African Critical Inquiry Programme

Supported by the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund

Jointly run by Emory University and the CHR at UWC, the African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles of public cultural domains and institutions in shaping identities and society in South Africa after colonialism and apartheid.

The program has two components:

  • The first, an annual ACIP workshop and lecture in Cape Town, will provide interdisciplinary, cross-institutional contexts to address issues central to such debate and to develop comparative, critical frameworks that can yield fresh insights, innovative and informed practice, and lively interchange for those working in, and on, institutions of public culture in Africa.
  • The second component, doctoral research awards, will foster work by the next generation of scholar-practitioners.

In these ways, ACIP will strengthen public scholarship and institutions of public culture in South Africa and enhance our understanding of these vital sites of cultural production and social action.  

ACIP is supported by contributions from the Ivan Karp and Corinne Kratz Fund. The Fund was created to honour the late National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, Ivan Karp, whose work was monumental in the fields of anthropology, museum studies, African studies, social theory, and public scholarship.

The Fund will help continue his collaborative work with universities, museums and other cultural institutions in Cape Town, South Africa, through activities such as lectures, programs and student research support.

Latest ACIP News




2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award

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Call for Proposals: Closing date: Monday 1 May 2017

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African Critical Inquiry Programme: Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards - Closing date: Monday 1 May 2017

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African Critical Inquiry Programme: Call for proposals to organize workshop

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African Critical Inquiry Programme 2017

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