A Conversation with Prof Ian Baucom

Date: April 12, 2021
Time: 16:00
Venue: Online

In conversation with Prof Ian Baucom

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, invites you to a conversation with Professor Ian Baucom, the Buckner W Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Science, University of Virginia, US. The event is presented in association with the Centre for Humanities Research (DSI-NRF Flagship) and the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Insecurity, and is hosted by the International Relations Office, UWC.

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