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The Past in the Future: Isikhumbuzo Applied History Group

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium | Spurlock Museum
Date
Apr 8, 2020   4:00 pm  
Contact
Center for Advanced Study
E-Mail
cas@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

The Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit started in the Rhodes University History Department in 2015. Isikhumbuzo is a word in the Xhosa language meaning reminder, memories or remembrance. In addition to Professor Wells, Isikhumbuzo is made up of historians/performers Masixole Heshu and Phemelo Hellemann and dancers Azile Cibi and Likhaya Jack. Together, they specialize in innovative ways of bringing history to non-academic audiences.

In this lecture/performance, Professor Wells will provide commentary and lead a discussion with the cast and audience of Isikhumbuzo’s methodologies and strategies of combining art and history.

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Hosted by: Center for African Studies

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Speaker: Julia Wells | Professor of History, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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