Archive of Activities

This page contains a full list of all CPPE activities since 2004, including events, conferences & workshops,  and  seminars, lectures & reading groups.


SforSeminar16 February 2016 > David Gindis

Seminar: Taming the Critics of the Giant Corporation, 1965-1985

BusinessCare20153 February 2016 >

CPPE Care Workshop 2: Alternatives: Organising and consuming care

SforSeminar20 January 2016 > Ole Bjerg and Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen

Seminar: Seignorage in Denmark and the UK: a Comparative Analysis

BusinessCare201510 December 2015 >

CPPE Care Workshop 1: The Post-Fordist Care Regime - The Business of Care

SforSeminar28 October 2015 > Niamh Stephenson

Seminar: Modelling spectres of catastrophe and security in public health governance

2015-Hanlon Book

21 October 2015 > Panel discussion of Gerard Hanlon's new book The Dark Side of Management. Event is free but you must email Stephen Dunne to book a place.


7 July 2015 > Philip Mirowski

Public Talk: The political doctrine of neo-liberalism

Mirowski Workshop6 & 7 July 2015 > Philip Mirowski

Two workshops with Mirowski on 'What is science critique?' and 'Experts in markets or experts in nature'

SforSeminar23 January 2015 > Nottingham Contemporary lecture/seminar with Brian Holmes

Seminar: Aesthetics of Crisis

Care Symp Dec 201417-18 December 2014

Research Symposium on Care

SforSeminar2 December 2014 > Michael Pedersen & Sara Louise Muhr

Seminar: Organization Studies and Habits

SforSeminar12 November 2014 > Warren Neidich

Seminar: The Glossary of Cognitive Activism

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18-19 September 2014

CPPE Annual Research Symposium 2014

ReadinggroupsSummer 2014

Reading Group: Capital in the 21st Century

SforSeminar7 May 2014 > Double Seminar: Richard J White & Colin C Williams: Harnessing non-commodified labour practices. Chris Rossdale: Dancing Ourselves to Death: The Subject of Emma Goldman’s Nietzschean Anarchism.

2014-4-Technopolitics5 April 2014

Workshop Organisation and Technopolitics after 15M

SforSeminar2 April 2014 > Dave O’ Brien

Seminar: The price of organising: On the material practices of economic guidance within government

SforSeminar24 March 2014 > Armin Beverungen & Helge Peters

Seminar: Work – Data – Content: On Business Models in Academic Publishing

SforSeminar17 March 2014 > Max Haiven

Seminar: Fictitious Capital, Metaphoric Wealth: Financialization and its Discontents

2013-10TH-RED16-18 D E C E M B E R  2 0 1 3

SforSeminar13 November 2013 > Carl Cederström

Seminar: Biomorality

2013-10-Book Launch Anarchists29 October 2013 > Joint Book Launch & Discussion

Anarchists in the Boardroom // Managers in the Protest Camp

ReadinggroupsAutumn 2013

Reading Group: Financial Crisis

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CPPE Annual Research Symposium 2013


SforSeminar13 May 2013 > Nick Butler

Seminar: Joking Aside: Theorizing Laughter in Organization Studies
SforSeminar10 April 2013 > Michael Pedersen and Anders Raastrup Kristensen. Seminar: From Discourse to Desire in Identity Management: the case of Deleuze, Guattari and Joe the higher performing employee
2013-MacKenzie21 March 2013

Donald MacKenzie Workshop
ReadinggroupsSpring 2013 
Reading Group: AN Whitehead
[contact for info]
2012 Hard Cash6-7 December 2012

HARD CASH - The Workshop

SforSeminar7 November 2012 > Gerry Hanlon

Seminar: Confiscate the Soul



NoImage Black13-14 September 2012

CPPE Annual Symposium 2012

ReadinggroupsAutumn 2012
Reading Group: AN Whitehead
ReadinggroupsSummer 2012
Reading Groups:
1. Psychoanalysis of Organizations and Markets
2. Debt
Commons13-15 June 2012

Workshop Organizing the Commons
Hume31 May & 1 June 2012
A two-day Workshop with George Caffentzis
31.5: Money -- Ignoring Hume?
1.6: Crisis & Struggles
SforSeminar25 April 2012 > Stefano Harney

Seminar: Militant preservation

SforSeminar28 March 2012  > Dimitris Papadopoulos

Seminar: Neuroorganization

SforSeminar14 March 2012 > Gareth Brown, Emma Dowling, David Harvie, Keir Milburn Seminar: Routes out of crisis: the A, B and C of the present conjecture

Plotnitsky17-18 November 2011
A two-day Workshop with Arkady Plotnitsky

17.11: Continental Philosophy and the Social Sciences
18.11: Epistemology, Probability, Quantum Mechanics
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CPPE Annual Symposium 2011
Badiou201126-28 May 2011

Badiou, Business, Ethics
International Conference

Stengers201119-20 May 2011
A two-day Workshop with Isabelle Stengers
19.5: Critical Thinking Under the Capitalist Spell
20.5: Crafting Concepts

RecCommodities20114 May 2011
Reconsidering Commodities & Markets

An Afternoon of Practical Criticism

17 November 2010

Chair and Organiser: Peter Armstrong, University of Leicester
Presenters: Thomas Basbøll, Copenhagen Business School, Armin Beverungen, Bristol Business School and Susan Kinsey, University of Wolverhampton

Bodies of Theory Workshop

1-5 November 2010

CPPE 2010 Symposium


8-9 September 2010

Two day symposium where we discussed and debated a multitude of topics.


