Saturday, 29 January 2022
Collecting languages: a brief overview

For the last Spirals series session of the year, we hosted Dr Anette Hoffman, an associate researcher at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town, currently based at the Institute for African Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 - 15:30
After the Fire: Loss, Archive and African Studies (Call for submissions)

This symposium marks the first anniversary of the fire that destroyed the Jagger Reading Room, and much of the African Studies collections at the University of Cape Town. This was not the only African archive or institution to burn in 2021.

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 13:15
Spirals - Collecting Languages on Friday, 17 December

The Centre for Curating the Archive hosts the final, concluding session of the Spirals virtual seminar series on Friday 17 December 2021 3-4:30pm (SAST). This session considers the collecting of linguistic data in the southern African context, and the knowledge practises and orders it links into.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 - 09:30
Weaving: A response

The Spirals talk “Weaving” by Dr Magdalena Buchczyk explored the historical ethnography of the textile collections at the Museum of European Cultures (MEK) in order to tell a story about the museum throughout the 20th century. The case study which Dr Buchczyk focused on for her presentation was that of the woven carpets (Masurian weaving collection especially) which she uses as an example to explore the following question: what would happen if we took the notion of weaving seriously in our thinking about museums?

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 11:30