCO:School V

Chairs: Nigel Rapport / Huon Wardle

15:00-16:00. Post-Graduate roundtable. Participants: Shuhua Chen, Pablo Herrera, Panagiotis Karapampas, Karen Lane, Simone Toji. Participants will bring themed discussion points to an open dialogue.

Discussion/break.

 
16:30-1800. Invited Speakers roundtable. Participants: Lisette Josephides (Queens University, Belfast), Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Durham), Ron Stade (Malmö), George Tsimouris (Panteion).

Participants will present further discussion points to an open dialogue.

 
18:00 onward. Discussion and meal.

 Cosmopolitanism—Making and Sharing Knowledge

 

This workshop offers a chance to reflect on the contemporary uses of cosmopolitanism; who cosmopolitan knowledge is made for and how it is exchanged. Of particular concern here—

1. Who among all human beings is cosmopolitanism aimed at and who does it characterise?—‘We’, ‘They’, ‘Everyone’, ‘Anyone’, ‘Peoples’, ‘People’? If Everyone is included does this diminish the significance of Anyone? 

2. What implications if any does cosmopolitanism have for the non-human world? If the cosmopolitan idea is crucially human-centred what defines the boundary between the human, the non-human and the in-human in a contemporary cosmopolitan perspective?

What, then, are the special characteristics and limits of making and sharing knowledge in a cosmopolitan way? Hence, the aim of the workshop is an open-ended dialogue about the current potentialities of cosmopolitanism from an anthropological point of view.

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