Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium
Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding (It is a Northern Cape thing) colloquium was established in 2021 by Dr Lorato Mokwena. The initiation of the colloquium was spurred by two objectives: a) the desire to reinvigorate the Northern Cape through highlighting the riches it holds and b) to bring together and create a network among scholars, activists and other stakeholders whose work focuses on the Northern Cape.
In 2021, the theme revolved around showcasing and appreciating the material culture of the Northern Cape.
The inaugural colloquium was a collaboration between the University of the Western Cape and Sol Plaatje University, the Northern Cape Premier’s office, Northern Cape Tourism and the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (Northern Cape). The colloquium was held at Sol Plaatje University from 20 – 22 September 2021.
2nd annual Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium
The theme for the 2nd annual Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium was M.O.R.E – Memorialisation, Opportunities, Restoration and Resistance and Existence.
From 17 to 19 October 2022, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in collaboration with the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) School of Humanities hosted the 2nd annual Dit is ’n Noord-Kaap Ding colloquium.
Academics, students, and guests from higher institutions of learning in southern Africa, namely Botswana and Namibia, attended and presented on various themes related to the landscape, history, cultures, and languages of the Northern Cape at the colloquium.
3rd annual Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium
The theme for the 3rd annual Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium is titled: Ruptures and Legacies: The Northern Cape before and after the borders.
The colloquium is scheduled to take place from 09 – 11 October 2023 at Castle of Good Hope. See below the call for abstracts: