The Northern Theory School is a new interdisciplinary network – launched in 2013 – that gathers together researchers at European universities who work in the field of critical and cultural theory. It will promote new collaborative research in critical theory via a range of initiatives including annual symposia, workshops, reading groups and other events. In particular, areas of interest include:

• Aesthetics

• The Animal

• The Archive

• Biopolitics

• Capital

• Comparative Literature

• Deconstruction

• The Event

• The Frankfurt School

• History of Science

• Metaphysics

• Media Ecologies

• Vitalisms and Anti-Vitalisms

• The Object

• Parrhesia

• Postcolonial Lifeworlds

• Psychoanalysis

• Political Theology

• Realism

• Refugees, States and Statelessness

• Resistance, Insurrection, Revolution

• Sovereignty

• Technics

In 2014, the Northern Theory School launched an annual public lecture programme with an inaugural lecture by Professor Lorraine Daston (Executive Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin). In 2015, we launched a new book series entitled Futures of the Archive: Theory, Criticism, Crisis (Rowman and Littlefield International). Please email the organisers, Arthur Bradley and/or Simon Swift, if you would like to become a member or to be kept informed of events.