Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Timetable from 8 Dec 2020 – 24 Feb 2021

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Tuesday 8.12.2020
10:00-12:00Panel A04Reflexivity and positionality in doing excellent research
Wednesday9.12.2020
10:00-12:00Panel B06Strengthening postgraduate environments in African academia [initiated by ISS]
15:00-16:00Panel B07Decolonising higher education in Africa: disciplinary and pedagogical Issues
[initiated by the University of Ghana at Legon]
Thursday10.12.2020
10:00-12:00Panel B08Decolonizing the knowledge linkages between Africa and the rest of the world
[initiated by the University of Cape Town]
16:00 (available until midday Friday)Documentary film (94mins): Kemtiyu, Séex AntaThis film paints a portrait of a Senegalese scientist who was a trail-blazing scholar with an insatiable thirst for science and knowledge as well as an honest, enlightened political figure, venerated by some, decried by others, and unknown to most. It’s the story of the lifework of Cheikh Anta Diop, who studied Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, History and Linguistics. All this knowledge came together in his thesis: Africa is the birthplace of civilisation and the Egyptian pharaohs were black Africans. A claim that came with a high price. This film tells the story of a man who fought his whole life for truth and justice in order to restore historical awareness and dignity to Africa.
Friday11.12.2020
10:00-12:00Panel B12Knowledge networking within Africa [initiated by EMU Maputo; also involvement by PAL]
13:00-14:15Panel B11, part 1Asia-africa, A New Axis of Knowledge [International Institute For Asian Studies (IIAS)]
14:30-15:45Panel B11, part 2Asia-africa, A New Axis of Knowledge [International Institute For Asian Studies (IIAS)]
Tuesday15.12.2020
10:00-11:30Panel G41, part 1Youth employment, knowledge and the labour markets; knowledge and society
[initiated by Edukans with INCLUDE, ISCTE-IU Lisbon and Advance Afrika (Kampala, Uganda]]
12:00-14:00Panel G41, part 2Youth employment, knowledge and the labour markets; knowledge and society
[initiated by Edukans with INCLUDE, ISCTE-IU Lisbon and Advance Afrika (Kampala, Uganda]]
Monday18.01.2021
10:00-12:00Panel C13The European Union and Africa’s knowledge infrastructure
[initiated by ECDPM-Maastricht, with support from ISCTE-IU Lisbon]
14:00-16:00Panel C14Sustainable diplomacy between Africa and Europe: what knowledge capabilities should be developed?
Tuesday19.01.2021
10:00-11:15Panel B09, part 1Decolonizing African heritage inside and outside the African continent
[initiated by the University of Mainz, with Leiden University/Anthropology, University of Rwanda]
11:45-13.00Panel B09, part 2Decolonizing African heritage inside and outside the African continent
[initiated by the University of Mainz, with Leiden University/Anthropology, University of Rwanda]
14:00-16:00Panel C15Challenges of African Studies in Central and Eastern Europe [initiated by CAAS, Czech Republic]
Wednesday20.01.2021
10:00-13:00Panel D16Country/region-specific knowledge development histories in Africa [initiated/coordinated by ASCL]
15:00-17:00Panel D16aInnovations, new paradigms and knowledge development in North Africa
Thursday21.01.2021
10:00-12:00Panel D18Disciplinary trends in Africa: water science and technology
Friday22.01.2021
09:30-11:30Panel D26, part 1Multiplicity of learning events: the relationality of learning in Africa and beyond
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12:00-14:00Panel D26, part 2Multiplicity of learning events: the relationality of learning in Africa and beyond
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15.30-16.45Panel D19, part 1Disciplinary trends in Africa: history
17.15-18.30Panel D19, part 2Disciplinary trends in Africa: history
Monday25.01.2021
10:00-12:00Panel D21Disciplinary trends in Africa: economics, finance studies, business studies
[from ASCL, inputs from EUR-RSM, AERC, and Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State Nigeria]
13.30-14.30Panel D22, part 1Disciplinary trends in Africa: legal and socio-legal studies
14.45-15.45Panel D22, part 2Disciplinary trends in Africa: legal and socio-legal studies
16.00-17.00Panel D22, part 3Disciplinary trends in Africa: legal and socio-legal studies
Tuesday26.01.2021
10:00-12:00Panel D24The interdisciplinary field of health studies and economics, experiences from Africa
14:00-16:00Panel D23The order(ing) of knowledge: epistemology of studies of health, culture and education in Africa/
(In)discipline de la connaissance: epistémologie des recherches sur l’Afrique
Wednesday27.01.2021
10:00-12:00Panel D25Digital humanities in Africa
[initiated by the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden and Voice4Thought]
Thursday28.01.2021
11:30-12.45Panel D27a, part 1Language issues: reconfiguring language use in African studies
