“Cultural decentralization and circulation of knowledge: peripheral experiences”
Divergence invites you to join the doctoral workshop on “Cultural decentralization and circulation of knowledge: peripheral experiences” that will take place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris from February 1st to June 7th, 2018.
This workshop is part of a long-term reflection project aiming to create a space for multidisciplinary dialogue on cultural decentralization among researchers from peripheral countries. This workshop is open to all doctoral students wishing to build a debate on Eurocentrism, intellectual colonialism, domination over economic, political and ideological exchanges between the West and the peripheries, as well as the role of the circulation of intellectual elites in this process. It also seeks to highlight the work and reflections of peripheral doctoral students on other realities that are also peripheral but different from their own. The aim is to contribute to a reflection beyond Europe and the “global North” on the interconnections, dependencies and historical dynamics produced by the dialogue between different forms of knowledge production. This cross-reflection can also help to highlight the connections between specific regions and global structures, which are often neglected or hidden by the persistence of certain Eurocentric apriori in hegemonic thinking.