Seminar series: decolonising the science curriculum
This is a virtual seminar series organised by the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences and the LJMU Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) team to encourage discourse on decolonising the curriculum in the sciences.
The series of six seminars runs every Wednesday from 3 February – 10 March 2021.
The series begins with a talk examining why we need to consider decolonising the curriculum in science education, followed by subject-specific talks covering bioprospecting, the history of evolutionary biology, decolonising DNA and decolonising zoology. The series is wrapped up with a talk on decolonising pedagogy.
Each one hour seminar will start with a short 20 minute talk allowing plenty of time for Q&A and discussion in the remainder of the hour.
You can register now to attend:
- Wednesday 3 February, 2pm - Daniel Akinbosede (University of Sussex, UK) – Why do we need to decolonise science?
- 10 February, 12pm - Kaushiki Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India) - Decolonising the curriculum: bioprospecting & biopiracy
- 17 February, 3pm - Anne Devan-Song (Oregon State University, USA) - Decolonising herpetology (zoology)
- 24 February, 1pm - Sarah Qidwai (University of Toronto, Canada) - Decolonising the history of evolutionary biology
- 3 March, 4pm - Krystal Tsosie (Vanderbilt University, USA) - Decolonising DNA & Science from an Indigenous Perspective
- 17 March, 2pm - Ross Dawson (LJMU, UK) - Decolonising pedagogy