UCT remembers the many women – mothers, teachers, workers, preachers, marchers, martyrs – who have given their time and their lives fighting for a more free society.
Humanitec Digital showcase 2011-2014: scarce and important materials curated and digitised by the HUMANITEC/UCT Libraries initiative.
When: 6 August 2015
18h00 - Staff and students
18h30 - General public
Where: UCT Hiddingh Campus
Opening address: Professor Sakhela Buhlungu
A City Refracted is a visual journey symbolically reflecting the shifting typographies of the inner city of Johannesburg. Using an experimental style of street photography, Graeme Williams' work suggests waves of movement and migration, of promise and intrusion, inextricably tied to Egoli's spatial and social order.
In honour of 60 Years of the Black Sash, UCT Libraries is showcasing the Black Sash archives in Special Collections and the related holdings in UCT Libraries.
In this globalised world, knowledge and information is seen as a strategic resource and tool and the manner in which information is used and transformed through technology, and who controls it, is pivotal. And, the Soul of the Archive, because it mirrors historical constructs of the past, (albeit only fragments) is often a sought-after commodity. Archives, as repositories of memory debris are instruments of selective amnesia, choosing what is recalled and how it is recalled and playing a pivotal role in fashioning meta-narratives.
By Michele Pickover, principal curator at the Wits Historical Papers Research Archive.
Startling images of Cape Town in 1976 and 1977, housed in UCT's Visual Archive in Special Collections and originally published by Independent Newspapers.
The Mirror in the Ground is a curated book of twelve short visual essays, drawing on photographs from the collection of South African archaeologist John Goodwin. Drawing on a 10-year research project, Nick Shepherd uses these pictures to explore what it means to approach intellectual history through the photographic image.
An overview of the late Professor Neville Dubow’s oeuvre that spans 30 years and pays tribute to an important photographer and educator. He was director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art (1971-1988), retiring in 1998, and founding director of the Irma Stern Museum.
The papers of Richard Dudley, which include the archives of the New Unity Movement and some documents of earlier anti-apartheid liberation movements, have been professionally processed and are now accessible for research. The papers were deposited with Special Collections, UCT Libraries, by Dr Basil Brown on behalf of the New Unity Movement and the Dudley family. The inventory indicates the scope of the papers.
Following his recent retirement, Professor Tim Noakes, UCT Emeritus Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, donated his personal archives to Special Collections in UCT Libraries as a research resource. The formal signing of the Deed of Gift for the Tim Noakes Papers took place as part of UCT Libraries’ inaugural Research Engagement Evening on 17 April 2015 at which Professor Noakes was the guest speaker.