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First annual humanities faculty research day: UP

16 October 2013


The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria will host the first Annual Faculty Research Day and UP Beat: Critical Humanities Lecture Series on Wednesday 16 October 2013 in the Rautenbach Hall on the UP Hatfield Campus.

The day will consist of an open viewing of research exhibits organised by the four Humanities Departmental Clusters (Languages, Applied Social Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts), each of the five Faculty Research Themes (Southern Modernities, Visual Technologies, Peace and Conflict, Enhancing the well-being of vulnerable children and the Human Economy Program) and the Humanities-led Institutional Research Theme, Capital Cities Project. Viewing of the research exhibits will be followed by the UP Beat: Critical Humanities Lecture Series, an exciting new initiative proposed by Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti and presented by Professors Amanda du Preez, Visual Arts; Paola Wood, Biokinetics; Danie Prinsloo, African Languages; and Dr Fraser McNeill, Anthropology. Each presentation will be illustrated in real time by a graphic facilitator and uploaded to YouTube. The keynote address will be presented by Professor Bart Vinck, Communication Pathology, on noise exposure, related hearing loss and resulting communication pathologies in present day society.

The day will end with a reception and continued viewing of research exhibits. Expected guests will range from Humanities academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, UP Executives and Deans, NRF representatives and colleagues from local institutions. All are invited to attend. This will be the Humanities event of the year and we hope to see you there.

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or contact: Corena Garnas

Faculty of Humanities:
074 914 5148