About Indexing the Human

Overview

Indexing the Human: From Classification to a Critical Politics of Transformation is a year-long programme of seminars, workshops and collaborative learning opportunities, supported by the Mellon Foundation, that brings together local, regional, and international scholars to provoke a re-thinking of the past and future of social anthropology and of the human sciences more broadly at Stellenbosch University and in the region. By taking Stellenbosch and its surrounds as a specific locality from which to think through a range of problematics concerning the production of knowledge, the techniques of governance and their limits, and the distribution of hope and harm, we seek to draw in scholars from around the world who might crack open some of our deepest held assumptions about what it means to be human in the particular historical conditions of contemporary South Africa and in the global South.

 

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