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When words do something you cannot forget - Public Lecture by Gabeba Baderoon

When words do something you cannot forget – Public Lecture by Gabeba Baderoon

“I started to write poetry late in life. Now 18 years later the sense of being a terrified beginner has not left me,” said Prof. Gabeba Baderoon, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and STIAS fellow, who presented a poetry reading from her current work Axis … [Read more]

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows' seminar by Jacob Dlamini

What does the decolonisation of knowledge mean for black historians? Fellows’ seminar by Jacob Dlamini

“Student protestors since 2015 have made demands for the decolonisation of knowledge production and the Africanisation of universities – what does this mean for a black historian?” asked Jacob Dlamini. “Implicit in these demands is the idea of an archive of black history that is yet to be tapped. And, that if this archive is … [Read more]

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

Special issue of Global Health Journal on mHealth published

The versatility of smartphones and the increasing availability of wireless networks worldwide have sparked the development of various digital approaches to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. Image-based diagnostic support, the focus of this special issue of Global Health Action, is promoted as a means to significantly increase the readiness of healthcare services to deal with … [Read more]

New call for Iso Lomso Fellowships opened

New call for Iso Lomso Fellowships opened

Early career African researchers who have completed their doctoral studies during the preceding seven years are invited to apply for the Iso Lomso fellowship. For the 2017 call at least five candidates will be awarded a three-year fellowship. Iso Lomso, “the Eye of Tomorrow” in isiXhosa, was launched in 2016 and aims to boost the … [Read more]

The quest for a viable political philosophy for contemporary Africa - Fellows' seminar by Uchenna Okeja

The quest for a viable political philosophy for contemporary Africa – Fellows’ seminar by Uchenna Okeja

“The idea of coming together in a public space to talk and discuss is a feature of many African societies,” said Uchenna Okeja. “I see it as something related to democratic practices. However, it has not been explored sufficiently and, only descriptively, not theoretically.” “Might it be a way to re-imagine traditional democratic practices?” he … [Read more]