On 30 January, the African Studies Centre Leiden organized the conference ‘Africa: 60 years of Independence’. Birgit Meyer was one of the keynote speakers. Click here to read a concise report. One important theme running through the presentations and discussions was the decolonization of knowledge production about Africa. Here is a link to the videos of speeches given at the conference, by Lungisile Ntsebeza (response Ton Dietz), Birgit Meyer (response Rijk van Dijk), Carolyn Hamilton (response Jan Bart Gewald) and Jan Abbink (response Mohamed Salih).
David Ehrhardt (co-chair LeidenASA) was the moderator of the day. Photograph by Eelkje Colmjon (source).