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RePLITO lecture series and MA seminar

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Lecture Dr. Salma Siddique

Lecture Dr. Salma Siddique

News vom 14.04.2022

Students interested in the seminar please register with Schirin Amir-Moazami (schirin.amir-moazami@fu-berlin.de). To get prepared for the seminar please check the RePLITO homepage: https://replito.de/About


International lecture series cum seminar

Global Repertoires of “living together”. Critical and decolonial perspectives

Seminar and international lecture series in the framework of RePLITO


Prof. Schirin Amir-Moazami, Institut für Islamwissenschaft, FU Berlin Dr. Salma Siddique Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, HU Berlin, Dr. Juliana Streva, Lateinamerika-Institut

Max. 44 places available (for the public lecture, 6-8 p.m.)

Thursday 4.00 to 6.00 (seminar) and 6.00 to 8.00 (public lectures)


Class Description:

In light of increased global interdependencies, social inequalities and planetary crises this MA-seminar and lecture series takes marginalized, often neglected or silenced epistemological repertories as its starting point to approach notions of “living together” in a global perspective. The term “living together” serves as an analytical lens to explore how social actors, cultural producers and movements imagine and practice communal life and create bonds especially in politically and epistemologically neglected regions of the Global South and within Europe’s margins.

Our central aim is to recall knowledge archives and repertories of living together that have been marginalized by past colonial interventions or by present imperial formations. We look into popular and academic debates, on multiple meanings of living together and related concepts of personhood, of the human or of community such as umma, diaspora, conviviality, buen vivir, ubuntu, utu, etc. To do this, we identify different sites of such discourses such as museums, films, social media campaigns and urban infrastructure. We also explore interdependencies present in these different repertoires of living together.

Starting from the observation of a persistence of coloniality, the discussions most notably focus on approaches to living together which critically depart from ingrained epistemological categories, while questioning their epistemic authority. The initiative is part of the research network RePLITO: https://replito.de/, funded by the Berlin University Alliance.

The lectures comprise speakers from within RePLITO and invited international speakers. In the seminar we will discuss readings selected by the speakers to prepare for the lectures. Some sessions of the seminar will be held in collaboration with the IAAW, HU Berlin and the LAI, FU Berlin. Next to reading and discussing texts we will organize film screenings and excursions outside of the university space.


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Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften