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 joins Ilana van Wyk in celebrating her recently published book by Cambridge University Press, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God: A Church of strangers. About the book The Universal ChurchRead more
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Environmental Security and Sustainable Energy The Global Risk Governance Programme, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, invites applications from graduatesRead more
A seminar by Antonio Tomas (African Centre for Cities, UCT) “A city without history: architecture, politics and the making of the past in Luanda (Angola)” When: Thursday, 7 August 2014 Time: 13h00Read more
A seminar by Estella Musiiwa (History, University of Swaziland) “Family Planning and the Gendered Consumption of Biomedical Birth- control Technologies: Implications for Mbare and Budiriro Women's health,Read more
A seminar by Shose Kessi (Psychology, UCT) “Coming to UCT: Black students, transformation and the politics of race” When: Thursday, 21 August 2014 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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