Questioning the “Logic of the System”: A Critical Look at Southern Perspectives

Dates: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th January 2017 (Academic Conference)

Venue: Manduar Development Hub, Western Division, The Gambia

Call for participants/papers and workshop proposals

The configuration, production, dissemination and normalisation of ways of knowing and being, have too often, been constructed in a way that disadvantages and excludes Southern perspectives. This has led to the toxic acceptance of the “logic of the system” where dominant, Northern perspectives, are taken as an unquestionable given. This two-day conference will encourage participants to question the “logic of the system” and generate disruptive, counter orthodoxy perspectives. This is from across all disciplines including history, literature, economics, and the sciences.

The conference organisers invite participants to register and/or present proposals for workshops as well as abstracts for papers from a wide range of disciplines. The proposals/abstracts should be about 200 words and should be sent to Dr Momodou Sallah ( no later than the 15th of November 2016. All applicants will be informed of decisions by the 25th November 2016.


  1. Amplify missing Southern voices in dominant mainstream narratives.
  2. Provide a space to deconstruct configurations, dissemination and normalisation of ways of knowing and being.
  3. Explore Southern perspectives through a range of disciplinary lenses towards a greater understanding of the natural and social sciences, associated with de-colonial, post-colonial, counter narratives.


There are only 80 spaces available for this conference and it is on a first come, first served basis. Please fill the registration form as soon as possible to secure your place.


– International rate – £50

– Local rate: D1000

– Student rate: D200

– A limited number of subsidised places are available

To register for this conference, please visit:

Publication of Conference papers

 Following a peer-review process, submitted papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Critical Southern Studies or an edited book to be published by Global Hands Publishing.