Course Spotlight: Contests and Debates from South Africa

Course Description

dcfvDr. Ciraj Rassool, a scholar-in-residence at the Center for the Humanities, will teach a three week, one-credit seminar course open to graduate students at UW-Madison, on the topic of Changing History, Changing Museums: Contests and Debates from South Africa.

Enrollment Details

History 753: Changing History, Changing Museums: Contests and Debates from South Africa
1 credit, graduates only
M/W 11:00-2:00pm
Sept. 12-Oct.2
Fall 2016

About the Instructor

Ciraj Rassool is Professor of History and Director of the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of the Western Cape. He is a board member of the South African History Archive, and is also a member of the Human Remains Advisory Committee of the Minister of Arts and Culture, South Africa. He is co-author or co-editor of several books about museums and public culture including Skeletons in the Cupboard: South African Museums and the Trade in Human Remains, 1907-1917 (2000; republished 2015), Recalling Community in Cape Town: Creating and Curating the District Six Museum (2001), Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations (2006) and The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures (2015).

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