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.
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
Ilana van Wyk's book, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A church of strangers (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has recently been nominated for the prestigious Clifford GeertzRead more
Seminar "States of transition: Reflections on South African temporality" by Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania) When: Thursday, 23 April 2015 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4thRead more
Seminar "China’s “Soft Power” and its influence on Editorial Agendas in South Africa" by Herman Wasserman When: Thursday, 30 April 2015 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor,Read more
Seminar "‘The Fire Below’: Towards a New Study of literatures and cultures (in English)" by Victoria Collis-Buthelezi When: Thursday, 7 May 2015 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4thRead 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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