“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
a short ‘provocative text’ to carry the empirical element and to provoke us to go wider in attempting to attend to something that troubles. Everyone is expected to read that text
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
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For this session we will read the following texts that will be introduced by Blossom Stefaniw (Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council):
[Provocation text:] Catherine Chin. "Marvelous Things Heard: On Finding Historical Radiance." The Massachusetts Review 58, no. 3 (2017): 478-491.
[Complementary Reading:] Elizabeth A. Povinelli. “The Normativity of Creeks” in: Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2016: 139-174.
Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Room 265Marianna SzczygielskaEdna BonhommeHelen R. VerranMarianna SzczygielskaEdna BonhommeHelen R. VerranEurope/Berlinpublic