Oct 22, 2019
Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room 265
Contact and Registration

Open to all, no registration required. Any questions about this or further sessions can be addressed by sending an email to Marianna Szczygielska at szczygielska@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de or by speaking directly to Marianna, Edna Bonhomme, or Helen R. Verran in person.

About This Series
“Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism” is a monthly reading seminar interrogating "postcolonial" as an analytic concept in the history of science. The goal is to understand the ethics and mechanisms of our own epistemic practices as they relate to politics and power. We aim to examine the ways that epistemology is both historically contingent and actively produced within the history of science with the goal of troubling our disciplinary positions. For each meeting we list and circulate:
  1. a short "provocation text" to carry the empirical element and to provoke us to look further in attempting to attend to something that troubles. Everyone is expected to read that text;
  2. two or three theoretical or descriptive papers that we feel might be useful in attending to the trouble. These are optional readings.

The idea is that everyone who attends the discussion will have read at least the short provocation paper and bring some "troubles" to the meeting.

2019-10-22T11:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2019-10-22 11:00:00 2019-10-22 12:30:00 Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 265 Marianna SzczygielskaEdna BonhommeHelen R. Verran Marianna SzczygielskaEdna BonhommeHelen R. Verran Europe/Berlin public