Venue: Stellenbosch University
Dates: 5 – 9 December 2018

Guidelines for the Submission of Abstracts

Notification of abstract acceptance was sent out via email.


All abstracts should include a succinct title, name and affiliation of the presenter, and a short bio. Please note that abstracts for all accepted submissions will be published online and available with our programme e-book when the program is ready.

Individual Paper

Abstracts of individual papers should not exceed 200 words.

Panel Submissions

The title and an abstract for the whole session should be submitted, and it should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts for each of the component papers of the session not exceeding 100 words, including titles should be submitted. Please try to organise panels that consist of no more than four participants.

Round Table Discussions

Round Table sessions should consist of between four and five participants. A single abstract with a clearly defined focus and not exceeding 300 words should include the title, theme and the question that the Round Table seeks to explore. Roundtables, that ask provocative questions, explore new intellectual frontiers and open up theoretical and/or political discussion that might inspire new perspectives will receive priority in the scheduling of the final programme. Participants in Round Table discussions are expected to prepare their remarks in advance and should not read papers.


Workshops will be scheduled for the same length of time (and a maximum of no more than 2 hours) as panel and round table presentations and should not have more than two discussion leaders. Abstracts should be submitted with a title, and a clearly defined objective and background information of the workshop and not exceeding 300 words. The proposed workshop should clearly indicate what new skill or insights participants will gain—e.g. leading transformative inter-racial dialogues or using the arts to inspire these dialogues.


Notification of abstract acceptance was sent out via email.

We encourage submissions by scholars and artists who have engaged
with questions that concern the transgenerational repercussions of violent historical pasts,
the memorialisation of these pasts and how this has played out in social life,
and the representation of these issues through the arts in a range of national and transnational contexts.

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