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.
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
"Muscular Dreams: the subversive heritage of boxing in South Africa" Kurt Campbell When: Thursday, 16 April 2015 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, UniversityRead 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
HUMA Book Lunch “Money from nothing: Indebtedness and aspiration in South Africa” (Stanford University
04/09/2015 - 01:00 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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