Archive for December, 2007

The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics, 5-Feb-08

22 December 2007

Those of you who attended Graham Harman’s talk at the LSE or have listened to the recording will already know that Harman has completed the manuscript for his latest book entitled Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics. ANTHEM is currently busy organising a symposium to take place on 5 February 2008 at the LSE. It will be a unique encounter between authors, texts and readers, by bringing together Graham Harman, Bruno Latour and a roomful of philosophers and social scientists to discuss the issues raised by the manuscript. Our aim is to evaluate the contribution of Latourian actor-network theory to philosophy and its implications for social science research.

Bruno Latour’s public lecture at the LSE, 4-Feb-08

19 December 2007

Bruno Latour will give a public lecture at the European Institute at the LSE between 18:30 and 20:00 on Monday 4 February 2008. The lecture is entitled “Another European Tradition: traceability of the social and the vindication of Gabriel Tarde” and is part of the 2008 Franco-British Europe Dialogue series.

Do Economists Make Markets?

13 December 2007

Those interested in economic sociology, the performativity of markets, and the role of actor-network theory in producing these types of accounts might also be interested in Do Economists Make Markets? On the Performativity of Economics, a new book edited by Donald MacKenzie, Fabian Muniesa & Lucia Siu.


Recording of ANTHEM session 11-Dec-07

13 December 2007

The recording (2 hours 23 minutes) of this week’s ANTHEM session is now available. We discussed the concluding chapters of Latour’s Reassembling the Social.


ANTHEM meets Michel Callon, Yuval Millo and Fabian Muniesa

12 December 2007

On 7 December 2007 a few members of ANTHEM attended a memorable discussion session on the occasion of the launch of Market Devices, a volume edited by Michel Callon, Yuval Millo and Fabian Muniesa. The book, published in the Sociological Review Monograph Series, is a collection of case studies on the performativity of markets, building on the efforts of Michel Callon to extend actor-network theory into the domain of economic sociology.

Bruno Latour Audio/Video

4 December 2007

We now have a page with a compilation of audio and video recordings of Bruno Latour. Enjoy!

We have moved…

1 December 2007

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