296: Humanism, Coloniality, and Imperial Reason

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Friday, Jan 4, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Water Tower

Session Information

Description: Traditionally seen as a foundational movement for free inquiry, rationality, individual freedom, and moral development originated in Europe, humanism emerged in a wider geopolitical framework including the Iberian imperial expansion in Africa, America, and Asia. Panelists examine the coloniality of humanist thought in its transatlantic dimensions and its historical roots in imperial Rome.


Luis Fernando Restrepo, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Stuart McManus, U of Chicago

Valeria López Fadul, Wesleyan U

Glen Edgar Carman, DePaul U

Freddy Dominguez, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville