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Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 - 14:15

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
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 - 11:30

UCT Libraries is proud to present the Humanitec Digital Showcase 2011 - 2014. Curated and digitised by the Humanitec/UCT Libraries initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund. 

The Humanitec Digital showcase is part of UCT Libraries new Digital Collections website.

Humanitec Digital Showcase
Launch of the Humanitec Digital Showcase
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 - 11:30

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
A City Refracted: Exhibition and Book Launch
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 - 15:45

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. 

Women of the Black Sash march to the Union Buildings in Pertoria to deliver petitions signed by over 100 000 women for the repeal of the Senate Bill to the Prime Minister's deputy, Mr Ben Schoeman, Minister of Transport.
60 Years of Black Sash Exhibition
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 - 14:00

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.

Archives are political in nature and are mediated sites of power and memory.
The Power of Archives
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 - 14:15

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‚Äč, principal curator at the Wits Historical Papers Research Archive.

A constable drags a man to a police van after the burning and looting of a Nyanga bottle store. 12 August 1976
1976 Uprising in Images, Cape Town
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 - 16:30

Startling images of Cape Town in 1976 and 1977, housed in UCT's Visual Archive in Special Collections and originally published by Independent Newspapers.

Two men are seated at an archaeological site.
Archaeology, photography and the making of a disciplinary archive
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 - 13:45

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.

Landscape intervention, New York 1975
The Thinking Eye: Photographs by Neville Dubow
Thu, 14 May 2015 - 10:15

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.

Richard Dudley, photo by George Hallett.
The papers of Richard Dudley and anti-apartheid liberation movements
Thu, 14 May 2015 - 09:45

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.

Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes
Tim Noakes in the Archives
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 - 10:45

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.

Photographs from 'The Other Camera'.
African Photographers: How We Frame Ourselves
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 - 14:45

The Other Camera is an exhibition of 67 photographs curated over six years by veteran photographer Paul Weinberg in his current manifestation as archivist for the University of Cape Town libraries.