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Commemorating the past in the urban present

Stellenbosch University Museum invites you to attend its latest webinar in it’s “Just Conversations” series.

Join Prof. Marie Kruger (University of Iowa) and Dr. Sipokazi Madida (UNISA) for a discussion on Commemorating the past in the urban present: Living heritage and musuems on 17 March 2022.

Prof.  Marie Kruger is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches classes in postcolonial and gender studies. Her monograph, Women’s Literature in Kenya and Uganda: TheTrouble with Modernity, draws attention to fictional works that constitute a vital, yet often overlooked, part of the cultural and creative exchanges in Eastern Africa. Her work has been published in several edited volumes and literary journals, including African Studies, Matatu, English in Africa,Research in African Literatures, Postcolonial Text, Swahili Forum and The Nairobi Journal of Literature. Her current project studies the representation of traumatic memory in South African visual culture, including film and memorial sites.

Dr Sipokazi Madida is a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa) who has held research and teaching positions at the Robben Island Museum, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Witwatersrand. She is a public historian, education practitioner and heritage practitioner by training and experience. Her teaching and research interests include the politics of public history and heritage production. She has a keen interest in the meanings and discourses of the post-apartheid heritage.

Date – 17 March 2022

Time – 3pm to 4pm (SAST)

Webinar – Click here to register

Moderator: Dr Geraldine Frieslaar

Curator of Research, Dialogue and Social Justice, SU Museum

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