The 2017 TB Davie Memorial Lecture takes place on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, at 17:45 for 18:00 at the New Lecture Theatre, University Avenue South, Upper Campus.
Guest speaker: Professor Mahmood Mamdani
Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies, Columbia University.
Topic: ‘Decolonising the Post-Colonial University’
What does it mean to decolonise the post-colonial university, an authorised centre of knowledge production? In one form or another, this question has been at the centre of discussions in African universities in the period after independence. I will focus on some of the discussions at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Makerere University in Kampala, and the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA). What relevance, if any, do they have to contemporary discussions in South Africa?
Prof Mahmood Mamdani
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