b2 Conference: The Militarization of Knowledge


On November 13 and 14, 2015, boundary 2 will host a conference at the University of Pittsburgh on The Militarization of Knowledge. This unique event will bring together distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines. Click here to watch a livestream.

Our talks will take place at the following times, all Eastern Standard Time.

FRIDAY, 11/13/15

2pm – Operationalizing Basic Research and Scholarship: A System-of-Systems Approach for the Military Application of Knowledge, Carey Balaban, Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology, Communication Science & Disorders, and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Director of Center for National Preparedness

3:30pm – Terror, Talk, and Political Management, David Simpson, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis

SATURDAY, 11/14/15

9:30am – Of Partisans and Paranoid Experts: How We Came to Think about Terrorism, Julian Bourg, Associate Professor of History, Boston College

11am – The Representation of Atrocity, Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

1:15pm – The Militarization of Language, David Golumbia, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University

2:45pm – Military Aesthetics: Technology, Experience, and Late Modern War, Anders Engberg-Pedersen, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Southern Denmark

4pm – Summary Discussion, led by Jonathan Arac, Mellon Professor of English and Director, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh, and Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University; Director, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice



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