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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2015

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
26 Mar The Man Booker International Prize 2015 and World Literature from the Global South Public Panel Discussion. In recognition of Man Booker's first partnership on the African continent and the global scope of the International Prize, the 2015 judging panel will discuss world literature from the perspective of the south and the role of the Man Booker International Prize in shaping the global literary field. RSVP for event. More... Jameson Hall, upper campus, 18h00 (doors open at 17h00) RSVP for event
021 650 3730
02 Mar A Credible Development-Focused Climate Policy for India? Hear Dr Dubash talk to discussion in India on its "intended nationally determined contribution"? to the next climate agreement, and how this relates to major emitters and most vulnerable nations. Read more... Energy Research Centre seminar room, 6th floor, Menzies Building, 13h00-14h00 Fazlin Harribi
021 650 4646
03 Mar A Resilience Focused FamilyIntervention Addressing Intersections of HIV Risk and Poor Mental Health, by Caroline Kuo (Brown) CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
03 Mar Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart, by Tim Butcher English journalist, broadcaster and author of Blood River, Chasing the Devil and The Trigger, will take you along his 2004 adventure through the DRC, overland from Lake Tanganyika and down the Congo River, following the route of Sir Henry Morton Stanley's 1874–77 trans-Africa expedition.Tim's books will be on sale and available for signing after the talk. New Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Foyer, Anatomy Building, Health Sciences Campus, 16h30 jean-poluta@mweb.co.za
082 874 7070
04 Mar Is Southern Europe different from the rest of Europe? by Joaquim M Molins HUMA Special Event: Hot Topics. Is Southern Europe different from the rest of Europe? Reflections on the recent political, economic and territorial turbulence in Spain, by Joaquim M Molins. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
05 Mar Reweighting the OHSs to deal with sampling changes, by Prof Martin Wittenberg Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
05 Mar The world, the text and the manuscript, by Shamil Jeppie Seminar in the HUMA Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
05 Mar Ebola – Where next? How safe are we after the world's worst outbreak? by Tim Butcher English journalist, broadcaster and author of Blood River, Chasing the Devil and The Trigger, will be presenting an interesting talk on his perspective on Ebola. New Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Foyer, Anatomy Building, Health Sciences Campus, 16h30 jean-poluta@mweb.co.za
082 874 7070
06 Mar The Role of Scholars in Mauritanian History, by Elemine Ould Mohalmed Baba Moustapha Seminar in the 'Philology in Question' Seminar Series. Hosted by HUMA and The Tombouctou Manuscripts Project. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 14h30-16h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
08 Mar - 14 Mar Remaking Place – public art symposium Remaking Place, a symposium on public art will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) from 8 to 14 March 2015. More... Various To register, please email fin-gipca@uct.ac.za
or phone 021 480 7156
See more at www.gipca.uct.ac.za
10 Mar Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies, by Brian Levy (GSDPP, UCT) CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
10 Mar UCT's three experts on poverty and inequality to give talk to students All students welcome. Three UCT professors who have spearheaded research on South Africa's poverty and inequality will talk about the key issues in the country. They are: Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, convenor of Carnegie Commissions 2 and 3; Professor Murray Leibbrandt, Professor of Economics, Director of SALDRU and Pro-VC for poverty and inequality; and Professor Haroon Bhorat, Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit. A light lunch will be served from 12h30. RSVP by 9 March 17h00. Fourth floor seminar room, School of Economics, Middle Campus, 13h00 Haajirah Esau
11 Mar Reading the Booker: Reflections from Southern Africa Public Seminar. Sarah Nuttall and Percy Zvomuya in conversation with Imraan Coovadia. Light finger lunch served from 12h45. More... Room 116, Arts Block, upper campus, 13h00-14h30 head.english@uct.ac.za
11 Mar What is African about UCT – Perspectives from Vernac News Founder and Editorial team, and students HUMA Special Event co-hosted with Vernac News (student newspaper). More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
12 Mar Risk assessment of delta-hedging strategies for equity-based derivatives with transactions costs, by Chris McPetrie Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
12 Mar The uses of uncertainty: betting on travel in early modern Europe, by Tony Parr Seminar in the HUMA Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
16 Mar Discussion on Heritage, Signage and Symbolism Staff and students invited. To allow the campus community to examine various issues around how UCT is managing the challenge of transformation, the university in partnership with the Student Representative Council, is introducing a series of discussions to take place throughout the rest of this year. More... LT2 Kramer, Middle Campus, 16h00-18h00 Judith du Toit
