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Print Culture and Publishing in 20th Century South Africa

Print Cultures South Africa

Print, Publishing and Cultural Production in South Africa

University of Pretoria

13 May 2013

An international seminar co-hosted by the University of Pretoria and Oxford Brookes University, and supported by the British Academy’s International partnership and Mobility Scheme.

9:00-10:30 Session 1: Situating Book History in (South) Africa
Archie L. Dick, Dept of Information Science, University of Pretoria: “Book history in South Africa: Recent developments and prospects”
Shamil Jeppie, Timbouctu Project, University of Cape Town: “The intersection of manuscript and print in Timbuktu”

10:30-12:00 Session 2: Cultural production and visual culture
Sally Hughes, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies: “Contemporary print culture from collections”
Lize Kriel, Dept of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria: “Images of readers”
Ria van der Merwe, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria:
“Embroidered stories, remembered lives: The MCADF story book project”

12:45-2:45: Session 3: Print and publishing history case studies
Caroline Davis, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies: “The OUP publication of Oswald Mtshali’s Sounds of a Cowhide Drum”
Gerald Groenewald, Dept of History, University of Johannesburg: “Building a Nation with Books? The Reception and Promotion of Afrikaans Books in Die Huisgenoot, 1916-1939”
Isabella Venter, Dept of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria: ‘From “Home” to home: The South African Lady’s Pictorial and Home Journal as a subtle agent of change for British South African women’s view of race relations in Southern Africa’
Irma du Plessis, Dept of Sociology, University of Pretoria: “The history of childhood from Afrikaans books for children”

3:00-4:30: Session 4: Discussion session on Publishers and their archives
Beth le Roux, Dept of Information Science, University of Pretoria: “Publishers and their archives”
Discussion: Caroline DavisArchie L. Dick