This question can be approached theoretically, as generations of philosophers and social scientists have done, to understand the social and cultural aspects of Europeans as a people. With the support of an ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-19) led by Professor Evelyn Ruppert at Goldsmiths, University of London we are studying this as a practical and political problem of government that is currently facing EU statisticians and policy makers as they grapple with harmonising and standardising enumeration methods and data across member states to make one European population. Yet, by so doing—intentionally or otherwise—they also contribute to the making of a European people. This, at least, is the central thesis of the project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS). While typically framed as a methodological or statistical problem, ARITHMUS approaches this as a practical and political problem of assembling multiple national populations into a population and political subjectivity called a European people. Read more
Funda Ustek publishes a book chapter on Turkish Drama Series and their role in Reframing Womanhood in Turkey
Funda Ustek’s chapter (with Oguz Alyanak) titled “The ‘Unique Blend’: Reframing Womanhood through Turkish Drama Series” is published in Caroline B. Brettell & Carolyn F. Sargent’s recent edited volume: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. The book is now available on Routledge’s website and other retailers.
Evelyn is spending the week of 29 May with the TechnoScienceStudies research group of MCTS where she is delivering a public lecture on Data Politics, as well as conducting a PhD workshop and joining members of the Digital/Media/Lab for ‘benchwork’ discussions.
Funda Ustek-Spilda contributes to the Political and Legal Anthropology blog with Oguz Alyanak from Washington University in St. Louis, with an article titled: “Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope”. They address the “melancholy of lost hope” that has set in for many following the recent constitutional referendum in Turkey. Ustek-Spilda and Alyanak[…]
Throughout the history of the Centre for Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths, the CISP Salon has been a venue for academic discussion across disciplines, with an evolving format decided according to the needs of the science and technology studies (STS) community by a rotating group of organisers. During the 2016 Autumn and 2017 Spring[…]
ARITHMUS is part of a six-day cross-platform event, spanning the visual arts, film, photography, design, architecture, the spoken and written word and live art. The event, Who Are We? is curated and produced by Tate Exchange Associates, and taking place from 14-19 March 2017 at the new Tate Exchange building. Who Are We? reflects on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship[…]
After attending the World Economic Forum as part of an European Research Council delegation, Evelyn Ruppert published an essay recounting her experience in the journal, Sociological Review. The essay is a reflection on the complexities, contradictions and differences that get lost in generalized accounts of such gatherings.
On 1 February 2017, Evelyn is delivering a lecture on Data Politics at the Media Studies Department, University of Bayreuth, DE. She will speak about how data politics involves struggles in the shaping and making of the Internet and the data that it generates and what this means for data rights. The lecture is a prelude to an[…]
Evelyn Ruppert is part of the ERC delegation led by President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and which includes 9 ERC grantees. She is one of the three grantees who will speak at the ERC Ideas Lab session, “The Science of Social Cohesion“, on 18 January. Evelyn will be speaking on ‘Enabling digitally inclusive societies.’ She is also participating on a panel[…]