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JMS Mellon Humanities Focus Area – An Enlightened Approach to Media & Citizenship

Date Released: Fri, 3 August 2012 16:07 +0200

Be it through its series of public lectures, the latest of which was by Prof Bob Mattes, from UCT’s Department of Political Studies on Born Frees’: The Prospects for Generational Change in Post-apartheid South Africa; to its dynamic Being & Belonging multimedia exhibition and Think!Fest programme over the National Arts Festival; to visits by prominent national and international media personalities and academic such as Anton Harber, author of the lauded Diepsloot book, Dr Katrin Voltmer of Leeds University, UCLA’s  Prof You-Tien Hsing and many others; to its vibrant online presence; the JMS Mellon Humanities Focus Area is constantly casting light on notions of citizenship and the role of the media within this context, while at the same time playing a dynamic role in the generation of new discourses and ideas relevant to South Africa and the world as they are now.  

Visit http://mediaandcitizenship.wordpress.com/ to find out more