Open to: PGRs from the Humanities and Social Sciences.
One of the central elements of critical methods is that they express a complex relationship between discovery and creativity. At the heart of this complexity is the philosophically rich notion of the event. After a scene-setting presentation into the major themes, the session will focus on open discussion related to the nature of events and how events relate to history and causality.
At stake in these discussions will be questions that are especially pertinent for researchers using methods inspired by the dialectical tradition of modern European philosophy (for example, Hegelian and Marxist approaches) and for those that aim to use genealogical methods within their work (for example, Nietzschean and Foucauldian approaches). This session develops themes raised in the workshop on Critical Methods in the Social Sciences: A Philosophical Introduction but attendance at that workshop is NOT a prerequisite for attendance at this one.
The workshop will be delivered by: Dr Iain McKenzie, School of Politics and International Relations.
Fees: Free to Kent postgraduates, and PGRs in Kent doctoral training partnership institutions.*
Booking: Please book your space through Kent’s Online Store. More information on our fee structure and cancellation policy is available at this link.
* Birkbeck, The Courtauld Institute, UEA, Essex, Goldsmiths, Open University, Reading, RHUL, SOAS, Surrey, Sussex.
For further information please contact Dr Jo Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org).