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Decolonizing Knowledge: Re-Centering Africa and African Epistemologies in the Quest for Global Transformation

16.06.2021 | 18:15 - 20:00
Decolonizing Knowledge, 16.06.2021

Decolonizing Knowledge, 16.06.2021
Bildquelle: Dahlem Humanities Center

Lecture by Oyeronke Oyewumi (Stony Brook University)

Currently, the call to decolonize universities, disciplines, social movements and even
knowledge itself, resonates globally. Nowhere is the quest for social transformation
more resonant than in Africa, and amongst peoples of African descent, given their
centuries-old place in the unequal/unjust global system. Since its inauguration,
Eurocentric epistemologies were foundational to the subjugation of conquered peoples
and their continuing domination.Thus the recovery of endogenous intellectual traditions
is necessary as Africans seek to reclaim their sovereignty. The lecture will draw from my
own decades-long research on African systems of knowledge, gender, race,
decoloniality, and self-recovery.

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen. Bitte melden Sie sich für die Teilnahme bis zum 14.06.2021 hier an. Die Zugangsdaten zum Online-Event werden Ihnen am Tag vor der Veranstaltung zugeschickt.

In Kooperation mit dem Dahlem Humanities Center, dem International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" und der International Week der Freien Universität Berlin.