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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    Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: Call for Abstracts

    The Law Faculty and Huma are calling for abstracts for the Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: 11 - 13 April 2016 Stream Convenors: Julia Chryssostalis (Westminster Law School, University of

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    Humanities meets biology

    HUMA and the Centre of Excellence in Human Development at Wits are co-hosting a one-day symposium intended to open up a conversation about the implications for the humanities and social sciences of important

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    Huma welcomes Dr Nhlanhla Dlamini

    Dr Nhlanhla Dlamini has recently joined Huma as visiting researcher for October 2015. Dlamini is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Swaziland.  He obtained his PhD at the University

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Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: Call for Abstracts

The Law Faculty and Huma are calling for abstracts for the Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: 11 - 13 April 2016 Stream

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Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium: Call for Abstracts

The Law Faculty and Huma are calling for abstracts for the Spatial Justice in the Postcolony Colloquium:

04/11/2016 - 09:00 am 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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