History

Since its start in January 2017 DPN and its individual and institutional partners have organised 14 different events including workshops, lectures, round tables, conference panels, artist talks, film screenings and public discussions. There are 4 different events set up for 2020 by the network’s members and associates which will take place in Germany, Serbia and the UK. In 2017 and 2019 DPN workshops have taken place in two different Serbian higher educational institutions – the Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communications and the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, respectively. In 2018-2019, network members organised a ‘Dialoguing between the Posts’ Seminar Series in the Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. The three volumes of this Series have brought together key scholars working in the intersections of postsocialist and post-/decolonial theory in a total of 10 different events on eight campuses around India with the purpose of setting up links and developing collaborations between local and international academia, intellectuals and practitioners systematically exploring the potential of the dialogue between the posts.

The network has produced a number of academic publications and online outputs such as special issues, peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and chapters in edited volumes, either as collective work or interventions by individual members. Most notably, the launch workshop of Dialoguing Posts in 2017 has resulted in the publication of a Special Issue under the title “Decolonial Theory and Practice in Southeast Europe” presenting selected contributions from the workshop together with other works that aim to chart new pathways towards decolonial thought and action in the region. After the success of this first collection an edited volume that represents the contributions of the Dialoguing between the Posts vol. 2 workshop is currently in preparation. This one explores the potentialities of leftist politics in European peripheries by bringing together an impressive selection of early career and senior scholars working in the areas of critical social theory, policy analysis, global sociology and political economy.