[initiated by the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos,
with Africa Multiple Centre of Excellence, Bayreuth]
14:30-15:45Panel D27a, part 2Language issues: reconfiguring language use in African studies
[initiated by the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos,
with Africa Multiple Centre of Excellence, Bayreuth]
Friday29.01.2021
11:30-12:45Panel D27b, part 1The language issue and knowledge communication in Africa
[initiated by the University of Ilorin with the University of Chemnitz]
14:30-15:45Panel D27b, part 2The language issue and knowledge communication in Africa
[initiated by the University of Ilorin with the University of Chemnitz]
Monday1.02.2021
14:00-15:30Panel E29, part 1Local knowledge and its (non-)integration in ‘formal’ education institutions
[initiated by the Grup d’Estudi de les Societats Africanes/Barcelona, University of Ilorin, MITDS, Bolgatanga]
16:00-18:00Panel E29, part 2Local knowledge and its (non-)integration in ‘formal’ education institutions
[initiated by the Grup d’Estudi de les Societats Africanes/Barcelona, University of Ilorin, MITDS, Bolgatanga]
Tuesday2.02.2021
13:30-15:00Panel E30, part 1Future trends, grand challenges, and politics of anticipation in Africa (and the role of
interdisciplinary studies in Africa)
15:30-17:00Panel E30, part 2Future trends, grand challenges, and politics of anticipation in Africa (and the role of
interdisciplinary studies in Africa)
Wednesday3.02.2021
10:00-12:00Panel E31Re-imagining the Sahel: the place of endogenous knowledge
[initiated by CODESRIA with the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and ASCL/Lasdel]
13:30-15:00Panel E32, part 1Slums as places of innovations, ingenuity and creativity [initiated by LAM Bordeaux]
15:30-17:00Panel E32, part 2Slums as places of innovations, ingenuity and creativity [initiated by LAM Bordeaux]
Thursday4.02.2021
10:00-12:00Panel E33Decolonizing the academe in ‘red areas’, with a focus on the Great Lakes region [initiated by ISS]
Friday5.02.2021
10.00-11.15Panel E34, part 1Other ways of knowing? Exploring religious knowing and development in Africa
[initiated by the ASCL, University of Konstanz, with partners in Botswana and Zambia]
11.30-12.45Panel E34, part 2Other ways of knowing? Exploring religious knowing and development in Africa
[initiated by the ASCL, University of Konstanz, with partners in Botswana and Zambia]
14.00-15.15Panel E35Towards a multispecies approach in African Studies [initiated by the ASCL and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]
Monday8.02.2021
14:00-16:00Panel F37Co-creation of Frugal innovations: whose knowledge counts?
[initiated by the Frugal Innovations group of LDE with African partners, including the CFIA-Hub Kenya]
Tuesday9.02.2021
10:00-12:00Panel F38Artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing in Africa
[initiated by RWTH Aachen University, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa,
SA and the N. Mandela Institute of Technology, Tanzania]
14:00-16:00Panel F39The privatization of knowledge production [initiated by NABC]
Wednesday10.02.2021
11:30-12:15Panel F40, part 1Citizen science and environmental monitoring
[initiated by Wageningen University and Science, Technology & Innovation studies, Ruforum,
African Centre for Technology Studies]
14:30-15:45Panel F40, part 2Citizen science and environmental monitoring
[initiated by Wageningen University and Science, Technology & Innovation studies, Ruforum,
African Centre for Technology Studies]
Thursday11.02.2021
10:00-11:15Panel G42, part 1Economically empowered young people in Africa: promoting creativity and inclusiveness
[initiated by aflatoun international]
11:30-12:45Panel G42, part 2Economically empowered young people in Africa: promoting creativity and inclusiveness
[initiated by aflatoun international]
Monday15.02.2021
14.00-15.15Panel H44, part 1Community-engaged learning and higher education
[initiated by UDS Tamale, Ghana, and Leiden University LUC]
15.30-16.45Panel H44, part 2Community-engaged learning and higher education
[initiated by UDS Tamale, Ghana, and Leiden University LUC]
Tuesday16.02.2021
14.00-15.15Panel H45Knowledge and action [In cooperation with UCT]
Wednesday17.02.2021
10:30-12.00Panel H48, part 1Bridging the gap between research and policy [initiated by NAI Uppsala]
14:00-15:30Panel H48, part 2Bridging the gap between research and policy [initiated by NAI Uppsala]
Thursday18.02.2021
TBCPanel H49Knowing impact? Reflections on policy processes in Africa
[initiated by CODESRIA]
Monday22.02.2021
11:30-12:15Panel B10, part 1International knowledge migration
[initiated by NUFFIC, and ISS of Erasmus University on the role of diaspora transnationals]
14:30-15:45Panel B10, part 2International knowledge migration
[initiated by NUFFIC, and ISS of Erasmus University on the role of diaspora transnationals]
Wednesday24.02.2021
14:00-15:30Panel A02History of education in Africa [initiated by URMIS – Nice]