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Monday, 8 May 2017 - 3:00pm

Lucy Allais

In this paper I argue that there are a number of problems with the notion of western Philosophy and that these need to be taken seriously in thinking about changing the curriculum. I argue that the account of western philosophy that has, more

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 3:00pm

Daniel Magaziner

This article considers the history of an experiment in architectural education that took place at what is today the University of Nairobi, between 1965 – 1967. Organized by Selby Mvusi, a South African industrial designer, and Derek Morgan more

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 5:30pm

Keith Breckenridge

South African historical scholarship, and the Humanities in general, seem to have reached an intellectual impasse. This moment can be described in many ways, but it is characterised, overall, by an obvious narrowness of research ambitions more

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 3:00pm

Cynthia, John Kros, Wright

The isiZulu word ‘isithunguthu’ (pl. izithunguthu) is today hardly known outside a small circle of scholars. It does not appear in modern isiZulu dictionaries, nor is it known to isiZulu-speaking academics whom we have consulted. There is more

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 1:00pm

Tafadzwa Zvobgo

Abstract – The study of the women in elections and election violence tends to concentrate on the persecution and abuse of women, on political participation and the under-representation of women on the political sphere. Fundamentally, these more

Monday, 29 May 2017 - 3:00pm

Achille Mbembe


Monday, 5 June 2017 - 3:00pm

Robyn Bloch

In his 2014 book Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle historian Jacob Dlamini considers why collaborator Glory Sedibe turned from being a commander in the ANC’s military arm to working with fervour more

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 3:00pm

Grieve Chelwa

There has been increasing interest (particularly on online forums) on the apparent underrepresentation of African-based scholars in economics scholarship on Africa. Much of this debate, however, proceeds with little by way of evidence in more