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Bergen Exchanges: Knowledge Inequalities and Possibilities for Decolonizing the Academy  

19 August 2020 @ 17:00 - 18:30 CEST

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19 August 2020
17:00 - 18:30 CEST


Jekteviksbakken 31
Bergen, 5006 Norway
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During Bergen Exchanges on Law and Trans­­for­­ma­tion 2020, GRIP is hosting the session “Knowledge Inequalities and Possibilities for Decolonizing the Academy” on August 19. You can attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global or watch the seminar online.

Many recent works from across the globe—including the book Epistemic Freedom in Africa (2018), calls us to fundamentally re-think knowledge regimes, epistemic traditions and the nature of academic practice, including the institution of the uni­versi­ty. Such dis­cussions relate fundamentally to problematic colonial and postcolonial relations between the so-called South and the so-called North and critiques should be directed against long-standing, hegemonic under­standings of (academic and other) knowledges and global academic hierarchies. This roundtable will critically engage and examine such calls for what we could call ‘intellec­tual emancipation’ or ‘epi­ste­mo­logical liberation’.



Divine Fuh (University of Cape Town)

Ernesto Seman (University of Bergen)

Temi Odumosu (Malmö University)

Maria Paula Meneses (University of Coimbra)

Convener:      Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)


The event will be streamed at Zoom. Please follow this link to join the event online.

You can also attend the seminar physically at Bergen Global (Jekteviken 31). If you wish to attend the event physically, please note the following: according to the infection control measures, the organizers need to have an overview of who is present at all times and thus kindly asks all who plans to participate physically to sign up beforehand via this link. Please note that according to corona virus regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. Your name and phone number will be registered and kept for 10 days. If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.

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