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Seminar: Claudia Gastrow

The Discomforts of Home: Infrastructure, Aesthesis and Political Belonging

Intellectuals, Politics, Taboos

A Humanities in Session Lecture by Professor Patrick Baert

Seminar: Edgar Taylor

Archival Futures in Uganda

Seminar: Janne Rantala

Public memory and political ancestors through Mozambican rap music

Seminar: Raquel Schefer

The Representation of Ritual and Cinema as a Ritual in Revolutionary Mozambique: Ruy Guerra’s “Mueda, Memória e Massacre”

Seminar: Robert Reid-Pharr

This Grey Gulf

Visualizing Baldwin

A lecture by Warren Crichlow

Seminar: Kass Banning

John Akomfrah’s Purple: Notes Towards Deciphering Habitus Beyond A Planetary Sublime

Seminar: Sara Guyer

Critical Anthropomorphism After #MeToo: Reading The Friend

Seminar: Ryan Nefdt

Ideal Theory in Politics as Ideal Theory in Politics as Scientific Modelling

Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom

The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) Africa Workshop 2019 was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with scholars from the CHR attending.

2019 Annual African History Lecture

A panel discussion titled ‘The Living Legacies of Samora Machel’ will explore the iconic figure from different perspectives.

Seminar: Roger Field

Truth and equivocation in Cavafy’s poems of antiquity

CHR Year-End Colloquium

15 November 2018

Cape Town Global Humanities Curriculum Workshop

10 and 11 December 2018

Reza Khota Quartet – Liminal

25 November 2018

RIVER AND REDFIN

The CHR and Net Vir Pret Annual Giant Puppet Parade and Performance, Barrydale, 16 December 2018

Seminar: Philipp Schorch

Two Germanies: ethnographic museums, (post) colonial exhibitions, and the ‘cold odyssey’ of Pacific objects between East and West.

Seminar: Prathama Banerjee

Sovereignty and Ascendancy: south Asian reflections

The Subject Races: Populations, Classifications, Justice

The workshop is therefore interested in how we might think, conceptually, historically, politically, about the figure of the subject races across these African experiences.

Seminar: Anaïs Nony

Technologies of Colonial Episteme and the Axiology of Imperial Discourse

Decolonization and the Aesthetic Cold War: Towards an Intellectual History

Seminar by Professor Peter Kalliney

Seminar: Doug Mulliken

Human Violence and Technological Memory

Ife and Bilal Performance

1 & 2 October, Theatre Arts Admin Collective

Seminar: Ciraj Rassool

The politics of non-racialism in South Africa

Seminar: Clémentine Deliss

Manifesto for the rights of access to colonial collections sequestered in Western Europe

On The Edge of History: International Workshop

Visual History Workshop – FULLY BOOKED

The Photography of History: Sally Mann at Antietam

Keynote Lecture at International Workshop

Seminar: Swati Arora

Left to ‘biyaasi number’: Janam, Street Theatre and Urban Space in Delhi

Seminar: Christos Lynteris

Plague and the Emergence of Epidemic Photography

Warona

New Performance by Ukwanda Puppetry Collective

Seminar: Kara Moskowitz

Decolonization, Development and the Making of Kenya

Seminar: Mxolisi Dlamuka

Harry Gwala, Political Militancy and State Trials, 1960-1977

Seminar: Stephanie Vos

Exile and Migration: Performing Connections through the Metaphor of the Train

Public Lecture: Elizabeth Giorgis

Professor Giorgis teaches Art Theory and Criticism in the Graduate School of the College of Performing and Visual Art at the Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Winter School 2018

The 2018 Winter School and Retreat held from 3 – 6 July 2018 will bring together questions of desire, technology, and practice under the title After Technology.

African Ethnographies

2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop

Louis Moholo in conversation

CHR will be hosting a public conversation with jazz drumming great Louis Moholo at the Guga S’thebe Community Centre in Langa at 6.30 pm on June 8th 2018

Seminar: Aidan Erasmus

Dispatch: Eduction, Sound, and the Senses

Seminar: Sarah Godsell

“What is the point?” Potentials of Decolonising History: in teacher education spaces, and school classrooms

Public Lecture: South Africa’s Hosting of the 2018 BRICS Summit

Public Lecture hosted by The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Political Studies

Sound Workshop with Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi

23 May 2018 at 1pm

Political Theory Reading Workshops

The Wiredu-Ezu Debate and Philosophy and “Real” Politics

Seminar: Eli Thorkelson

Banlieue Utopia: Radical philosophy in postcolonial France

CHCI Africa Workshop Addis 2019

Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom

Seminar: Jacob Cloete

The pre-circulated paper for this seminar is accompanied by a short documentary by Jacob Cloete.

