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Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples, Federico II   June 15-17, 2023

This summer school invites PhD students and Junior Scholars for three days of reflection and discussion on future visions of politics, technology and their intersection.

The general mood in the early 21st Century is that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of our current socio-economic conditions.

Yet we will have to do precisely that, since things are starting to change very quickly at the level of climate change, technological development as well as political and economic transformations, while our theoretical and political imaginaries are struggling to keep the pace.

The purpose of this summer school is to begin to think about social theory tools for comprehending the possible direction of these changes.


The summer school consists of a one day AoIR Flashpoint Symposium (Thursday, June 15th 2023), during which keynote speakers and panelists will discuss themes central to speculations on technology and politics in the anthropocene. This will be followed by two days of roundtable discussions of pre-submitted papers (June 16-17th). The roundtable discussions are primarily oriented to PhD students and junior scholars.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see further details under 'participate'. (Deadline is May 15th). AoIR will be awarding a number of travel scholarships of up to €300.

Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Vico Monte della Pietà, 1 - 80138 - Napoli

June 15th - AoIR Flashpoint Symposium

June 16-17th - Roundtable discussions of pre-submitted papers. 

Discover the full program here!

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see further details here.

Deadline is May 15th.

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