Atelier | Over the past decade, universities worldwide have changed profoundly. Some have referred to the new University as the corporate university, others as the neoliberal university. It is often claimed that the university has become a place that is driven by output and profit making and ever increasing levels of competition. Simultaneously, academic jobs have become precarious, in particular for junior faculty members, who often shoulder the heaviest workload on the basis of unreliable short-term contracts. What role, then, does the university play today in forming and distributing knowledge and critical thinking, and what role could it play in the near future?
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Atelier | How can we analyse postcoloniality and globalization without taking the vitally important and truly global dimension of the environment into account? Under the influence of the booming field of ecocriticism, the environmental aspects of colonialism and globalization are increasingly foregrounded.
Atelier | Iain Chambers’ study on the postcolonial Mediterranean (2008) suggests a daringly new way to rethink European, Arab, Middle Eastern and North African identities as intertwined. It ties in with the larger project of the theory of globalization, which invites us to see and think the world differently. The conceptualization of the world as radically, though ambivalently, interconnected, seems to have great potential. Postcolonial theory lay the groundwork for this new imagination, but it also reminds us that we should take into account the specific (geopolitical) power dynamics that are bound up with all imaginations of the world. Political accounts of the efforts to create a Mediterranean identity (European Mediterranean Project, Barcelona Process, 1995) point at the Arab distrust of such projects.
- Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2019 May 22, 2019
- Summer School Communicating Difficult Pasts May 21, 2019
- Special Event at UvA With Civil Rights Advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw May 21, 2019
- Gender and Open Science May 20, 2019
- Architecture at Times of War: The Politics and Ethics of Destruction, Witnessing and Rebuilding May 9, 2019