Histcon.se Time, Memory and Representation Tid, Minne, Representation

A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness

Ett mångdisciplinärt forskningsprogram om historiemedvetandets förvandlingar

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Conversation: "African Aesthetics and Politics: Anatomy of a Divorce?"

Published on 28 August, 2015

GIBCA 2015: Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall in conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose. On Monday Sept. 7th, Folk, Olof Palmes Plats, Gothenburg.

GIBCA 2015 starts the opening week with a public discussion between the academics and authors Achille Mbembe & Sarah Nuttall, both visiting us from South Africa. They begin with a short talk each, followed by a discussion with the curator for the biennial Elvira Dyangani Ose.

Achille Mbembe is today one of the most significant theorists within the postcolonial field. Originating from Camerun, nowadays Mbembe works as a Professor in History and Politics at WISER – Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research - in Johannesburg. In 2001, he published the influential book On the Postcolony.

Sarah Nuttal is the Director of  WISER in Johannesburg and a Professor in Literature and Cultural Studies. She wrote the book Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Postapartheid, she was the editor of Beautiful Ugly: African and Diasporic Aesthetics, and the co-editor of several other books such as Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis.

The programme is realized in collaboration with the research programme Tid, Minne,Representation (Time, Memory, Representation) with support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation), organized by the University Södertörn Högskola.

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GIBCA 2015 starts the opening week with a public discussion between the academics and authors Achille Mbembe & Sarah Nuttall, both visiting us from South Africa. They begin with a short talk each, followed by a discussion with thecurator for the biennial Elvira Dyangani Ose.
Achille Mbembe is today one of the most significant theorists within the postcolonial field. Originating from Camerun, nowadays Mbembe works as a Professor in History and Politics at WISER – Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research - in Johannesburg. In 2001, hepublished the influential book On the Postcolony.
Sarah Nuttal is the Director of  WISER in Johannesburg and a Professor in Literature and Cultural Studies. She wrote the book Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Postapartheid, she was the editor of Beautiful Ugly: African and Diasporic Aesthetics,and the co-editor of several other books such as Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis.
The programme is realized in collaboration with the research programme Tid, Minne,Representation (Time, Memory, Representation) with support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation), organized by the University Södertörn Högs
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