ASSAf Annual Humanities Lecture and ASSAf Humanities Book Award

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) cordially invites you to the inaugural ASSAf Annual Humanities Lecture and ASSAf Humanities Book Award.

The purpose of this prestigious event is to promote the Humanities in the country. Our interest is to draw attention to the importance of the Humanities amongst school learners, university students, scholars, and the broad South African society.

Date: Thursday, 9 March 2017
Time:18:00 for 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius St, Pretoria
(Videoconference facilities will also be available in Cape Town and Durban)
RSVP: Click here by 23 February 2017

More about the Lecture:

Has Rhodes Fallen? Decolonising the Humanities in Africa and Constructing Intellectual Sovereignty by Prof Kwesi Kwaa Prah

Prof Kwesi Kwaa Prah is an African sociologist and anthropologist. He is the   Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) in   Cape Town. He has worked in a number of universities in Africa, Europe   and Asia researching and teaching Sociology and Anthropology. He is the  author of many books, including ‘Beyond the Colour Line’ (1997).

More about the Book Award:

The ASSAf Humanities Standing Committee presents its first Humanities Book Award. The Award is presented to writer/s of a scholarly, well-written work of non-fiction, published up to three years prior to its nomination. The book should be noteworthy in its contribution to developing new understanding and insight of a topic in the Humanities.