CfP: Global Epistemics Section at the EISA’s PEC19

Global Epistemics: Seeing, Knowing, Norming 'the Global'

gloknos is sponsoring the second section on Global Epistemics at the 2019 European International Studies Association's annual Pan-European Conference on International Relations, held in Sofia on 11-14 September 2019. The section is co-convened by gloknos team members Felix Anderl and Inanna Hamati-Ataya, who welcome paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from all relevant fields of study. Submission guidelines are available here. Deadline: 28 February 2019.

Section Abstract

The realm of 'the global' is partly constituted, inhabited, and regulated through a range of epistemic practices deployed by various actors engaged in complementary or antagonistic politics of worlding. This transdisciplinary Section on Global Epistemics invites individual and collective interventions that examine the constitution, diffusion, transformation, normalisation, and contestation of past, present, and emerging knowledge of/for 'the global', and of the particular modes of being, seeing, doing, and norming that these knowledges have enabled, constrained, undermined, or erased. We welcome panels, roundtables, and papers from all disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical perspectives, ranging from micro-studies of knowledge-production and norming practices to longue durée analyses of macro-processes of epistemic diffusion and globalisation. We especially encourage submissions that explore the representational, material, or normative aspects, interconnections, and effects of epistemic artefacts, techniques, modes, and practices of seeing, representing, mapping, measuring, surveying, planning, connecting, controlling, surveilling, defining, distinguishing, transforming, or standardising that contribute to the constitution, ordering, and performance of 'the global' as an imagined, lived, and enacted reality. We are further interested in the conditions and rituals through which globalising knowledge is produced, validated, enunciated, and deployed; the (competing) interests and normative imaginaries that are invested and constituted in these processes of legitimation; and the invisible or silenced loci and epistemologies from which alternative visions, values, and practices of worlding and globalism might emerge.