KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
  • If you are interested in presenting your current or future work at the KLI, please contact the Scientific Director or the Executive Manager.

Event Details

Agents and Agency: A KLI Reading Group
2022 Writing-up Fellows
2022-12-12 12:00 - 2022-12-12 12:00
phil Cafe, Vienna
Organized by 2022 Writing-up Fellows

This reading group is loosely but seriously centered around agency.

We look at texts that either use the term or can be read with agency as a lens. The focus includes but is not limited to ideas in social anthropology and the philosophy of biology, and we aim at attaining interdisciplinary insights on the matter. The group is led by the Writing Up fellows, but we will happily welcome anyone who is interested (even if your participation is sporadic or spontaneous).

In the first session, which will take place at phil, a bar/cafe/bookshop at Gumpendorfer Str. 10 in Vienna, at 16:30 on December 12th. We will read a short article by human ecologist and social anthropologist Alf Hornborg (11.5 pages) and an even shorter piece by social anthropologist Tim Ingold (6.5 pages), in which they challenge the late Bruno Latour’s broad notion of agency (the Actor–Network Theory, or ANT).