Weekly Favourites: Our Top SAS Events 15 – 21 February 2021

Happy Reading Week! We know for those that are in the research programmes this doesn’t make much of a difference, but for those that are in the taught courses, this is your chance to unwind and take it easy this week. The party never stops here at SAS, though, and there are still plenty of free talks and events you can attend, if you have the chance. Here are our top 5 events that take place this week! 

There are, of course, more events taking place within SAS, so we highly advise you to visit SAS’ Events Page to get more of an idea of the extensive events that are available. Remember there are also Research Training events taking place. Read more about it here

If you’d like to review one of the events, you can! Click here for more information.

Digitisation and democratisation – IHR
Monday 15th February 2021, 15.00 – 17.00, Book Here

We are kicking off this week with an event on digitising archives as a means of democratising them. This panel explores and thinks about “the broader importance of digitisation beyond academic research, and the challenges that come with it.” Dr. Melodee Beals (Loughborough University), Postdoctoral Fellow Danieal Gostinho (University of Copenhagen), Rustin Zarkar (co-founder and co-editor at Ajam Media Collective), and Alex Miskin Simple (Project Officer at the Rift Valley Institute) will lead this discussion which will be chaired by Dr. Ismay Milford (University of Edinburgh).

British Documents on the End of Empire Project – ICWS
Tuesday 16th February 2021, 16.00 – 18.00, Book Here

Join this fascinating discussion facilitated by Prof Richard Rathbone (Ghana), Prof A J Stockwell (Malaya and Malaysia), Prof David Killingray (the West Indies), and Prof Philip Murphy (Central Africa) on the history of BDEEP (the British Documents on the End of Empire Project), where scholars will talk about the insights the project offers, the advantages and drawbacks of working from official UK papers, and what subsequent document releases have added to our understanding of British decolonisation.

IES Unfinished Business Seminar – IES
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 13.00 – 14.00, Book Here

Hear from our librarians at Senate House on improving inclusivity and accessibility to collections, particularly of literatures in English. Leila Kassir and Richard Espley “will range across issues including provenance, archive description, library layout and the future of English as a discipline.” A timely and continuous conversation on executive actions universities ought to take in decolonising academic institutes and the practical steps taken to do so. 

Decolonial Methods in Modern Languages Research – IMLR
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 14.00 – 16.00, Book Here

Finally, we are closing this week with ILAS’ Latin American Anthropology Seminar which has been a regular mention in our Weekly Favourites for the engaging and crucial subjects the seminars explore. This week, Facundo Daniel Rivarola Ghiglione (Graduate Institute Geneva) will be discussing the “right of nature” and “nature’s jurisprudence”, aiming for engagement that is more-than-human, alongside post-colonial critiques, and urban political ecology. This will be explored through the Paraguayan river and marginalised indigenous/mestizo communities’ struggle over access to urban spaces in the city of Asunción.

Latin American Anthropology Seminar – ILAS
Thursday 18th February 2021, 17.00 – 19.00, Book Here 

Finally, we are closing this week with ILAS’ Latin American Anthropology Seminar which has been a regular mention in our Weekly Favourites for the engaging and crucial subjects the seminars explore. This week, Facundo Daniel Rivarola Ghiglione (Graduate Institute Geneva) will be discussing the “right of nature” and “nature’s jurisprudence”, aiming for engagement that is more-than-human, alongside post-colonial critiques, and urban political ecology. This will be explored through the Paraguayan river and marginalised indigenous/mestizo communities’ struggle over access to urban spaces in the city of Asunción.

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