Past Events

Humanities meets biology

HUMA and the Centre of Excellence in Human Development at Wits are co-hosting a one-day symposium intended to open up a conversation about the implications for the humanities and social sciences of important discoveries in epigenetics – specifically, the ways in which new epigenetic knowledge redefines the terms of the old  nature-nurture debate. See full programme. We have invited a number of scholars from a variety of disciplines and fields

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“Jewish and Muslim Enlightenments in Tsarist Russia”

Seminar with Michael Stanislawski When: Thursday, 15 October 2015 Time: 13h00-14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT Bio Michael Stanislawski is the Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University and the Director Emeritus of Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Interdepartmental Committee on Yiddish Studies, Undergraduate Program in Human

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Know Your Continent: “Colonization and Decolonization”

The Know Your Continent series continues this Saturday, 10 October 2015 On " Colonization and Decolonization" Time: 10h00-13h00 Venue: Equal Education, Washington Square, Capital Drive, Tembokwezi, Khayelitsha

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“Fighting a Losing Battle in a Racially Discriminating Colony in British Southern Africa: The Case of the Swaziland Coloured Welfare Association (SCWA), 1950 – 1963″

Seminar with Nhlanhla Dlamini “Fighting a Losing Battle in a Racially Discriminating Colony in British Southern Africa: The Case of the Swaziland Coloured Welfare Association (SCWA), 1950 - 1963.” presented by Nhlanhla Dlamini Date: Thursday, 8 October 2015 Time: 13h00-14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT Nhlanhla Dlamini is a lecturer in the Department of History at the

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Slave trade, abolition and legitimate commerce

This Saturday, 3 October, the very successful 'Know Your Continent' Series will host a discussion on Slave trade, abolition and legitimate commerce Time: 10h00-13h00 When: Saturday, 3 October 2015 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

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“The Black Christ” film screening

Thursday, 1st Oct Time: 16h00-18h00 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT Latest trailer WITH subs: https://vimeo.com/123027111 Film Website: http://www.theblackchrist.co.za

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Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy: World Scripts

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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“Know Your Continent” series session 2 “Nile Valley Civilisations”

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”

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”

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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