Copenhagen, Monday, 6 November 2023 – As part of a series of exhibitions and launch events in different cities, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will be hosting another exhibition of the “Aftermath of #FeesMustFall photovoice project” and the launch of a book titled, “#FeesMustFall and its Aftermath: Violence, Wellbeing, and the Student Movement in South Africa” in Europe.
The event will be held at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark from 7–16 November 2023.
The exhibition and book launch will be accompanied by a public seminar on conducting engaged policy research with student activists using the rapid photovoice methodology developed as part of the HSRC project.
Since 2021, The HSRC’s Prof. Thierry Luescher has been working with Prof. Gritt B. Nielsen, professor in educational anthropology and globalisation at Aarhus University, on projects related to translocal student movements. Prof. Luescher’s project work is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
He and Dr Keamogetse Morwe (University of Venda) led the Photovoice research project on the wellbeing impacts of violence during #FeesMustFall with student activists and students from several South African universities.
The European tour will be held as follows:
|7–8 November 2023||“Student activism, translocality, and social justice” special issue for Globalisation, Education & Societies journal: Editors’ meeting (face-to-face) and co-production of final issue and editorial, hosted at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen.||Prof. Gritt Nielsen and Prof. Thierry Luescher|
|7–8 November 2023||“Translocality and social justice: changing patterns of student activism in South Africa in the 21st century”||Prof. Thierry Luescher|
|13 November 2023||“Translocal student activism for social justice: a comparative North-South perspective”, draft presentation and workshop for World Year Book at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen.||Prof. Gritt Nielsen and Prof. Thierry Luescher|
|14–15 November 2023||Exhibition “Aftermath – Violence and Wellbeing in the Context of the South African Student Movement – #FeesMustFall” – Aarhus University, Copenhagen (DK).||Prof. Luescher and Dr Keamogetse Morwe|
|14 November 2023||Book launch and seminar presentation “#FeesMustFall and its Aftermath: Violence, Wellbeing, and the Student Movement in South Africa” HSRC Press, 2022.||Prof. Thierry Luescher and Dr Keamogetse Morwe|
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About the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.
Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.
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