Epidemos Research Seminar Series 2020/2021

A mini series of co-created guest events linked to the Biopower postgraduate course at the University of Edinburgh.

The Epidemos seminars form part of the DELC Seminar Series 2020/2021.

The events are designed to turn COVID limitations on learning and knowledge exchange into innovative engagement opportunities for everyone.

Epidemos seminars are linked to the Biopower postgraduate course at the University of Edinburgh, but are open to all.

What’s in a name?

“Epidemos” takes inspiration from the Greek epi + demos (on the people), a phrase originally carrying political rather than immunological inflections. Under this prompt, our events engage in radically contemporary debates on biopower, coloniality, and the emerging new ecologies of action and thought. 

About Biopower

Biopower is a practice-led Vertically Integrated Programme open to all students eligible for level 10 and 11 study at Edinburgh.

Within Biopower, students explore and challenge premises in French and Italian Biopolitics. They share in the cocreation of the course, taking coleading and coproduction roles, including in the co-ordination of guest seminars.

The overall aim is to encourage learning as shared process, empowering participants to reflect on the kinds and variables of biopower we engage in every day.


In the interests of audience and speaker wellbeing during COVID-19, and while restrictions over social distancing remain in place, all events will be taking place online until at least September 2021.

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