PROF Peter Vale, director of JIAS, and Prof John Higgins of the University of Cape Town acted as guest editors of the February 2016 edition of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (15:1), entitled ‘State of Urgency: The Humanities in South Africa’, which has gone online.

Among other things, it contains a thematic editorial by Vale and Higgins; an in-depth interview by Vale of Pam Maseko, lecturer in African languages at Rhodes University, entitled ‘The struggles over African languages’; an acticle by JIAS visiting fellow Vineet Thakur entitled ‘Reflections on dead theory in International Relations’; and an article by JIAS administrator Estelle Prinsloo entitled ‘The role of the Humanities in decolonising the academy’. Other noted authors include J M Coetzee, William Kentridge, Njabulo S Ndebele, and Achille Joseph Mbembe.

To access this issue on the Sage Publications website, click here.