Confronting Colonialism in Germany: Are We Doing Enough?, Online event
Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Dr. Lynda Iroulo (Moderator), Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Louis Henri Seukwa (Panelist), Naita Hishoono (Panelist), Dr. David Kuehn (Organiser)
Germany is renowned for laying the ground rules for what became known as the “scramble for Africa” in 1885. Although German colonialism is somewhat part of the country’s university curricula and studied by scholars, German society is yet to reflect upon the legacies of colonisation critically. Consequently, patterns of colonial thought might still be prevalent – perpetuated consciously or unintentionally through daily personal interactions, the media, but also teaching and research.
In this GIGA Forum, we will look back on Germany’s colonial past, critically evaluate the colonial discourse, its implications for society, and the role of Social Science in confronting colonialism in Germany.