BIGSAS Colloquium in the Knowledge Lab of the Cluster
Moderator: Prof. Dr Martin Doevenspeck
Thursday, 17 June, 4-6 pm, online via Zoom
If you would like to participate please contact Julius Junginger (email@example.com).
We have compiled all relevant information about the BIGSAS Colloquium in a guide (PDF).
How to do a doctorate in BIGSAS
Dr Christine Scherer
The Welcome Seminar of BIGSAS is designed to provide general but crucial information for new Junior Fellows who take up the doctorate in BIGSAS. The seminar is organised along diverse themes and offers insights into general aspects of doing a doctorate as well as specific aspects of structures of the research-oriented doctoral training in the BIGSAS in connection links to the Africa Multiple Cluster. The seminar is compulsory for newcomers who want to accomplish a doctorate in BIGSAS.
Start: Friday, 30 April, 9 am, online
Epistemologies of the Global South: Contributions to Reconfiguration of African Studies
Prof. Dr Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Dr Christine Vogt-William
Epistemologies of the Global South embody knowledges that have been silenced and displaced as a result of the unfolding of Euromodernity and its constitutive elements of racism, empire, capitalism and patriarchy. The epistemologies of the Global South are resilient and they confront the problem of cognitive injustice, that is, the practice of non-recognition of diverse ways through which diverse people make sense of the world and themselves. Therefore, epistemologies of the Global South are directly linked to struggles for re-existence of those people who were subjected to coloniality but maintain their will to live. Throughout the seminar, the decolonial analytical category of intersectionality and engendering of knowledge production is deployed as an intrinsic component of decolonization as it highlights how historically and socially produced modes life and living are aggravated by race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, able-bodied-ness, among other cultural and political identity vectors. As a decolonial critical praxis, intersectionality clears space for marginalized groups to articulate new and old realities from their situated standpoints. Therefore, the seminar series and discussions draw insights from epistemologies of the Global South and decoloniality to test their contribution and applicability to the reconfiguration of African Studies.
Start: Monday, 19 April, 10 am, online
Managing your thesis as a project
Dr Anette Hammerschmidt (CrossCultural Orientation)
3 and 4 May 2021, presumably online via Zoom