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Professor Herman Wasserman, director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation. The award, granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire career...
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Saturday, 20 January 2018
Peace journalism in Zimbabwe and South Africa

On Tuesday 23 May, CFMS' Dr Wallace Chuma presented his research on peace journalism that he showcased at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta earlier in the month. It forms part of the overall research Chuma conducted alongside Prof Herman Wasserman and Associate Professor Tanja Bosch for the Media, Conflict and Democratisation (Mecodem) project.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:30
Conceptual isomerism in "Half of a Yellow Sun"

On Tuesday 16 May, Saheed Bello from the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, presented his research on adaptation at the CFMS seminar. He focused specifically on the adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and adapted to film by Biyi Bandele.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00
Can critical race IP decolonise knowledge? - A/Prof Adam Haupt

CFMS Associate Professor Haupt recently presented a plenary paper at the Race + IP conference held at Boston College in Boston, Massachussets, from 20-22 April 2017. Haupt presented in a plenary session titled "Reimagining IP".

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:30
Foreign capital: A short history of Tanzania's film industry by Aylin Basaran

On Tuesday 18 April, Aylin Basaran from the University of Vienna presented her research on the history of Tanzania’s film industry from the 1960-90s. According to Basaran, film had already been introduced during Tanzania’s colonial period, particularly as an educational medium to instruct citizens about farming and health practices. Educational films have since been a source of skepticism for Tanzanians.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 14:45