Experimenting / Experiencing the City

The Urban Experience / South Africa & Elsewhere

11-20 May 2017

Through crossed perspectives, Experimenting / Experiencing the City will try to tackle both the risk and the interest of a multi-disciplinary approach to question the city. It aims to open the debate around the notions of "city" and "urban" in the complex relationship that unites them, to study the links between integration, exclusion and citizenship in an era of globalisation and complex urban identities.

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Connections, Environment and the Transformations of Settlements and Networks in South-East Africa and East Africa (1000-1700)

Workshop: Globafrica: Reconnecting Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the World prior to Euorpean Imperialism.

13 March 2017
09:00-16.15 - IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Conveners: Thomas Vernet-Habasque and Adrien Delmas


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Still Hoping for a Revolution

The Steve Biko Lectures in Philosophy

19 July 2016
13:00 - 18:00 - Kerzner Building, Bantung Road Campus, University of Johannesburg

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Columbia University

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The Institutionalization of Xenophobia in the contemporary South African State

Officials' practices towards African Immigration in high schools of Johannesburg and police stations of Cape Town

CUBES and FISH Seminar

21 June 2016
16:00 - IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Jeanne Bouyat
Ceri / Sciences Po Paris

Rodolphe Demeestère
CESSP / Paris 1 La Sorbonne

Discussant: Aurelia Segatti
Honorary Researcher ACMS / Wits University

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100 Years of Memory

South Africa and WWI

In July 2016, South Africa will commemorate the Centenary of the WWI Battle of Delville Wood, when 3 ‍‍200 troops of the South African Infantry Brigade arrived on the battlefield of Delville Wood in the department of La Somme (France). This battle became one of the deadliest Somme engagements of the First World War, in which the Union of South Africa lost almost two-thirds of the complement of its Overseas Expeditionary Force in less than a week of warfare.

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