Verschlagwortet: postcolonial studies

“Islam” as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870

This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the conference „“Islam“ as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870″ which will take place on October 11-12 2018 in Berlin. The conference is a collaboration of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin (Research Cluster „Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge”) and the Freie Universität Berlin.

CfA: Summer Academy “Reconfiguring the (Non-)Political”

Summer Academy in Tunis, 28 August to 04 September 2016 Deadline: 29 February 2016 Call for Applications (pdf) The research units “Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa” and “Figures of Thought | Turning Points. Cultural Practices and Social Change in the Arab World”,…

10 things I learned at World Scripts in Cape Town

By Piers Kelly, participant of the Winter Academy. Republished from his blog Brave New Words. It’s been some time now since the World Scripts Winter Academy at the University of Cape Town came to an end. Organised this year in the framework of Zukunftsphilologie, an initiative of the Forum Transregionale…

Refugee Settlements and the Role of Education in Post-Partition West Bengal

Research Project (to be discussed at the Winter Academy) by Kaustubh Mani Sengupta. Kaustubh Mani Sengupta joined the Max Weber Stiftung Transnational Research Group “Poverty and Education in Modern India” after finishing his PhD in 2013. In his current project, he is looking at the ways West Bengal refugees negotiated with the post-colonial situation and the role of education in their lives. The project studies the role of education and school in the lives of the refugees who settled in West Bengal after the partition […]

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