17.06.2019 19:30 h University of Cologne (Main Building)
19.06.2019 19:30 h Lecture Hall 1 (WiSo Building)
As part of the Albertus-Magnus professorship 2019 at the University of Cologne, which will be held by Achille Mbembe, the renowned philosopher and political theorist will hold to public lectures as well as a talk at the RJM Museum. Mbembe is research professor for history and politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born in Cameroon, he is one of the leading international theorists in Postcolonial theory and is considered one of the most important minds of the African continent. He investigates the implications of the idea of a global, borderless world as well as the difficulties and potentials of decolonizing knowledge. These also include questions of collective guilt and the restitution of cultural assets. Only respect for historical truth could be the foundation of a new relationship between Europe and Africa.
Mbembe will also speak at our dialogFORUM/ ITI Conference on the 22nd June at Schauspiel Köln.
A cooperation of africologneFESTIVALs, the University of Cologne and Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt.