Tuesday 21 April 2015, 8.00am
21 - 22 April 2015, 8.00am - 4.00pm
University of Edinburgh
Every year the Centre of African Studies hosts an annual conference on key issues at the cutting edge of Africa-related research. These conferences bring together internationally renowned scholars and members of the African Studies community in the UK and abroad to present and discuss new directions in African Studies.
Our 2016 conference focuses on Decolonizing the Academy. It calls for a collective examination of how knowledge and power are defined, distributed, and denied through high education institutions in the UK, Africa, and globally.
These questions are not new. Rather, they remain at the forefront of our academic and professional enterprise, posing questions for the very legitimacy of our diverse endeavours.
Visit decolonizingtheacademy.wordpress.com for full details on the conference and its themes.
The call for panel and paper proposals will be released 15 November 2015.
This is one of two conferences for 'Decolonizing the Academy'.
Decolonizing the Academy I: Decoloniality, Transmodernity and the World System takes place on 24 - 26 February at the University of Edinburgh. See below for further details.