Aidan Erasmus


Fellow: History Department, PhD

Aidan Erasmus is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UWC. His dissertation, titled ‘A Phonography of War’ is invested in constituting sound as a modality through which to think the resonant contours of imperial war, through the examination of aesthetic production in music, radio and cinema under apartheid and in the postapartheid.

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Reckoning with Africa and the Desire for a Global Mnemoscape

A new paper by Next Generation Scholars Lauren van der Rede and Aidan Erasmus has appeared in a global-e Special Issue Series on Mnemonic Solidarity in the Global Memory Space.

Seminar: Wilton Schereka

Speculate – troubling reducibility and blackness

The Curricular and the Global, the Tropic and the Taxonomic

The Global Humanities Curriculum Workshop held in December of 2018 enabled a rich set of connections and convergences around questions of the curriculum.

Five CHR Fellows to Graduate

UWC December Graduation features CHR doctoral and masters fellows

Seminar: Aidan Erasmus

Dispatch: Eduction, Sound, and the Senses

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