The Greek volcano: The political economy of austerity and reistance

16 June 2010


Is Resistance Really Futile?

9 March 2010

This workshop analysed a variety of theories of resistance insofar as they have been used to make sense of the realities of the modern workplace. Presentations throughout the day took a variety of conceptual and practical perspectives upon the question of resistance whilst the concluding roundtable attempted to establish common strands of analysis.


CPPE 2009 Symposium

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Our 2009 symposium where discussed and debated a multitude of topics.


What Does Wittgenstein Mean?

1-2 June 2009

Two-day workshop


The State of Things

29 April - 1 May 2009

Three day conference on the study of objects and artifacts and the various logics and dispositifs that underlie the formation of their fields of power, while combining them with modern and more classical forms of political economy.


CPPE 2008 Symposium

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Two day symposium where we discussed and debated a multitude of topics including Thomas Hobbes, resistance, international aid, comedy, contracts, stock markets, arbitrage, consulting, class composition, the fate of the business school, and much more.


Derrida, Business, Ethics

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Three day symposium on business ethics in the light of the work of Jacques Derrida.


The Ethics & Politics of the Real in Organization

21 September 2007

CPPE was pleased to host for the second time a seminar in the series organized by the Discourse Theory & Organization Network. The theme of this one-day workshop was 'The Ethics & Politics of the Real in Organization'. The day consisted of presentations, plus a roundtable discussion.


Symptoms of Organization: Deleuze, Foucault and Clinical Management Studies

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CPPE organised this two-day PhD conference on the theme of the critical and the clinical in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault in collaboration with the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School.


Bergson and the Future of Organization Studies

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A one day workshop which sought to explore some of Bergson’s ideas insofar as they might be said to offer insight into a thinking of the future of organization studies.



The Future in The Present: Occupying the Social Factory

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A two-day workshop on the meaning of autonomy today, both as a theoretical category and as a practice. Drawing draw together theorists, organizers and activists we considered questions of what class composition, insurgent sociality and autonomous political practice mean (or could mean) today.


Levinas, Business, Ethics

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A three day symposium on the work of Emmanuel Levinas and business ethics.

17-18 March 2005


Rethinking Foucault, Rethinking Political Economy

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Denaturing Darwin

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The Denaturing Darwin conference was jointly organised by the CPPE and the Department of Critical Theory and Organisation of the University for Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and held at the International School of Philosophy, Amersfoort, The Netherlands.


Approaching Critical Management Studies

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In November 2004, the CPPE welcomed doctoral students and staff from the University of Humanistics at Utrecht, for a week of seminars and discussion.






8 & 9 February 2012 > Ruud Kaulingfreks
8.2, Seminar: Non-identity and the Inoperative Organizations
9.2, Workshop: The Uselessness of Philosophy
Spring 2012
Reading Group:
Hume, Caffentzis

25 & 26 January 2012 > Gerry Hanlon
25.1, Seminar: The ‘Google Model' of Production
26.1, Workshop:  'Slipped off its Leash': Labour, Rent and the Crisis of Management Knowledge
Autumn 2011
Reading Group 
Plotnitsky, Deleuze
Spring 2011
Reading Group
Badiou, Stiegler, Stengers

The Moral Necessity of Austerity Examined

Presenter: Matthew Clement, University of the West of England
Assigned Respondent: Stephen Dunne, University of Leicester
Date: 23 February 2011

Presenter: Kenneth Weir, University of Leicester

Date: 2 February 2011


“There will be no class today.” An exploration of the links between campus activism and extremist action in the 1960s and 1970s

Presenter: Laura Freeman, University of Leicester
Assigned Respondent: Steve Vallance
Date: 19 January 2011

Responses to Crisis: Culture and Finance

Reading and Discussion Group

3 & 10 March 2010

Exposure: Exploring the Subject of Surveillance

Presenter: Kirstie Ball
Date: 25 March 2009

Move over G8, the G20’s the new star in town! Summitism and Crisis Management in the Global Economy

Presenter: Emma Dowling
Date: 24 March 2009

Murder, Mayhem and Gunfights: The soviet on the Monongahela (and why it should matter to a Critical Organisation Studies)

Presenter: Steve Vallance

Date: 25 February 2009

The Ontologisation of Society

Presenter: Dimitris Papadopoulos
Date: 21 January 2009

Matter and Memory Reading Group

Spring 2009

Marx and Political Economy 2 Reading Group

Spring 2009

The Anti-Oedipus Reading Group

Spring 2009

Bergson and Anarchism

Presenter: Michael Vaughan
Date: 26 November 2008

Patience and Failure as Virtues of Revolutionary Change

Presenter: Ruth Kinna
Date: 29 October 2008

From One-Dimensionality to Auto-Poesis: From Capitalist Organization to Convivial Self-Organization

