Cape Town


2013: Mapping Apartheid: Memory and Reconciliation in Contemporary South Africa

Student projects combined the study of cultural symbols, media, museum exhibits, and memorial sites to explore conflicting representations of national memory in South Africa today. Seven students of diverse academic backgrounds and interests were led by Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz in developing faculty-mentored research projects focused on human rights in post-Apartheid South Africa. For most, this represented their introduction to field research. Beginning with a short pre-departure course, they studied the history of South Africa, and of the Apartheid System in particular, and identified research topics to explore in Cape Town.

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