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The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is an institute based at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Although only launched in May 2015 as the first fully-fledged institute for advanced learning in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic and political heartland, JIAS has grown to be one of the leading institutes of its kind based in the African continent. Its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning.

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Publication of Book

A 2020 Writing Fellow's book published by Oxford University Press, India.

JIAS FELLOW WINS THE 2020 GOETHE MEDAL

JIAS wishes to congratulate Zukiswa Wanner, the 2018 JIAS Writing Fellow, on winning the 2020 Goethe Medal.

Information, Understanding, Transformation: The Challenges of the 4IR

Presented by: Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos As it happened with previous revolutions, the promises of the 4IR are exhilarating and universal in scope. If the lessons of history are taken seriously,

‘The Absent Community’ symposium at JIAS

‘The absent community’symposium was recently held at Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS). The Symposium brought together a small group of scholars from the disciplines of Philosophy, Political

Fred Khumalo launches latest book at JIAS

Award-winning author, journalist and former Writing Fellow, Fred Khumalo recently launched his latest book ‘Talk of the Town’ at JIAS. Some of Khumalo’s works include the popular Dancing the Death Drill,

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Events

25 Sep 2020
Human movement as sacrifice, setting fire to the borders of the nation-state

In this Virtual Symposium we turn to the violence of modernity, the politics of body, blood and border, and the human quest for living beyond borders.

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