Overview: "While the popularisation of a coherent decolonial paradigm may be one of the most significant developments within academia in recent years, there has not been enough focus on the implications of this ‘decolonial turn’ for research methods and methodologies.…
The 15th SIEF Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore) took place online in June 2021, organised around the theme “Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation and Transgression.” Scholars, activists, heritage practitioners, artists…
In Part 2 of this blog, three members of the Decolonial Dialogues co-editorial team continue their conversation about decolonising approaches to language teaching, learning, communication and research, within and beyond the academy. Furthering their responses to the initial provocation – “Whose language matters?”– particular emphasis is placed on issues of affect, emotion, vulnerability and care when undertaking decolonial work. An additional, creative feature is the inclusion of “Krik? Krak!” (or, “Crick? Crack!”) as a multilingual call-and-response device: specifically interweaving Jamaican Patois poetics, Indigenous North African Kabyle greetings, written in (ancient Berber) Tifinagh script, and the disability rights slogans of singing-sign language ("Chansigne") advocates.
Orson Nava’s documentary film “Decolonising the Curatorial Process” features recordings of conference footage and individual interviews with a range of contributors who examine ways that decolonial activists, museologists, political scientists, historians and other scholar-activists from South Africa, Kenya and the UK are working with radical museum curators to challenge Eurocentric approaches to the study of history.
On Wednesday 30th September 2020 (12.00-13.30 BST) SEAC will host an online roundtable discussion themed around 'Decolonising Higher Education' in relation to the Southeast Asian region, and beyond. The three participating speakers are: Dr Leon Moosavi (Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore), Tamara Soukotta (PhD Researcher, Leiden University), and Dr Lisa Tilley (Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London).
Salma Shaka's new blog post for Decolonial Dialogues discusses recent contributions to two creative, collaborative initiatives: the podcast Diaspora Disorientate; and the online book club and reading group, Palestine Writes Back.
"Rethinking (de)coloniality: how useful are the terms 'global North vs South'?" - A free online event organised by the Sheffield Institute of International Development (SIID), Thursday 25th June, 16.00-18.00 BST (hosted via Blackboard Collaborate).
Internationally renowned film-maker, installation artist and Academician Isaac Julien CBE RA, in conversation with Professor Louise Yelin. Virtual event, 22 April 2020.
Online Seminar: "The Past, Present, and Future Entangled: Memory-Work as Decolonial Praxis," 16th April 2020, 1.15-3.00pm Central European Summer Time.
The following selection of websites, blogs, and other online resources was compiled by Carol Ann Dixon to spotlight the achievements and contributions of selected individuals, collectives and organisations actively engaged in the decolonisation of knowledge, inclusive practices and the pursuit…