2022 African Critical Inquiry Workshops:
Unsettling the Single Society and
1985! People’s Parks, Sites of Struggle and the Politics of Plants

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that there will be two ACIP Workshops in 2022! The first, Unsettling the Single Society, was proposed by organisers Andre Goodrich (Social Anthropology), Pia Bombardella (Social Anthropology), Chris Holdridge (History), and Amohelang Mohajane (Curator, NWU Gallery) at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa and will be held in late March 2022. The second workshop, 1985! People’s Parks, Sites of Struggle and the Politics of Plants, will take place in Pretoria, South Africa in April 2022 and was proposed by Sinethemba Twalo (Curator of Public Engagement, Javett Art Centre) and Jonathan Cane (Postdoctoral Fellow with the Research Chair in Humanities (Prof. Noleen Murray)), both at the University of Pretoria.

See the individual workshop descriptions here.

Founded in 2012, the African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta. Supported by donations to the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund, the ACIP fosters thinking and working across public cultural institutions, across disciplines and fields, and across generations. It seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa through an annual ACIP workshop and through the Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards, which support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled at South African universities. Information about applying to organize the 2023 ACIP workshop and for the 2022 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards will be available in November 2021. The deadline for both workshop applications and student applications is 2 May 2022.

For further information, see here and here.