Rather than curating panels in which participants read papers, we seek an active, dialogue-driven event featuring multiple conversations through which attendees can move, beginning with a keynote address from an innovative scholar, and closing with a second address that reflects on what we have thought and experienced in the course of the day. To prompt discussion and encourage an expansion of the mediums with and through which we think inheritance, we encourage submissions of “objects” (including, but not limited to, physical objects, artifacts, short film clips, photographs, texts, games, artwork, music/sound, and performance) alongside a brief 300-500 word statement explaining your choice of “object” and how it relates to our theme. When selecting participants, we will primarily be looking for innovative ideas that identify a "site" of inquiry that attendees will engage with during the event. We are NOT looking for finished papers or solidified arguments. Rather, your submitted “object” will inspire new questions and interventions targeting inheritance. Selected participants will attend the event, informally present their “object” as it relates to Rethinking Inheritance, and take part in workshop conversations.
How to Submit: Email submissions, 300-500 word statement, and, if you are including an object or prompt, a picture or description to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20th, 2012. Please also include your full name, academic affiliation, and a current CV in the email.