We have always been here: Unearthing Hidden Histories – Prof. Joseph Major Nyasani at the UoC – Lecture & Discussion

“Humans, not places, make memories”. Ama Ata Aidoo

We cannot be able to talk about African Futures if we do not speak about the African past and the achievements of those who came before us and set a footprint. When we include the narratives and stories of African scholars within German Academia, we are not only in the process of decolonizing this University but also producing relevant knowledge. By making these narratives visible we are rewriting these African scholars back to the academy making these hidden histories visible. I chose to speak about Prof. Joseph Major Nyasani because I know many of us have not heard this name in this university before and the question is why? Prof. Nyasani was the first African student to write his Ph.D. thesis in Latin at the University of Cologne and broke a 300/100-year-old record in 1969. ( Dr. Rahab Njeri Uni Köln)

After the lecture, we would like to engage in a discussion with you on central issues and questions that came up in the talk, relating to structural inequalities, language politics, the colonial history of science and its present.

Veranstalter

Forum Decolonizing Academia

Department Gender & Diversity Management University of Cologne

Autonomous BIPoC Department of the University of Cologne

Kölner Universitätsstiftung

Global South Studies Center (GSSC)

Veranstaltung

We have always been here: Unearthing Hidden Histories – Prof. Joseph Major Nyasani at the UoC – Lecture & Discussion

Datum

Jun 01 2023
Abgelaufen!

Uhrzeit

11:15 - 13:00

Standort

Universität zu Köln / Seminargebäude

Programmbereich

European Conference on African Studies (ECAS)
Webseite
https://ecasconference.org/2023/
  • Sprache: Englisch

Sparte

Podiumsdiskussion / Vortrag / Lesung