Conversations across the Creek: Decolonizing the University

Arguing that the institution of the university has been broadly complicit with colonialism, the call to “decolonize” universities and academic practices has been heard across the world, from Cape Town to Oxford to Canberra. But what exactly does it mean to “decolonize” the university or to “decolonize” science or the humanities? This webinar will present a range of views on decolonization and the university by scholars from across the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities, focusing on local and global challenges to prevailing academic practices.

 Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre and the Research School of Chemistry. These events provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing collaborations across the university and between the university and the community.

Date & time

Fri 09 Oct 2020, 1–2pm




Dr Ibrahim Abraham (Humanities Research Centre) – Chair
Dr Karo Moret Miranda (School of History), Ms Maeve Powell (Crawford School), Mr Sam Provost (Fenner School)


Prof Will Christie
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