2017 Annual Meeting - Program

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Ongoing throughout the conference: "The African Choir of 1891" multimedia exhibit at the South African National Gallery. Opening reception at 6pm, Wednesday, August 9.

Day One: Thursday, August 10, 2017

TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
8:00 am Registration Opens Castle of Good Hope
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Concurrent sessions:

  • Intro to CHCI for New Directors
  • Meeting of Associate Directors
  • African Humanities Initiative Meeting
Castle of Good Hope
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Overview of new Mellon-funded CHCI Initiatives (CHCI Global Humanities Institutes & CHCI African Humanities Inititative) Castle of Good Hope
1:00 pm Lunch Castle of Good Hope
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CHCI Network Meetings and Workshop Sessions (details coming soon) Castle of Good Hope
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break Castle of Good Hope
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
  • Sara Guyer, President, CHCI
  • Premesh Lalu, Director, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape
  • Tyrone Pretorius, Vice Chancellor, University of the Western Cape
Castle of Good Hope
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Opening Plenary: Srinivas Aravamudan Memorial Lecture
  • Isaac Julien, installation artist and filmmaker
Castle of Good Hope
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Reception (open to all registrants)
 

Concert: Reza Khota and Derek Gripper

Castle of Good Hope

 

Day Two: Friday, August 11, 2017

TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
7:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Castle of Good Hope
8:00 am – 9:30 am

CHCI Network Meetings and Workshop Sessions (details coming soon)

Castle of Good Hope
9:30 am – 10:45 am

Plenary Lecture: 

  • Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)
Castle of Good Hope
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Roundtable/Workshop: Global Humanities: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (part 1)  

  • Achille Mbembe (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Mariët Westermann (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
Castle of Good Hope
1:00 pm Lunch Castle of Good Hope
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Plenary Lecture:

  • Jane Taylor (University of the Western Cape)
Castle of Good Hope
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Break Castle of Good Hope
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Roundtable/Workshop: Global Humanities: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (part 2) 

  • Lisa Lowe (Tufts University)
  • Elizabeth Giorgis (Addis Ababa University)
  • Ari Sitas (University of Cape Town)
  • David Theo Goldberg (University of California Humanities Research Institute)
Castle of Good Hope
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Plenary Lecture: 
  • Gayatri Spivak (Columbia University)

Opening of Athlone in Mind exhibition (until 10 pm)

Castle of Good Hope
8:15 pm - 11:00 pm Members' Dinner Castle of Good Hope

 

Day Three: Saturday, August 12, 2017

TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
8:00 am – 9:30 am CHCI Network Meetings and Worshop Sessions (details coming soon) Castle of Good Hope
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Plenary Lecture:

  • Tim Murray (Cornell University)
Castle of Good Hope
10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break Castle of Good Hope
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshop:  The Humanities in Africa  

  • Yala Kisukidi (Collège International de Philosophie)
  • Suren Pillay (University of the Western Cape)
Castle of Good Hope
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Membership Meeting Castle of Good Hope
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Roundtable: Enchantments of Art and Cinema

  • Alya Sebti (ifa Gallery, Berlin)
  • François Verster (Filmaker, Cape Town)
  • Elvira Dyangani Ose (Curator, Creative Time)
Castle of Good Hope
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break Castle of Good Hope
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing Plenary Lecture: 

  • William Kentridge (artist)

Castle of Good Hope
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks Castle of Good Hope
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing Reception

Castle of Good Hope

 

Day Four: Sunday, August 13, 2017

TIME SCHEDULE LOCATION
9:30 am Buses depart to Gugu S'thebe, Langa for a performance of Kafka's Ape by Tony Bonani Miyambo Castle of Good Hope
12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

Gugu S'thebe
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Concurrent site visits:

  • District Six Museum
  • CHR Factory of the Arts
  • Memorial Sites in Athlone
 

 

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