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       OCEANIC

HUMANITIES 

          FOR        THE 

            GLOBAL          SOUTH 

ANTARCTIC REFLECTIONS

ISABEL HOFMEYR AND CHARNE LAVERY

 Date: 16.05.2019

Time: 17.30-19.00

Venue: WiSER SEMINAR ROOM

 

Isabel Hofmeyr and Charne Lavery recently undertook a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula and attended a conference in Ushuaia, Argentina, on the Antarctic Humanities and Social Sciences. They'll talk about some of the things they saw, learned and were baffled by in the deepest South, alongside a summary of the papers they presented on the past and future of South African and African involvement in Antarctica. It will be an easy evening of images, travelogue and talk.   

ILHA DE MOÇAMBIQUE: THINKING OCEANICALLY / PENSANDO A PARTIR DO OCEANO

OCEANIC HUMANITIES FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH WORKSHOP

12-14.06.2019

 

This workshop aims to centre our thinking on Ilha de Moçambique while setting broader questions of the global and oceanic South in circulation. We are interested in comparative conversations between different islands and oceans, between the sea and the land, between material culture and new materialisms. Ilha de Moçambique is characterised by a rich submarine heritage, surrounded by submerged shipwrecks that speak to lesser-known histories of East African slavery, and characterised by unique submarine ecologies. How do we understand this place differently in relation to new ways of thinking oceanically across the South, and how can we convene a globally-oriented set of questions around a rich engagement with the local? How does thinking in and with Ilha speak to our own research on other oceans and their islands? How can we submerge our thinking about trade routes, slavery, heritage, food, literature, music, history and architecture?

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