May 6, 2021

May Graduation 2021

The CHR is proud to announce the graduation of fellows Dr Emma Minkley, Dr Shingirai Nyakabawu, Leslé Ann Arendse, and Kiasha Naidoo.
May 4, 2021

Friends of Little Amal

The CHR is delighted to celebrate and support the journey of young refugee and 3.5-meter puppet Little Amal as she walks 8000 km from Turkey to Manchester, UK.
Apr 26, 2021

The CHR’s Lee Walters Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

Join CHR Doctoral Fellow Lee Walters for the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series on 30 April 2021.
Apr 22, 2021

Kafka’s Ape in A KAFKA MOMENT

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo will be performing the award-winning Kafka’s Ape on 22 and 23 April 2021.
Apr 19, 2021

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar Presents: Materiality, Museums, and the Production of History

Lebogang Mokwena (New School for Social Research) will be presenting “Materiality, Museums, and the Production of History” on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar.
Apr 9, 2021

The CHR’s Phokeng Setai Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

CHR Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology Phokeng Setai will be presenting at the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series.
Apr 8, 2021

PAN: An Intellectual History of AI

The CHR’s Professor Jane Taylor will be giving a talk as part of the HUMA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on 8 April 2021.
Apr 1, 2021

Ian Baucom: History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, has the pleasure of inviting you to a conversation with Prof. Ian Baucom on 12 April 2021.
Mar 30, 2021

Aesthetics and Politics: A Dialogue Across Continents

Join the CHR’s Heidi Grunebaum and members of the Other Universals Consortium Aaron Kamugisha (University of the West Indies), Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Chika Mba (University of Ghana) for an online conversation with colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
Mar 30, 2021

The Possibilities and Intimacies of Queer African Screen Cultures

Join CHR Next Generation Scholar Dr Lwando Scott in conversation about The Possibilities and Intimacies of Queer African Screen Cultures, a special issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies, on 5 April 2021.
Mar 25, 2021

The CHR’s Samuel Longford Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

Join the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series this Friday for a talk presented by CHR Doctoral Fellow in History Samuel Longford
Mar 18, 2021

A Celebration of Puppetry at the Boschendal Plum Festival

Life-sized elephant puppet Mnumzane strolled across the Boschendal Estate on Sunday 14 March 2021, accompanied by little elephant Alfie, their path criss-crossed by the boisterous Dassie puppet.

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

For queries, please email us at

centreforhumanitiesresearch@uwc.ac.za

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal