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09/20/2018 - 09/21/2018 | Leipzig

Internationalization of Colonial Knowledge Production

Authors Workshop

The workshop aims at bringing together current trends in historiography, addressing the transnational workings of knowledge production, with a focus on the production of colonial knowledge / the colonial production of knowledge. In our understanding, this nexus of (trans)national, (trans)imperial and colonial dynamics in the production of knowledge is a vital crux of global history as it underpins nineteenth- and twentieth-century academia as much as it facilitated and drew upon colonization in Africa and Asia. We particularly want to emphasize the institutionalization of transnational and transimperial ‘colonial sciences’; its contribution to the establishment of academic disciplines, with all its Eurocentric, universalistic and imperialist underpinnings; and the enmeshment with colonial policy - making and lived realities in African and Asian colonies under control - or out of control. In terms of the format, we envisage an intensive discussion of precirculated papers, which will be critically discussed in preparation of a joint publication.

The workshop is organized by Geert Castryck (Collaborative Research Centre ‘Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition’ (SFB 1199) at Leipzig University) and Katja Naumann (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig) in cooperation with the Network on Transimperial Cooperation at the University of Erfurt and with the support of the Forum for the Study of the Global Condition and the CRC ‘Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition’ at Leipzig University.

Information on participating / attending:
The workshop is open to everybody interested but we ask for pre-registration by e-mail. For registration and programme information please contact the organisers ( and; for administrative matters, please contact Antje Zettler (


09/20/2018 13:00 - 09/21/2018 13:00

Event venue:

Seminar Room
Collaborative Research Centre ‘Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition’ (SFB 1199)
Leipzig University
Nikolaistraße 6 -10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

History / archaeology

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




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