Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel C15 (1 video; 4 papers, 3 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Challenges of African Studies in Central and Eastern Europe
[initiated by CAAS, Czech Republic]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Hana Horakova (Palacky University Olomouc);
Stephanie Rudwick (University Of Hradec Kralove).

Stream: C: Europe and Africa
Start time: 19 January, 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
While in Western and Southern Europe there is a long tradition of African Studies this is much less the case in Central and Eastern Europe. Increasingly, however, several universities are engaged in research on Africa. As with any multi-disciplinary field, it is characterized by divergences and contradictions and as a discipline it is permanently challenged in terms of its relevance. In this panel we aim to explore current predicaments in Eastern and Central European African Studies and find avenues through which the field could be fostered.

4 Accepted papers:
1 pdf file present Postcommunism, the African 'outside', and 'the denial of coevalness': the situation of African studies in the Czech Republic

2 no pdf file present Gender discourse in Eastern European and Sub-Saharan philosophy: a cross-cultural exploration

3 pdf file present African Studies in the Czech Republic: reflections on early-career researchers

4 pdf file present Postcolonial geopolitics of knowledge in the context of African Studies

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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