Lesley Cowling reflects on the well-deserved award from UCT for Dr Litheko Modisane’s book, South Africa’s Renegade Reels, focusing on the innovations of the book, and the contribution it makes to the study of the public life of film.
Jo-Anne Duggan attended the Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) Witness Seminar in September and reports back here. This event, facilitated by Matt Cook, Professor of Modern History, Birkbeck University of London, was intended to contribute to the development of an organisational history of GALA as it prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017.
In November 2016, the APC received funding from UCT’s University Research Committee for a visit to UCT by APC Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Anette Hoffmann. Hoffmann presented the chapter “‘Nobody will want to join the next war’: the intricate traces of Mohammed Nour’s presence in Germany, 1910–1922”, which is part of the monograph on the recordings of the Berlin Lautarchiv that she began during her time as a senior researcher with the APC.
This was the title of a conference organized by the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of the Witwatersrand, and held at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study on 21-23 October 2016. Cynthia Kros (History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand) and John Wright (a research associate in the APC) give their views.