Dr José Manuel De Prada-Samper’s The man who cursed the wind / Die man wat die wind vervloek het, published by African Sun Press in collaboration with UCT’s Centre for African Studies, is a collection of 61 oral narratives recorded in the Karoo region of South Africa. De Prada-Samper first reported to the APC on this work following his 2011–2012 fieldtrips on which it is based.
We are pleased and proud to announce that post-doctoral fellow Duane Jethro has been awarded a Georg Forster Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Through fellowships like this the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fosters collaboration and cooperation between excellent scientists from Germany and abroad.
On the 24th of September 2016, APC fellows based in Cape Town visited the Solms Delta wine farm in the Franschhoek Valley. Solms Delta is known for its commemoration of the farm’s slave history and its innovative land-share scheme, as well as its excellent food and wine. A team-building exercise marking the start of the second semester, the visit was also an engagement with the ways in which the site styles history and heritage.
The conference ‘Imaginaries of Affliction, Healing and Medicine’ was hosted at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (StIAS) from 20 to 24 September 2016. This is one of a series of conferences held under the Point Sud Programme, aimed at promoting exchange between German and African scholars from Anglo and Francophone regions. The conference examined relationships between imaginaries and ‘affliction and healing’, in order to connect broader narratives around health, medicine and healing ‘but also the body and how life matters’.