Photo: War Memorial, Bloemfontein

With researchers and student leaders at the War Memorial, Bloemfontein, after a workshop on “Contemporary German and Afrikaner Cultural Responses to Issues of Trauma, Reconciliation and Reparation”, funded by the British Academy. This followed on Etienne van Heerden’s presentation on The Politics of Memory, a Personal Narrative at Prof. Gobodo-Madikizela’s Research Centre on Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation the previous day. The presentation formed part of the University of the Free State’s Dialogue between Science and Society (DbSS) series. From left to right, with students: Prof André Wessels, Senior Professor and Chair, Department of History, UFS, Prof Stuart Taberner, Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture and Society (University of Leeds), Dr Matthew Boswell (University of Leeds), Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Senior Research Professor, UFS, Dr Cilliers van den Berg, School of Languages and Literatures, UFS, Mr Wilhelm Verwoerd, University of Stellenbosch, Dr Johann Rossouw, Department of Philosophy, UFS, Prof Etienne van Heerden, Hofmeyr Professor, School of Languages and Literatures, University of Cape Town, Mr Gerald Makamba (workshop co-ordinator) and Dr Helen Finsch, University of Leeds.