Prof. Dr. Dilip M Menon

Historian I University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand
Prof. Dr. Dilip M Menon | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2022
Prof. Dr. Dilip M Menon | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2022

Dilip M Menon is a cultural historian and works on literature, film and social theory. He is currently a Professor of History at the Department of International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa. He has worked on issues of social inequality in India but over the past decade his concern has been with oceanic histories and knowledge from the global south. This has resulted in two edited volumes Ocean as Method (Routledge, 2022) and Changing Theory: Concepts from the Global South (Routledge, 2022).

Programme

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How do we meet the diverse global challenges? What change of perspective is needed? And how do we activate our own creative power?     

German transformation researcher Maja Göpel and social scientist Dilip Menon, who teaches in South Africa, discuss new transdisciplinary concepts, question dominant narratives and consider how we can reactivate and use forgotten knowledge.

Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel, political economist, transformation researcher, sustainability scientist I Prof. Dr. Dilip Menon, Indologist, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg I Moderation: Dorothee Wenner

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SILBERSALZ Festival 2022

How do we meet the diverse global challenges? What change of perspective does this require? And how do we activate our own creative power?