APC post-doctoral fellow Duane Jethro went on a short research tour to Buenos Aires, Argentina in late August 2016, visiting sites of memory associated with the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.
The first International Interdisciplinary Congress was held at the University of San Sebastian, in Concepción, Chile, from 16 to 18 August 2016. APC post-doctoral fellow Duane Jethro and APC fellow Susana Molins Lliteras attended the conference, which was co-organised by APC affiliate Maria Esperanza Rock Nuñez. As delegates from South Africa working on questions of heritage, identity and archive in South and West Africa, they hoped to hear from and engage with scholars working on similar questions in South America.
NRF Chair in Archive and Public Culture, Carolyn Hamilton, and APC post-doctoral researcher, Thokozani Mhlambi, attended parts of the conference, “Re-Centring Afro-Asia: Musical and Human Migrations in the precolonial Period 700-1500AD” (18-21 September, 2016), hosted collaboratively by project partners from Ambedkar University, Delhi, University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of the Western Cape and University of the Witwatersrand. The project seeks to highlight connections, and in particular musical influences, across and around the edges of the Indian Ocean, as well from those edges into interiors.
In September, APC Research Associate John Wright joined an 18-day tour of archaeological and historical sites in southern and eastern Turkey organized by the South African Archaeological Society. Here he reports.