Conference: Print, Publishing and Cultural Production in South Africa – May 13

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International seminar co-hosted by the University of Pretoria and Oxford Brookes University
Supported by the British Academy’s International partnership and Mobility Scheme

 

13 May 2013, Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria

Provisional programme


9:00-10:30 Session 1: Situating Book History in (South) Africa
Archie L. Dick, Dept of Information Science, University of Pretoria: “Book history in South Africa: Recent developments and prospects”
Shamil Jeppie, Timbouctu Project, University of Cape Town: “The intersection of manuscript and print in Timbuktu”

10:30-12:00 Session 2: Cultural production and visual culture
Sally Hughes, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies: “Contemporary print culture from collections”
Lize Kriel, Dept of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria: “Images of readers”
Ria van der Merwe, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria:
“Embroidered stories, remembered lives: The MCADF story book project”

12:45-2:45: Session 3: Print and publishing history case studies
Caroline Davis, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies: “The OUP publication of Oswald Mtshali’s Sounds of a Cowhide Drum”
Gerald Groenewald, Dept of History, University of Johannesburg: “Building a Nation with Books? The Reception and Promotion of Afrikaans Books in Die Huisgenoot, 1916-1939”
Isabella Venter, Dept of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria: ‘From “Home” to home: The South African Lady’s Pictorial and Home Journal as a subtle agent of change for British South African women’s view of race relations in Southern Africa’
Irma du Plessis, Dept of Sociology, University of Pretoria: “The history of childhood from Afrikaans books for children”

3:00-4:30: Session 4: Discussion session on Publishers and their archives
Beth le Roux, Dept of Information Science, University of Pretoria: “Publishers and their archives”
Discussion: Caroline Davis, Archie L. Dick