Historical Trauma and Transformation
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September 2019         

Emery Kalema has been selected as the winner of the competition for the inaugural CSAAD Research Fellowship at New York University. He will join NYU in the fall of 2019 to continue his research concerning the interaction of state power, violence, suffering and memory in postcolonial Congo. 

 

20 September 2019   

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers a key note address at the American Great Lakes History Conference on “Gender and Trauma: Material, Methods, Media" to take place at the Grand Valley State University, Trauma and Women's Voice in Public Testimony: Presencing the Future Past                 
 https://www.gvsu.edu/glhc/gender-and-trauma-material-methods-media-2.htm

 

11 September 2019    

Emery Kalema delivers the second annual Jan Vansina Lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
https://africa.wisc.edu/african-studies-a-year-in-review-3/

 

12 July 2019               

Wilhelm Verwoerd is interviewed by Eusebius McKaiser about his book, Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals.
https://omny.fm/shows/mid-morning-show-702/in-conversation-with-wilhelm-verwoerd


July 2019                    

In collaboration with the University of Exeter, the Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts project meets to test digital equipment to be used for the establishment of the digitization center for the Majimaji War memory, landscape and trauma in Mtwara-Tanzania. The preliminary project is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J5BN6o0J41IZ4BAIR7I03c2IcOFB0nRQ/view Further project testing follows on 20-25 July in Mtwara, Tanzania. Collaborating projects are available here: https://refugeehosts.org/

10-14 July 2019        

Nancy Rushohora presents a paper titled, Our Ancestors their Heroes: Contestation and Appropriation of the Majimaji War Heritage in Tanzania as part of a symposium--From the Ruins of Preservation: Rethinking Heritage through Counter-Archives, Co-organised by the AHRC Heritage Priority Area and the German Historical Institute of London 
https://heritage-research.org/events/ruins-preservation-symposium-rethinking-heritage-counter-archives/


3-5 July 2019             

Nancy Rushohora presents a paper titled, Pictures worth a thousand words: Pictographic Memoir of the Majimaji War in Tanzania as part of the Association for Southern African Professional Archaeologists at Sol Plaatje University and Mc Gregor Museum, Kimberley
http://www.asapa2019.com/index.php

5 July 2019     

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers the Annual Sir John Graham Lecture in Auckland, New Zealand, Across Our Fault Lines: Repairing the Brokenness of the Past.
https://www.maxim.org.nz/sjgl2019/


9 June 2019                

Langa launch of, These are the things that sit with us, edited by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, and Marietjie Oelofsen.
http://trauma-memory-arts.org.za/


8-14 June 2019           

Melike Fourie receives a scholarship to attend the Mind and Life Summer Research institute in Garrison, New York on “Exploring Mental Habits: Contemplative Practices and Interventions for Individual and Social Flourishing". https://www.mindandlife.org/summer-research-institute/sri-2019/


5-7 June 2019            

Emery Kalema attends a workshop hosted at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva on “Researching Conflict: Doing Fieldwork in Divisive and Violent Contexts".


4-5 June 2019            

Melike Fourie attends a United Nations University workshop on Managing Exits from Armed Conflict at the Greentree Estate, Manhasset, NY


31 May 2019              

Wilhelm Verwoerd delivers a paper titled Facilitating truth and reconciliation? at a colloquium on the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa, organised by the Department of Religion and Theology, the Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at UWC in conjunction with VID Specialized University Oslo.


27-31 May 2019        

Emery Kalema attends a workshop on “Coming out of Crisis" at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) as part of the Summer Program in Social Science.


May 2019                   

Publication of book by Wilhelm Verwoerd titled Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals, Cape Town: Tafelberg.


May 2019                   

Emery Kalema has been selected as the winner of the competition for the inaugural CSAAD Research Fellowship at New York University. He will join NYU in the fall of 2019 to continue his research concerning the interaction of state power, violence, suffering and memory in postcolonial Congo.


30 April 2019             

Wilhelm Verwoerd delivers a response titled How can I stop running away from the kindom of heaven? to John De Gruchy's 8th Steve De Gruchy Memorial Lecture titled Is it possible for a white South African male to enter the kingdom of heaven?


24 April 2019             

Emery Kalema delivers a lecture titled, Death, Torture and Suffering: The Mulele 'Rebellion' in Postcolonial Congo as part of lecture series on “New Histories of Central Africa" at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 
http://philoscsoc.ulb.be/fr/lecture-series-new-histories-central-africa
https://mmc.ulb.ac.be/agenda/cycle-conferences-new-histories-central-africa


21 March 2019           

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is part of a panel at a Human Rights Day Discussion at the Aparthedi Museum, Johannesburg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=SlJS0i_64EA


5 March 2019             

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers the Suna Venter Memorial Lecture at the Woordfees, Stellenbosch University titled First Comes Love, then Bravery Follows https://woordfees.co.za/event/suna-ventergedenklesing


21 February, 2019      

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers a public lecture at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, titled Forgiveness is the Wrong Word:    https://www.events.unsw.edu.au/event/forgiveness-wrong-word


14 February 2019       

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers a public lecture at the University of Melbourne, Australia, titled The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma: The Arts as Visual Conscience of Society.                                                       
https://events.unimelb.edu.au/presenters/7006-professor-pumla-gobodo-madikizela And here