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Bernard Stiegler Lecture

On the afternoon of 29 January 2013 we hosted a special public lecture by French philosopher Bernard Stiegler. The one-hour lecture was entitled ‘General Organology, Digital Studies and the Neurosciences’ and offered a succinct account of some of the major preoccupations of Stiegler’s groundbreaking recent work at the theoretical forefront of the digital humanities. A video of Stiegler's lecture can be viewed below.

The lecture was followed by a workshop of four research papers on different aspects of Stiegler’s work, two of them by expert members of CRPLA (Miguel Beistegui and Seán Hand) and the other two by leading authorities Christina Howells (Oxford) and Gerald Moore (Durham), whose co-edited volume of new critical essays on Stiegler is forthcoming Autumn 2013 with Edinburgh University Press as Stiegler and Technics. Stiegler responded generously to each paper in turn, as well as to questions and other contributions from members of the audience. Warwick's International Digital Laboratory was an apposite venue for the afternoon’s activities, which were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of French Studies.