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7th February: Old Beginnings: The Scene of Decolonisation with Prof Priyamvada Gopal

About the Events

The 1955 ‘Bandung’ Conference is a moment in time which invites us to ask, as some of those who lived through and witnessed it also did: what is the scope of decolonisation? What does it want? Who are its agents? Focusing on two mid-century conferences that sought to ‘talk decolonisation’ and some writers associated with them, this talk examines some of the ideas and insights about decolonisation-as well as its paradoxes and challenges- which emerged in the Bandung moment and remain relevant to ours.

The Race, Gender and Sexualities Research Group (School of Law and Social Sciences) at London South Bank University (LSBU) is delighted to host an evening with Professor Priyamvada Gopal who will be speaking on ‘Old Beginnings: the Scene of Decolonisation’.

Professor Priyamvada Gopal is the author of a recently published book, Insurgent Empire: Resistance and British Dissent and article ‘On Decolonisation and the University’ (2021). She is an academic at Cambridge University, a political and human rights activist in the UK and India, and a proponent of ‘decolonising’ academic institutions.

This event will be chaired by Dr Shaminder Takhar, Associate Professor of Sociology and co-lead of the Race, Gender and Sexualities Research Group. We hope you will join us to hear Professor Gopal’s lecture on the importance and relevance of decolonisation.

This event will be delivered by Zoom. You will receive joining instructions in the run up to the event.

Follow Professor Gopal on Twitter: @PriyamvadaGopal

Provisional Programme

5.30pm – Welcome and zoon functionality

5.35pm – Introduction & scene setting

5.40pm – Keynote Lecture – Old Beginnings: the Scene of Decolonisation – Professor Priyamvada Gopal

6.25pm – Audience Q & A

6.40pm – Final words and summary

6.45pm – Close

Date & Time

Monday 7th February 2022

17:30 – 18:45 GMT

Location

Online Event

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