16 Mar Launch of the People's Law Journal: The Urban Land Question Co-hosted event with HUMA and Ndifuna Ukwazi. Please RSVP for catering purposes. More... Seminar Room 3A, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 12h45-13h45 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
16 Mar (Dis)belief in History, by François Hartog Event co-hosted by HUMA, the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa, IFAS, the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and with the support of the Steve Biko Foundation. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 16h30-18h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
16 Mar Equality, Pastoral Power and Masculine Assertions, by Dr Ruchi Chaturvedi Sociology Seminar Series. More... Sociology Seminar Room, Leslie Social Sciences, Rm 4.51, 13h00 Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
17 Mar Does the African Middle Class Defend Democracy? Evidence from Kenya, by Nic Cheeseman (Oxford) CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
18 Mar The craft of writing, by Rita Barnard HUMA Postgraduate Writing Workshop. HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 10h00-14h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
19 Mar Birth intervals and reproductive intentions in urban Eastern Africa, by Dr Catriona Towriss Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. More... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
19 Mar Steps Towards Decolonial Higher Education in South Africa? Researching Epistemic Disobedience in the Postcolonial Humanities, by Shannon Moreira Seminar in the HUMA Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
24 Mar God and Mathematics by Dr Greg Fried Philosophy Society Meeting. Lecture Theatre 2, Humanities Building, 20h00 Liz Gubb
021 650 3316
24 Mar Sex and Secrecy: The Role of Disclosure in the Sexual Health Practices of HIV-positive Adolescents, by Rebecca Hodes CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
24 Mar Atmospheric optics by Dr Jonathan Shock UCT Summer School Extension. In this illustrated lecture, Dr Jonathan Shock from UCT's Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will demonstrate and explain light effects from common (and not so common!) rainbows to remarkable displays of ice halos, through to high atmosphere effects and the mysterious green flash. LT3, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 18h00-19h00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
24 Mar Announcement of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 finalists Press Conference. Chair of the 2015 judging panel Dame Marina Warner announces the Man Booker International finalists at a press conference opened by the dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Sakhela Buhlungu. Ben Beinert Room, Otto Beit Building, upper campus, 11h00 truda.spruyt@fourcolmangetty.com or pat.lucas@uct.ac.za
25 Mar Arabian Nights and Indian Ocean World Literatures Public Seminar. Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang and Marina Warner in conversation. Light finger lunch served from 12h45. More... Room 116, Arts Block, upper campus, 13h00-14h30 head.english@uct.ac.za
26 Mar Indifference pricing of contingent claims in incomplete market for investors with law invariant monetary utility function, by Dr Sure Mataramvura Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
26 Mar Hidden Politics in Conservation: Forests and the Power of the Weak in Southern Africa, by Frank Matose Seminar in the HUMA Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
26 Mar The Man Booker International Prize 2015 and World Literature from the Global South Public Panel Discussion. In recognition of Man Booker's first partnership on the African continent and the global scope of the International Prize, the 2015 judging panel will discuss world literature from the perspective of the south and the role of the Man Booker International Prize in shaping the global literary field. RSVP for event. More... Jameson Hall, upper campus, 18h00 (doors open at 17h00) RSVP for event
021 650 3730
26 Mar Social Responsiveness Symposium 2015 The 2013-14 Social Responsiveness Report will be launched at this event. More... Mafeje Room, Bremner Building, 12h00-14h30 For catering purposes RSVP by Friday 20 March:
Elaine Hendricks
021 650 2149
26 Mar - 27 Mar Families and the State: National, International and Transnational Perspectives The Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) is hosting a two-day symposium on the relationship and interaction between the diversity of families and households, on the one hand, and the institutions and policies of the state, on the other. More... Centre for Social Science Research, Room 4.29, 4th Floor, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
30 Mar Archie Mafeje Annual Memorial Lecture Speakers include: The Honourable Thoko Didiza, Prof Crain Soudien, Prof Lesiba Teffo, Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza, Prof Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Mr Sandile Swana and Dr Temba Masilela. RSVP for event. More... Kramer Lecture 1, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 14h00 for 14h30-18h30 Sam Lekala
082 328 1464

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