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Decolonizing the Humanities Curriculum

(Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Kathy Luckett)

The Decolonizing the Humanities Curriculum project is located in the Humanities Education Development Unit at UCT and is funded by the National Research Foundation. The focus of this project is a) analysing what kinds of knowledge the Humanities deal with, b) excavating the epistemes that have shaped the colonial canon to date, and c) investigating possibilities for integrating subjugated knowledges, languages and cultures into the formal undergraduate curricula. Empirical work on the project has entailed interviewing a range of lecturers in the Humanities who are already working on curriculum reform in order to understand their motivations, epistemologies and the institutional and disciplinary enablements and the constraints that they are working with/against. 

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