Events
Prof. Christine Stilwell retires - December 2013
Hearty congratulations to Ruth Hoskins who has recently become an Associate Professor in Information Studies
Ruth has also become the Acting Director of the Centre for African Literary Studies (CALS)
PGDIS Class of 2013
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Humanities Post Grad Day 24th Oct 2013
Fiona Bell with Jennifer Comins, the archivist of the Carnegie Collections at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia University, New York
Fiona Bell with Jennifer Comins, the archivist of the Carnegie Collections at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia University, New York ”On 12 June I travelled to the USA for my PhD research and to present a conference paper. At Yale University I looked at the the Charles Loram papers as he was involved with the Carnegie Corporation in South Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. I then spent three weeks in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia University in New York which houses the official archives of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
From 18 – 21 July I attended the SHARP 2013 conference “Geographies of the book” at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This was the Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). My paper, entitled “ Books, Knowledge and Power: the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Public Library Services in South Africa, 1906 – 1941” was given on 19 July and was based on my PhD research. I returned to South Africa on 24 July.”
Staff achievements

Professor Stephen Mutula is currently Acting Dean of the School of Social Sciences.  He has also just launched JGIDA (Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa Volume 1 Numbers 1 & 2).  Added to that he is now Editor-In-Chief for the African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science.

Professor Christine Stilwell is the top researcher in both the School of Social Sciences and the College of Humanities.  She is also now on the Editorial Advisory Board for Information Development.

Dr Ruth Hoskins is the Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning within the School of Social Sciences  

Dr Zawede Nsibirwa re-launched the Diploma in Records and Archives Management this year.  She also graduated with her PhD in April this year - the title being "Preservation of, and access to, legal deposit materials in South Africa."

Students’ digitizing archival documents at CALS

Postgraduate  students reading for the Diploma in  Information Studies and Diploma in Records and Archives Management are working on a digitising project as part of their Digital Libraries module presented by Ms Joyce Myeza of UKZN's Special Collections division and Ms Pat Liebetrau of Digital Innovation South Africa (DISA).

This project is based at the Centre for African Literary Studies (CALS)  and the students are digitising archival documents on  the Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah from the Bernth Lindfors Collection.

Armah is well-known for his 1968 debut novel: The Beautiful Ones are not yet Born.

2013 Information Studies graduation
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