Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Programme for the Second Annual Thinking Africa Colloquium

1. The Second Annual Public Lecture delivered by: Achille Mbembe, Thursday
12 July, 2012. Eden Grove Red. 7pm.
Title: "Frantz Fanon on the Subject of Emancipation".

2. Thinking Africa Colloquium: Ubuntu: Curating the Archive
Dates: 13, 14 and 15 July 2012
Venue: Continuing Education Centre (CEC)
Time: 9am-5pm

With presentations by:
-              Lewis Gordon: An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (Cambridge UP);
Of Divine Warning: Disaster in a Modern Age” with Jane A. Gordon (Paradigm).

-              M.B. Ramose: African Philosophy through uBuntu (Mond Books), “The
Philosophy of uBuntu and uBuntu as Philosophy” (Oxford SA).

- Ama Biney: The Political and Social Philosophy of Kwame Nkrumah (Palgrave)
-              M.F. Murove: (ed.) African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and
Applied Ethics (UKZN Press)

-              Leonhard Praeg: “An Answer to the question ‘What is [ubuntu]? in
SAJP, and Au-delà des lignes: Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, une pratique philosophique, L. Procesi and K. Kavwahirehi (eds), Lincom, 2012

-              D. Bowler, Rhodes, Mandela-Rhodes Masters Student, Rhodes.

- Ezra Chitando: “Religious Ethics, HIV and AIDS and Masculinities In Southern Africa,” Persons in Community, R. Nicolson (ed), UKZN Press, 2008.

- C. Bankumuhari: Research interests in masculinity and sexual violence as weapon of war.

- Lyn Ossome: Widely published in feminist theory and politics, land and agrarian studies, and postcolonial studies.

- Issa Shivji: Class Struggles in Tanzania (Monthly Review); The Concept of Human Rights in Africa (CODESRIA Book Series).

- Katherine Furman: Rhodes Masters Student, MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

- Judge D. Davis, Judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa, and Judge President of the Competition Appeal Court. Among his many publications, “Elegy to Transformative Constitutionalism” (SUN Press).

- I. Keevy: “The Constitutional Court and ubuntu’s inseparable trinity” JJS
2009(1): 61-88; “Ubuntu versus the core values of the South African Constitution” JJS 2009 (2): 19-58 and “Ubuntu: ethnophilosophy and core constitutional values” in Ubuntu Good Faith and Equity: flexible legal principles in developing a contemporary jurisprudence Juta: 24-49

3. Winter school: Daily seminars by Lewis Gordon (9-12 July) and Celine Bankumuhari, Lyn Ossome, M.B. Ramose and Ama Biney (16-20 July). Political and International Studies Seminar Room, 9am.

Attendance to all these events is free and open to all members of the university community and the general public.