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Postcolonial Hierarchies Network Launch Event

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Dear network partners, friends & colleagues,

We are delighted to communicate and invite you to the launching of the BMBF-network “Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict” (Hierarchies) in the context of this year’s conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD): “Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives,” which is hosted by the Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. In this context, Hierarchies will host the roundtable titled:

“Global hierarchies and reciprocity in academic knowledge production -
A decolonial approach to peace and conflict studies.”

Wednesday, 8 June 2022
University of Freiburg (KG I, 1009)

Our special guests include Koen Vlassenroet, Karen Büscher and Josaphat Musamba Bussy, from Ghent University, who are active participants in “The Bukavu Series” — a collaborative format that discusses epistemic and ethical issues that arise from diverse and unequal positions between scholars conducting research in conflict sites. The roundtable will further feature interventions by Emery Mudinga from the Angaza Institute, based in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as commentaries by Azza Ahmed, from the Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, and by Jana Hönke, as part of Hierarchies/University of Bayreuth. The roundtable will be chaired by Fabricio Rodríguez, Hierarchies/ABI Freiburg and followed by a modest reception (Apéro) for discussants and attendees.

We are really excited to finally get started with our first activity
& will gladly report back on 1 July/Frankfurt at the latest.
Looking forward to seeing/meeting some of you soon!

Team Hierarchies/ABI Freiburg

Hierarchies is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF). It is a collaborative network between the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) Freiburg, the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University Marburg, the University of Bayreuth and the University of Erfurt. The network investigates how historically formed postcolonial hierarchies manifest themselves in contemporary conflict dynamics and what implications this has for sustainable conflict transformation. The project seeks to create dialogic platforms for scholars and partner institutions from the Global North and Global South to address these questions in collaborative formats.

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