The following is a detailed timeline of past public lectures and masterclasses with links to videos recordings and audios recordings documenting the events and/or scholars that we share through our Youtube and Soundcloud. For the archive of past seminars, see the UHURU Seminars page.
May 31, 2016. Prof David Theo Goldberg gave a public lecture titled "On the question of the postracial". See David Theo Goldberg PL for the full lecture.
May 31, 2016. Dr Leslie Hadfield gives a presentation titled "Community Development in South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement", speaking to her newly launched book "Liberation and Development: Black Consciousness Community Programs in South Africa" (2016). See Leslie Hadfield BK for the full conversation.
May 19, 2016. Dr Grace Musila launches her book “A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder ”. Introduction by Yolisa Kenqu and Dr Lynda Spencer as disscusant. See Grace Musila BL Part 1 & Part 2 for the full talk.
May 12, 2016. Dr Aaron Kamugisha gives a public lecture at UHURU titled "That Area of Experience That We Term the New World: Introducing Sylvia Wynter's Black Metamorphosis." See Aaron Kamugisha PL for the full talk.
April 29, 2016. Repression in Contemporary South Africa. A discussion facilitated by Dr Michael Neocosmos (UHURU), Thapelo Mohapi (Abahlali baseMjondolo, Durban) and Ayanda Kota (Unepmloyed People's Movement) in conversation with students. See Part 1 and Part 2 for the main discussions.
Feb 18, 2016. Prof Pumla Dineo Gqola, launches her new book ''Rape: A South African Nightmare." MA student Lihle Ngcobozi responds as her discussant and MA student Fezokuhle Mthonti chaired the session. See Pumla Dineo Gqola BL for full discussion.
Sept 29, 2015. Prof Nivedita Menon, a noted feminist thinker who has been a protagonist in various movements and struggles delivers a public lecture on women and the commons in India at UHURU. See Nivedita Menon PL for the full discussion.
Sept 30, 2015. Prof Lewis Gordon launched his book What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to his Life and Thought (2015) at UHURU, Rhodes University in South Africa. In the panel discussion is Abdul JanMohamed and Richard Pithouse. See Lewis Gordon PL for the full discusssion.
Sept 30, 2015. Prof Abdul JanMohamed, the 2014 recipient of Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association, delivered a lecture on "Political Economy of Death as the Fundamental Mode of Coercion" at UHURU. See Abdul JanMohamad PL for the filmed general seminar.
Sept 17, 2015. Prof Hlonipha Mokoena, historian and leading scholar on South African intellectual histories, delivered a public lecture titled "The Night Watchmen: A History in Portraits". See Hlonipha Mokoena PL for the full lecture.
Aug 20, 2015. Riason Naidoo, first black director the South African National art gallery, delivered a public lecture titled "Decolonising the National Arts Gallery". See Interview with Riason Naidoo to get a sense of the ideas discussed in the lecture.
Aug 26, 2015. Adam Haupt held a masterclass that discussed the topic, "Hip-hop , race, cultural appropriation: Navigating an academic research path".
Aug 25, 2015. Adam Haupt, author and scholar from the Centre for Film & Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, delivered a public lecture titled, "'Non-Poor Only’: Culture Jamming and the Limits of Free Speech in South Africa". See Adam Haupt PL for the audio recording of the lecture.
Aug 13, 2015. Prof Achille Mbembe in conversation with Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, on "Decolonizing the University in South Africa". See Mbembe and Mkhize PL for the full conversation.
May 15, 2915. Prof Alf Nilsen, scholar of Social Movements, Development Studies, and Marxism, held a postgradute masterclass at UHURU. The topic of discussion was "Subalternity, Hegemony and the Integral State: Mobilizing Gramsci in the Study of Contemporary Subaltern Politics". To read the prescribed readings for the class, see Alf Nilsen
Aug 6, 2015. Ivor Baatjies, director of the Centre for Integrated Post-School Education & Training at Nelson Mandela Metropolitain University, presented his paper on "The Crisis in Public Education" at UHURU. See Ivor Baatjie PL for the full general seminar.
Jun 18, 2015. Ananya Roy, leading scholar of international development and global urbanism, held a masterclass on "Urban Studies and the Encounter with Postcolonial Theory". For more information on Prof Roy's intellectual project, see Ananya Roy TEDxBerkely or Ananya Roy on Gender and Power.
Apr 23, 2015. Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza, historian and leading scholar in tradtional political modes and land and agrarian histories, presented on the Legacy of Cecil John Rhodes at UHURU. See Lungisile Nstebeza PL for the full talk.
Mar 30, 2915. Mandla Langa, critically acclaimed and award-winning novelist, launched his new book Textures of Shadows (2015) at UHURU. See Mandla Langa Book Info to read more about the book.
Feb 24, 2015. Lauren Beukes, award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist, delivered a public lecture at UHURU titled "Kinking Reality: writing twisty fiction that explores real issues." For more info on her project, see www.laurenbeukes.com/.
Feb 17, 2015. Steven and Dinga Sikwebu, trade unionist, presented on "The Numsa Moment" with UHURU student Camalita Naicker as discussant. See The Numsa Moment Discussion for an audio recording of the discussion.
Oct 7, 2014. Gillian Hart, a leading geographer on the global stage, a key protagonist in the revival of scholarship on Antonio Gramsci and a leading political theorist of the South African crisis delivered a public lecture at UHURU, titled "Political Society" & Its Discontents: South African Reflections on Indian Debates. See Gillian Hart PL for a the full puclic lecture.
Aug 6, 2014. Prof Achille Mbembe, leading historian and political theorist, delivered a lecture at Rhodes University titled Non-racialism and the New Native Question in South Africa at UHURU. See Achille Mbembe PL for a the full puclic lecture.