24th March: 7.00pm

Transforming Global Futures
Maria Leonard will be in conversation with Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya to talk through her research.

Maria Leonard will be in conversation with Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya to talk through her research with the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) centre at CRASSH as part of Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics.

Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya is Principal Research Associate and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project ARTEFACT as of March 2018, and founding director of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), since September 2017.

Dr Hamati-Ataya’s research lies at the intersection(s) of world politics, global/world history, social theory, natural and historical epistemology, and the anthropology, history, and sociology of knowledge, science, and technology. Her ongoing project ARTEFACT aims to develop a novel understanding and theorisation of ‘the global’ by examining the constitution and transformation of global political structures from the anthropological perspective of humankind’s epistemic development.

Dr Hamati-Ataya is the founding editor of the book series Global Epistemics at Rowman & Littlefield, and co-editor, with Arlene B Tickner and David L Blaney, of the Routledge book series Worlding Beyond the West.

We will ask:

  • How are global political systems constituted or transformed? What might we say about technology and science regarding this?
  • Imagining otherwise: what are the barriers and constructed epistemic frameworks that may inhibit re-making a relationship with the future, its ‘path’, and more.
  • What is a global future? Is there a way that the social worlds of global governing structures and policy-making?

Age 16+.

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date & time

date & time

Thur. 24th March
(doors 6.45pm)
Duration: 1.5 hours



Senate Room, Lanyon Building, QUB



Free admission

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