Welcome to Ettore Morelli, new Postdoctoral Fellow

The beginning of 2020 Dr Ettore Morelli joined the APC as Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the National Research Fund. Ettore received his PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2019. His thesis explored

Africa: 60 Years of Independence

In 2020 the African Studies Centre in Leiden is celebrating the “Africa year” of 1960, the year in which 17 countries on the African continent celebrate 60 years of independence. Events kicked off with a conference 'Africa: 60 Yea

Playing with Jazz in Paris by Thokozani Mhlambi

I arrived in Paris on the 8th of January 2020, on a rather cold windy day morning. Packing my luggage into the uber, and with my cello on my side, I then proceeded en route to the 4th arrondissement (district) in Paris, to Cité Interna

Third Afridig Workshop

On the 9th and 10th of March 2020 the Centre for Curating the Archive hosted the third Digital Humanities workshop for the Afridig programme at the Hiddingh Campus of the University of Cape Town. Members of the APC took part in the workshop and presen

Strategic planning at the Rock Art Research Institute, Wits

The Rock Art Research Unit at Wits was set up in 1986 under Professor David Lewis-Williams in the Department of Archaeology. Over the years the unit earned a reputation as one of the leading international research centres in its field. It became perma

APC Research Development Workshop Report – April 2020

The APC’s first Research Development Workshop of 2020 was undertaken in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown conditions, as universities in South Africa and many countries worldwide navigated closed campuses and the challenges

The journey of a box file by Debra Pryor

In 2018 the FHYA digitised a box file containing Prof. John Parkington’s personal correspondence, notebooks, photographs and slides related to excavations at the uMgungundlovu archaeological site between 1973 and 1975. The material had been in P

Histories: Commissioned, Authorised and Patrolled

In the introductory comments to this workshop, held on 20 February, 2020, Carolyn Hamilton asked us to consider how commissioning produces certain kinds of work and to think about what happens when commissioned work enters public life.