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Wednesday, August 5 • 10:00am - 11:00am
W25- A Decolonized Approach to Scholarly Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Perspectives in Practice and Research

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FSCI Course sign-up closed on July 20 and seats are no longer available in this course.
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This course aims to teach participants how to identify and avoid colonial practices in scholarly communication. When you are dealing with scholarly communication, whether you are a librarian, a researcher, a funder, a policymaker, or a software designer, what you do has impact across the world. But if you are not aware of soft domination, exclusion, and inequities led by knowledge, this impact can be negative. The first part of the course will provide participants with basics on postcolonial theory. The second part is based on practical activities to scan the landscape of scholarly communication under the lens of postcolonial theory. Then we will focus on best practices we need to adopt to avoid an unconscious colonial impact in scholarly communication.

Instructor: Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Queen Elizabeth II Scholar at University of Ottawa, Canada, DOAJ Ambassador, and President, Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA)


(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, Aug. 5

10-11AM: Introductory session
6-7PM: REPEAT Introductory session
Monday, Aug. 10

10-11AM: Activity session 1
6-7PM: REPEAT Activity session 1
Wednesday, Aug. 12
10-11AM: Activity session 2
6-7PM: REPEAT Activity session 2
Monday, Aug. 17

TBD: Optional continued discussion

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Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Lecturer, Advanced School of Mass Communication (Cameroon)

Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
W25 Classroom