Advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences


JIAS Writing Fellows Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr Tanya Zack
The Chaos Precinct held on 20 Feb.
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Webcasts of JIAS events are available on the UJ YouTube channel. Links are provided below.

‘Mayibuye !: The Umsebenzi Cartoons of Eddie Roux’, 17 September 2018.

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‘Public lecture on Mandela as a lawyer’, UJ Library, 25 September 2018.

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On Rationality: An Artificial Intelligence Perspective

On 12 March 2019 the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study hosted Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. Professor Marwala’s talk was titled ‘On Rationality: An Artificial Intelligence Perspective. View more

JIAS Writing Fellows 2019

JIAS has selected ten Writing Fellows for its Fourth Writing Semester, which will run from February to May. Drawn from hundreds of applicants, they include outstanding young scholars, writers and artists from several continents. Read more

JIAS Residents

JIAS selected ten talented young people for a month-long residency in November 2018. The residents spent time doing creative work in our secure and tranquil setting, and had ample daily opportunities to engage with fellow residents. Read more


JIAS Annual Report 2017/8​

JIAS has released its annual report for the 2017-2018 reporting cycle. To download a desktop version, click on the button below.


The Umsebenzi cartoons of Eddie Roux

An exhibition entitled ‘MAYIBUYE! – the Umsebenzi cartoons of Eddie Roux’ opened at JIAS on Monday 17 September 2018. It features linotype cartoons drawn by Eddie Roux, author of Time Longer than Rope, for the Communist Party of South Africa newspaper Umsebenzi (The Worker) which he edited in the early 1930s. For a monograph containing the wall notes and a timeline of Roux’s life, as well as reproductions of some of the exhibits, click here