In recent decades, scholarship from the global south has opened the social sciences to new areas of inquiry and conceptual frameworks and, in the process, queried the dominant, often taken-for-granted discourses and theories that emerged in the Western hemisphere in the early 20th century.
In this workshop, we take stock of these advances and ask how anticolonial and decolonial ideas will help redefine Global Social Theory going forward. Guided by this overarching question, scholars from around the world will convene in Sweden to explore ongoing transformations in knowledge production that not only interrogate the dominance of European history and society as a paradigm for the social sciences but also seek to advance a more complete understanding of the world.The workshop is held 4-6 October, 2023.
The workshop stretches over three days and include paper presentations and discussions for invited scholars and registered participants in addition to two longer plenaries open to the public.
The workshop marks the conclusion of Sujata Patel’s tenure as the 2021 Kerstin Hesselgren visiting professor funded by Vetenskapsrådet. It is organised by the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and society, REMESO, Linköping University, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Umeå University, with generous support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.