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Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy: World Scripts
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ZUKUNFTSPHILOLOGIE WINTER ACADEMY World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective 4 - 14 September 2015, University of Cape Town The Winter Academy is conceptualized and steered by members of the Zukunftsphilologie Collegium. It builds on two previous Zukunftsphilologie Winter Schools: Textual Practices Beyond Europe, 1500-1900 (Cairo, 2010), and Philologies Across the Asias: The Translation, Transmission and Transformation

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“African history should be a core part of curriculum” argues Shamil Jeppie
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A new initiative by Huma and Historical Studies Department (UCT), Know Your Continent, poses critical questions about the role of African history in knowledge production and curriculum reform. Read more on this story below

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African History Now! Know Your Continent. Ulwazi Ngemvelaphi Yethu
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This is a new initiative run by the Institute of humanities in Africa (Huma) and the Department of Historical Studies at UCT.   We shall focus on the deeper history of our continent in this programme. The history of a single country – “national history” – is a very recent phenomenon. The approach of this programme of African history is to explore the entirety of the continent. At times certain regions might be the focus e.g. the Nile

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“Know Your Continent” series session 2 “Nile Valley Civilisations”
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African History Now! Ulwazi Ngemvelaphi Yethu. In eight sessions of Know Your Continent , a new African History workshop series hosted by Huma and the Department of Historical Studies, we will explore some of the major themes and debates that animate African history: From the origins of humankind and movements out of Africa, to Nile Valley civilisations, ancient global trade networks and comparatively recent anti-colonial struggles. LAUNCH/Introductory

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“A Church of Strangers: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa”
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Ilana van Wyk (Huma, UCT) speaks to Fiona Ross (Social Anthropology, UCT) Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Speaker Bio Ilana van Wyk is an anthropologist. She studied at the University of Pretoria, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She completed her PhD at SOAS in 2007 and was a teaching- and postdoctoral fellow at the LSE. Ilana joined

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“Marx and the world outside Europe”
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A seminar with Gareth Stedman Jones (Queen Mary, University of London) co-hosted with Historical Studies Department. Date: Friday, 7 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30   Speaker Bio Gareth Stedman Jones is a world-renowned historian, author and public intellectual. From 1964 to 1981 he served on the Editorial Board of the New Left Review and was a joint founder of the History Workshop Journal in 1976. Since 1991, he has served as Director of the

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“‘Ndiyindoda’ (I am a man): Theorising masculinity from an African experience”
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A seminar with Sakhumzi Mfecane (Anthropology, UWC) Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30   Speaker Bio Dr Sakhumzi Mfecane is a senior lecturer in the department of anthropology and sociology, University of the Western Cape. Before joining UWC in 2010, he was a senior researcher for Centre for Study of AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE). From 2002-2005 he served as a Chief Researcher for Human Sciences Research Council

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“Gendering Moral Ethnicity: The Case of Sport, Wealth and Becoming Men in Kenya’s Rift Valley”
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A seminar with Michelle Sikes (Historical Studies, UCT) Date: Thursday, 20 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30   Speaker Bio UCT Lecturer in Economic History, Dr Michelle Sikes received her DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford and works on African economic and social history. With a background in quantitative and qualitative research methods, Michelle enjoys the teaching of mixed-methods approaches to history. She is particularly interested

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“Tensions of affluence and consumption: nationalism and whiteness under apartheid”
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A seminar with Neil Roos (University of the Free State) Date: Thursday, 13 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30   Speaker Bio Neil Roos is an NRF-rated scholar, an associate professor of history, and co-director of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars’ Programme at the University of the Free State. Neil is the author of Ordinary Springboks: White Servicemen and Social Justice in South Africa 1939-1961, (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2005) and is working

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“The ANC in exile”
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A seminar with Hugh Macmillan (Oxford University) and Stanley Manong Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2015 Time: 12:00 - 13:30   Speakers Bio Hugh Macmillan is a well-known historian who has published widely on the interface between history, politics, social anthropology, economics and literature. He taught at universities in Swaziland, Zambia and South Africa from 1971 to 2000. Since his return to the United Kingdom in 2000, he has been affiliated

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