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Towards Decolonised Futures: Challenging the politics of knowing and being

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Towards Decolonised Futures: An interdisciplinary conference challenging the politics of knowing and being

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From the toppling of slave-trader Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol in early June 2020 to renewed demands to decolonise the (higher) education curriculum, the indignation following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis prompted a global movement aiming at reversing social injustices and inequalities generated by slavery, settlerism and colonialism.

Among scholars, postcolonialism and decolonisation have attracted great interest. From the earlier writings of Fanon and Said, to more recent contributions by scholars such as Quijano, Mignolo or Spivak, academic research has challenged Western dominance over knowledge production and its devaluation of indigenous ways of knowing and being.

This has great relevance for practitioners working in a variety of fields, including education, social work, international development and humanitarian assistance.

This conference brings together academics, government officials, practitioners and global citizens from around the globe to address a variety of themes. Themes include, but are not limited to, decolonising the curriculum, legacies of slavery, settlerism and colonialism, justice in a postcolonial world, social movements for decolonisation, and the politics of knowledge production.

For more info and to consult the detailed programme of the conference, please visit:

https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/events/2021/05/towards-decolonised-futures

Closer to the date of the conference, you will be requested to register for those panels you are interested in attending.

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