Decolonising Academic Publication

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in South Africa.
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Current calls to decolonise knowledge production reflect longstanding inequities in the academy and beyond. The view from South African humanities is particularly stark: the Academy of Science of South Africa noted that all but one of the humanities fields fell ‘well below 20% of total output contributions on the part of black scholars’ in a country where more than 76% of the population is black. Promoting the voices of scholars who are most marginalised, particularly those from historically black universities, is critical to transforming knowledge production in these fields. This intensive workshop will support early career researchers from South Africa’s least well-resourced institutions in bringing their research to publication. The participants will work with established scholars in their fields and representatives from national and international journals. The workshop will support 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to ensure inclusive and equitable education, and to enhance North-South and South-South knowledge sharing.

Workshop Team: Dr Anne Heffernan, Durham University; Dr Arianna Lissoni, University of the Witwatersrand; Professor Noor Nieftagodien, University of Witwatersrand; Dr Tshepo Moloi, University of the Free State

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