Category Archives: 2023-12

DTM network for mathematics and hard sciences


In his book Decolonizing The Mind – A Guide to Decolonial Theory and Practice, Sandew Hira, secretary of the Decolonial International Network, has laid down some guidelines on how to decolonize mathematics and the natural science. Regarding mathematics he outlines five dimensions of decolonizing mathematics.

  1. A critique of the Western historiography of mathematics
  2. A critique of the foundations of Euromathematics
  3. A critique of the use of Euromathematics
  4. The concept of reverse engineering in mathematics and technology
  5. A new educational system for mathematics

Regarding the hard sciences he distinguishes four dimensions:

  1. A critique of the Western historiography of hard sciences.
  2. A critique of the Western concept of the relationship between humans and nature.
  3. A critique of the Western concept of the role of ethics in hard sciences.
  4. A critique of the limits of hard sciences.

A year ago Gustavo Paccosi started with organizing a group of mathematicians and scientist in Argentina who meet every two weeks to discuss critical issues in math and science. Gustavo is a doctor in science and technology and lecturer in mathematics at the Universidad Nacional De General Sarmiento (UNGS) in Buenos Aires. He works in the area of mathematics and applied mathematics, with specialization in bifurcation theory and synchronization.

In several meetings between Sandew and Gustavo the idea was born to join forces and set up an international network of scientists dedicated to decolonizing mathematics and the hard sciences.

Aims of the network

The network has the following aims:

  1. To develop a research program in the different dimension of mathematics and the hard sciences.
  2. To get students and researchers involved in participating in the research program.
  3. To publish the results of the research program.
  4. To organize workshop, seminars and conferences to further develop the research program and distribute and discuss the results of the program.

The network is an experiment in setting up an infrastructure of experts to reconstruct a discipline in science from a DTM point of view.

Get involved

If you want to actively participate in the network, please send an email to with your name, country of residence, your professional background and why you are interested in joining the network.



Calendar December 2023

December 5: University of Amsterdam – Decolonizing Spaces: what is to be done?

The University of Amsterdam is organizing a round table event with the theme: Decolonising Spaces : what is to be done ?

Date: December 5, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Doelenzaal, Singel 425, 1012 WP, Amsterdam

Speakers are:
Kenza Badi
Sandew Hira
Annemarie de Wildt

Click here to sign up.

8-10 December London – Islamophobia conference

Since 2014, IHRC has organized an annual conference in Great Britain with Scotland Against Criminalizing Communities (SACC) to discuss key issues related to structural and institutionalized Islamophobia . The 10th annual conference in December is a combination of online and in-person events. Sandew Hira will be one of the speakers. For more information click here .

16 December Zoom Argentina – explaining the DTM framework

On December 16, 15.00 Amsterdam time, Sandew Hira will give an exposé to a group of Argentinian scientists (math and the hard sciences) on the theoretical framework of Decolonizing The Mind.

New list video podcast series Decolonizing The Mind

Here is the new list of Sandew Hira’s video podcasts . It provides analyzes of the war in Palestine and its relationship to decolonial theory.

Date Number Title Link
Friday November 3, 2023 006 What is the role of Hezbollah in the liberation of Palestine.? Are they going to invade Israel?
Sunday November 5, 2023 007 The role of Turkiye _ _ _
Monday November 6, 2023 008 The role of Russia _ _ _
Tuesday November 7, 2023 009 The role of China _ _ _
Wednesday November 8, 2023 010 The role of India _ _ _
Thursday November 9, 2023 011 The role of Saudi Arabia
Friday November 10, 2023 012 The role of Egypt _ _ _ _
Saturday November 11, 2023 013 The role of USA and Europe _ _ _
Sunday November 12, 2023 014 The preparation for a regional war: Hezbollah _ _ _ _
Monday November 13, 2023 015 The preparation for a regional war: Iran _ _ _ _
Tuesday November 14, 2023 016 What if Israel decides to use nuclear bombs? _ _ _
Monday November 20, 2023 017 What does it mean to decolonize the world?
Monday November 27, 2023 018 Current narrative of civilization: Europe/USA _ _ _