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Print Culture and Publishing
in Southern Africa

Print Cultures South Africa

Past Events

New Directions in Southern African Print Culture

23 May 2019

University of Pretoria, IT Building 464

New directions in print culture in Southern Africa
24 May 2019, University of Pretoria.

09:00 Welcome by Caroline Davis, Oxford Brookes University and Elizabeth
Le Roux, University of Pretoria.

09:15 Keynote address: Shafquat Towheed, Open University.

10:00 Session 1 (Chair: Laetitia Cassells, University of Pretoria)

Corinne Sandwith, University of Pretoria. Publishing African Literature at

Nkami Manyike, University of Pretoria. Paging through the Thsupa Mabaka a
Kereke 1931-1935

Caroline Davis, Oxford Brookes University. Nat Nakasa, The Classic and the
Cultural Cold War

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Session 2 (Chair: Jana Klingenberg, University of Pretoria)

Mass Tapfuma, National University of Science and Technology. Women
breaking barriers in literary publishing in Zimbabwe pre-independence to present:
The journey of Barbara Nkala

Lize Kriel, University of Pretoria. Botlale Tema’s books about her family and
the Welgeval land claim
Zamda Geuza, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam University Press
and the Struggle for Market Place: Challenges and Opportunities

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Session 3 (Chair: Beth le Roux, University of Pretoria)

Samantha Miller, University of Pretoria. Publishers’ role in gatekeeping and
information sharing

Jana Klingenberg, University of Pretoria. Leserskring/Leisure Books: the rise
and fall of South Africa’s biggest book club

Rachel Matteau-Matsha, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Readers and bibliodiversity:
Towards an inclusive book eco-system

15:30 Publisher panel: Diversity in South African publishing (Chair: Samantha
Miller, University of Pretoria)

Thabiso Mahlape, Blackbird Books. Griffin Shea, Bridge Books. Colleen Higgs, Modjaji Books. Veronica Klipp, WITS University Press. Hetta Pieterse, UNISA Press.

Tea and closing

Methods and Theories for Publishing History

A one-day workshop to be held at the University of Pretoria funded by the Newton Mobility Grant

Jan 2019

Further details to follow

Print Culture and Publishing in Southern Africa Symposium

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Panel on Publishing in Zimbabwe and Tanzania

23 May 2018

University of Pretoria

This symposium brought together academics, publishers, authors and publishing educators across Southern Africa to present their recent research in print culture studies, to examine challenges affecting knowledge production and access, to define research priorities and to pave the way to tackle these challenges in a collaborative way.

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Print Culture and Publishing in Africa

13 Sep 2016

Oxford Brookes University

Print Culture and Publishing in Africa is a one-day colloquium taking place at Oxford Brookes University on Tuesday 13th September 2016 from 9.00am-6.00pm at Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill Campus Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BT. It examines the publishing, dissemination and reception of the book and journal in Africa from a broad historical perspective.

Registration for the colloquium: The colloquium is open to all, and generous funding from the British Academy has enabled us to offer a limited number of free places to attend this event.

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Print Culture and Colonisation in Africa

A Colloquium

May 2015

HUMA Seminar Room, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Jointly hosted by the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University and with funding from the British Academy.

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Print, Reading, Book Culture and Debate in South Africa

Johannesburg Book Fair

26 Sep 2014

Jozi Book Fair, Central Johannesburg College, Ellis Park Campus.

Archie Dick (Print, text and book culture & Hidden History of South
Africa's Book and Reading Cultures); Corinne Sandwith (World of
letters: reading communities and cultural debates in early apartheid
South Africa) Moderator: Prof. Isabel Hofmeyr

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Print Networks in Africa

A One-Day Colloquium

04 Sep 2014

Oxford Brookes University

The colloquium ‘Print Networks in Africa’ aimed to contribute to a more informed understanding of national and transnational book and publishing networks and the nature of colonial and postcolonial print economies from the 19th century to the present day. It was funded by the British Academy as part of the International Partnership and Mobility scheme between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Pretoria.

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Pretoria in/im print

Textual and print cultures and text-as-image in the Capital City

08 May 2014

Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria

A one-day book history workshop hosted by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, as part of the CAPITAL CITIES project. This followed on from the successful international conference on print, publishing and cultural production in South Africa hosted by the University of Pretoria in May 2013 and organised by Lize Kriel and Elizabeth Le Roux.

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Seminars in Book History

University of Pretoria

06 May 2014

Jane Potter and Caroline Davis contributed to the ‘Seminars in Book History’ series, which was established by the French Institute of South Africa ( IFAS) and the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. The title of Jane Potter's paper was, 'The New Girl, Her Magazines, and the Second Anglo-Boer War' and the title of Caroline Davis's was, 'Erasing the Record: Longmans in South Africa 1910-1994'.

Progressing Book History and Publishing Studies as Disciplines

A British Academy Event

24 Oct 2012

The purpose of this event was to discuss and agree a set of objectives to enable us to further the progression of Publishing Studies as an established field of research and teaching. The day was structured as a forum during which all participants contributed ideas and objectives towards this goal.

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The Book in Africa

A Day Symposium

20 Oct 2012

Institute of English Studies, University of London

The aim of this event was to provide a forum for the discussion of new research and critical debates about print culture in Africa, and to bring together leading scholars in African literature with interests in literary and cultural history, publishing studies and the history of the book.  This symposium was organised as a collaborative event by: the Department of English at the Open University, the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) at Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of English Studies.

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