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The Discomforts of Home: Infrastructure, Aesthesis and Political Belonging
A Humanities in Session Lecture by Professor Patrick Baert
Archival Futures in Uganda
Public memory and political ancestors through Mozambican rap music
The Representation of Ritual and Cinema as a Ritual in Revolutionary Mozambique: Ruy Guerra’s “Mueda, Memória e Massacre”
This Grey Gulf
A lecture by Warren Crichlow
John Akomfrah’s Purple: Notes Towards Deciphering Habitus Beyond A Planetary Sublime
Critical Anthropomorphism After #MeToo: Reading The Friend
Ideal Theory in Politics as Ideal Theory in Politics as Scientific Modelling
The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) Africa Workshop 2019 was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with scholars from the CHR attending.
A panel discussion titled ‘The Living Legacies of Samora Machel’ will explore the iconic figure from different perspectives.
Truth and equivocation in Cavafy’s poems of antiquity
15 November 2018
10 and 11 December 2018
25 November 2018
The CHR and Net Vir Pret Annual Giant Puppet Parade and Performance, Barrydale, 16 December 2018
Two Germanies: ethnographic museums, (post) colonial exhibitions, and the ‘cold odyssey’ of Pacific objects between East and West.
Sovereignty and Ascendancy: south Asian reflections
The workshop is therefore interested in how we might think, conceptually, historically, politically, about the figure of the subject races across these African experiences.
Technologies of Colonial Episteme and the Axiology of Imperial Discourse
Seminar by Professor Peter Kalliney
Human Violence and Technological Memory
1 & 2 October, Theatre Arts Admin Collective
The politics of non-racialism in South Africa
Manifesto for the rights of access to colonial collections sequestered in Western Europe
Visual History Workshop – FULLY BOOKED
Keynote Lecture at International Workshop
Left to ‘biyaasi number’: Janam, Street Theatre and Urban Space in Delhi
Plague and the Emergence of Epidemic Photography
New Performance by Ukwanda Puppetry Collective
Decolonization, Development and the Making of Kenya
Harry Gwala, Political Militancy and State Trials, 1960-1977
Exile and Migration: Performing Connections through the Metaphor of the Train
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.
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.
2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop
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
Dispatch: Eduction, Sound, and the Senses
“What is the point?” Potentials of Decolonising History: in teacher education spaces, and school classrooms
Public Lecture hosted by The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Political Studies
23 May 2018 at 1pm
The Wiredu-Ezu Debate and Philosophy and “Real” Politics
Banlieue Utopia: Radical philosophy in postcolonial France
Africa as Concept and Method: Emancipation, Decolonization, Freedom
The pre-circulated paper for this seminar is accompanied by a short documentary by Jacob Cloete.
The Migrating Violence Research Platform of the Centre for Humanities Research presents a workshop on Migrants, Markets and the Modalities of Rule.
Please join us for a presentation by Biddy Partridge.
“I am your voice”: Aesthetics, Politics and the Materialization of Critique
The Moppie Songs of the Colored Populations of Cape Town: Music and the Process of Creolization (South Africa)
Tem Hawker, Yakhal Inkomo and the sentimental ‘avant-garde: Revisiting Cape jazz’s sonic archive’
Seminar: Gender, Nation and War Art: Rethinking Artistic Responses to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan
Engaging the Rounds of Charlotte Maxeke’s Becoming
A workshop hosted by: African Critical Inquiry Program (ACIP), NRF Forensic History Project and Centre for Humanities Research, UWC.
in collaboration with the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Dissident Citizens: Genealogies of Sovereignty, Violence, and Belonging along the Kenya-Somali Frontier
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 .
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.
Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African […]
South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar
Travelling Spirits and the Civilisation de l’universel: Apotropaic Writing and the Myth of Disenchantment
International Workshop on Visual History and Theory, Cape Town, 22-23 September 2017
A perspective from the pathology called Europe
Organizers of Missing and Missed, the 2018 ACIP Workshop: Nicky Rousseau and Ciraj Rassool
An exhibition of commissioned contemporary art, book and digital platform
The Practice of Post-apartheid Freedom
Reinhart Kössler, a German scholar who studies the consequences of German colonial rule, its impact on the descendants of victims of the genocide
Lived Racism in Segregation-era South Africa: a research agenda and a case study
Conversations is a new series of public dialogues with jazz musicians and their legacies convened by […]
Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of History, University of the Western Cape South […]
Dan Magaziner (Department of History, Yale University, USA)
From 18 - 20 April 2017, the CHR in collaboration with the Jackman Humanities Institute […]
Citizenship and Justice: Rethinking Political Theory and Political Philosophy.
The Vance Mission and the (Dis-)appearance of the ‘Amnesty Question’ on/from the Agenda of the Transitional Negotiations and in internal ANC
Please join us for the opening of ‘Voortrekker Gateways’, an exhibition of work by Visual […]
The Migrating Violence research platform of the CHR presents a day workshop titled: Violent Pasts, […]
Seminar in Contemporary History & Humanities Special Seminar Hostile visual encounters: fighting to control photographic […]
A Genealogy of Biopolitical Sovereignty February – May 2017 Centre for Humanities Research Professor Cesare […]
The Factory of the Arts presents a workshop and conversation on, “In Equity: Experiences in the Arts”.
As part of a three-year collaborative venture with the CHR and the Jackman Humanities Institute […]
Venue: at the Factory of the Arts Time: 7pm Date: Tuesday 29 November. The Factory […]
The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show […]
Between February and May 2016 postgraduate students in Visual History from UWC took their cameras […]
Earlier this year we had an important Local Government Election. Now, as we debate how […]
The Dullah Omar Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities of the Centre for Humanities […]
The TRC workshop is the inaugural activity of the CHR's collaborative partnership with the Jackman […]
Education in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Addis Ababa University Dullah Omar Centre for […]
Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History University of the Western Cape South African […]
Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History, University of the Western Cape South African Contemporary […]
Reconnoitring alternative forms of resistance to apartheid South Africa, c1966-1979
A colloquium marking 20 years since the publication of Mahmood Mamda-ni’s Citizen and Subject
DST NRF Flagship Next Generation Researcher Dr. Maurits Van Bever Donker will be co-teaching a […]
The CHR DST/NRF Flagship in Critical Thought in African Humanities and the Women’s and Gender […]
The Centre for Humanities Research and the Library invite you to the launch of an […]
Centre for Humanities Research & Department of History South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar
Virgil Slade (Department of History
The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2017 ACIP workshop […]
Other Universals presents a public lecture by Dr. Aaron Kamugisha (Cultural Studies, University of the […]
The Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities invites you to a panel discussion on […]
Namibian exhibition on photography and forced removal now opens at the District Six Museum […]
Mongi Mthombeni, an artist in residence at the Centre for Humanities Research, premieres his play, […]
The Factory of the Arts, a satellite of the CHR at UWC will be participating […]
The Insurrections Ensemble returns to the Homecoming Centre at District Six for two performances on […]
Jon Soske is Professor of Modern African History at the University of Toronto, Canada. He […]
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor in the Department of French and Romance Philology and the […]
Nivedita Menon is Professor in the Centre for Comparative Politics & Political Theory, School of […]
A MacArthur Scholar from 1996 to 2003 at the University of Minnesota, Adam Sitze is […]
Professor Poo has worked and taught at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan University, University of California, […]
Dr Sanil Viswanathan Nair (preferred: Sanil V.) is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of […]
Timothy Campbell is Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, […]
Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the […]
Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian at Columbia University, New York City. He […]
Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University […]
Marissa Moorman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African Studies […]
Dag Henrichsen is a Namibian historian and archivist based at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) […]
Richa Nagar is currently Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of […]
Qadri Ismail is associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota, USA, and has also been a journalist in Sri Lanka.