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Memorializing Mandela after 'Rhodes must fall'
2015-08-24

Prof Grant Parker, Associate Professor of Classics and Co-Director of the Centre for African Studies at Stanford University, USA, will present a public lecture on the Bloemfontein Campus. His lecture will explore the topic of ‘Memorializing Mandela after Rhodes Must Fall’.

Details of the event:
Date: Thursday 27 August 2015
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Place: Albert Wessels Auditorium, Bloemfontein Campus
RSVP: Joan.nel@ufs.ac.za on or before Wednesday 26 August 2015

The late President Nelson Mandela has been the subject of many public monuments, in South Africa and beyond. This talk offers an overview and critique of the Mandela statues. What chance do they have of effective memorialization, especially in light of the recent controversy over colonial and apartheid-era statues? Detailed consideration of some of the Mandela statues may show the way for public histories of the former president.

The event is hosted by Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State, Prof Jonathan Jansen.

 

 

 

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