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First Semester 2012 Provisional Programme Below

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Center for Humanities Research and History Department South African and Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar

2012 Provisional Programme

 

Unless otherwise stated seminars take place on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00-3.30pm in the Center for Humanities Research Seminar Room.  Papers are precirculated in advance of the seminar and are taken as read. Papers are available at a cost of R5.00 from Janine Brandt whose office is in the History Department, UWC ext 3600

 

First Semester

7 Feb:  Christoph Rippe (Leiden University): The Uncertainty in Curation – Ethnographic Photographs and Objects from the Mariannhill Mission in KwaZulu-Natal (1880s-1930s)

21 Feb: Lorena Rizzo (University of Basel / UWC): Shades of empire – police photography in German South West Africa.

28 Feb: Ruth Watson (Cambridge): '"My Desire is to be the Possessor of all the Best Books in this World of Struggle": Respectability and Literary Materialism in Colonial Ibadan.

13 March: Felix Banda (UWC): Unbounding colonial orthographic conventions: Accounting for a mobile and translingual African.

27 March: Monica Udvardy (University of Kentucky): Museums, Media, Morality and Mijikenda Memorial Statues:  Navigating African Art Repatriation in an Era of Rising Cultural Identity Politics.

3 April: Wayne Dooling (SOAS): The making of a rule of law in colonial southern Africa.

10 April: Sophie Feyder (Leiden University): Parlour photography and the politics of township interiors: The Ngilima collection and the representation of the Black South African 'home', East Rand, 1950

24 April: Teena Purohit  (Boston University): The Fractured Project of the Modernist Islam movement (1840-1940)

8 May: Sanjay Krishnan (Boston University): V. S. Naipaul and the origin of Literature in the periphery

15 May: Giacomo Loperfido (UWC) : Cold war and the construction of otherness: The Italian case.

22 May: Carolyn Hamilton (UCT): Construing Archive: A Proposal for a Change in the Grammar of Ethnographic Collections

29 May: Noëleen Murray (UWC): Building UWC:  A Campus Apart

 

Second Semester

17 July: Ajay Skaria (University of Minnesota): Stumbling on Theological Secularism: Gandhi 'religion' before Hind Swaraj

24 July: Giorgio Miescher (University of Basel / UWC): Arteries of Empire - The materiality and visuality of South Africa's railway war of 1914-1915

31 July: Drew Thompson (University of Minnesota): Bearing Witness to War: The Photographic Archive at Mozambique’s National Photography School, 1982-1992

7 August: Christopher C. Fennell (University of Illinois): Racism and Resilience in a 19th Century American Heartland: New Philadelphia and the Vagaries of Prejudice.

21 August: Paolo Israel (UWC): In Step With The Times: Mapiko Masquerades of Mozambique.

28 August: Carolyn Hamilton (UCT): Method and the Enquiry into Archive.

11 September: Jane Taylor (UWC): Seeing Voices: why the immaterial matters.

18 September (co-hosted with the Cities in Transition project): Shamil Jeppie (UCT): Cars, consumption, craft and Cape Town.

25 September: Kathleen McDougall (University of Stellenbosch): The Political Apolitical: Attention to Detail, Menslikheid, and Making Genealogical Records

16 October: Annachiara Forte, Paolo Israel and Leslie Witz (UWC): Out of History.