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The Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade: mobilising creative ecologies in the Klein Karoo, South Africa

A new publication by Aja Marneweck explores the multifaceted process of creating the large-scale annual public puppetry event, The Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade, in the rural town of Barrydale, South Africa.

What is the University for?

A new paper by Professor Premesh Lalu has been published in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory.

Democracy, Consensus and Citizenship

and the Book Launch of Consensus as Democracy in Africa by Prof Bernard Matolino (UKZN)

Kronos: Southern African Histories 44

Missing and Missed: Subject, Politics, Memorialisation (Special Issue)

Bruce Lee, Steve Biko, Dollar Brand: Brothers with imperfect timing or everybody was Kung-Fu fighting

Professor Premesh Lalu

Thinking across hemispheres: Further notes on oversights and blind spots in disciplinary African Studies

New Publication by Professor Premesh Lalu

Hostels, Homes, Museum: Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

Noëleen Murray, Leslie Witz

Publication: Jane Taylor

William Kentridge: That Which is Not Remembered 

National Liberation in Postcolonial Southern Africa: A Historical Ethnography of SWAPO’s Exile Camps

Christian A. Williams

Peforming Zimbabwe: A Transdisciplinary Study of Zimbabwean Music

Edited by Luis Gimenez Amoros and Maurice Vambe

The burden of art historical memory and the archival interventions of a artist

George Emeka Agbo

A Question of Place

Heidi Grunebaum

Charlotte Maxeke: A celebrated and neglected figure in South African history

Thozama April

Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007

Allen F. Isaacman, Barbara S. Isaacman

Gender and Colonialism. a History of Kaoko in North-Western Namibia 1870s-1950s

Lorena Rizzo, with introduction by Patricia Hayes

In Step with the Times: Mapiko Masquerades of Mozambique

Paolo Israel

Memorializing the Past: Everyday Life in South Africa after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Heidi Grunebaum

Namibia’s Red Line: The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border

Giorgio Miescher

Pasolini e l’Africa. L’Africa di Pasolini. Panmeridionalismo e rappresentazioni dell’Africa postcoloniale

Giovanna Trento

Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa

Nina Sylvanus

Peace versus Justice? The Dilemma of Transitional Justice in Africa

Edited by Suren Pillay and Chandra Lakha

Representation Matters: (Re) Articulating Collective Identities in a Postcolonial World

Edited by Anette Hoffman and Esther Peeren

Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive

Edited by Heidi Grunebaum and Emile Maurice

What We See: Reconsidering an Anthropometrical Collection from Southern Africa – Images, Voices, and Versioning

Anette Hoffman

‘Progress’ in Zimbabwe: The Past and Present of a Concept and a Country

Edited by Brian Raftopoulos, David Moore, and Norma Kriger

New Book by Luis Gimenez Amoros

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

New Accents on the Social

Out of History, Unsettled History, and Remains of the Social Review by Crain Soudien.

Kronos 43: What is the university in Africa for?

2017 Special Issue edited by Ross Truscott and Maurits Van Bever Donker

Publication: Fred Bidandi

The CHR would like to congratulate Migrating Violence Postdoctoral Fellow Fred Bidandi

Hypocrisy: ‘Wherein the Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit are Distinctly Consider’d’

by Jane Taylor in Performing The Secular: Religion, Representation, and Politics (Eds) Milija Gluhovic and […]

Publication: Suren Pillay

Thinking the State from Africa: Political Theory, Eurocentrism and Concrete Politics

The Deaths of Hintsa: Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts

by Premesh Lalu (HSRC Press, 2009) In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]

Unstitching Rex Trueform: The Story of An African Factory

A new publication by CHR Architectural Fellow Ilze Wolff

Becoming UWC: Reflections, pathways and unmaking apartheid’s legacy

Edited by Premesh Lalu and Noëleen Murray

Publication: Mwayi Lusaka

The CHR would like to congratulate doctoral fellow Mwayi Lusaka on the publication of his article.

Stuart Hall’s Voice

Intimations of an Ethics of Receptive Generosity

Publication: Heidi Grunebaum

a new publication by Senior Researcher Dr. Heidi Grunebaum

Book Launch: Out of History and Unsettled History

The CHR and the Department of History, UWC invites you to a joint launch of […]

Remains of the Social

The CHR and Wits University Press is pleased to announce the publication of: Remains of […]

New Book by Jane Taylor: William Kentridge Being Led by the Nose

Jane Taylor

I See You Wins Best New South African Script

The CHR is excited to announce that I See You, a play by Mongi Mthombeni, […]

Publication: Bongani Ndhlovu

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by post-doctoral fellow Bongani Ndhlovu.

Publication: Recognition and Ethics in World Literature

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by former fellow Vincent Van Bever Donker.

Empathy’s Echo: post-apartheid fellow feeling

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication Next Generation Scholar Ross Truscott.

Out of History: Reimagining South African Pasts

Edited by Jung Ran Forte, Paolo Israel and Leslie Wits

Publication: Nationalism and Exile in an Age of Solidarity

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication under the Migrating Violence research platform […]

Publication: Suren Pillay and Carlos Fernandes in conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne

The CHR is pleased to announce a new publication by Senior Researcher at the Centre […]

Igniting Conversations about Science

CHR Director Professor Premesh Lalu delivered an address at the media launch of Science Forum […]

The Borderlands: Jo Ractliffe and Patricia Hayes

The Centre for Humanities Research invites you to a book launch and discussion between Jo […]

What is The University and its Worlds? Response by CHR Fellow Nehna Singh

The University of the Western Cape together with the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) hosted […]

Launch of the new edition of Turner’s The Eye of the Needle

Described by Nelson Mandela as a source of inspiration, Richard Turner was a central figure […]

What is the university for?

By Premesh Lalu " In the wake #FeesMustFall protests that electrified South Africa one week ago, much has been […]