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UCL Urban Laboratory’s ‘Black Urbanisms’ podcast

The UCL Urban Laboratory’s ‘Black Urbanisms’ podcast series will launch on Friday 1 October, with new episodes released weekly:


African Critical Inquiry Programme Announces 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards

The African Critical Inquiry Programme has named Bongiwe Hlekiso and Robert Uys as recipients of the 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards. Both are South African students in History at the University of the Western Cape. Support from ACIP’s Ivan Karp Award will allow Hlekiso to do significant research for her dissertation, Becoming a Hidden Treasure: A Biography of Umbhaco and its Interrupted Trajectories, including work on collections and display histories at the Amathole Museum and East London Museum in the Eastern Cape. Uys will use his Ivan Karp Award support to pursue research in uMgungundlovu (Zululand), Ulundi and Pietermaritzburg for his project The Place Where the Elephants Meet: Nationalist Myth-making at uMgungundlovu and Dingaanstat, 1838-2020. 



2022 African Critical Inquiry Workshops: Unsettling the Single Society and 1985! People’s Parks, Sites of Struggle and the Politics of Plants

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that there will be two ACIP Workshops in 2022! The first, Unsettling the Single Society, was proposed by organisers Andre Goodrich (Social Anthropology), Pia Bombardella (Social Anthropology), Chris Holdridge (History), and Amohelang Mohajane (Curator, NWU Gallery) at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa and will be held in late March 2022. The second workshop, 1985! People’s Parks, Sites of Struggle and the Politics of Plants, will take place in Pretoria, South Africa in April 2022 and was proposed by Sinethemba Twalo (Curator of Public Engagement, Javett Art Centre) and Jonathan Cane (Postdoctoral Fellow with the Research Chair in Humanities (Prof. Noëleen Murray)), both at the University of Pretoria.



Africa Oxford Initiative

The AfOx Annual Report highlights our efforts to accelerate solutions to some of the world’s challenges & celebrates the 6 graduate students in Oxford supported by the inaugural AfOx Graduate Scholarship Programme.


Journal of the British Academy focuses on the role of transitional justice in post-conflict societies

The British Academy has published a special issue: Transitional Justice Discourse in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa. You can read more in their news story on the issue.


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