Master Class

Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Master Classes 2019

Março - Junho 2019

Auditorium, Faculty of Economics UC

Lecture 1 - March 29, 2019
Post-abyssal pedagogies: the epistemologies of the South and the defence of the university

Lecture 2 - April 12, 2019
Post-abyssal methodologies: struggle, experience, body and authorship
[Followed by the book release of «O fim do império cognitivo», at  the Almedina Estádio bookstore]

Lecture 3 - May 10, 2019
Human rights of the next 70 years. Towards a new Universal Declaration?

Lecture 4 - May 24, 2019
Religion, spirituality and politics. The end of the secular era and the beginning of what?

Lecture 5 - May 31, 2019
Challenges to democracy: fascism, populism, uprisings

Lecture 6 - June 7, 2019
Building intercultural social sciences


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NOTE:

Boaventura de Sousa Santos invites students who are poets, artists, rappers, musicians, singer-songwriters, dancers, performers, artisans to present proposals for the summary of their classes.

The summaries will be presented at the beginning of each lecture, starting on the second lecture. The summary should last between 3 and 5 minutes and two abstracts can be presented for each class.

Proposals must be sent to bsantos@ces.uc.pt up to one week before the class. The deadline for submitting the first class abstract proposal is April 5, 2019.

 

Bio note

Boaventura de Sousa Santos was born in Coimbra on November 15, 1940. He holds a PhD in Sociology of Law from Yale University (1973), Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Distinguished Legal Scholar from the University of Wisconsin-Madison .

He is Director of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and Scientific Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Justice.

Research topics: Epistemology, sociology of law, postcolonial theory, democracy, interculturality, globalisation, social movements, human rights.

His books have been published in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, German, French and Chinese.