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04/21/2022 - 04/21/2022 | Bayreuth / Johannesburg

“The Changing African Idea of Africa and the Future of African Studies”

Professor Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), will hold a public online seminar (zoom) on "Africa in Theory". Discussants are Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong (Harvard University), Professor Yolande Bouka (Queen’s University), Professor Nadia Yala Kisukidi (University of Paris), Professor Hlonipha Mokoena (Wits University), and Professor Felwinbe Sarr (Duke University).

The Chair in Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth in Germany in collaboration with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa are launching a Collaborative Research Project and Seminar Series on the theme: “The Changing African Idea of Africa and the Future of African Studies”.
This collaborative research is kickstarting with a series of seminars beginning in April 2022 consisting of invited speakers to address various aspects of the idea of Africa and the future of African Studies, and indeed expanding to the broader issues of epistemologies of the Global South. These seminars are held every month. The first seminar will be held by Professor Achille Mbembe on "Africa in Theory".

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04/21/2022 16:00 - 04/21/2022 18:00

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The seminar will be held via zoom. The link will be sent after online registration:
Bayreuth / Johannesburg

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Scientists and scholars, Students

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Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, Philosophy / ethics, Politics, Social studies, Teaching / education

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




Christian Wißler



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