December 13 to 15, 2012:

Trans-Science Conference

Dec 13-15, 2012

Franke Institute for the Humanities

1100 E. 57th Street

'Trans-' evokes a relational concept that brings together otherwise divergent categories, registers, perspectives, materialities and modalities of being.  It speaks to questions of circulation, commensuration and incommensurability, describes and structures knowledge practices and is integral to epistemologies of comparison and difference.  The Trans-Science Conference attempts to put these different implicit and explicit conversations around the 'trans-' in conversation with one another by asking how we might think with, through and against the polyvalence of the 'trans-' in concepts such as translation, transduction, transformation, transfection, or transversality, from a range of disciplinary perspectives and domains.  

We hope you will join us as we interrogate 'trans-' categories as epistemic things; as signifiers of circulation, commensuration and comparison (and their various limits, occlusions and impossibilities) in relation to the political economies within which they are embedded and which they help construct.

For a list of planned speakers, the official schedule, and access to speakers' papers, please click here to visit the official conference page.

Please note that this event runs from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (December 13-15).  Please check the conference page for the official schedule. This event is free and open to the public and is made possible by the generous assistance of the Lichtstern Fund the Center for the Study of Community and Society, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).  If you require further information or assistance to attend this conference, please contact

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