CMES Roundtable: Conditioning Spaces of Memory
Presentations by Robert Vosloo (Stellenbosch University), Henry Mbaya (Stellenbosch University), Lisa Strömbom (CMES and Political Science, LU) and Torsten Janson (CMES and CTR, LU) about South Africa and Israel/Palestine.
Robert Vosloo is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He received his doctoral degree from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) in 1994. His research interests include systemic theology, South African church history and history theory.
Henry Mbaya is Professor at the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He obtained his doctorate in Theology in 2005, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research focuses on Anglican mission history and African culture in Southern Africa in the late 19th and the 20th century.
Lisa Strömbom is Associate Professor in Political Science and MECW researcher at CMES. She has published on identities in conflict, conflict transformation and historiography, recognition in intrastate conflict as well as on grassroots peacebuilding with a main empirical focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Torsten Janson is a researcher at CMES and Senior Lecturer in History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Science at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies. Torsten has a PhD in Islamic Studies and his research interests include: Islam and Muslim identity in children’s literature (Middle East & diasporas); multiculturalism and Islamophobia; Palestinians and education in Lebanon; and visual politics in Turkish Islamism.
This event is co-organized with the project Beyond Sacred/Secular Cities - Exploring Politics of Memory, Space, and Religion in Middle Eastern Nationalisms. It is part of the CMES seminar series spring 2024. For more information, visit the CMES website.