Global South
Environment, Global South, Conference

Morocco earthquake: why traditional earthen architecture is not to blame for the destruction communities have endured

In the wake of the earthquake in Morocco this past September, Louise Cooke discusses how modernity disrupts long-established local knowledge and skill transmission and results in changing patterns in the repair, maintenance and renewal of traditional buildings. Cooke was part of a CHCI delegation to the 21st General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) from 4-8 September 2023.

Ideas from Africa • Episode 4, Global South, Africa, CHCI, Podcasts

Astonishing African Futures

This fourth and final episode of Ideas from Africa asks how do African science fiction writers tell stories about their own imagined future?

Global South, CHCI, Annual Meeting

Rosinka Chaudhuri: On Cultural Studies, Her Role in CHCI, and the Location of Thought

An interview with Rosinka Chauduri, Professor and Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Chaudhuri explores her perspectives on academia within the Global South, on pedagogy, and her relationship with CHCI.

Global South, Research Initiative

Anupama Rao on Interdisciplinarity, the Conceptions of Race and Caste, and Global Racisms

An interview with Anupama Rao, Professor of History and MESAAS (Middle East, South Asia, Africa Studies) at Columbia University and Barnard College and the Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. We discussed her research, pedagogy, the Ambedkar Initiative, and her work as a 2023 Global Humanities Institute awardee for the current project "Global Racisms, Cold War Humanism, and the Imagination of Just Futures”. In our interview Rao discussed interdisciplinarity, the work of ICLS, and the thinking around global racisms. What follows is a lightly edited version of our conversation.