Second “Southern Theory Lecture” with the Indian Historian Prathama Banerjee on 10 December 2020


The second edition of the Berlin Southern Theory Lecture is taking place as an online event on 10 December 2020: “Time and the Limits of the Political: Anti-Historical Excursions from South Asia” by Prathama Banerjee.

The lecturer is the Indian historian Prathama Banerjee (The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, India), whose work focuses on political philosophy, cultural history, conceptual history and literary studies.

10 December 2020, 5 pm
In English.

Berlin Southern Theory Lecture

The “Berlin Southern Theory Lecture” focuses on southern theory and epistemology. It recognises the various starting points and relationships of the most diverse forms of theorising, whose genesis and orientation often deviate from the dominant Euro-American traditions. The lecture series seeks to help overcome existing postcolonial asymmetries and aims to decentralise and diversify theoretical questions in current debates in the social sciences and humanities.

The “Berlin Southern Theory Lecture” is organised by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin and the Leibnitz-Zenturm Morderner Orient (ZMO), in collaboration with the Dahlem research campus of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation)