Past Events

“‘Ndiyindoda’ (I am a man): Theorising masculinity from an African experience”

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”

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”

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”

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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“Child murder: the birth of prejudice in twelfth century Norwich”

A seminar with Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) co-hosted with Historical Studies department and the Kaplan Centre Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Speaker Bio Miri Rubin is a celebrated medieval historian who is a Professor of Early Modern History and Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London. She was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Cambridge, where she gained

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“‘Then you are a man my son': Kipling and the Zuma Rape Trial”

A seminar with Lucy Graham (UWC) Date: Thursday 30 July 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30   One of the strangest incidents during the Jacob Zuma rape trial was surely the moment when Judge Willem van der Merwe, handing down his verdict that exonerated Zuma, addressed Zuma with the following words: “Had Rudyard Kipling known of this case at the time he wrote his poem, ‘If’, he might have added the following: ‘And, if you can control your body

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Print Culture and Colonisation in Africa: A Colloquium

HUMA and Tombouctou Manuscripts Project (hosted jointly with the University of Pretoria) present: Print Culture and Colonisation in Africa: A Colloquium The flow of technology, missionaries and merchants brought printing to African countries. The development of print culture was dispersed and intensified by the advent of colonisation. This two-day colloquium will focus on the interplay between colonial interventions and local textual cultures. Papers

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Symposium

Organisers:   Dr Zethu Matebeni (HUMA, UCT), Prof Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield, UK); and Prof Vasu Reddy (Human Sciences Research Council, SA) There is a pressing need for academic and activist engagement with issues concerning African 'non-normative' sexual identities, sexual rights agendas and health-related agendas, and the interfaces between faith, nationalism, genders and sexualities. This one-day symposium on ‘Queer in Africa

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Launch of “‘Non-normative’ sexual and gender diversities in Africa” and “Queer in Africa Reimagined”

Huma and Agenda: empowering women for gender equity are pleased to launch the 2015 issue 1 on "'Non-normative' sexual and gender diversities in Africa" Guest editors: Zethu Matebeni and Thabo Msibi. Queer in Africa Reimagined symposium will also be launched on 21 April at 6.30pm. For more information on symposium click here For symposium programme on 22 April 2015 click here  

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“N2: Reading and writing the South African highway”

Seminar “N2: Reading and writing the South African highway” by Hedley Twidle When: Thursday, 21 May 2015 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT Hedley Twidle is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.  His research interests include: South African literature, history and performance culture; environmentalism, literature and ecocriticism

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