‘Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa’ (CfP, Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, 14 November 2015)

Curated by Annie E. Coombes, Professor of Material and Visual Culture. Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa, focuses on the struggle for self-representation by those affected by the virus during the worst period of AIDS denialism under former President Thabo Mbeki from 1999 to 2003. It explores the way fine art and the Read the full article…

Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Philosophy Department, Read the full article…

Medical Humanities in Africa – A Conference Review by Megan Wainwright

Megan Wainwright writes: ‘Medical Humanities in Africa…’ What are they? Who does them? What should they be? These were some of the overarching questions that framed a vibrant two-day conference at the idyllic Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek, South Africa (see photo!). Having only arrived in Cape Town five months ago it was a huge Read the full article…

Charlotte Schaer 1946-2012

It is with great sadness that we report that our South African friend and colleague, Charlotte Schaer, passed away on Monday, May 14th. Charlotte founded and ran CDP (Curriculum Development Project – Arts and Culture Education and Training) in Bertrams, Johannesburg, providing training in childhood development, women at risk empowerment projects, counsellor training programmes, arts Read the full article…