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The ANU Latour Event

Join CPAS and CASS, as we share memories and discuss the influence of Latour’s work on our research. Event is on 7 February from 10-3pm AEST.

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7 Feb 2023 | 10am - 3pm
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Dr Dan Santos
Professor Celia Roberts
Professor Sujatha Raman
Professor Adrian Mackenzie


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Bruno Latour, known as the most famous French philosopher and one of the most cited social scientists in the world, passed away last year. As Bruno himself was joking in his final interview, “librarians of the world are often frustrated with placing my books... they can be found in law, history, philosophy, sociology and even tourism and leisure sections". It is not easy to find a research area in current social sciences that was not influenced by Latour’s work.

On 7 February from 10-3 pm AEST ANU social researchers influenced by his writings will meet. Among those who will share their memories and discuss the influence of Latour’s work on their research will be Postdoctoral Fellow Dan Santos (Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)); Professor Celia Roberts (School of Sociology); Professor Sujatha Raman (CPAS) and Professor Adrian Mackenzie (School of Sociology). 

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, in-person in the Green Couch Room, Peter Baume Building at ANU and online CPAS Zoom and/or YouTube. If you are attending online, please reach out to the Event Lead, Dr Dan Santos for further instructions. 

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schedule10:00 - 10:45 am

Session 1: Lab Studies

A discussion around Latour's Laboratory Life. 

schedule11:00 - 11:45 am

Session 2: Actor-networks and their displacements

A discussion around Latour's Pasteurisation of France. 

schedule1:00 - 1:45 pm

Session 3: From facts to concerns

A discussion around Latour's Politics of Nature

schedule2:00 - 2:45pm

Session 4: Into the Critical Zone

A discussion around Latour's Down to Earth


Green Couch Room, Peter Baume Building #42a, ANU. 

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