Archive for July, 2011

The latest evaluative report on the conference is from Srinivasan Ramani, senior editor, Economic and Political Weekly, Delhi, India. Enjoy!

A conference on “Decolonising Our Universities” held in June in Penang, Malaysia, offered interesting perspectives on the need for and ways to foster epistemologies and pedagogies that are devoid of Eurocentric and colonial bias and prejudice.

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25 Jul 2011

Decolonising Knowledge Systems

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

The videos of the various individual presentations made at the “Decolonising Our Universities Conference held in Penang, Malaysia, from June 27-29, 2011 are now appearing on-line (thanks to Yusef Progler at TV Multiversity). Following the urls given:

Due to uploading limitations this channel will feature 15 minute excerpts from each session.

Complete videos for the first four sessions are now available. All ten sessions will be online by the end of July.

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The first two sessions in full have been added to the program rotation for July and August, the rest will follow in the coming weeks.
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10 Jul 2011

Decolonising Conference Videos

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Prof. Shad Saleem Faruqi has written a delightful piece on the Penang Conference on “Decolonising Our Universities.” Here’s the url:

You can also access more media coverage at the following url of the Universiti Sains Malaysia:


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5 Jul 2011

More Decolonising

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Here’s another article on the Penang conference, appearing in The New Straits Times, Malaysia. It’s written by Tan Sri Zulkifli Razak, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Worth a read because it summarises the spirit of the conference rather well.

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2 Jul 2011

Decolonising Our Minds

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity


from the participants of the International Conference on “Decolonising Our Universities”, Paradise Sandy Beach Resort, Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia from June 27-29, 2011

The Director General of UNESCO may be pleased to consider this communication:

The conference participants who came from 20 countries of the world, and a range of academic disciplines and professional fields, held discussions on the state of social science including the history and philosophy of science in the world. They also reviewed the content of the World Social Science Report (WSSR) published by ISSC and UNESCO in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 Jul 2011

Memorandum to UNESCO

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

The Fourth Multiversity Conference on “Decolonising Our Universities” was a great event. Here is the first blog reporting on it, written by Zainon Ahmad, of The Sun Daily, Malaysia:

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1 Jul 2011

Decolonising begins at home

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity