on its previous research endeavors and the renewed interest in the
concept of local knowledge in the academy and in public policy circles,
the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African
Studies, with support from the Ford Foundation, established the
Center for the Study of Local Knowledge (CSLK) in 2002. As
the first and only such research center in the United States dedicated
to promoting new and innovative research on and related to the concept
of local knowledge, CSLK is uniquely positioned to assess, challenge,
and transform prevailing views of local knowledge.
together academic and lay scholars from a variety of backgrounds,
CSLK will be at the forefront in challenging prevailing cultures
of scholarship in the academy and in advancing humanistic, scientific,
economic, legal, and environmental perspectives on local knowledge.