Specialisation and International Course - Epistemologies ff The South | 5th Edition (2020-2021)

The Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES) and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) have established a partnership for the creation of the International Course in Epistemologies of the South, an e-learning format taught in Portuguese and/or Spanish.

Currently in its 5th edition, the course is structured around contemporary themes that mark the Global South. E-learning allows students and teachers to participate through innovative forms of education. The enormous success of the various editions is warranted by the topics covered, the teachers who participate and the course’s accessibility.

We live in turbulent and complex times. The Epistemologies of the South propose the expansion of political imagination beyond the intellectual and political exhaustion of the global North. This exhaustion translates into an inability to meet the challenges of this century and threats to democracy, law and human dignity. The global South is a metaphor for the human suffering caused by the great forms of oppression - capitalism, colonialism and heteropatriarchy - and the various forms of struggle and resistance to these forms of oppression. Epistemologies of the South try to broaden the possibilities of rethinking the world from the knowledges and practices of the global South, challenging attempts of epistemicide, linguicide or epistemic subalternisation. In this context, Epistemologies of the South provide theoretical and methodological tools to develop a critical diagnosis of the present which has as its constitutive element the possibility to reconstruct, formulate and legitimise alternatives for a more just and free society

Specialisation And International Course – Epistemologies Of The South | 5th Edition (2020-2021)

  • Online modality
  • General coordination: Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Academic coordination: Karina Bidaseca (CLACSO, National University of San Martin and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Maria Paula Meneses (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Specialisation: 52 credits, 480 hours/chair
International Course: 12 credits, 120 hours/chair
Duration: April 2020 to March 202

The Specialisation and International Course in Epistemologies of the South is aimed: at undergraduate and graduate students; lecturers at all levels; activists and militants of social movements, organisations and political parties; members of civil society, journalists, communicators and press workers; members and managers of non-governmental organisations and professionals interested in social and political issues that characterise the diversity of the Global South.