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.
Symposium on Conspicuous Consumption in Africa Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) University of Cape Town 4 – 5 December 2014 CALL FOR PAPERSRead more
A seminar by Amrita Pande (Sociology, UCT) “From ‘balcony talk’ and ‘practical prayers’ to informal worker collectives: Migrant domestic workers’ ‘unions’ in Lebanon” When: Thursday,Read more
A seminar by Patience Mususa (Anthropology, UCT) “There used to be order: Searching for new ways of being in a former company town” When: Thursday, 22 May 2014 Time: 13h00 – 14h30 Venue: HUMARead more
A seminar by Euclides Gonçalves (Anthropology and Archaeology, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) “Voters’ cards: state, citizenship and political parties in rural Mozambique” When: Thursday, 29 MayRead more
A seminar by Sakhela Buhlungu (UCT) and Andries Bezuidenhout (University of Pretoria) “Enclave South
05/08/2014 - 01:00 pm Uct
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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