1.What are the challenges and prospects of decolonising knowledge production given our colonialist context here at Leiden/The Netherlands/Europe?
2.How can we decolonise our research process in a rigorous and sustained manner, and not as a performative gesture?
3.What concrete steps and approaches can we take to decolonise our pedagogy/teaching?
Programme and speakers
The Decolonising Knowledge symposium is a three-hour online event. First, we begin with a panel of guest speakers from a variety of faculties and institutes of the university, who will offer introductory remarks on the three themes given above. The speakers include:
Karwan Fatah-Black (Humanities)
Francio Guadeloupe (KITLV)
Tana Joseph (University of Amsterdam/AstroComms)
Maria Gabriela Palacio Ludena (Humanities)
Pedro Russo (Leiden Observatory)
Karen Smith (Humanities)
We then continue with break-out rooms in which all participants can engage in more intimate discussions on the themes. Finally, we will end with a plenary of wide-ranging debate and input on the Decolonising Collective’s next steps.
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Densua Mumford (Leiden University)
Vineet Thakur (Leiden University)
Joseph Sony Jean (KITLV)
Tibisay Sankatsing Nava (KITLV)