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Mon 5th July - 5PM BST - Practical and critical approaches to epistemic decolonisation in/for philosophy

Mon 5th July - 5PM BST - Practical and critical approaches to epistemic decolonisation in/for philosophy

Practical and critical approaches to epistemic decolonisation in/for philosophy: Panel Discussion

Monday 5th July - 5PM BST / 6PM CEST/SAST - Online

We are pleased to share details of this online panel discussion, which follows on from the online seminar series organised earlier this year, 'What is epistemic decolonisation?'.

Our aim for the seminar series was to build on wider ongoing conversations and contributions, in order to further discussion and reflection amongst philosophers, and philosophers of science in particular, concerning the legacies and influences of colonial power on our understandings of knowledge production (i.e. what science is, and how it works). We intended the series to explore what kinds of redirection, reorientation, and change are needed in the field to address these issues. We had speakers in the series that asked broader questions about what epistemic decolonization means and what it would look like (generally, and in the context of philosophy of science), as well speakers who centered non-western philosophy in their work. For recordings of the seminars, see:

Leading on from the stimulating philosophical work platformed by the seminar series, this panel discussion will reflect on how these conceptual/philosophical questions might translate into material change. This event will explore questions of how we go about pushing for changes that involve processes of epistemic decolonisation, what kinds of activism/organising in academic spaces are going on or what that might look like, as well as careful reflection on the term 'epistemic decolonisation' and how it relates to material decolonisation. Panellists will reflect on their own efforts with regard to epistemic decolonisation in academic spaces, and share any proposals regarding recent or future activities which might inspire audience members looking for ways to contribute.


Helen De Cruz (St Louis University) Rory Kent (University of Cambridge) Arianne Shahvisi (Brighton & Sussex Medical School) Siseko Kumalo (University of Pretoria)

If you would like to attend, please register to receive the Zoom details by contacting Dominic Berry (

Azita Chellappoo Ruhr University Bochum Department of Philosophy I Universittsstrasse 150 D-44801 Bochum

Tel.: +49(0)234/32-24817 Email: Internet:

Dominic Berry - Research Fellow 'Everyday Cyborgs 2.0' [cid:image001.png@01D76750.37D50170]

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Previous projects 2018-2021: 'Narrative Science' 2015-2017: 'Engineering Life' 2014-2015: 'Cultivating Innovation'

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