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JIAS Deputy Director wins Alan Paton Award

27 Jun 2018|

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga at the Sunday Times Literary Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 23 June 2018.Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, newly appointed Deputy Director of JIAS, has won the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction for his book The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme. He received the award at a gala dinner held in Johannesburg on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Visit to the Cradle of Humankind

29 May 2018|

The JIAS group outside Maropeng, the visitor’s centre at the Cradle of Humankind.On 18 May, seven 2018 JIAS Writing Fellows visited the Cradle of Humankind, the World Heritage Site north west of Johannesburg in Gauteng province.

JIAS takes part in Polokwane Literary Fair

8 May 2018|

On 17–20 April 2018, a JIAS team, including some of our 2018 Writing Fellows, participated in the Polokwane Literary Fair in Limpopo. The Fair is a flagship project of the Department of Cultural Services of the Polokwane Municipality, in the provincial capital of Limpopo. JIAS has participated in this event every year since 2016.

JIAS Writing Fellows 2018

22 Nov 2017|

JIAS has announced the names of its third intake of Writing Fellows for its four-month Writing Term that will run from February to May 2018. Selected from more than 300 applicants, the Writing Fellows include authors, journalists, and scholars in various disciplines from Africa and Asia.

David Shulman visits JIAS

6 Sep 2017|

Professor David Schulman, one of the greatest living Indologists,visited JIAS in early September. He was a cures of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, Wits University, and JIAS.

UBIAS calls for applications for ICA3

19 Jun 2017|

UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study) has called for applications to participate in the third UBIAS Intercontinental Academia (ICA) on ‘Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics’, to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in March 2018, and the University of Birmingham in March 2019.

Last Night at the Bassline

12 Jun 2017|

A BOOK written by David B Coplan, professor of social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a 2016 JIAS Writing Fellow, was launched in Johannesburg on Sunday 11 June 2017.

JIAS event at the NTU

24 Apr 2017|

LINKAGES between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JIAS were explored at an event at NTU in Singapore on Wednesday 12 April 2016.

Colloquium report released

11 Apr 2017|

A comprehensive report on the colloquium entitled ‘Why The Brain Matters’ hosted by JIAS in the latter half of 2016 has been completed and is available to the public.

Brain Matters Seminar Series launched

5 Apr 2017|

The Brain Matters Seminar Series emanating from the JIAS Colloquium on ‘Why The Brain Matters’ was launched at the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand on 23 March 2017.

Writing Fellows seminar series

15 Mar 2017|

The JIAS Writing Fellows for 2017 will present a seminar series that will run from April to June. The seminars are open to members of the public. All the seminars will be held at the JIAS campus at 1 Tolip Street, Westdene, on Wednesday mornings from 9h00 to 12h00.

Ronit Frenkel joins JIAS

13 Mar 2017|

Ronit Frenkel, Associate Professor of English at UJ, has jointed JIAS as Deputy Director. She will primarily be responsible for managing its academic programmes.

JIAS agreement renewed

11 Mar 2017|

The UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNEBURG and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore have agreed to extend their collaboration on the JIAS initiative for another five years. The initial agreement establishing JIAS was signed in 2015.

Launch of Brain Matters seminar series

8 Mar 2017|

Participants in the JIAS Colloquium on ‘Why The Brain Matters’ have launched a follow-up in the form of an interdisciplinary seminar series entitled ‘Brain Matter Seminars: the past, present and future of neuroscience in southern Africa’.

Evening talk on the brain

20 Sep 2016|

On Wednesday 5 October 2016, Prof Frans Verstraten, a participant in the three-month JIAS colloquium entitled ‘Why The Brain Matters’, will deliver an evening talk at St John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Public lecture on the brain

5 Sep 2016|

ON Monday 12 September, Prof Balázs Gulyás of Nanyang Technological University will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘The Brain-Mind Problem: Grand Challenges in Exploring the Human Brain’ at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

Seminar on origins of the brain

25 Aug 2016|

On 21 September, JIAS, the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, the Centre of Excellence for the Paleosciences, and the Royal Society of South Africa will hold a one-day seminar on ‘The Origins of the Brain – From Mammal-like Reptiles to Humans’. A limited number of seats are available. Those interesting in attending are requested to book by Friday 16 September. The full invitation appears below.

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