24 May 2022
18:00  - 20:00

University of Basel, Kollegienhaus, Aula 033

Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S)

Vortragsreihe / Ringvorlesung, Kolloquium / Seminar

Decolonize University! Re-imagining Theories and Practices of Knowledge Production

From Anticolonialism to Decolonization: Radical Possibilities

In recent years we have seen new and more efforts and voices speaking out to decolonize academia worldwide. What does it mean to decolonize the university and higher education? Why is it important and what does it entail? The call to decolonize the classroom, universities and knowledge production means to tackle the violence of colonial legacies that until this very day continue to manifest in the form of racialized, classed and gendered inequalities and violence across our societies, in and outside of academia.

Lecture Series (bi-weekly)
The series aims to create a dialogue about decolonisation and foster connections across scholarships by bringing together our conversations at the University of Basel with invited guests who approach their academic, institutional and/or political work from a decolonial perspective. Herewith we will be looking beyond university through engaging with Non-Western ways of knowing as well as ongoing anti-colonial struggles, testimonies and movements. Engaging with practices of un-learning that bring together academics, students, staff and others, will be both difficult and empowering. To guide our conversations, we invite the participants to reflect collectively upon a series of questions: what is the scope of radical decolonial pedagogies in our education system? Can a decolonial approach in pedagogy and research lead to institutional, societal, and political changes? What are the limitations of these actions within a neoliberal context?

Weekly Seminar
The lecture series intends to offer an inclusive, horizontal and bottom-up approach to knowledge production and exchange. This bi-weekly lecture series will therefore be accompanied by a weekly seminar, that allows Master and PhD students such as those that are interested in further deepening into these conversations, to further reflect on the lecture series and engage with each other’s work in academia and beyond.

This weeks lecture:
From Anticolonialism to Decolonization: Radical Possibilities
Prof. Priyamvada Gopal (University of Cambridge)

Members of the University of Basel can inscribe for both the lecture series and the weekly seminar through the course directory.

For anyone interested in participating who is not a member of the University, please register via email to j.buechele@unibas.ch

Listening in via zoom is possible on the events that take place in person at the University.

Please find the full program of the lecture series in the link below.

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