Workshop: Migrants, Markets and the Modalities of Rule

The Migrating Violence Research Platform of the Centre for Humanities Research presents a workshop on Migrants, Markets and the Modalities of Rule.

Collaborative Voices Part 1. Two musicians in Johannesburg in the 1980s:

Please join us for a presentation by Biddy Partridge.

Seminar: Anita Chari

“I am your voice”: Aesthetics, Politics and the Materialization of Critique

Seminar: Armelle Gaulier

The Moppie Songs of the Colored Populations of Cape Town: Music and the Process of Creolization (South Africa)

Seminar: Valmont Layne

Tem Hawker, Yakhal Inkomo and the sentimental ‘avant-garde: Revisiting Cape jazz’s sonic archive’

Seminar: Redi Koobak

Seminar: Gender, Nation and War Art: Rethinking Artistic Responses to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan

Seminar: Kate Skinner

Abolde Safui

Seminar: Thozama April

Engaging the Rounds of Charlotte Maxeke’s Becoming

Two Workshops on Missingness

A workshop hosted by: African Critical Inquiry Program (ACIP), NRF Forensic History Project and Centre for Humanities Research, UWC.

Missing Subjects and the Subjects of Missingness

in collaboration with the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

Seminar: Julie MacArthur

Dissident Citizens: Genealogies of Sovereignty, Violence, and Belonging along the Kenya-Somali Frontier

Ne’er So Much The Ape

The CHR invites you to a performance of Ne’er So Much The Ape, a work produced, directed and written by Professor Jane Taylor, and performed by Jane Taylor, Tony Miyambo and Terry Norton .

New Jerusalem

The CHR is pleased to invite you to the opening of ‘New Jerusalem’, an exhibition of photographic work by the Visual History class of 2017.

Seminar: G. Arunima

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: Jonathan Cane

South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar

Seminar: Fernando Rosa

Travelling Spirits and the Civilisation de l’universel: Apotropaic Writing and the Myth of Disenchantment

Workshop: the (visual) subject

International Workshop on Visual History and Theory, Cape Town, 22-23 September 2017

Seminar: Ross Truscott

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: Digital Doomsday

A perspective from the pathology called Europe

2018 African Critical Inquiry Workshop

Organizers of Missing and Missed, the 2018 ACIP Workshop: Nicky Rousseau and Ciraj Rassool

Athlone in Mind

An exhibition of commissioned contemporary art, book and digital platform

Seminar: Premesh Lalu

The Practice of Post-apartheid Freedom

Justice After Genocide: Namibia, Germany and Colonial Amnesia

Reinhart Kössler, a German scholar who studies the consequences of German colonial rule, its impact on the descendants of victims of the genocide

Seminar: Natasha Vally

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: Roger Levine

Lived Racism in Segregation-era South Africa: a research agenda and a case study

Conversations: Hilton Schilder

Conversations is a new series of public dialogues with jazz musicians and their legacies convened by […]

Seminar: Todd Cleveland

Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of History, University of the Western Cape South […]

Seminar: The Foundation

Dan Magaziner (Department of History, Yale University, USA)

Documentary Film Workshop

From 18 - 20 April 2017, the CHR in collaboration with the Jackman Humanities Institute […]

Seminar: Women Miners and Mining Spaces

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Reading Group and Seminar with Prof. Carlos Forment

Citizenship and Justice: Rethinking Political Theory and Political Philosophy.

Seminar: Cleaning the Slate of Distrust

The Vance Mission and the (Dis-)appearance of the ‘Amnesty Question’ on/from the Agenda of the Transitional Negotiations and in internal ANC

Seminar: Gramsci’s Bergson

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Nigel Gibson Seminar on Fanon

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Voortrekker Gateways Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the opening of ‘Voortrekker Gateways’, an exhibition of work by Visual […]

Workshop: Violent Pasts, Violent Futures?

The Migrating Violence research platform of the CHR presents a day workshop titled: Violent Pasts, […]

“Freedom Within the Walls:” Thomas Mott Osborne’s Participatory Panopticon

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: The African Resistance Fighter Jacon Marengo

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: Hostile Visual Encounters

Seminar in Contemporary History & Humanities Special Seminar Hostile visual encounters: fighting to control photographic […]

Seminar: State-Building and Techno-politics in Somaliland

South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar

Global Apartheid Course at the CHR

A Genealogy of Biopolitical Sovereignty February – May 2017 Centre for Humanities Research Professor Cesare […]

In Equity: Experiences in the Arts

The Factory of the Arts presents a workshop and conversation on, “In Equity: Experiences in the Arts”.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Workshop

As part of a three-year collaborative venture with the CHR and the Jackman Humanities Institute […]

From Mozambique to the Cape: Performance Encounters in Music, Masks, Movement, Poetry and Painting

Venue: at the Factory of the Arts Time: 7pm Date: Tuesday 29 November. The Factory […]

Olifantland – Barrydale parade

The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show […]

Visual Gateways Exhibition

Between February and May 2016 postgraduate students in Visual History from UWC took their cameras […]

Video: State Capture?

