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UCT Online Winter School 24–31 July 2021

UCT Online Winter School 24–31 July 2021 is another perfect  #STAY HOME and #STAYCONNECTED option while we remain in level 4 COVID lockdown.

The University of Cape Town’s Online Winter School offers over thirty short courses across a range of disciplines. Winter School 2021 will be delivered online, which means that participants can join this flagship programme from anywhere in the world.

Because it’s Mandela Day on Monday 18 July, MapMyWay has decided to focus on Heritage. There are a number of courses that fit in with the heritage theme under HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND CONTEMPORARY STUDIES – and you will find the full Winter School Programme HERE. These are a few that caught our eye.

•  A VIRTUAL TOUR OF HISTORICAL CAPE TOWN by Dr Roger Ian Stewart, antiquarian
DATE: Wednesday 28 July 2021 TIME: 9.30–10.30 am
COURSE FEES: R75 PLATFORM: MS TEAMS
This lecture offers a whistle-stop tour of historical Cape Town. In one hour, Roger Stewart will cover ten historic sites, offering snippets of information associated with each place.

WAS IMAM GASANODIEN CAREL PELGRIM AN OTTOMAN DESCENDANT? by Dr Halim Gencoğlu, postdoctoral fellow, Centre for African Studies – Recentring Afro-Asia Project
DATE: Thursday 29 July 2021 TIME: 5.00pm–6.00pm
COURSE FEES: R75 PLATFORM: MS TEAMS
This lecture will reveal a story of piracy, slavery and previously unknown details of the Cape’s links to the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth century. It chronicles the life of a freed slave, Carel Pelgrim, who made the first pilgrimage to Mecca from the Cape.

1652: PERSPECTIVES ON THE PEOPLING OF THE CAPE by Patric Tariq Mellet
DATES: Thursday 29–Friday 30 July 2021 TIME: 3.00pm–4.00pm
COURSE FEES: R150 PLATFORM: MS TEAMS
In The Lie of 1652: A Decolonised History Of Land history and heritage activist Patric Mellet retells and debunks established pre-colonial and colonial land dispossession history. He provides a radically new, fresh perspective on South African history and highlights 176 years of San and Khoe colonial resistance.

Winter School 2021 also responds to Covid-19 with lectures by Professors Salim Adul Karim and Linda-Gail Bekker. The lecture by Professor Karim will provide an overview of the Covid-19 epidemic globally and in South Africa and provide a high-level analysis on the overall Covid-19 response by government, society and scientists will be discussed, ending with lessons learnt in preparation for future pandemics. Professor Bekker will recount that history and discuss the current status of the field.

You can browse by date on Webtickets, or by your favourite discipline in the brochure.

WHAT: UCT Online Winter School 2021 – Click here to see the full brochure for Winter School.
WHEN: 24–31 July 2021. All lectures will be delivered at a scheduled time of the day.
INFO: Winter School is run by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Extra-Mural Studies.  E ems@uct.ac.za | T +27 21 650 2634