Talk THEORY FROM AFRICA
22 August 2017
Details: Centre for Indian Studies Invites you to A postcolonial rethinking of the State and Nation by Gurminder Bhambra, University of Warwick:
Discussions of the nation-state are generally based on the presumption of its emergence as a ‘pure-type’ in Europe and to be understood in modified, culturally inflected terms elsewhere. However, what scholars rarely take into consideration is that the ‘pure-type’ of the nation-state was actually, empirically, an imperial state with more expansive boundaries and polities. In this talk, I reconsider social scientific accounts of the emergence of the nation-state in the context of the 'connected histories' of colonialism and empire.
Venue: @ CB 8 Robert Sobukwe Block (Wits Central Block
Talk Theory From Africa Workshop
23 August 2017
Details: Centre for Indian Studies Invites you to Fanon Today by Anthony Bogues, Brown:
We live in a world in which the possibilities of forms of human life that can exist in freedom, equality and common association seem be a form of utopia. We are aware that critical thought and theory have come to a standstill and the Western archive is exhausted . This talk will position Fanon not just as a radical thinker of decolonization but a radical thinker about the possibilities of forms of human life which would enable the creation of freedom . It will argue that Fanon belongs to a current of black radical thought that attempts to ask foundational questions about the world today . The talk will map elements of this tradition and its relevance for grappling with the contemporary issues of human freedom.
Venue: @ CB 8 Robert Sobukwe Block (Wits Central Block) More information » Talk THEORY FROM AFRICA
24 August 2017
Details: Centre for Indian Studies Invites you to What do Science, Technology and Innovation mean from Africa by Clapperton C. Mavhunga, MIT:
In the literature on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of science, technology, and innovation rather than a maker of them. This talk argues that STI in Africa is not merely the product of “technology transfer” from elsewhere but the working of African knowledge. Based on the just-published edited volume under the same title, the lecture invites us to seriously grapple with African ways of looking, meaning-making, and creating, specifically to see Africans as intellectual agents whose perspectives constitute authoritative knowledge and whose strategic deployment of both endogenous and inbound things represents an African-centered notion of STI
Venue: @ CB8, Robert Sobukwe Block (Wits Central Block)