“Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Decolonisation” was the topic of a workshop organised by the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science of the University of Johannesburg. The event took place on 9 March 2023 in the context of a collaboration visit by project members Lerato Posholi and Ralph Weber from 6–10 March 2023.
In the course of the workshop, the participants explored different aspects of decolonisation and epistemic injustice, including concepts and politics of Eurocentrism (Ralph Weber), the question of how to decolonise (Dimpho Takane), Kwasi Wiredu’s conceptual decolonisation (Lerato Posholi), or the complications of decolonising the curriculum (Veli Mitova).
The workshop was organised by the University of Johannesburg’s African Centre for Epistemology of Science in collaboration with the Reversing the Gaze project.
Read more on the website of the Institute for European Global Studies, Basel.
In this semester, the colloquium will focus on current debates in and critics of Area Studies and the various attempts to save them (e.g. new area studies, global area studies). We will discuss theoretical and methodological implications of using socio-scientific concepts across regional or historical contexts for our understanding of Area Studies and, in particular, the role of relationality with regards to both the scope of inquiry (as opposed to the object of inquiry) and the configuration of the region or area of study.
Mon 06.03.2023, 12:30-14:00 CET Introduction: Beyond Area Studies Benedikt Korf (Department of Geography, University of Zurich)
Mon 20.03.2023, 12:30-14:00 CET Area studies, geography and critical Muslim studies James Derrick Sidaway (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore)
Mon 03.04.2023, 12:30-14:00 CET The Globalityof Higher Education Research as an Area Study Patrício Langa (University of the Western Cape/Eduardo Mondlane University)
Mon 24.04.2023, 12:30-14:00 CET Area studies and other containers Aline Schläpfer (Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel)
Mon 22.05.2023, 12:30-14:00 CET Review session
The colloquium takes place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please use the registration form to register for one or several sessions.