RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

The research colloquium “Reversing the Gaze” is an interdisciplinary forum to reflect on methodological, conceptual and theoretical issues related to knowledge production in Area Studies and comparative social sciences.


  • Research Colloquium, Fall Semester 2021: “Making concepts work”

    The focus of this semester is on the translation and operationalization of social scientific concepts in specific historical contexts and socio-cultural environments. The colloquium will engage with methodological and theoretical issues bearing on the translation of concepts across regions, across disciplines, and across academic and non-academic contexts.


    program

    Wed 29.09.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Retribalization across time and space
    Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba & Matthias Maurer Rueda (Centre for African Studies Basel/Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel)


    Wed 13.10.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Translating Black-Boxes
    Elísio Macamo (Centre for African Studies Basel/Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel)


    Wed 27.10.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Unspent Funds: Mobilisation and Accountability Post-COVID
    Sruthi Herbert (University of Edinburgh), Christine Lutringer (Graduate Institute Geneva)


    Wed 10.11.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Chatterjee Revisited: Contextualizing Political Societies
    Stephan Hochleithner & Benedikt Korf (Department of Geography, University of Zurich)


    New date: Wed 01.12.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Translating Forms of Knowledge
    Maria Paula Meneses (Centro de Estudos Sociais e Económicos, Universidade de Coimbra)


    Wed 08.12.2021, 12.15-14.00
    Review session
    Ralph Weber (Institute of European Global Studies, University of Basel)


    The colloquium takes place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please register via email to: rtg@unibas.ch.


    PhD candidates and advanced MA students can earn credits (3 ECTS credit points). In order to do so, participants should write a report on one of the sessions.

    PhD candidates and students at the University of Basel can register for the course via MOnA (course no. 62347-01).

    PhD candidates and students at other Swiss universities can register via the University of Basel Student Administration Office.