Presenter: Jim Shorthose
Date: 15 October 2008

Marx and Political Economy 1 Reading Group

Autumn 2008

Freud Reading Group

Autumn 2008

Managing' Reductions in Working Hours: A Study of Work-Time and Leisure Preferences in UK Industry

Presenter: Dan Wheatley, Irene Hardill and Bruce Philp
Date: 5 March 2008

Marxism, Psychoanalysis and the State: Lessons from Slovenia

Presenter: Ian Parker
Date: 6 February 2008

The aristocratic origins of critical psychology: the case of the third earl of Shaftesbury

Presenter: Michael Billig
Date: 23 January 2008

Zombie Death Drive: Horror between Psycho-and Schizanalysis

Presenter: Fred Botting
Date: 28 November 2007

Resisting "global justice": how social movements disrupt the emancipatory logic of the West

Presenter: Simon Tormey
Date: 14 November 2007

What is a Militant?

Presenter: Nick Thoburn
Date: 7 November 2007

The Horrors of Accumulation or, will the revolution be zombified?

Presenter: Stephen Shukaitis
Date: 31 October 2007

Agamben's Homo Sacer: A Franciscan Ontology?

Presenter: Lorenzo Chiesa
Date: 17 October 2007

Forgetting Well (In Memory of Jacques Derrida)

Presenter: Nicholas Royle
Date: 21 March 2007

The Liturgy of Things

Presenter: Charlie Gere
Date: 21 February 2007

Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation

Presenter: Peter Hallward
Date: 19/20 February 2007

Beyond Nihilism: Notes Towards a Critique of Left-Heideggerianism in Italian Communist Thought

Presenter: Matteo Mandarini
Date: 7 February 2007

This Struggle Which Is Not One

Presenter: Stefano Harney
Date: 24 January 2007

IT, Again: or, How to Build an Ethical Institution

Presenter: Gary Hall
Date: 13 December 2006

Encountering the Bounds of the Nation State: The Politics of Reform in Bolivia

Presenter: Crawford Spence
Date: 22 November 2006

Virilio Over Hypermodern America

Presenter: John Armitage
Date: 25 October 2006

(Re)production of Organizational Time: Reading the Feminine Through Henri Lefebvre

Presenter: Ming Lim
Date: 4 October 2006

Ethics and Economy

Presenter: Dag Aasland
Date: 30 August 2006

Bio-political Art? Conceptualism, Capitalism and Contemporary Art

Presenter: Stephen Zepke
Date: 21 June 2006

Ethics with a Public Face

Presenter: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Date: 16 June 2006

Karl Marx's Social Time

Presenter: Glenn Rikowski
Date: 7 June 2006

Domesticating human and non-human animals

Presenter: Rene ten Bos
Date: 2 June 2006

The Critique of Civilization and the Growing Crisis

Presenter: John Zerzan
Date: 31 May 2006

A Precarious Beat: Moments of Excess, Safe Spaces and the Rhythm of the Multitude

Presenter: Keir Milburn
Date: 24 May 2006

Textual Promiscuity

Presenter: Thomas Basbøll
Date: 17 May 2006

After Power: Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty

Presenter: Steve Brown
Date: 10 May 2006

The Erotics of the Market: Inclusion and Seduction

Presenter: Urs Stäheli
Date: 8 March 2006

Governing Terror

Presenter: Michael Dillon
Date: 22 February 2006

The Economy of Art's Complicity: Rancière's Politics of Aesthetics

Presenter: Jonathan Dronsfield
Date: 8 February 2006

Real Abstraction Revisited

Presenter: Alberto Toscano
Date: 14 December 2005

Beyond Communitarians and Libertarians

Presenter: René ten Bos
Date: 26 October 2005

How Does Capital Corrupt?

Presenter: David Harvie
Date: 12 October 2005

The Affective Turn

Presenter: Patricia Clough
Date: 23 March 2005

Deleuze, Change, History

Presenter: Akseli Virtanen
Date: 16 March 2005

Practising Practical Philosophy

Presenter: Nigel Laurie
Date: 23 February 2005

Unstable Machines

Presenter: Ruud Kaulingfreks
Date: 26 January 2005


Presenter: Damian O'Doherty
Date: 10 November 2004

Universities and the Future of Knowledge Governance from the Viewpoint of Social Epistemology

Presenter: Steve Fuller
Date: 13 October 2004

Universal Shylockery

Presenter: Simon Critchley
Date: 9 June 2004

Parasites and Self-Organization

Presenter: Hugo Letiche
Date: 19 May 2004

Whither Social Capital?

Presenter: Ben Fine
Date: 21 April 2004

Advertising Myths

Presenter: Anne Cronin
Date: 18 February 2004

Khora, Khora, Khora

Presenter: Herman Rapaport
Date: 21 January 2004


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