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Book launch Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities

The second online seminar session “Book launch Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities (2022, Rowman & Littlefield International)” will take place on November 18th, from 15.00-17.00.


About the seminar

This special seminar session functions as the local launch of Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities, a dictionary of sorts co-authored by TiM-scholars Iris van der Tuin and Nanna Verhoeff. The concepts featured in the dictionary range from Accent to Zetesis, include Making Kin and Unkinning, introduce such concepts as Hashtag # and Randomization, and revisit concepts like Diffraction and Rhythm. These new and revisited concepts are fruitful for and come out of current research, educational innovations, and interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of humanities scholarship and creative practice such as art, activism, curation, design, performance, and other forms of making.


In the session and after a brief introduction by the authors, three speakers will respond to the book. First, Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Professor of Literature and Comparative Media at Utrecht University. Second, Odile Heynders, Professor of Comparative Literature at Tilburg University. Third, Trine Friis Sørensen, curator and coordinator of the MA Curating at Aarhus University in Denmark. Together we will discuss the potential of mobilizing “critical concepts for the creative humanities” in inter- and transdisciplinary projects (research and education, curation and making) as well as the very theory and practice of the “creative humanities” as such.


Suggested reading:

Please read the introduction to Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities (see attached).


How to join the meeting

The seminar will be facilitated online using Microsoft Teams. Most of you have already joined the Transmission in Motion Seminar Team. The seminar will take place in the general channel.

  • If you are a student or employee at Utrecht University, you can join this meeting by becoming a member of the TiM Seminar Team via this link. The meeting is scheduled in the general channel. You can also directly access this meeting: Click here to join the meeting


  • If you are outside of Utrecht University,and you have not registered for the seminar yet, please reply to this email and you will receive an e-mail invitation to join the Team. The invitations will be sent out on Thursday morning. This is the UU manual with the steps on how to join as a guest. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties.

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