Long standing APC associate Philip Miller and co-composer Tshegofatso Moeng have teamed up to create the digital album "Reuben T Caluza -The B-side" exploring new interpretations and arrangements of some of the songs by the prolific and popular South African composer Reuben T. Caluza (1895–1969), who was once a household name in South Africa.
APC alum, Dr Tebogo George Mahashe, was awarded the prestigious 2021 UCT College of Fellows' Young Researcher Award for his growing research track record spanning written publications, exhibitions, and public service. The College of Fellows award recognises outstanding scholarly work by young academics who have made significant independent contributions to research in their field.
My chapter ‘Facing (Down) the Coloniser? The Mandela Statue at Cape Town’s City Hall’ was published in September 2021 in a book with the wonderfully evocative title Falling Monuments Reluctant Ruins: The persistence of the past in the architecture of apartheid edited by Hilton Judin, a member of the academic staff in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University. The book is the first product of a series of workshops (jointly hosted by Judin’s School and the History Workshop also at Wits) focused on the material residues of apartheid/colonialism.
The essay ‘Modalities of Meaning: Light and Shadow in Archaeological Images’ by Nessa Leibhammer, research fellow of the APC, has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology, edited by Costas Papadopoulos and Holley Moyes. The book released on 9 December 2021 is the first of its kind to address the impact and influence of light in different facets of archaeology, from myth and ritual to houses and museum exhibitions.