SEPHIS

Lecture Tours

Lecture Tours

Usually, the circulation of intellectuals and ideas is done unilaterally from the North to the South, with researchers from developed countries presenting their ideas and publications for audiences of researchers from the South. The reverse is quite unusual. Sephis Lecture Tours corresponds to one of the most successful initiatives to improve mobility of scholars and knowledge. Through Lecture Tours we intend to reverse the logic of asymmetries of international academia and to contribute for intellectuals of peripheral regions to have access to knowledge produced in other peripheries, strengthening networks for dialogue within the Global South. Since 1996, we promoted the circulation of important names of the humanities from the Global South to other continents and the tours usually took from four to six weeks. We financed the movement of 45 researchers from over 70 different countries, totalling 138 conferences. These lecture tours were published as booklets, translated into 7 languages.

Publications

Our Modernity

Partha Chatterjee
1997

Economic Considerations for a Renewed Nationalism

Jomo Kwame Sundaram
1997

From Africa fo Afro. Use and Abuse of Africa in Brazil

Livio Sansone
1999

De Africa a lo Afro. Uso y Abuso de Africa en Brazil

Livio Sansone
2001

The Struggle for Democracy in Brazil. Possible Lessons for Nigeria

José Murilo de Carvalho
2000

Senegâmbia. O Desafio da História Regional

Boubakar Barry
2000

Senegambia. Advocating for a Regional Perspective

Boubakar Barry
2001

Sénégambie. Plaidoyer pour une Histoire Régionale

Boubakar Barry
2001

Daomé e o Mundo Atlântico

Elisée Soumonni
2001

Daomehy y el Mundo Atlántico

Elisée Soumonni
2001

Social History in French West Africa. Forced Labour, Labour Market, Women and Politics (Arabic Version)

Babacar Fall
2002

Social History in French West Africa. Forced Labour, Labour Market, Women and Politics

Babacar Fall
2002

Expectations of Independence and Unfinished Business

J. F. Ade Ajayi
2001

One Step Outside Modernity. Caste, Identity Politics and Public Sphere

M. S. S. Pandian
2002

Sobre a Ideia de "Indonésia"

Goenawan Mohamad
2002

On the Idea of "Indonesia"

Goenawan Mohamad
2002

Euroa-Asian Encounter in the Early Modern Period

Om Prakash
2003

Reflections on Gender and Democracy in the Caribbean. Historical and Contemporary Consideration

Rhoda Reddock
2004

Invisible Realities. Internal Markets and Subaltern Identities in Contemporary Bolivia

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
2005

Genre et Démocratie. Les Politiques de Combat de la Violence en Amérique du Sud

Guita Grin Debert
2005

"Mr. Sisuslu's Husband". Subversion of Gender Roles in an African Mariage

Elinor Sisulu
2007

Oral Field Methodology

Sean Field
2007

Intellectual and Structural Challenges to Academic Dependency

Syed Farid Alatas
2008

All in Family? Gender, Caste and Politics in an Indian Metropolois

Janaki Nair
2008

Tudo em Família? Gênero, Casta e Política numa Metrópole Indiana

Janaki Nair
2009

Política Africana Contemporânea. O Caso da República Democrática do Congo

Ernest Wamba dia Wamba
2009