Rethinking the University in the Age of COVID-19

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 17:30

The Mexican Studies Centre UNAM South-Africa invites you to the inaugural event of its Webinar series ‘South-South Dialogues’  



A Discussion Between Colleagues at Wits University, Johannesburg and

the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City

DATE: Monday, October 26, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM (Johannesburg Time), 10:00 AM (Mexico City Time)


The event will be broadcast live on FaceBook




Convened by Prof Sarah Nuttall, WISER Director*


Sarah Nuttall is the Director of WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the author or editor of many books and writes about cities, art, literature and climate change. She has built and developed a wide-ranging programme in the critical public humanities at WISER over two decades, and has reflected in her recent writing on the university itself, including on ‘the shock of the new old’, ‘the politics of upsurge and turbulence’, and on the what universities ‘will have been for what they are becoming’ as the past, in a psychoanalytic sense, haunts the present as it remakes memory as a conflictual site of transformation and change.


*Please listen to Sarah Nuttall’s podcast on the topic prior to the Webinar


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