Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century

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Call for Papers
April 14, 2021 to April 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, History Education, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies

The New Polis in collaboration with the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (part of The Whitestone Foundation of publications) announces a webinar-based online conference in April 2021. The conference is entitled “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century.”

The tentative dates for the conference are April 14-15, though these may change depending on the number of participants and the structuring of the program.

We welcome proposals for presentations of all types that can be introduced effectively through Zoom videoconferencing as well as more formal academic papers which, depending on the nature and quality of submissions, may be prepared for later publication. All presentations, however, will be recorded and made available eventually online in both video and written transcript form.

It should be noted that we are keen to have participants from all backgrounds, especially indigenous communities, represented and having a significant voice in the conference.

The leadoff speaker for the conference will be the distinguished scholar Walter Mignolo, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Duke University. Prof. Mignolo will be presenting in his primary capacity as the annual Kirk Lecturer of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver. The Kirk Lecture, like the conference, is free and open to the public.

Contact Info: 

Send proposals in the form of Word, or Word-compatible documents (no more than 700 words) along with one’s name, email, professional affiliation, and telephone number (optional) no later than March 15, 2021 to For security sake please email a second copy to