Decolonial Research Methods, Online Seminar Series (October-December 2021), organised by Dr Leon Moosavi

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.…

Discussing Anti-Racist Activism in Museums at the SIEF 2021 International Congress

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…

Daffodils and Snow: Whose Language Matters? Part 2. Considering Issues of Affect and Emotion within Decolonial Work

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.

“Decolonising the Curatorial Process” – a new film, produced and directed by Dr Orson Nava

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.

SEAC Seminar Series: Roundtable on Decolonising Higher Education (30/9/2020)

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).

Rethinking (de)coloniality: how useful are the terms ‘global North’ vs ‘South’? SIID online event, 25 June 2020

"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).