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International Symposium The role of (Post)colonial Public Intellectuals in Europe: Figures, Ideas and Connections


  • Drift 21 Drift Utrecht, UT, 3512 Netherlands (map)

This two-day symposium investigates the role and impact of ‘(post)colonial’ public intellectuals in Europe. What is an intellectual, and what is his/her role in the twentieth-first century? What is specific to ‘postcolonial’ intellectuals and how do they relate to past and present dynamics in Europe? Which are the figures, ideas, networks that they established across borders and time? The role of public intellectuals is particularly complex for (post)colonial intellectuals who juggle contending regimes of political representations, individual and collective, playing a crucial role among their community as well as in the host society.
Participants with a background in political theory, philosophy, religious studies, gender and postcolonial theories, media studies, visual culture, history and international relations, conflict studies, sociology and cultural studies are particularly welcome.

The attendance to the conference is free of charge, but registration is encouraged.
In order to participate please contact Adriano Habed:
A.J.Habed@uu.nl

Later Event: January 28
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