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Highlights of 2017-present

 

- Publication of special theme issue of the Journal of Humanities (Volume 57, No. 1), celebrating the career of retired colleague, Marinus Schoeman.

Theme: Philosophy as Analysis of the Present. The Diagnostic and Critical Function of Philosophy

Guest Editor: Benda Hofmeyr

Contributors: Philippe van Haute, Paul van Tongeren, Marieke Borren, Matthias Pauwels, Catherine Botha, Marinus Schoeman, et al.

 

 

- Paper presentation at the 4th Annual International Conference of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa, 24-26 March 2017, Cintsa, SA

Theme: Justice and the Other

 

- Co-presentation of First Bilateral Summer School at the University of Konstanz, Germany with Prof Albrecht Korschorke (Konstanz) and Prof Stephan Meuhr (Pretoria)

The Summer School took place 5-12 June 2017 and seven students from the University of Pretoria participated. Their countries of origin are diverse including Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, and of course South Africa. For many it was their very first visit to Europe. The theme of the Summer School was 'Myths of Origin'. The Summer School was organized under the auspices of the collaboration between the MA African European Cultural Relations Programme (UP) and the Masterstudiengang Kulturelle Grundlagen Europas.

 

 

 

 

A Second bi-lateral Summer School (9-14 April 2018) on “Narratives of Origin and Founding Myths” were hosted at the University of Pretoria as part of the ongoing cooperation between the MA programme “Cultural Foundations of Europe” at the University of Konstanz and the MA programme “African-European Cultural Relations” at the University of Pretoria.

Both schools were organised and led by Prof. Albrecht Koschorke (University of Konstanz), Prof. Stephan Mühr (UP) and Prof Benda Hofmeyr (UP). The participants included 10 students (which included doctoral students) from the University of Konstanz and 11 students and doctoral candidates from the University of Pretoria. Travel expenses were borne by the International Office of the University of Konstanz and the Erasmus+ programme, and the costs of room and board and a field trip for the students from the University of Konstanz were covered by the University of Pretoria. 

 

 


- Paper presentation at the Humanities for the Environment Conference, an international conference hosted by the University of Pretoria from 4-8 August 2017

- Theme: EARTHKEEPING

- Paper presented: The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited

Find the Call and the Programme here 

 

 - In 2018, Benda was elected to serve as member of the Expert Panel Pool of the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen (VWO), which is the Belgian equivalent of the National Research Foundation.

 

- Benda received her second consequtive NRF rating (2018-2023).

 



 

 

- In 2018, Benda secured a contract for a monograph from Rowan & Littlefield International academic publishers. The due date for the completed manuscript is 1 April 2020. The title of the book is Foucault & Governmentality. Living to Work in the Age of Control. 

Benda has had a number of opportunities to present some of her ideas on this topic both at UP and at UJ as an invited speaker at the latter's Philosophy colloquium series. Watch this space for updates...


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2008. (Ed.) The Wal-Mart Phenomenon. Resisting Neo-Liberal Power through Art, Design & Theory. Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Academie Press. PAGES: 160. ISBN: 978-907207629-8

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