Course: Decolonization in Contemporary Science and Research: Unveiling Histories, Challenging Practices
The concept of decolonization has gained significant attention and momentum in recent years across academic, social, and political spheres. Decolonization extends to various aspects of society, including culture, education, politics, and economics. Ravaka Andriamihaja and Medinat Malefakis host a course on Decolonization at the University of Bern for the Spring semester 2024.
Reversing the Gaze: Using Concepts Across Borders
The conference brings together reflections on the use of concepts across borders in social sciences. Its first aim is to share and discuss the results of the SNSF Sinergia project "Reversing the Gaze", and to examine other cases of applying socio-scientific concepts across regional or historical contexts. Its second aim is to explore the epistemological and methodological implications of turning the gaze traditionally directed at the Rest towards the West.
Swiss Researching Africa Days 2024
The 8 th edition of the Swiss Researching Africa Days will take place on 25−26 October 2024 at the Insti- tute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern. The Swiss Society for African Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. In this context, the two concepts, sustainability and transformations, may be understood broadly and can be addressed from all angles and points of view. For instance, they may be discussed in relation with institutions, practices, policies, disciplines, and research areas. In order to ensure adequate representation of all subject areas and activities, we accept proposals outside the general theme.