1. The Pan-African Pantheon Lecture Series

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), South Africa, in collaboration with the Centre of Pan African Thought (CPAT), London, and in liaison with Manchester University Press (MUP) and Jacana Publishers in Johannesburg,  hosted a 10-part virtual lecture series by zoom based on the edited volume by Professor Adekeye Adebajo titled The Pan-African Pantheon: Prophets, Poets, and Philosophers, between 23 June 2021 and 8 September 2021. The lecture series attracted about 574 participants. Among these were academic, civil society, governmental, and other engaged communities in South Africa, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and beyond.

In celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Centre of Pan-African Thought (CPAT), one of Britain’s leading spaces for African studies and dialogue with the world’s leading intellectuals and scholars on Africa, brought together 10 of the books’ authors, who each dissected general debates around slavery, colonialism, and reparations, as well as address the life and ideas of Pan-African icons such as Dudley Thompson, Malcolm X, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Steve Biko, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Derek Walcott, and Miriam Makeba. The Pantheon series provided an opportunity to celebrate, reflect, revive, and reassert the commitment to Pan-Africanism as an imperative for African liberation – an essential ideology and practice for improving Africa’s economic and cultural standing in the contemporary geo-political landscape.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch all 10 lectures @Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation

Date

23 June – 8 September 2021

Time

20h00-22h00 (SAST)

Venue

Online via zoom

Lecture Series Programme