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Anthropology & Sociology Deparrtment


Departmental seminars, Term 2, 2014


Wednesdays, 13h00-14h30; Anthropology & Sociology seminar room



26 March:                  Godfrey Maringira (UWC Anthropology & Sociology)

‘The military habitus of former Zimbabwean soldiers in exile in South Africa’


2 April:                        Alex Mueller (UCT Health Sciences/ UWC Anthropology & Sociology)

‘Heteronormativity excludes: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients in South African public health facilities’


9 April:                        Lionel Thaver (UWC Anthropology & Sociology)

‘Technology and knowledge: epistemic dilemmas in the wake of an ontological understanding of technology’


16 April:                     Heidi Grunebaum (UWC Centre for Humanities Research)

                                    ‘Erasing catastrophe: Landscape and memory in The Village Under the Forest’


23 April:                     James P. Collins (University at Albany/ SUNY)

                                    ‘Literacy practices, linguistic anthropology and social inequality’


30 April:                     Karin Barber (University of Birmingham African Studies & Anthropology)

‘How do we write a history of African popular culture?’

Co-hosted with Centre for Humanities Research


8 May:                        Robert J. Gordon (University of Vermont/ University of the Free State Anthropology) 

‘The battle for anthropology in the inter-war years’

Please note: This seminar will take place on a Thursday


14 May:                      Steven Robins (Stellenbosch University Sociology & Social Anthropology)

                                    ‘From the “toilet wars” to poo politics: How sanitation became political in Cape Town’



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