Third Precolonial Conference

09 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019

We invite papers for this third conference of the Precolonial historiography catalytic project of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) which will result in the fourth volume of the ‘Rethinking Africa’ series. This conference is jointly hosted by the Centre for African Studies & the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum.  

First Call for Papers: ‘Rethinking Africa’ – 23-24 January 2020, Centre for African Studies Gallery, UCT.

"What is an African Philosophy? Contemporary challenges and imperatives for political and economic policies in southern Africa."

The identified conference themes therefore flow from this scholarship trajectory as we go into the future:

Human Remains, repatriation philosophies and land
Indigeneity, migrations and non-racialism (the land question)
Indigenous languages, philosophies and endogenous knowledge
Land, belonging and philosophies
Organic intellectuals, philosophies and knowledge partnerships (case studies in southern Africa and the global south)
Research Ethics and Philosophies (emerging frameworks for epistemological justice)
The ritual archive, philosophies and entanglement
The Traditional ‘Khoisan’ Bill and Communities: emerging new national questions

We encourage contributions within the above themes from independent scholars, public intellectuals, postgraduate students, academics and civic activists.  

See the poster here and the programme here

Please contact June Bam-Hutchison to find out more about this research area in the Centre for African Studies.