African Studies Program to host Dec. 2 discussion

The African Studies Program and International Programs will host yet another baraza, or discussion - this time, with Marie Kruger, an associate professor in the Department of English. Trauma on Display: Commemorating Apartheid on Constitution Hill will explore how physical sites across South Africa are devoted to the commemoration of apartheid atrocities, from Robben Island to the Apartheid Museum.

Constitution Hill in central Johannesburg occupies a special role among these memorial sites that juxtaposes the city’s infamous apartheid prison with the towering presence of the new Constitutional Court. This presentation discusses the challenges of transforming prison space into memorial space, with a particular emphasis on the multi-media exhibitions in the former women’s jail.

The event will take place on December 2, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in 315 Phillips Hall, and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about upcoming African Studies Program events, visit the ASP events page.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Marie Kruger in advance at marie-kruger@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3121.

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