Earlier this year we had an important Local Government Election. Now, as we debate how […]

Seminar: State Capture?

The Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities of the Centre for Humanities […]

TRC workshop programme

The TRC workshop is the inaugural activity of the CHR's collaborative partnership with the Jackman […]

Seminar: Education or State Politics? – Elizabeth Giorgis

Education in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Addis Ababa University Dullah Omar Centre for […]

Joint Seminar: Jennifer Tucker and George Agbo

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar by George Agbo: The Technology of Visual Digital Activism

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar by Shari Eppel: Bones In The Forest

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African Contemporary […]

Mothers’ pensions and the ‘civilised’ black poor: the racialised provision of child maintenance grants, 1921-1940

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar by Rachel Hatcher: The Omnipresent Chameleon

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar by Bongani Ndhlovu: ‘Apartheid’s Golden Age’

Reconnoitring alternative forms of resistance to apartheid South Africa, c1966-1979

Seminar: The Making of MK: Whose Violence & to What End? The Debates of 1960–1 – Paul S. Landau

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

On the Subject of Citizenship: A colloquium marking 20 years since the publication of Mahmood Mamdani’s Citizen and Subject

A colloquium marking 20 years since the publication of Mahmood Mamda-ni’s Citizen and Subject

Global Apartheid – A Genealogy of Biopolitical Sovereignty

DST NRF Flagship Next Generation Researcher Dr. Maurits Van Bever Donker will be co-teaching a […]

Seminar: Empty photographs: Ethnography and the lacunae of African history: Patricia Hayes

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Finding Storyville in the Archives: A Seminar by Emily Landau

The CHR DST/NRF Flagship in Critical Thought in African Humanities and the Women’s and Gender […]

Exhibition Launch: USAKOS: Photographs beyond Ruins

The Centre for Humanities Research and the Library invite you to the launch of an […]

Seminar: Portugal’s Photographic Play: Drew Thompson

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: The Performance of Race: Passing-Out Parades, Street Soccer, the ‘Civilized Body’, and the Creation of the ‘Perfect Other’ (c. 1940s-1960s)

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar

Virgil Slade (Department of History

2017 African Critical Inquiry Workshop: Secret Affinities

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2017 ACIP workshop […]

Seminar: The Practice of Post-Apartheid Freedom

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Other Universals Public Lecture: “Sylvia Wynter’s Black Metamorphosis and the World We Live In”

Other Universals presents a public lecture by Dr. Aaron Kamugisha (Cultural Studies, University of the […]

Seminar: Stasis Anxiety: Contemporary Fictions of South African ‘Waithood’

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Seminar: The Postman and the Tramp: Commitment in an Age of Cynicism

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

The University and its Worlds: A Panel Discussion with Achille Mbembe, Judith Butler, Wendy Brown, and David Theo Goldberg

The Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities invites you to a panel discussion on […]

Seminar: Traversing the Social

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African Contemporary […]

Seminar: Mueda Massacre: The Musical Archive

Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]

Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums

  Namibian exhibition on photography and forced removal now opens at the District Six Museum […]

Artist in Residence Mongi Mthombeni premieres ‘I See You’ at Royal Court 

Mongi Mthombeni, an artist in residence at the Centre for Humanities Research, premieres his play, […]

Art Week Cape Town 2016

The Factory of the Arts, a satellite of the CHR at UWC will be participating […]

The Insurrections Ensemble returns

The Insurrections Ensemble returns to the Homecoming Centre at District Six for two performances on […]

Jon Soske

Jon Soske is Professor of Modern African History at the University of Toronto, Canada. He […]

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor in the Department of French and Romance Philology and the […]

Nivedita Menon

Nivedita Menon is Professor in the Centre for Comparative Politics & Political Theory, School of […]

Adam Sitze

A MacArthur Scholar from 1996 to 2003 at the University of Minnesota, Adam Sitze is […]

Mu-chou Poo

Professor Poo has worked and taught at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan University, University of California, […]

Sanil V

Dr Sanil Viswanathan Nair (preferred: Sanil V.) is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of […]

Timothy Campbell

Timothy Campbell is Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, […]

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the […]

Partha Chatterjee

Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian at Columbia University, New York City. He […]

Naomi Scheman

Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University […]

Marissa Moorman

Marissa Moorman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African Studies […]

Dag Henrichsen

Dag Henrichsen is a Namibian historian and archivist based at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) […]

Richa Nagar

Richa Nagar is currently Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of […]

Qadri Ismail

Qadri Ismail is associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota, USA, and has also been a journalist in Sri Lanka.