Positive irritations, creative approaches and spaces for discussion – a student project on post- and decolonial theories

Background and Motivation In the summer semester of 2020 we, Vanessa and Semina (BA students at the University of Bayreuth), attended the seminar “Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies”, offered at the Chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology by Thiago Pinto Barbosa. In the last session of the seminar, we discussed different possibilities to engage with socialContinue reading “Positive irritations, creative approaches and spaces for discussion – a student project on post- and decolonial theories”

“Eine Geste reicht nicht aus”

Gastbeitrag von Katharina Schramm Thema des Tages: “Deutschland hat über ein Jahrhundert gebraucht, um dem Genozid an den Herero und Nama selbst als Völkermord zu bezeichnen. Jetzt liegt der Entwurf für ein Abkommen vor, das die Schuld betont und Geld an die Nachfahren fließen lässt. Doch der Ethnologin Katharina Schramm geht das nicht weit genug.Continue reading ““Eine Geste reicht nicht aus””

Wissenschaft und Universität zwischen kolonialer Vergangenheit, postkolonialer Gegenwart und dekolonialer Zukunft

Online Workshop, 19-21 June, University of Tübingen This 3-day workshop at the University of Tübingen featured a range of formats (lectures, panel discussions, labs, and presentations) around issues of epistemology, knowledge production, and the university as they concern colonial continuities and decolonial futures. The keynote lecture and other recorded events are available as livestream recordingsContinue reading “Wissenschaft und Universität zwischen kolonialer Vergangenheit, postkolonialer Gegenwart und dekolonialer Zukunft”

Book Launch

Political Values and Narratives of Resistance: Social Justice and the Fractured Promises of Post-colonial States. Edited By Fiona Anciano and Joanna Wheeler.  On 9 June 2021, 3pm  – 5pm (SAST)/ 2pm – 4pm (UCT) About the book This book brings together multidisciplinary perspectives to explore how political values and acts of resistance impact the delivery of social justice in post-colonialContinue reading “Book Launch”