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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät | Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften | Regionale Fachbereiche | Zentralasien-Seminar | Tibet & Himalaya Lecture Series Wintersemester 2021/2022, Decolonising Himalayan Studies? - Putting Theory into Practice -

Tibet & Himalaya Lecture Series Wintersemester 2021/2022, Decolonising Himalayan Studies? - Putting Theory into Practice -

Semesterprogramm des Tibet-Kolloquiums. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen!

Decolonising Himalayan Studies? - Putting Theory into Practice -

Koordination: Mareike Wulff

                     Tara Herbener

Ort: Online via Zoom

Uhrzeit: Montag 18.15 - 19.30 Uhr

 

Decolonisation is a concern that is extending into various areas of
academic discourse and knowledge production. In an institutional context
decoloniality, as Walter Mignolo (2017) puts it, has the claim to de-link
(detach) epistemologies from colonial hierarchies of knowledge in order to
engage in an epistemic reconstitution.

But also, in popular discourse, the term ‚decolonisation‘ currently receives
an increasing amount of attention. Acknowledging this trend, the lecture
series raises the question in what form decolonisation could come
theoretically for the field of Himalayan studies and how the implementation
could look like. Reflecting on this discourse, we have invited academics and experts from varying disciplines to share their experiences and thoughts on the matter.

We hear about practical examples from their own research background and practice. Among them, some have already dealt intensively with the issue and have organized workshops
and lectures addressing the issue, such as the session of the
American Association of Religious Studies (2019). How do they encounter the
concept of decolonisation in their specific context? The aim is to listen and learn from
each other and put the focus on Himalayan perspectives. In doing so,
the lecture series seeks to stimulate a joint learning process.

 

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