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 new initiative by Huma and Historical Studies Department (UCT), Know Your Continent, poses critical questions about the role of African history in knowledge production and curriculum reform. Read moreRead more
This is a new initiative run by the Institute of humanities in Africa (Huma) and the Department of Historical Studies at UCT. We shall focus on the deeper history of our continent in this programme.Read more
Seminar with Michael Stanislawski When: Thursday, 15 October 2015 Time: 13h00-14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar
10/15/2015 - 02:00 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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