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.
A seminar by Deborah Posel (Huma, UCT) "Seeing apartheid as a consumerist project: the view from Zonk! Magazine in the 1950s and 1960s" When: Thursday, 27 March 2014 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMARead more
A seminar by Adekeye Adebajo (Centre for Conflict Resolution, UCT) "Rhodes and Mandela: A Monstrous Marriage" When: Thursday, 3 April 2014 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, HumanitiesRead more
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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