Call for papers

Fifth Annual ACGS Conference: Global Critical Pedagogies

Conference dates: 18 and 19 October 2018
Venue: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Deadline call for papers: 1 April 2018

For full information, please see: www.acgs.uva.nl/content/events/conferences/2018/10/global-critical-pedagogies.html


In a time of fake news, internet memes, and a global information overload, questions of education and pedagogy have become all the more pressing. Globally, institutes of higher education are under threat, facing budget cuts and an increasing demand for directly and immediately applicable knowledge instead of open-ended critical reflection. In the context of discussions about the Anthropocene and current geopolitical changes – including the upsurge of populisms and nationalisms worldwide, and the alleged rise of Asia – there is a renewed urgency to re/thinking knowledge production and dissemination. How to re/think pedagogy in the midst of all these developments? And what specific role can the social sciences and the humanities play in this?

The fifth conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), organised in cooperation with the Humanities across Borders network of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), focuses on critical global pedagogies. It does so along the lines of four interrelated themes

1. Pedagogies beyond the classroom
2. Decolonizing knowledge and worlding pedagogies
3. Contesting the neoliberal university
4. Pedagogies of failure

We invite papers that explore the complexity of critical pedagogies in their interaction with processes of globalisation and world-making through theoretical and empirical analyses.

Contributions from fields from across the social sciences or humanities are invited. Please submit an abstract (200-300 words) and short bio (max. 100 words) by 1 April 2018. Panels can also be submitted with a maximum of four papers. Please indicate to which of the four themes your contribution belongs.

More information: www.acgs.uva.nl/content/events/conferences/2018/10/global-critical-pedagogies.html