“Concepts without borders”: Reversing the Gaze at the VAD Conference

Watch the roundtable and panels convened by our project members at the conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD) in Freiburg im Breisgau (7-10 June 2022).

Rose Marie Beck, Patricio Langa, Ralph Weber, Peter Ronald DeSouza and Elísio Macamo at the roundtable “Concepts Without Borders”, VAD Conference in Freiburg i.Br., 8 June 2022

Concepts without borders: Reversing the Gaze at the VAD Conference

Roundtable chaired by Elisio Macamo (University of Basel) and Ralph Weber (University of Basel)

Speakers: Patrício Langa (UWCUEM), Peter DeSouza (Retired Professor), Rose Marie Beck (University of Leipzig), Claudia Derichs (HU Berlin)

The politics and epistemic value of positionality

Panel convened by Lerato Posholi and Ralph Weber

Translating concepts from Africa to Europe

Panel convened by Winnie Kanyimba and Matthias Maurer Rueda

”In our own words – African perspectives on knowledge production and science” – lecture by Elísio Macamo

In his lecture, Elísio Macamo, Principle Investigator in the Reversing the Gaze project, discusses the field of African Studies as the reflection of how one comes to the knowledge of Africa and the ability to talk truthfully about the African continent.

The online lecture series “In our own words – African perspectives on knowledge production and science” was developed in the framework of the Pilot African Postgraduate Academy and is as a cooperation of Prof Dr Elísio Macamo, Prof Dr Mamadou Diawara and L.I.S.A.Science Portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. 

> See the lecture on the L.I.S.A Website