HASA 2018 Conference

Thematic Umbrella

Conventional, established, but also uncharted, if not peculiar, approaches to the deciphering of South Africa’s contemporary history are welcomed. The conference wishes to accommodate:

  • Free falling education?
    • South African education system(s) // Student politics in politics // Student uprisings // Quality of education and the legacy thereof // Education in transition.
  • The bang-bang club
    • Defence // Military // Police // Intelligence // Security // Crime.
  • In all fairness …
    • Identity // Reconciliation // Equality // Gender // Xenophobia.
  • Law, order and anarchy
    • Law // Justice // Judiciary system // Ethics.
  • Talking (none)cents
    • Economics // Banking // Finance // Business // Management // Industry.
  • Drizzles, deserts and diamonds
    • Water // Ecology // Preservation // Exploitation // Poaching // Pollution.
  • In a heartbeat
    • Healthcare // Medicine.
  • Food for thought
    • Agriculture // Farming // Retail.
  • Count your words
    • Freedom of speech // Communication // Media // Public broadcaster // Information technology // Social media.
  • From a different angle ...
    • Art // Literature // Music // Sport // Entertainment // Social history.
  • Politics and other tricks
    • Politics // Governance // Constitution // Transformation // Diplomacy // International relations.
  • Preserving history
    • Heritage // Preservation // Museums // Libraries // Archives // Statues, parks, places // Heritage as tourism // Heritage technologies // Architecture // Heritage and the depopulation of the ‘platteland’.
  • Scriptures, saints and sinners
    • Religion // Theology // Belief systems.
  • Just a thought ...
    • Methodology // Changes in historical philosophy // Patriotic and populist histories // Deconstructing or destruction of history // Oral history // Everyman’s history // Theoretical and intellectual mind-shifts.