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72632-01 - Kolloquium: Africa, Method, Theory 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Kenny R. Cupers (kenny.cupers@unibas.ch)
George-Paul Meiu (gp.meiu@unibas.ch)
Marie Muschalek (marie.muschalek@unibas.ch)
Julia Tischler (julia.tischler@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course explores how current research grounded in Africa decenters the perspectives from which we understand knowledge production in urban studies, history, anthropology, and related fields. The course format facilitates in-depth engagement with an invited scholar’s research-in-progress, and through it, a discussion of theoretical and methodological approaches amongst the participants.

The course is structured around four full-day workshops with a prominent invited scholar. Each workshop day is structured as follows:

The first session, on Friday 12:00-14:00, is structured as a workshopping of a draft paper by the invited scholar.
The second session, Friday 14:00-15:00, is a roundtable discussion, where we discuss the scholar’s work in relation to the participants' own ongoing research.
The third session, Friday 16:00-18:00, is a public lecture by the invited speaker.

Fridays 11:15-13:00, 14:15-15:45, and 16:15-18:00 in week 2 (27.9., introduction, only 11:15-13:00), week 4 (11.10), week 7 (1.11.), week 10 (22.11.), and week 12 (6.12.)

Lernziele Through a combination of lectures, roundtable discussions, and workshopping of pre-circulated papers, participants develop a greater awareness of their disciplinary positioning and the theoretical, methodological, epistemic, ethical and political dimensions of research in their field.
Participants will gain a practical ability to participate in scholarly debate formats that engage the work of seasoned scholars.


Teilnahmebedingungen The course is geared towards PhD students in African History, Anthropology, and Urban Studies, and open to postdocs as well as PhD and Master students across the humanities and social sciences.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
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Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 11.10.2024 12.15-16.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Freitag 11.10.2024 16.00-18.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101
Freitag 18.10.2024 12.15-16.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Freitag 18.10.2024 16.00-18.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101
Freitag 01.11.2024 12.15-16.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Freitag 01.11.2024 16.00-18.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101
Freitag 22.11.2024 12.15-16.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Freitag 22.11.2024 16.00-18.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101
Freitag 06.12.2024 12.15-16.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum -201
Freitag 06.12.2024 16.00-18.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Hörsaal -101
Module Doktorat Afrika-Studien: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Afrika-Studien)
Doktorat Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Geschichte)
Doktorat Osteuropäische Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Osteuropäische Geschichte)
Doktorat Urban Studies: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Urban Studies )
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Forschung (Master Studiengang: Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Forschung (Master Studienfach: Geschichte)
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang: Critical Urbanisms)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung To pass this course, you need to attend and actively participate in all four sessions and submit the written input as listed below. If you are unable to make one of the four full-day workshops, you will not receive course credit for this course, though you may audit the course.

1) A critical reflection essay (of around 500 words) about the pre-circulated paper. The essay should engage with the argument, method, evidence, and ethics of the paper and include one key question you plan to bring into the discussion.
2) An essay (of around 500 words), in which you relate one chosen aspect of the invited scholar’s oeuvre to your own ongoing research. You should prepare for this essay by reading some of the invited scholars’ work beyond the pre-circulated paper.

For each event, you should submit at least one essay (choose option 1 or 2). This means you should submit at least 4 to pass this class. Your work should be submitted on ADAM by 5pm on the Wednesday evening before each workshop. You are expected to read the essays of the other students before the workshop, so that you can participate actively in each session.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Geschichte