Friday, 20 June 2014

1989: Postcolonial Criticism and After

18th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality - Lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty

What comes after postcolonial criticism? In addressing this question, the lecture will critically assess the origins and achievements of postcolonial theory and offer some thoughts regarding its relevance to the contemporary world. Can notions of modernity, history and social science, dominated by Eurocentric thinking, still be applied to the developing world? Has the historical turn of 1989 and globalization also turned the perception of modernity rooted in European thinking around?

Dipesh Chakrabarty is Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Law School at the University of Chicago.

The Lecture is part of the 18th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality After the Change: 1989 and the Social Sciences in the post-Cold War Era