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Book Lunch : ‘The Art of Life in South Africa’ by Daniel Magaziner

Book Lunch with Daniel Magaziner (Yale University)   Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 Title: 'The Art of Life in South Africa' Time: 12h30-14h30 Venue: Huma Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town Book Abstract From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran a school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni. The Art of Life in South Africa is about the students, teachers, art, ideas

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“Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question” Programme

The “Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question” symposium will take place from Thursday 6th October till Saturday 8th October 2016 at the District Six Museum queer-in-africa-programme Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question Programme 06-08 October 2016 Thursday 06 October 2016 Evening | District 6 Museum @ 18:00 Friday 07 October 2016 Daytime| District 6 Homecoming Centre @ 09:00 Evening | Zer021 Lounge, 46 Canterbury Street @ 19:00 Saturday 08

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Conférence Internationale: Cuba & l’Afrique Engagements, circulations et représentations raciales

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Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium

The Law Faculty and Huma invite you to the Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: 14-15 April 2016 Stream Convenors: Julia Chryssostalis (Westminster Law School, University of Westminster,United Kingdom) and Jaco Barnard-Naudé (Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa) Despite the undisputed recognition, in an era designated as post- colonial, that the founding act of colonialism was and is the appropriation of space, the nexus

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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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Huma welcomes Dr Nhlanhla Dlamini

Dr Nhlanhla Dlamini has recently joined Huma as visiting researcher for October 2015. Dlamini is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Swaziland.  He obtained his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand (WISER).  His research interest is on the race relations and political history of Swaziland.  His latest publications include “Swaziland’s Contribution to South Africa’s Struggle for Independence: Charting the Maze

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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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“African history should be a core part of curriculum” argues Shamil Jeppie

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

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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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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