calls, events, conferences

Upcoming opportunities to collaborate with fellow Convivial Thinkers


Decolonizing Methodologies and Epistemologies: Discourse Analysis and Sociology of Knowledge

We hereby invite you to submit an abstract for the session “Decolonizing Methodologies and Epistemologies: Discourse Analysis and Sociology of Knowledge”, organized by Reiner Keller, Sasa Bosancic, Florian Elliker and Annette Knaut (Germany and Switzerland) at the Online-Conference “1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods” (SMUS Conference) and “1st RC33 Regional Conference – Africa: Botswana” in cooperation with ESA RN21 “Quantitative Methods” 23 – 26.09.2021, organised and hosted online by the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.

Details on the session, the conference and the submission process.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31.05.2021


We are excited to invite you to participate in the 8th International Degrowth Conference “Caring Communities for Radical Change” that will take place in the Hague between 21-24 August 2021. It aims to connect activists, artists, academics, practitioners, students, and general public to create an open platform for discussing ideas and practices which can ensure wellbeing for all within the Earth’s limits.

If one word could describe 2020, that word could be ‘change’. Nothing has been the same for most people globally since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It confronted us with our vulnerabilities and interdependencies, but also with our potential for transformation through care: transformation of ourselves, our relationships, and our economies. That is why our conference is centered around caring communities and positive impacts they generate.

You will find more information about the conference in the open call for participation. There is a new and beautiful website, with links to the call and submission forms in Dutch, French and English. Find all the relevant information here.

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Routledge Book Series – Post-COVID World: Academics, Politics and Society

 Series Editors: Lewis Gordon, Rozena Maart, Epifania Amoo-Adare and Sayan Dey

The biomedical crisis of COVID-19 has opened up a floodgate for other kinds of crisis like communal violence, racial discrimination, geographical hierarchies, socio-political hegemonies, academic exclusivities, etc. These crises are catalyzing massive geo-political shifts of the various epistemological and ontological frameworks of knowledge production across the globe. The shifts are bound to influence patterns of thinking and doing in a Post-COVID era. This book series will focus on various forms of academic, social and political transformations that are expected to take place in a Post-COVID World, with respect to the various crises. The advent of COVID-19, has resulted in major shifts affecting pedagogical frameworks, curricular structures, institutional infrastructures, evaluation patterns, international policies, political ethics, communal relations, gender existence, racial connotations, mental health and physical wellbeing. These are transformations that will continue to take place in a Post-COVID era. Keeping these shifting scenarios at the forefront, this book series will critically analyze various forms of transformation that take place in academic, social and political systems across the globe in a Post-COVID era.

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