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2021 Humanities Book Award Ceremony

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20 April 2021 16:00


16:00 – 16:10 Opening and Welcome
Prof Crain Soudien, Chair of the Humanities Standing Committee

16:10 – 16:25 Background and Process
Prof Neil Roos, Member of the HumanitiesStanding Committee

16:25 – 16:40 Book Award and Acceptance
Prof Jonathan Jansen, President, ASSAf and Prof Charles Van Onselen, Awardee

16:40 – 17: 25 The Night Trains - an Experiment in the Reclamation of Forgotten Histories
Prof Charles Van Onselen

17:25 – 17:50 Discussion

17:50 – 18:00 Closure
Prof Neil Roos, Member of the HumanitiesStanding Committee

About Prof Charles van Onselen

Prof Charles van Onselen was awarded the 2021 ASSAf Humanities Book Award for hisbook titled The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from South Africa,circa 1902-1955. Van Onselen is a Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities atthe University of Pretoria (UP). He holds a B.Sc. and University Education Diploma (UED)from Rhodes University, a B.A. Hons. (Wits), a D.Phil. from Oxford University and a D.Lit.(Honoris Causa) from Rhodes University. He is a Fellow of the Institute for AdvancedStudy at Stellenbosch, and Research Professor in the Centre for the Advancement ofScholarship at the University of Pretoria.


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