Announcements

Huma launches a new book: Ethical quandaries in social research

Ethical Quandaries in Social Research, edited by Deborah Posel (Huma) and Fiona Ross (Social Anthropology), opens up a space of frank discussion about the often unsettling, messy realities of ethical decision-making in the thick of social research. All the contributors write in the first person about personal experiences of resarch. They expose tensions within professioanl codes of ethics, as well as a range of dilemmas that arise when personal ethical

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Ilana’s book gets nominated for Clifford Geertz prize

Ilana van Wyk's book, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A church of strangers (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has recently been nominated for the prestigious Clifford Geertz prize. Awarded by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, a section of the American Anthropological Association, the prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the

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Lisl George joins Huma

Huma is pleased to welcome Lisl George, Administrative Officer, responsible for financial and human resource management.  Lisl has worked in research administration at UCT for 13 years and has been in office management for more than 20 years. She has a business administration qualification from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

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Doctoral Fellowships: Call for Applications

Click here for the UCT Call for Applications_  

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Shamil Jeppie takes on Huma Directorship

My predecessor, Deborah Posel, brought an outstanding record of intellectual and organizational leadership in the humanities to UCT. I can only laud with superlatives her achievements at Huma and the university. I wish to continue to pursue the directions she plotted out for Huma. We are an institute to foster and enhance humanities research and teaching, always conscious of our location in Africa.  Our responsibility is to create conditions for

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Research @Huma

During 2012, Huma's research output comprised some 18 journal articles, books, book chapters and edited volumes. This was in addition to the 60+ seminars, lectures, workshops, book lunches and panel discussions we hosted. Huma will continue with all these in 2013 and we hope to see you at our seminars/symposia/panel discussions/cyberspace this year, and thank you for your support in 2012. This list comprises Huma's 2012 research output, in alphabetical

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