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Jul

Seminar Series

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Second Semester 2022 Wednesdays 13h00-14h30 Anthropology Seminar Room Social Sciences Building, UWC Seminars take place IN PERSON on Wednesdays 13h00-14h30, Anthropology Seminar Room, Social Sciences Building, UWC 27 July 2022 Securitizing the South African university: On the economics, politics, and policing of #FeesMustFall Anne-Maria Makhulu (Duke University) 3 August 2022 Ethnographic Situations: Cases, Life Histories, […]

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May

We Are Hiring!

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LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape has recently been reconstituted as its own department, reinvigorating a long-standing tradition of rigorous ethnographic research and pedagogy oriented towards critical questions emergent in our African context.  The Department invites applicants for the position of Lecturer to contribute towards the growth of a vibrant and […]

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May

DISTRIBUTE

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A Biennial Conference of the SCA and SVA May 7-8-9 Re/Distribute: Three Radical Economists on (Post)Apartheid Two radical collectives working inside and outside of the academy to agitate with ideas and actions against ongoing histories of dispossession consider what redistribution means in the most unequal national context on earth. In a 50-minute short film, we […]

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Aug

Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe By Godfrey Maringira

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Congratulations to Godfrey Maringira for the publishing of the book Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe. Godfrey was a researcher and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape. Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe explores the barrack experiences of soldiers in post-independence Zimbabwe, examining the […]

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May

We are hiring! “New Generation of Academics” Program (nGAP)

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The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is located in the Arts Faculty and is a dynamic space with undergraduate and postgraduate students, an emphasis on teaching and learning, community outreach, research and publications. The department has medical anthropology as one of its core areas of specialisation in research, teaching, and supervision. We would therefore like […]

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Apr

Saidiya Hartman at UWC 7-9 May

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Dear ColleaguesPlease join us for two events with Saidiya Hartman next week.  An Experiment with the Chorus Public Lecture — Centre for Humanities Research, Seminar RoomTuesday 7 May 16.30-18.30 Writing Black Social Life Seminar Anthropology/Sociology — Seminar Room, Social Sciences BuildingThursday 9 May 13.00-15.00 Saidiya Hartman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia […]

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Mar

Traditional Leaders in a Democracy. Resources, Respect and Resistance

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William Ellis has just contributed to an edited volume on traditional leadership in South Africa after 1994 edited by Beth Vale and Dineo Skosana in collaboration with the Mapungubwe Institute for strategic Reflection (MISTRA). Traditional Leaders in a Democracy: Resources, Respect and Resistance was launched last week at the offices of the National Institute for the Humanities and […]

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Feb

Congratulations to Diana Gibson and William Ellis!

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Congratulations to Diana Gibson and William Ellis for their special issue of Anthropology Southern Africa, “Human and plant interfaces: relationality, knowledge and practices.” Congratulations also to our postgraduate students Hameedah Parker, Tihana Nathen and Michelle Pasquallie who published in this special issue. “In 2016, a group of academics — including anthropologists, phytochemists, rangeland ecologists, conservationists, […]

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Feb

New editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology

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Dr Kelly Gillespie will form part of the new editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology. The journal is being taken over by new editors, Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar, who have the vision of a critical internationalist progressive project. ‘For over two decades, Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) has provided […]

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Feb

“Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges and Trajectories”, the University of Cologne, 10-11 January 2019

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Professor Heike Becker was recently an invited speaker at the workshop, “Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges and Trajectories”, held at the University of Cologne, 10-11 January 2019. The workshop was organised by Professors Michael Bollig and Michaela Pelican, and Mr Karim Zafer, on behalf of the Regional Working Group Africa of […]