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Honourable intentions?
Professor Nigel Worden's edited book has been published!
Congratulations Associate Professor Mohamed Adhikari!
Congratulations to Associate Professor Mohamed Adhikari who has been appointed editor of the Journal of Genocide Research.
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Prof Nigel Penn and A/Prof Adam Mendelsohn's authored books and their excellent reviews
Congratulations to Professor Nigel Penn and Associate Professor Adam Mendelsohn both for the publishing of their authored books, as well as the excellent reviews that each of them received!

In 2015, the Department launched a collaboration with the University's Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative (APC). This takes the form of joint supervision of postgraduate research projects and the sharing of both intellectual and institutional resources. Click here to visit the APC website.

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Applications are invited for three full-time permanent appointments at Lecturer (1 post) and Senior Lecturer (2 posts) levels in the Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 11:00

"Cape Town Floriography is a public history and art project that takes place at various flower markets in Cape Town on Heritage Day, 24 September 2016."

Publication Date:
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00

"An online petition, which has been signed by more than 1,000 people, has been started by professors at the University of Ghana. They call for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from the campus grounds in Accra."

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 17:45

"Some students and academics at the Ghana University have demanded the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, saying he was racist against black people."

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 17:45