Print Culture and Colonisation in Africa: A Colloquium

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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 will explore the ways in which books and the book trade have been shaped by Africa’s colonial and postcolonial history, and how print cultures developed across the continent in the context of wide-scale European colonisation. They will also consider the history of the book in the context of apartheid South Africa. ‘Colonisation’ may also be seen as an ongoing practice, and its power dynamics and implications for current print culture explored.

This event was organised in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University and with funding from the British Academy.

Click here for the full programme.

Dates: Thursday and Friday, 28-29 May 2015
Time: 08h30-17h00
Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

On Friday, 29 May 2015 there were will a Film Screening and Round table: Tracking the Timbuktu Manuscripts
Time: 19h00

For more on the film click here.
Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

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