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[sic] Summer Institute Cologne 2017


28 August - 9 September 2017




The South Experience

Critical Discourse and Inequalities: Perspectives from the "lusophone" South

25 - 26 September 2017

University of Cologne, Seminargebäude

This interdisciplinary Workshop brings together lusophone scholars from the so-called
„Global South“ and „Global North“ with the goal to discuss core terms such as inequality,
globalization and development, along with the concepts of identity and memory. It
marks the constitutive event for a long-term cooperation network including researchers
from Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal, and Germany that aims to bridge the
epistemic, social, and political divides that continue to mark the global socio-political
and academic landscape. In recent years, these inequalities have increasingly become
the subject of diverse critical schools such as Southern studies (Raewynn). Still, despite
this solidarian rhetoric, real-life opportunities of mutual egalitarian exchange of knowledge
and knowledge production remain scarce – both among scholars of the south
and between researchers based in the North / South, respectively. Scholars continue to
‚other‘ their research subjects; apologetic Northerners tend to fashion the „South“ as
their imagined other, while Southerners defend themselves against Eurocentrism risking
to fall into the ethnocentric / nationalistic trap. The goal of this workshop is to critically
interrogate one another’s concepts; identify similarities, differences, and biases; and to
learn from each others research fi ndings and methodological approaches.
Funded and / or organized by: Competence Area IV, Department of Romance Studies, Global South Studies Center,
Institute for African Studies and Egyptology and Portuguese Brazilian Institute.




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14 - 16 September 2017




International Conference

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27 -29 September 2017

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