Welcome

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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Tombouctou Manuscripts Project

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.

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“Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question” – Call for Submissions CLOSED

We have received great interest and wonderful submissions from graduate scholars/artists/activists for the “Queer in Africa? The

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‘Gender Refugees’ and the South African Asylum Regime – ‘There is no Queue for Gender Change’

Seminar with B Camminga (Huma)   Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016 Title: ‘Gender Refugees’ and the South African Asylum Regime

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    ‘Gender Refugees’ and the South African Asylum Regime – ‘There is no Queue for Gender Change’

    Seminar with B Camminga (Huma)   Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016 Title: ‘Gender Refugees’ and

    08/25/2016 - 01:00 pm University of Cape Town

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    Our Research Themes


    On Being Human

    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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    Circuits of Consumption

    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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