‘Decolonisation’ has become a buzzword. However, few of those who deploy the term know much about its history, and perhaps more surprisingly, the same is true for ‘enlightenment’. This blissful tandem of historical ignorance is not as innocent as it appears. For many of today’s ‘postcolonial’ and ‘decolonial’ critical theorists and activists, the Enlightenment is the […]
Professor Mark Thurner, who leads the Leverhulme Trust-supported LAGLOBAL international research network based at the Institute of Latin American Studies, talks about the project and its goals.