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Un-learning anthropology and indigenising scholarship for transdisciplinary engagements on the frontline 
Eda Elif Tibet (University of Bern)
Timothy Adams (University of Oxford)
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Thursday 25 July, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

Knowledge rooted in the struggle of the unfortunate, flows from peripheries and margins to the center where fortunate job holders are located. This roundtable aims to ignite a conversation around the most up to date unlearning and undoing methods of indigenising and decolonising Anthropology.

Long Abstract:

Knowledge rooted in the struggle of the unfortunate, flows from peripheries and margins to the center and becomes the source of prestige and recognition. The result opens its way to the creation of numerous projects and new vacancies marketed from the Global North asking to work on the Global South without legitimising it’s research partners and interlocutors as co-authors.

Following Gayatri Spivak, we call speakers to share their experiences of unlearning one’s own (un)doings as we intend to explore the idea of unlearning one’s privileges and learning in terms of ethics.

Observing a transdisciplinary movement towards claiming ownership over the making of new scientific languages within and beyond the discipline, we believe, there is a growing necessity for not working from one single expertise and therefore to open space for more relational research engagements particularly with researchers working at the frontlines of planetary challenges.

We look for contributions in search of their own language where the co-creation of transformative knowledge is being experienced, narrated and indigenised therefore de-colonised.

With a firm belief that theory could itself contribute to practical political change and social transformation, we invite non-hierarchical, personal, political and even sentimental conversations to happen as participants are expected to introduce the most up to date, trailblazing techniques on most reflexive, interpretive and participatory working methods and methodologies together with radical innovations.

We are particularly keen on hosting contributions co-authored with research participants, auto ethnographies written by early career researchers, and from the perspective of Global South scholars themselves.

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Session 1 Thursday 25 July, 2024, -