Friday, 14 May 2021
Mourning Our Collective Loss of the African Studies Library and Archive, Friday 1pm

Following the devastating loss of the African Studies Library, the Centre for Curating the Archive is organising a special online session for Friday 23 April at 1pm in order to take stock, process and share grief around the loss of this library and its collections.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 14:15
Library fire and the Bleek and Lloyd Collection

We have received dozens of messages of concern, shock and support from scholars around the world who are desperately worried about the Bleek and Lloyd collection, as well as about the African Studies library in general.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 11:00
'Under Cover of Darkness' team present at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

On 6 April, the 'Under Cover of Darkness' curatorial team presented their project as part of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam's CLUE+ webinar series, Black Lives Past and Present.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 06:30
A response to 'Black Feminism, Scholarship and the Curatorial'

The Spirals talk “Imperial Fevers, Invisible Lives” by Dr Edna Bonhomme, shone light on the intersections between colonialism and Black health, the importance of Black feminism, traditional healing and curatorial practices in the area of medicine. This reflection will unpack the cruciality of each of these, with a view on the type of curatorial practices that should be pursued for Black health to thrive in the South African context.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 11:15