The program of the colloquium in the winter term 2023/24 is available

An overview of the program of the RTG Colloquium in the winter term can be found here.

Detailed information about the individual sessions can be found in time before the individual meeting in the event calendar of this website.

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Is contradiction eurocentric?

“Is contradiction a eurocentric concept, operational phenomenon, and instrument of power?”

Kerstin Knopf
Afterlife of colonialism

“Contradiction comes in many different forms. None is so debilitating than when the coloniser transitions, textually not politically, to decoloniality without taking the responsibility for the afterlife of colonialism, which they continue to benefit from. Self-examination and self-interrogation of the relations of coloniality, a necessity, seem nearly impossible for the coloniser who continues to act as beneficiary, masked in the new-found language of White fragility, devoid of an ethical responsibility of the very system of White domination they claim to be against.” (Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Flesh)

Rozena Maart
idea of democratic critique

“If you think that acts of contradicting someone always need to point to better solutions, you haven’t really understood the idea of democratic critique.”

Martin Nonhoff
diversity and plurality

“Join us to create more diversity and plurality in knowledge production.”

Gisela Febel
space

“According to Niklas Luhmann, space is a ‘special facility to negate contradictions’”.

Julia Lossau