The Public Face of African Scholarship: Lecture Series (Sep-Nov 2007)

LECTURE SERIES BY JEFF GUY ORGANISED BY THE CAMPBELL COLLECTIONS

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

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Over the last decade the concept of visuality has gained increasing interest and attention. We tend to take for granted the existence of images not just in the material world but in our (image)inations. But immediately we begin to think about what images are and what they do, we are confronted with a mass of difficulties about not just pictures and our view of the external world, but the images that we create within our minds. While these lectures have been conceptualised within the framework of debates around visuality, they are not so specialised as to alienate a general audience. Indeed they are situated in the world with which we are familiar. They build on photographic material from our own province, KwaZulu-Natal.

20 September 2007 (Thurs)

IMIFANEKISO : African photographic portraiture in mid-nineteenth century Natal.

Killie Campbell Africana Library, 5.30 for 6pm.

11 October 2007 (Thurs)

24 October 2007 (Wed)

RESTORING GOOD HOPE : rock painting in the digital era (with Justine Wintjes).

A digitised presentation at Killie Campbell Africana Library, 5.30 for 6pm

18 October 2007 (Thurs)

THE NATIVE AND THE SETTLER : Presentation and Representation in photographic portraits from mid nineteenth-century Natal.

Brenthurst Library: Johannesburg

31 October 2007 (Wed)

RESTORING GOOD HOPE : rock painting in the digital era (with Justine Wintjes)

A paper to be given to the African History Seminar, History Department, McIntyre Library, Howard College, University of KwaZulu Natal, 3 - 4.30pm

15 November 2007 (Thurs)

SUBJECTS OR OBJECTS : the Zulu kings, Bhambatha, the photographic image and the struggle for power in colonial Natal.

Killie Campbell Africana Library, 5.30 for 6pm

29 November 2007 (Thurs)

PHANSI MUSEUM : 'restoring good hope - rock paintings in the age of digital reproduction'

a 45 min. illustrated lecture by Jeff Guy and Justine Wintjes

PHANSI MUSEUM: 41 Cedar Road, Glenwood (on cnr frere & cedar),7.00 pm

Phansi Museum open for viewing 5.00 - 7.00pm, tour 6.00pm, R30pp | Lecture is free | cash bar



For further queries contact:
Mwelela Cele, Senior Librarian, (031) 260 1716, celem1@ukzn.ac.za
  Mxolisi Mchunu , Museum Officer, (031-260 1722), mchunum@ukzn.ac.za