From Makerere 1962 to Cape Town 2015: Decolonising African Higher Education

15 February 2017, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Research Seminar & Discussion

Dr Adam Cooper (Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town)
Dr Michael Eze (POLIS, University of Cambridge)
Dr Njoki Wamai (POLIS, University of Cambridge)


The Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements in South Africa have given new visibility and urgency to the demand to decolonise higher education in Africa and around the world. But less attention has been paid to the longer histories of decolonising education in the African continent, nor to the political debates within South Africa about these movements. This panel discussion will ask about the broader experience of decolonizing higher education and knowledge production in Africa. We will ask how have these experiences played out in the universities, in the curriculum, in the streets. And we will explore the legacies of past struggles for demands for decolonisation and higher education transformation today.



Open to all. No registration required.
Part of the Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice Research Group seminar series

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