Activities

CHIP seeks to broaden its engagement across the University of Hertfordshire and beyond. Find below a summary of our dissemination outcomes.

Upcoming hosted events

CHIP Research Seminar Series

No events currently scheduled for the next year - check back soon.

Whitehead and Nature: 100 Years On

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the first publication of ‘The Concept of Nature’ by the English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, CHIP is hosting an e-roundtable to discuss the way in which Whitehead can still be relevant nowadays to reflect upon the contemporary world. The list of guest speakers includes:

  • Luciana Parisi, Duke University
  • Hannah Richter, University of Hertfordshire
  • Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University
  • Keith Robinson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Ignasi Torrent (Moderator), University of Hertfordshire

In this conversation, the experts will examine a wide range of topics through a Whiteheadian lens, including the relation between man and nature, how processual entanglements can help us think events such as natural disasters, Artificial Intelligence and art work, as well as the manner in which this philosopher has cracked disciplinary boundaries, thus becoming relevant in so varied fields as for instance Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Humanities, International Relations, but also Architecture, Design and Arts.

The e-roundtable will take place at 19:00 (BST, London time) on Wednesday 10th of June 2020 on our CHIP YouTube Channel.

Previously hosted events

CHIP in the world

CHIP regularly participates in external seminars, conferences and congresses.

  • ‘Rethinking Ethics in Emancipatory Epistemes: Towards Enduring Becomings Through Art’ by Dr Ignasi Torrent at Millennium: Journal of International Studies Annual Conference, October 2019.
  • ‘EU energy policy in challenging times. What lessons can be drawn from Nord Stream 2?’ by Dr Francesca Batzella at Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, October 2019.
  • ‘The Politics of the Anthropocene: Temporality, Ecology, Indigeneity’ by Dr Elisa Randazzo and Hannah Richter at 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations in Sofia, September 2019.
  • ‘History of the Law of War’, by Dr. Benjamin Nutt at the New Voices in History Conference at All Souls College in Oxford, July 2019.

Relevant news

  • The Politics and International Relations department, home to CHIP, will be running an MA in International Relations from September 2020. See further information here.
  • CHIP members Dr Elisa Randazzo and Dr Hannah Richter have recently signed a contract with Bloomsbury Publishing on a forthcoming co-authored monograph on the topic of the Anthropocene. Further information coming soon.