Symposium: Collaborative Working / Decolonising the Academy

In the current conjunction, intellectual activity is increasingly circumscribed, instrumentalised and depoliticised. We explored how models of collaboration, exemplified in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) from 1964 to 2002 and Stuart Hall’s work, and evident in creative practices such as devised performance and in the project of decolonizing the academy, might be reanimated and repoliticised.

Following the Symposium, Dr Glenn Jordan, Reader in Cultural Studies and Creative Practice, University of South Wales and Director of Butetown History & Arts Centre, gave a Lecture in Memory of Stuart Hall.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Tim Edkins, Queen Mary University of London;
  • Dr Mitch Rose, DGES, Aberystwyth
  • Dr Meera Sabaratnam, SOAS
  • Professor Chris Weedon, Cardiff