Conference: Recomposing the Humanities with Bruno Latour

Spring 2015 Recipient


Rita Felski (English) This conference brings six distinguished scholars from France, Australia, the UK, and the US to grounds on September 18, 2015. While based in history, anthropology, literary studies, and geography, these scholars are all actively engaged in interdisciplinary conversations. The goal of the conference is to explore the relevance of the work of Bruno Latour for the humanities. Latour is one of the most widely cited scholars in the world, winner of the prestigious Holberg prize, Frankfurt Prize, and many other awards. The premise of this conference is that Latour's work offers a fruitful framework from which to evaluate the state of the humanities as well as to explore new possibilities.