Academic research in a decolonizing world: towards new ways of thinking and acting critically?

8 ma
8 oktober 2018
KITLV Koninklijk Instituut van Taal-Land- en Volkenkunde, Reuvensplaats 2, Leiden

What do concepts of ‘de/coloniality’ and ‘postcolonial’ mean for current critical scholarship? During this two-day workshop, organized by the KITLV and Leiden University, we will explore why and how this question matters to scholars today. Together with two internationally renowned  keynote speakers; dr. Priyamvada Gopal and prof. dr. Walter Mignolo, and several early career and senior scholars, we aim to reflect upon and deepen critical awareness of our past and present academic positions and practices in relation to the call to decolonize academia that has recently intensified inside and outside of academic institutes worldwide.

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Seats for the public parts of the conference are limited. If you want to attend, please save the date. Further details about the programme, participants, locations, and the registration will follow by the end of August. This workshop is co-funded by LU research profile ‘Asian Modernities and Traditions’ (AMT), KITLV Research, KITLV Vereniging.

Hosts: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) & Leiden University/Global Interactions
Organizers: Sanne Rotmeijer (KITLV), Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV), Priya Swamy (National Museum of World Cultures)

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