The Disobedience Workshops are primarily for HUMA fellows, affiliates and associates. However, we invite scholars at any stage of their careers to participate in the workshop. This includes PhD candidates, PostDocs, and early-mid career scholars in the humanities and related disciplines at the University of Cape Town. Applications from scholars at other universities in South Africa, the African continent and globally are welcome. We are particularly interested in proposals that critically engage with theory focused on “epistemic disobedience”.
A workshop consists of a two and a half-day residential hybrid meeting to critically discuss selected texts and participants' pre-circulated manuscripts with each other and other experts. In-person presenting participants coming from outside may benefit from limited support, where available, but required to sponsor their participation. Limited spots are available for scholars who would like to attend without presenting a paper.
Submission of proposals and confirmation
To apply, complete the online submission form below. Make sure to prepare and include the upload consisting of:
- Critical reflections of 800–1000 words discussing relevance, interest and engagement with "epistemic disobedience" related ideologies – decolonial/postcolonial/feminist theory – in your research work incl. a relevant bibliography of 15 influential texts
- A short bio
Submission deadline: 18 April 2022
Decisions will be announced by April 26th 2022. The selected participants will be requested to send in a paper of maximum 4,000 words by May 31st, 2022. For questions, enquiries and expressions of interest, email email@example.com with the subject line 'Disobedience Workshops 2022'.