10/10/23
 
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Decolonizing Anthropology. A Self-Critical Appraisal of the Current State of Research and Teaching A hybrid lecture series and teaching format in two parts by and for social and cultural anthropological institutes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and South Tyrol.   Winter Term 2023/24 and Summer Term 2024 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm CET on Webex To participate in the […]

25/11/23
Session 5 | 30 Nov 2023 | Ethnografische Sammlungen dekolonisieren – aber wie?
Lizenz: CC BY-NC-ND Sammlungen an Universitäten sind Wissensräume, in denen Wissensordnungen verhandelt werden. Entwickelt haben sich diese Ordnungen vor allem im ausgehenden 18. und 19. Jahrhundert in einer heute meist als Globalisierter Norden gefassten Region. In diesem System sollte die Ethnologie als Wissenschaft für die Erforschung der „Anderen“ den Raum besetzen, den Michel-Rolph Trouillot als „savage slot“ (2003) sezierte. In […]

16/11/23
Session 4 | 23 Nov 2023 | Atlas der Abwesenheit. Kameruns Kulturerbe in Deutschland.
Wie steht es mit der Dekolonisierung ethnologischer Museen?
Lizenz: CC BY-NC-ND Registrierung In den letzten Jahrzehnten ist vor dem Hintergrund der postcolonial studies von einem „Unbehagen im Museum“ (Kazeem et al 2009), von „Culture Strike. Art and Museum in the Age of Protest“ (Raicovich 2021)“, oder auch von „de-linking“ (Walter Mignolo 2009) bzw. “debordering”, d.h. Museum ohne jegliche Grenzen (Whitehead 2018) die Rede. […]

15/11/23
Session 3 | 16 Nov 2023 | Meanings of Decolonization
Register here This week’s lecture by Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni will focus on: 1. Introduction: Contemporary politics of knowledge and challenging questions 2. What fundamentally is colonialism? Episodic vs. the epic school on colonialism 3. The three empires: physical, commercial, and cognitive 4. The consequences of the cognitive empire 5. The meanings of decolonization/decoloniality 5. What is […]

14/11/23
What was Missing in our Discussion about the Film ‘Measures of Men’
Critical remarks from a group of students from the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of the University of Mainz on the second session of the lecture series
German version below To the organisers of the lecture series ‘Decolonizing Anthropology’, in a tutorial accompanying the lecture series ‘Decolonising Anthropology’ at the Institute of Anthropology and African Studies in Mainz, some points of criticism were expressed regarding the planning and implementation of the panel discussion about the film Measures of Men on 09.11.2023. Since […]

07/11/23
Session 2 | 09 Nov 2023 | Genocide and Anthropology in Imperial Germany
Representations of Coloniality and Violence in the Movie "Der vermessene Mensch" / "Measures of Men" (Germany 2023, Lars Kraume)
Register here The second session of the digital lecture series Decolonizing Anthropology. A Self-Critical Appraisal of the Current State of Research and Teaching features a digital discussion about the movie Der vermessene Mensch / Measures of Men (Germany 2023; D: Lars Kraume). The film, first introduced at the Berlinale Festival in 2023, sheds light on […]

26/10/23
Session 1 | 26 Oct 2023 | Introduction
Register here You can watch the recording of the introduction to the lecture series here: Lizenz: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 DEED

10/10/23
Winter 2023/24 | Online Lecture Series “Decolonizing Anthropology: A Self-Critical Assessment of the Current State of Research and Teaching”
Schedule and Contact Persons at the Departments
Thursdays, 6.15 – 7.45 pm on Webex Register here   26.10.23 Ursula Rao, Martin Zillinger, Anna Lisa Ramella & Michi Knecht | Halle/Köln/Bremen Introduction/Einführung  02.11.23 Film Holiday-/Feiertag-Screening of the film “The measures of men”/ “Der vermessene Mensch”, R: Lars Kraume/ D: Girley Charlene Jazama, Leonard Schacher/ D 2023, 116’  09.11.23 Lars Kraume u.a. Discussion of […]