News vom 04.10.2019
Organized by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
The annual Berlin Southern Theory Lecture foregrounds southern theory and epistemology. It honors diverse starting points and relations—“from”, “with” and “for”—forms of theorizing whose starting points often depart from dominant Euro-American traditions. Even today, the global South is still too often taken to be merely a source of raw data, assembled and processed elsewhere, and not as a creative motor of independent and critical thinking in its own right. This lecture series redresses such lingering postcolonial asymmetries and aims to decenter and diversify theoretical debates in the social sciences and the humanities with and through southern theory.
Université Gaston Berger, St. Louis (Senegal)
“Rewriting the humanities from Africa: for an ecology of knowledge"
Time: Wednesday 11.12.2019, 18 PM
Venue: Foyer of the former Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, Takustraße 40, 14195 Berlin
Followed by a reception
is a Senegalese scholar and writer. He currently teaches at University Gaston Berger in Saint Louis (Senegal). His lectures and academic research focus on epistemology economic policies, and history of religious ideas. As a writer, he has published to date Dahij (Gallimard, 2009), 105 Rue Carnot (Mémoire d'Encrier, 2011), Méditations Africaines (Mémoire d'Encrier, 2012), Afrotopia (Philippe Rey, 2016), Ishindenshin (Mémoire d’encrier, 2017) and Habiter le Monde (Mémoire d’encrier, 2017). In 2018, Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy, published “Restituer le patrimoine Africain” (Seuil/Phillipe Rey) a report on the restitution of African artifacts taken by France during the colonial period, commissioned by the French president, Emmanuel Macron.