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46776-01 - Doktoratsveranstaltung: Post(colonial) presents in African Studies 1 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2017
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Melanie Eva Boehi (melanie.boehi@unibas.ch)
Melanie Eva Böhi (melanie.boehi@unibas.ch)
Julia Büchele (j.buechele@unibas.ch)
Roberto Sala (roberto.sala@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Joining postcolonial and critical scholars of African history, our group critiques the concepts of linear time and the ordering of the past into discrete epochs. As Derek Gregory in The Colonial Present writes, the convention of assuming sharp breaks between historical periods is simplistic. History “is always more complicated than that: always plural, always contested, and shot through with multiple temporalities and spatialities.” This workshop grapples centrally with these historical complications, to argue that colonial constellations of power, knowledge and geography are powerfully at work in the present. These contested histories, and their multiple temporal and spatial dynamics, actively shape the structures in which people make and narrate history, represent and read different bodies, and reproduce racialised spaces. The workshop aims to bring together researchers who in their individual work analyse various aspects of plural temporalities and spatialities and together want to reflect on current debates and challenges in African Studies.

The workshop will apply the innovative method of “poaching” as a way to present and discuss participants’ papers. The Matsutake Worlds Research Group initially developed this method; researchers interested in alternatives to conventional conference formats have applied it. Eben Kirksey, Craig Schuetze and Nick Shapiro describe the practice of poaching as following: “Rather than conventional 15-minute papers about their own work, authors [double] as discussants, coming to the event with texts that they purloined from other participants. Panelists ‘[poach]’ the writing of others.” Thus, each participant is requested to write a paper for the workshop, but instead of presenting their own paper will present another participant’s paper. The poaching method not only deepens discussion about individual papers but also facilitates more collaborative scholarship. Kirksey, Schuetze and Shapiro describe poaching as “an exercise in scholarly generosity.”
Bemerkungen Synergy with the 7th European Conference on African Studies
The workshop takes place on the day immediately prior to the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), which will be organised and hosted by the University of Basel from 29 June – 1 July 2017. Funding is available to assist with accommodation costs during the workshop for participants based on the African continent.

Abstract due 01.03.2017
Please submit an abstract of your paper of about 300 words and a short statement about your motivation to participate in the workshop by 01.03.2017 to melanie.boehi@unibas.ch or j.buechele@unibas.ch.


Unterrichtssprache Deutsch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall einmalig
Datum 28.06.2017 – 28.06.2017
Zeit Mittwoch, 08.00-20.00 Departement Geschichte, Seminarraum 1
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 28.06.2017 08.00-20.00 Uhr Departement Geschichte, Room 3, 1st Floor
Module Doktorat Afrika-Studien: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Afrika-Studien)
Doktorat Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen keine Wiederholung
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Geschichte