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Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy: World Scripts - In UCT’s News

13 October 2015

UCT’s news published an article on one of the talks delivered at the Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy: World Scripts, hosted by Huma and the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project. “What the coat of arms reveals about us,” discusses Kurt Campbell’s talk, “Politics of the Sans Serif.”

Reminder about Calligraphic Africa Lecture (tomorrow, 11 September 2012)

10 September 2012

This is a reminder about the final lecture in the “Calligraphic Africa” series which is scheduled for tomorrow, the 11th of September at 13h00 in the HUMA Seminar room, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town.

Reminder about tomorrow’s Calligraphic Africa Lecture

20 August 2012

This is a reminder about the third lecture in the “Calligraphic Africa” series which is scheduled for 13h00 on the 21st of August (tomorrow) and will take place in the HUMA Seminar room, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town.

Workshop Report: “West African Manuscripts: Encyclopaedic Dimension of Study”

19 June 2012

On 22 March 2012, the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CMSC) of the University of Hamburg hosted the international workshop entitled “West African Manuscripts: Encyclopaedic Dimension of Study”.

From Cape Town to Timbuktu, A novice Traveller’s Reflections, Part 2

17 January 2012

Those who are familiar with Jamaica Kincaid’s work, especially A Small Place (1998), will have noted the reference to natives and tourists as well as colour, and the register in which these references were made as nodding in the direction of her book. This time round Joseph Conrad is at the back of my mind. Soon you’ll see how. In the last piece you got a glimpse of us, the natives of somewhere else, visiting manuscripts libraries, mosques and an artisan’s studio. In the evening, dust covered and exhausted, we lumber into La Maison hotel to sup on the delights that were on offer that night.