17 & 18 September 2020

We can all look forward to a challenging and interesting programme, featuring presentations by South African scholars as well as several speakers from other countries, including Ghana, India, and England.

The shift to an online conference has necessitated some adjustments in the ways we hope delegates will engage with each other and the papers and presentations being offered.  As such, we are offering the following formats:

  • Conference papers uploaded and available for two weeks on our virtual conference website, hosted by Mighty Networks. All participants are warmly welcomed to engage with these papers by posting questions and responses to the online forums; we hope that delegates will find the website very user-friendly and easy to navigate, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
  • On 17 and 18 September, a series of live events will be available; these can be accessed via the virtual conference platform, and will be hosted by the Zoom online communication tool.

We are very excited to welcome Gwen Ansell as our keynote speaker this year. She will be presenting a paper on South African composer, pianist and journalist Todd Matshikiza, and will be in discussion with Dr Lindelwa Dalamba. The keynote address is scheduled as a live event on 18 September at 15h45.

We look forward to two days of engagement, interaction and shared energy!