Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Winter update from the Ruth First Papers Project

The project team working on the Ruth First papers digitisation project recently sent out an update as the project enters the winter term and resumes digitisation after a summer hiatus. We're pleased to share this report:

Mozambique trip for RFP researchers

Following on from Matt’s trip to the CEA and the IESE in September, Leo, Vanessa and Virgilio will be attending a Ruth First memorial conference in Maputo in late November. The conference is titled ‘Os intelectuais Africanos face aos desafios do século XXI’ and runs from the 28th to 29th of November. The team will also present to the CEA in a plenary session on the 27th.

Virgilio will remain in Maputo until February, conducting a survey of the materials held in the CEA archives.

Read more about the conference on the CEA’s website.

Read about Matt’s trip to Moambique and South Africa in September on the project blog.

Video from the 90 Days film screening

A recording of the talks at the film screening on the 17th of August is now available via the School of Advanced Study YouTube channel. The event featured director Jack Gold in conversation with Professor Philip Murphy and Gavin Williams in conversation with Leo.

Watch the video here.

ICwS seminars for your diary

There are two upcoming seminars in the Institute related to the project:

Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance

26 November 2012, 17:30, ICwS G22/26. Barry Gilder (former intelligence chief in post-apartheid South Africa) will discuss his new book Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. The session will be chaired by Dr Sue Onslow (Senior Research Fellow and Co-Investigator, Commonwealth Oral History Project).

The Commonwealth in the World: resistance, governance and change, 'Ringtone and the Drum: West Africa on the Edge'

17 January 2013, 5.30pm, ICwS. Author Marc Weston will talk about the modernisation process in West Africa and his new book Ringtone and the Drum.

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