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African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
We are in the business of decolonising knowledge through African voices in Philosophy, strengthening knowledge systems in both North and South.
- African Philosophy & Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Decolonising Knowledge & Epistemic Injustice & Oppression
- Philosophy of Science: Medicine & Public Health
- Philosophy of Education & Social Science
- Philosophy of Biology & Philosophy of Race
The African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science is an independent entity with close links to the Department of Philosophy ranked no. 2 in Africa.
ACEPS is a proud sponsor of the 2022 UJ Annual Postgraduate School Events.
Why not join the ACEPS team doing a MA, PhD or PDRF in Philosophy in a fun and safe space?
- Events in 2022
- 16-18 Jan 2023: Philosophical Society of Southern Africa Conference (PSSA) co-organised by ACEPS & UJ Philosophy (live UJ)
- 6-10 Feb 2023: Notions of Epistemic Justice and Injustice: exploration and application in AI & Data Justice governance – collaboration visit by The Global Data Justice TILT Project to the Epistemology of the 4th Industrial Revolution ACEPS Project (live UJ)
- 7 Feb 2023: TiLT–ACEPS Global Data Justice Workshop co-organised by ACEPS with Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Live UJ)
- 3 Mar 2023: ACEPS awarded a “Decolonising Experimental Philosophy” grant.
- 4 Mar 2023: Congrats to doctoral candidate Abe Tobi for publication Intra-Group Epistemic Injustice in Social Epistemology.
- 6-10 Mar 2023: Collaboration visit by PIs of an SNSF funded project “Reversing the Gaze” from Uni Basel (live UJ)
- 9 Mar 2023: Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Decolonisation Workshop co-organised by ACEPS with “Reversing the Gaze” project PIs from Uni Basel (live UJ)
- 15 Mar 2023: Epistemic Reparations grant awarded by Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs to PI Prof Jennifer Lackey with ACEPS as the South African partner.
- 16 Mar 2023: ACEPS awarded a grant by National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) for the project Philosophy through Indigenous Knowledge in the Global South.
- 26-30 Mar 2023: Notions of Epistemic Justice and Injustice: exploration and application in AI & Data Justice governance – collaboration visit by Epistemology of the 4th Industrial Revolution ACEPS Project to The Global Data Justice TILT Project (live Uni Tilburg)
- 30 Mar 2023: TILT Seminar Epistemic Injustice and Datatech: insights from the Epistemology of the 4th Industrial Revolution Project — ACEPS 4IR team presentation (live Uni Tilburg)
- 26 Apr 2023: Ruth Mompati biography book launch by ACEPS & South Africa’s National Poet Laureate Prof Mongane Serote (live UJ)
- 21 Jul 2023: Collaborative Lund Uni and ACEPS postgraduate exchange Work in Progress workshop (live UJ)
- 15-16 Sep 2023: Epistemic Blame and Epistemic Reparations Workshop Quamajuc Museum – Winnipeg, Canada ACEPS collaboration (live Uni Brandon)
- 5-7 Jun 2024: Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization Conference co-organised by the Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency and ACEPS (live Uni Quebec @ Montreal)
- Jan-Feb: Prof Agemir Bavaresco with the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), 1 month research visitor to ACEPS and UJ Philosophy Department.
- Feb: Dr Aviva de Groot is a doctoral researcher on a 1 week visit from Tilburg Law School with a focus on Epistemic Justice.
- Mar: Dr Lerato Posholi is a post-doctoral fellow on a 1 week visit from the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel, part of the SNSF project Reversing the gaze: Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies.
- April: Prof Cameron Boult (Uni Brandon) is the Chair of Philosophy, on a collaboration visit on Epistemic Blame and Reparations project, funded by Northwestern Buffett Institute Global Connections Seed Grant.
- July: Jiwon Kim (Uni Lund) is a doctoral student in Practical Philosophy and is visiting ACEPS for 2 weeks, funded by Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM).
- July: Dr Mark Bowker (Uni Lund) is a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow in Philosophy and visitor to ACEPS for 2 weeks.
- August: Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni Zurich) is a Visiting Research Fellow from the Zürich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) and a return visitor to ACEPS.
- late 2023: Karl Landstrom is a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and will visit ACEPS later in 2023.
- 2024: Prof. Martin Kusch (Uni Vienna) of the Department of Philosophy and Institute Vienna Circle will visit ACEPS for a 1 week collaboration.
We regularly host visiting and externally funded Postdoctoral researchers. Please contact ACEPS director Prof Veli Mitova , if you are interested in visiting, giving a talk, sharing research or collaborating on a project. Check out the ACEPS Team& PostGrads and Events pages for the previous activities, research groups, reading groups and direction of ACEPS research.
Entrance from Napier road, it is the big blue glass building. Map link.