NewsClips (19/09/2020)

Posted on September 19, 2020

Dear Humanities Colleagues


Despite a very busy week, I am very grateful to see that a number of our colleagues have appeared on a variety of platforms this week. Here is our latest list of highlights: 


 • Prof Tawana Kupe published the article “COVID-19 has highlighted the need for universities to constantly and rapidly evolve” published on the UP website

 • Roland Henwood (Political Sciences) was interviewed on: RSG discussing the outcomes of the DA policy conferenceabout BREXIT, the British Government and transgressing international law and on international attempts to take action against China for its human rights violations; and, on Radio Pretoria FM discussing the DA’s policy conference

 • Kaya Nocanda covered the webinar on Mind-Altering Books hosted by UP’s Library Services and the Department of English

 • Juan Bornman (CAAC) had her article “Struwig ‘n stem vir slagoffers” published in the Beeld

 • Primarashni Gower and Austin Pinkerton (Political Sciences) covered the USAf webinar in the article “Decolonisation of the humanities – No easy answers” that was published in the University World News: Africa Edition


On academic platforms please see:


 • Prof Tawana Kupe and Gerald Wangenge-Ouma’s discussion document “Uncertain Times: Re-imagining universities for new, sustainable futures” that was published for Universities South Africa

 •  Antony Goedhals (English) presented a lecture on “Lafcadio Hearn and New Buddhism” at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

 • Cori Wielenga (Political Sciences), Su-ming Khoo, Witold Mucha and Christina Pesch authored the article “Epistemic (in)justice and decolonisation in higher education: experiences of a cross-site teaching project” in a special issue of Acta Academica


Please remember that the following events are scheduled:


 • The Centre for Japanese Studies will host a webinar on 19 September 2020 from 10:00 on the topic “Fostering Innovation Through Diversity: Japan’s Demographic Dynamics”. Click here to RSVP. The event will also feature Christopher Changwe Nshimbi (Political Sciences)


 • The film premiere of “In Gods Naam”, a 26-minute documentary directed by Siona O’Connell will be live streamed on 27 September 2020 at 16h00. Click here to RSVP


 • The next Teaching and Learning Discussion on “A sudden turn to online and remote teaching and learning: a focus on our disciplines/fields with lecturers from four different departments will be held on 29 September 2020. Click here to RSVP


 • The Unit for Academic Literacy’s competition celebrating World Literacy runs from 8-30 September 2020. Please see the details of the competition here and be part of their campaign!

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