Conference Organising Team

Prof Vasu Reddy
Conference Chair & Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria


Prof Maxi Schoeman
Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria


Heather Thuynsma
Dean’s Office, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria



This conference was funded with the generous assistance from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s grant: Unsettling Paradigms: The Decolonial Turn in the Humanities Curriculum at Universities in South Africa.


Sources of Support

University of Pretoria, University of Witwatersrand, University of Free State, Rhodes University, University of Western Cape, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and University of KwaZulu-Natal.

  • 8 partner universities
Important Dates
Conference Duration
22 November 2022 - 23 November 2022
13 September 2022 - 22 November 2022 [CLOSED]
Call For Abstracts
13 September 2022 - 23 November 2022
The Decolonial Turn and the Humanities Curriculum: Prospects, Practice and Interventions (22 - 23 November 2022)
Prof Maxi Schoeman
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
  • The Humanities Curriculum
  • Discipline, knowledge formations and epistemic (in)justice
  • Meaning, nature and purpose of universities
  • Knowledge and Pedagogy
  • Theories, methodologies, practice
  • Global economy of knowledge
  • Knowledge roles and the global South
  • Remaking of intellectual cultures
  • Remaking textbooks, undergraduate and postgraduate syllabi
  • Reforming institutional architectures and cultures, and intersectional erasures
  • Teaching and Learning