objectives and Timetable


Thinkshops are events aiming at the collective reflections on theories making a substantial contribution to the progress of social thought. Theories discussed on thinkshops may come from any social science discipline. Thinkshops discuss only one theory and do this one full meeting. Theories discussed on thinkshops will be distributed to the interested people 2 months before the event to provide time to read and think. Thinkshops are carried out electronically in order to avoid any financial barriers for participating.


Thinkshop 1

9. November 2021

Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences; Author: Sanjay Seth

Commenting papers:

  1. Ivan Costa Marques

  2. Antonio Dores

  3. Michael Kuhn

Thinkshop 2 Extension

13. March 2022, 2 PM (GMT)

Critique of the globalisation and de-colonization of the social sciences; Author: Michael Kuhn



Thinkshop 3

1, June 2022, 2 PM (GMT) NEW DATE!

La Theorie Postcolonial, Culture, Capitalism, Chaos; Author: Leon Marie Njodo

English translation (Preface by R. Mbele and introduction) available here

Thinkshop 4

3 extension meetings

July, 2022, each at 10 am (GMT)

July 10, July 17, July 24

Estado Real Social (An English summary see below);

Author: Antonio Dores

English Summary

Thinkshop 5: June 2022;

Walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking…A life in science and conviviality;

Author: Hebe Vessuri

The book will be availbale in March 2022.

Thinkshop 6: October 2022;

Towards a Non-hegemonic Social Science; Author: Shujiro Yazawa

The book will be availbale in spring 2022.