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25

Oct

Congratulations to our top performer students in the final year of Anthropology who have just returned from a field trip to Saldanha Bay!

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Students, accompanied by the Postgraduate Coordinator Dr. Kelly Gillespie, visited four very different museums—the brand new West Coast Fossil Park, the SA Fisheries Museum, the Saldanha Cultural Village, and the !Khwa ttu San Culture Centre—and had a good conversation about the social lives of museums. They stayed at a backpackers in Jacobs Bay, where they […]

28

Sep

A NEW MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES

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Kelly Gillespie, who has become a member of the department this year, has recently been invited to join the International Editorial Board of Editors of the journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. The journal, which has now been published for over forty years is a key forum for the publication of high quality research in the broad field […]

25

Sep

NEW PUBLICATION BY HEIKE BECKER

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Congratulations to Heike Becker on her new publication entitled “Changing Urbanscapes: Colonial and Postcolonial Monuments in Windhoek” in the Nordic Journal of African Studies https://njas.fi/njas/issue/view/1 Abstract This article investigates how recently-constructed sites that anchor memories of anti-colonial resistance and national liberation have changed the urban landscape of the Namibian capital, Windhoek. The discussion is focused on […]

11

Sep

THE CRIME SCENE: A PLAY BY ZUKO WONDERFUL SIKHAFUNGANA

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It is with great enthusiasm that the department announces the last creation of the Back Stage Theatre Production, The CrimeScene, written and directed by our talented postgraduate student Zuko Wonderful Sikhafungana. Don’t miss it! The Drama Factory, Strand 25-27 October 2018 @ 19:30 &  Saturday 27th October @ 14:00 pm  Booking: www.thedramafactory.co.za  THE CRIME SCENE  Breaking the silence and […]

31

Aug

2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop Award for the project “AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIES”

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The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2019 ACIP workshop will be African Ethnographies. The project was proposed and will be organized by colleagues at the University of the Western Cape, Jung Ran Annachiara Forte (Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology) and Sakhumzi Mfecane (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of […]

31

Aug

AFRICAN MASCULINITIES

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Working Group on African Masculinities Workshop 15-17 August 2018, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape with: Sakhumzi Mfecane (University of the Western Cape)   Mpumi Zungu (Human Sciences Research Council) Lwazi Lushaba (University of Cape Town) Gcobani Qambela (University of Johannesburg) Sibusiso Sifunda (Human Sciences Research Council) Lubabalo Mdedetyana (University of Pretoria) [...]

29

Aug

SEMINAR PROGRAMME – Second Semester 2018

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Department of Anthropology and Sociology University of the Western Cape Time: 1 pm - 2 pm Venue: Anthropology Lab, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, ground floor. 29 August Rachid Begg The Sport-Media-Cultural Complex: The Bobby Fischer Case Study 19 September Natasha Vally Doing Science and Technology Studies in Africa: a Feminist, Ethnographic Approach 26 September Sharyn Spicer [...]

29

Aug

NEW POST-GRADUATE MODULE IN ANIMAL STUDIES

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Animals and the Environment – Soc 739/Soc839 The department is excited to announce the launch of a new post-graduate module in animal studies (at both Honours SOC 739 and Masters SOC 839 levels) for the second semester in 2019. The module Animals and the Environment focuses on the relations between animals, environmental change and human cultural […]