HUMA – the Institute for Humanities in Africa – is a new initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT), intended to create a dynamic interdisciplinary community for scholars and students in the humanities at large.
Fostering top-end academic research, HUMA seeks to drive critical public debate, promoting UCT’s vision of itself as a civic university contributing to the making of democratic citizenship.
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The Tombouctou Manuscripts Project at the University of Cape Town is dedicated to researching various aspects of writing and reading the handwritten works of Timbuktu and beyond. Training young researchers is an integral part of its work.
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 merchantsRead more
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 ethicalRead more
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 RubinRead more
A seminar with Lucy Graham (UWC) Date: Thursday 30 July 2015 Time: 13:00 - 14:30 One of the strangest
07/30/2015 - 01:00 pm University of Cape Town
This theme aims to contribute to resurgent scholarly interest in questions of what we humans share, even if in recognition of profound differences – as the basis for grappling with the contours of ‘a good life’.
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If the first research theme grapples broadly and variously with our relationships with others, this research theme focuses on our relationship to ‘stuff’ – again, theoretically, empirically and ethically.
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