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Short Course on South Africa

Updated Feb. 24

Our core programming for the Year of South Africa is our Short Course on South Africa, a series of lectures and conversations focusing on South African history, culture, politics, public health, natural history, literature, and film.  These lectures will feature scholars based at Queens College as well as from other nearby institutions such as Columbia University, Brown University, and Hunter College and Brooklyn College of CUNY.   These lectures are open to the entire campus community.

Spring 2015 Short Course Schedule:

Apartheid and HIV in South Africa: How a century of policies left the new democratic South Africa vulnerable to HIV
Professor Mark Lurie (Brown University) & Professor Ida Susser (Queens College)
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 12:15pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

The Legacy of Place in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Amy Jephta, playwright, University of Cape Town
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 12:15pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

So You Found Some Old Bones: The Role of South Africa in Our Understanding of Human Origins
Dr. George Leader (The College of New Jersey) with Professor Tom Plummer (QC) as discussant
Monday, Mar. 23, 12:15pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

 

Fall 2014 Short Course Schedule:

Frontiers: Metaphors and Myths in the Writing of South Africa’s History
Professor Hlonipha Mokoena (Columbia University) & Professor Grace Davie (Queens College)
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1:40pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

The Fall of Apartheid: 1987-1990. An Ambassador’s Personal Experience
Ambassador Loucas Tsilas, former Greek ambassador to the United States, to South Africa, and to the European Union
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12:15pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Starring South Africa: Apartheid and Its Aftermath on the Silver Screen
Professor Paula Massood (Brooklyn College) & Professor Noah Tsika (Queens College)
Thursday, Dec. 11, 4:45pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
NOTE: This lecture will include a discussion of films shown as part of the Representations of South Africa film series from mid-October through early December.

The Short Course on South Africa is the core programming for the Year of South Africa at Queens College and is co-convened by Larissa Swedell and Jason Tougaw.

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