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Annachiara Forte

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Apr

Seminar: Leah Koskimaki — Wednesday 17 April 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019 A Regional Charisma and Politics of Visibility: The Making of a Student Leader in a Himalayan Hill Town  Leah Koskimaki Research Fellow and Project Leader for the University of the Western Cape’s Emerging Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities  Wednesday 17 April 2019 Anthropology Lab, Department of Anthropology and […]

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Mar

Seminar: Ayanda Nombila — Wednesday 20 March 2019

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Department of Anthropology and Sociology University of the Western Cape Africanity and its Discontents Ayanda Nombila Makerere Institute for Social Research, Makerere University, Uganda Wednesday 20 March 2019 Anthropology Lab, 13h00-14h20 Abstract This paper focuses on the intellectual debate about the idea of Africanity that took place in the Codesria Bulletin of 2000. I argue […]

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Mar

Seminar: Chinwe Christopher Obuaku-Igwe — Wednesday 12 March 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019           Economic growth in Nigeria: Revisiting the decision not to join the AFCFTA By Chinwe Christopher Obuaku-Igwe   Wednesday 13 March 2019 Department of Anthropology and Sociology UWC   Anthropology lab 13h00-14h20   Abstract This paper forms part of a wider effort at engaging the issues of […]

7

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 […]

28

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

Seminar: Robert Gordon — Wednesday 6 March 2018

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019\   Omega: Imagining an Infrastructural World for a Hybrid Camp. Robert Gordon Formerly, Research Associate, University of the Free State & Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Vermont     Wednesday 06 March 2019 Anthropology lab, 13h00-14h20   Abstract Originally set up as a camp to house  [...]

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Feb

Seminar: Carola Lentz—Wednesday 27 February 2019

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2019          Imagining Futures: Memory and Belonging in an African Family Carola Lentz Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz   Wednesday 27 February 2019 Department of Anthropology and Sociology UWC Anthropology lab 13h00-14h20   The presentation explores the history of remembering and the politics of memory making—and […]

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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 […]

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Jan

Position available — Professor/Associate Professor in Sociology

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The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is looking for a sociologist at the level of Professor/Associate Professor with specialisation or research focus (evidenced by publication) in one of the following areas: health, technology, transformation, gender, social policy, animal-human relations, and climate change.   The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers a three-year B.A. degree in Anthropology […]