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
ACEPS is a proud sponsor of the 2022 UJ Annual Postgraduate School Events.
Want to join the ACEPS team doing a MA, PhD or PDRF in Philosophy?
- 18 Feb 2022: Reading Group: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons and Agency & every 3rd Friday of the month (online 3-5pm)
- 25 Feb, 4 Mar & 25 Mar 2022: Research Groups: Epistemic Decolonisation and Epistemic Injustice (EDEI) & Epistemology of the 4th Industrial Revolution (E4IR) – 2:30-4:30pm live @ Piza e Vino
- end Feb 2022: Poet, African intellectual & struggle veteran Prof Mongane Serote’s readings & videos immortalised through an IKS online portal (ACEPS YouTube)
- 16-17 Mar 2022: Epistemic Blame Workshop: Theory and Practice – (hybrid UJ) – with workshop videos
- 23 Mar 2022: UJ ACEPS/Philosophy Colloquium: Covid-19 Vaccine Refusal as Collective Irrationality? by Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni Zürich) – (hybrid UJ)
- 29-30 Mar 2022: Epistemic Injustice Conference – Keynote Prof José Medina (hybrid UJ) – with conference videos
- 14 Apr 2022: UJ ACEPS/Philosophy Colloquium: The Memory of Morals by Prof Sven Bernecker (Uni Cologne) – (hybrid UJ)
- 17 Jun 2022: International Workshop on The Philosophy and Global Politics of Concept Travel – an SNSF funded project “Reversing the Gaze” (Uni Basel/ACEPS)
- 24 Jun 2022: Epistemic Injustice, Reasons and Agency Reading Group & then every 2 weeks (online 3-5pm)
- 10 Aug 2022: UJ ACEPS/Philosophy Colloquium: Epistemic Decolonisation, Trust, & Social Media Futures by Prof Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) – (hybrid UJ 11:20-12:50)
- 12 Aug 2022: Book symposium: Who Should We Be Online? A Social Epistemology for the Internet. by author Prof Karen Frost-Arnold (under contract OUP) – (hybrid UJ)
- 19 Aug 2022: Book launch and workshop: by author Prof Thad Metz (2021) A Relational Moral Theory: African Ethics in and beyond the Continent (OUP) – (hybrid UJ)
- 28 Sep 2022: UJ ACEPS/Philosophy Colloquium: African data subjects in digital/data colonialism by Aisha Kadiri (PSL Research University France) – (Live UJ)
- 28 Sep 2022: Templeton funded Geography of Philosophy project – 4th All Teams Virtual Workshop (online UJ)
- 2 Nov 2022: UJ ACEPS/Philosophy Colloquium: Saving the World: On Knowing and Being in Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk by Prof Fiona Jenkins (ANU Australia) – (Live UJ)
- 3-4 Nov 2022: Epistemic Wrongs and Epistemic Reparations Workshop – (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)
- 6 Mar 2023: Collaboration visit by PIs of an SNSF funded project “Reversing the Gaze” from Uni Basel – (Live UJ)
- 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)
- Prof Lewis Gordon (Uni Connecticut) has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Africana Philosophy.
- Prof Nancy Jecker (Uni Washington) has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Bioethics and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2021/22.
- Prof Cameron Boult (Uni Brandon) is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Brandon. He is a Visiting Researcher Nov–Dec 2021 and May–July 2022, collaborating with ACEPS on a future grant proposal on epistemic blame and decolonisation.
- Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni Zurich) is a Visiting Research Fellow from the Zürich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) Feb–March 2022.
- Prof Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) An Epistemology of the 4IR project funded researcher for a 2 week visit (Aug 2022) and has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Social Epistemology of the Internet.
- Prof José Medina (Northwestern Uni) has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Critical Race and Gender/Queer theory
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 and Events pages for the current activities, research groups, reading groups and direction of ACEPS research.
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