THE HUMANITIES IN OUR TIMES
A South African – American Conversation
Following the publication of two reports in 2011, and the establishment in 2013 of a National Institute for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, the Humanities in South Africa are set to change … or are they?
STIAS, together with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, is organising a symposium on the Humanities occasioned by the visit of Geoffrey Harpham, Director of the National Humanities Centre in the United States. (See Geoffrey Harpham bio.htm)
He will be joined in conversation by Professor Duncan Brown, Dean of Humanities, University of the Western Cape, Professor Johan Hattingh, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, Professor John Higgins from UCT, and Professor Peter Vale, who chairs the ASSAf Standing Committee on the Humanities, and will chair the symposium.
The symposium will offer an opportunity to learn what is going on in the United States and to add to the increasingly vocal debate on the Humanities in South Africa.
Date Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Venue Willcocks Building Room 4045, Stellenbosch University