Program and Registration - Symposium "North and South: Forms of Inequality within the International Politics of Scientific Production"

The symposium program, list of confirmed participants and abstracts are now available. Registration is also open.

As the Symposium  “North and South: Forms of Inequality within the International Politics of Scientific Production” draws closer, participants confirm their presence and contributions. You will find bellow the preliminary event brochure with detailed information about the general schedule, keynotes, panels, abstracts, and biodata about each person joining us.  

Dates: October 6-8, 2021
Venue: Hanover, Germany
Organizers: SEPHIS & GSSC
Sponsor: VolkswagenStiftung 



DAY 1 | Wednesday 6th

17:00 Opening | Barbara Potthast (University of Cologne, GER) & Sinah Kloß (University of Bonn, GER)

Introduction | Claudio Pinheiro (UFRJ, BRA & Sephis, NED)

South and North: The politics of scientific liberatory projects and their limits

17:30 Keynote 1 | Prof. Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford, UK) – ONLINE (CEST -1)

Gender Diversity on Astronomy

19:00 Dinner

DAY 2 | Thursday 7th

09:30 Keynote 2 | Farid Alatas (NUS, Singapore) – ONLINE (CEST +5)

Challenging the Sociological Canon: Critique and Reconstruction

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 PANEL 1 | Ontological Diversity and Politics of Conviviality (Gajendran Ayyathurai, Göttingen University)

Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò (Cornell University, US) – Conviviality and the Erasure of African Thinking

Sergio Costa (FU Berlin, Germany) – Convivial Social Sciences: Exploring Transdisciplinary Futures

Friederike Eyssel (Bielefeld, GER) – Diversity & Social Robots: A Social Psychological Perspective

Dhruv Pande (Marwadi University, Rajkot, India) – Post-Colonial Epistemology of Indian Classical Dance: Kathak as Ancient Ontology and Cultural Politik

13:00 Lunch

14:00 PANEL 2 | Religious Studies and Human Sciences (Eloisa Martín, UAEU & UFRJ)

Afe Adogame (Princeton University, US) – Critical Reflections on the Religious-Secular Dichotomy

Rajeev Bhargava (Parekh Institute of Indian Thought, CSDS, Delhi, India) – Pre-religion, Post-religion and the Secular

Nuruddin Al Akbar (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) – Beyond De-secularization of Social Sciences: A Case Study of Kuntowijoyo’s Prophetic Social Science Project

Nancy Ammerman (Boston University, US) – ONLINE (CEST -6) – Sociology Studying Religion: Northern Blinders, Southern Knowledge

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 PANEL 3 | Gender, Ethnicity Politics, and Intersectionality (Barbara Potthast, Uni Köln)

Gajendran Ayyathurai (Göttingen University, Germany) – The limits of caste and gender in postcolonial theory of the Global South: Towards a Critical Caste Feminism

Rhoda Reddock (UWI, Trinidad & Tobago) – ONLINE (CEST -6) – Sociology, Feminisms and the Global South: Back to the Future

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (University of Gießen, Germany) – ONLINE (CEST -8) – Local Temporal-Spatial Entanglements of Global Inequalities: On Care and Domestic Work in Western Europe

17:30 Coffee Break

19:30 Dinner

DAY 3 | Friday 8th

09:30 Keynote 3 | Mohammed Hassan (The World Academy of Sciences, TWAS, Italy) – ONLINE

Role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 PANEL 4 | Language, Translation and Circulation of Science (Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Cornell University)

Vera Elisabeth Gerling (Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany) – Translation as Cultural Transfer and Discursive Practice: Self-translation in the Work of Rosario Ferré

Rindon Kundu (Sri Sri University, India) – Rūpāntara/Vivartanam/Tarjumā/Bhāṇgani/Chāyā: Exploring Alternative Notions of Translation from the Global South

Monica-Elena Stoian (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Suresh A. Canagarajah (Pennsylvania State University) – ONLINE (CEST -6) – Semi peripheral scholars negotiating internationalizing institutional strategies with translingual tactics in academic discourse

13:00 Lunch

14:00 PANEL 5 | Politics of Geographical Imagination in Research and Funding (Nina Schneider, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research)

Asra Mamnoon (Jamia Millia Islamia, India) – ONLINE (CEST +3,5) – Like Banners on the Sea: Muslim Trade Networks and Islamization in India

Wiebke Keim (Freiburg, Germany) – Funding opportunities for South-South research cooperation and their impact on the global social sciences

Vinicius Kauê Ferreira (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Precarious globalisation of social sciences: how perspectives from the South can contribute to critical understandings of the North

Hebe Vessuri (Centre for Social Studies, Venezuela) – ONLINE (CEST -5) – Sustainable research North and South: policies, geographies of knowledge and action

Yasmeen Arif (Delhi School of Economics, India) – ONLINE (CEST -6) – Research Funding, geographical imagination, and diversity

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 PLENARY SESSION | Inequality and funding priorities in science (Claudio Pinheiro, UFRJ & Sephis)

Volkswagen Stiftung (Hannover, Germany) – Dr. Silke Bertram

Social Sciences Research Council (NYC, USA) – Dr. Alexa Dietrich – ONLINE (CEST-6)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP, Brazil) – Dr. Marco Antonio Zago ONLINE (CEST-5)

Closing Remarks

19:00 Dinner