SARChI Visual History and Theory Post-doctoral Fellowship

The SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory is part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative of the National Research Foundation. This Chair promotes innovative research that brings images into larger questions of history and the humanities. It supports new critical directions that engage with visual archives and contemporary criticism. To date the project has built a strong research record in photography and southern African history, and is expanding into other regions. A range of fellowships are intended to promote research and build a postgraduate community in this field. The Chair is located in the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

One postdoctoral fellowship is still available for the year 2017. Applications remain open into February 2017. Please contact Patricia Hayes for further information at or Lameez Lalkhen at the CHR:

All applications should include a CV, a recent chapter sample or article, a letter of motivation, and the names and details of three referees.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate in Chair and CHR activities at the University of the Western Cape, and will be encouraged to present and publish new research in the field. Details of the stipend and travel support available on enquiry. The fellowship may be renewed for a second term.