What a week!

Posted on November 19, 2010. Filed under: Events, News |

So many interesting things have crossed my desk, that I feel duty-bound to post a few really great links!

First off, thanks to all those who joined us at Phil Clark’s Book Review last week – The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers looks to be an amazing read, and it was great to hear about Phil’s experiences conducting field research. I also came across some SABC coverage of the event…

Also noteworthy was last week’s release of a series of reports by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Based on research carried out between 2007 and 2009, the reports analyse the causes of violent crime in South Africa, and more specifically, explore issues of sexual violence, armed violence and inequality and exclusion. Read the series of reports here, and the subsequent response from the Ministry of Police here.

Next, and for some more good reading, the New York-based Social Science Research Council (SSRC) hosts a number of interesting blogs including The Immanent Frame, which publishes “interdisciplinary perspectives on secularism, religion, and the public sphere”. Today’s post by Nathan Schneider features an interview with IJR founding director Charles Villo-Vicencio that explores issues of spirituality, reconciliation and social transformation.

And finally, for any Joburgers out there, there are still 2 days remaining to go see the Ernest Cole photography retrospective at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which is reportedly set to travel to Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban before continuing on abroad. Read more about the exhibit in the New York Times

Enjoy, and have a good weekend!

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