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Epistemologies of the South

by Adam David Morton on November 10, 2015

Epistemologies of the South: Mapping New Directions in Australian Social Sciences

When: Thursday 14 April 2016, 9:00 – 5:00pm

Venue: Conference Room, 174 City Road, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney

Convenors: Raewyn Connell / Fran Collyer

Calls to decolonise the social sciences have raised questions about the global and national politics of knowledge, the shifting structures of knowledge production, and the capacity of existing social theory to explain the world.

At present, the place of Australian social science in the global postcolonial knowledge project is unclear. This workshop will bring together scholars developing postcolonial and Southern perspectives in the social and political sciences.

The event will be an important moment in the development of Australian social science agendas that challenge Eurocentricism and carve out new directions for theory and research. Across the day, there will be focused discussion about current and future possibilities for research and collaboration.

The workshop is a free event.

ECRs and HDR students are invited to apply for travel funding.

Please send your CV and 200 word expressions of interest before 15 December 2015 to:

RSVP for general attendance rather than presentation to:

Rebecca Pearse:


Adam David Morton
Adam David Morton is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is author of Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Political Economy (2007); Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development (2011), recipient of the 2012 Book Prize of the British International Studies Association (BISA) International Political Economy Group (IPEG); and co-author of Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (2018) with Andreas Bieler. He co-edits Progress in Political Economy (PPE) with Gareth Bryant that was the recipient of the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for the Best Blog (Group) and the 2018 International Studies Association (ISA) Online Media Caucus Award for Special Achievement in International Studies Online Media.

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