Sep 21, 2022

Imaginary Futures Live Performance at the Global Peripheries Conference Paris

On the 23rd and 24th September, CHR’s Aja Marneweck will be collaborating in the Imaginary Futures project on live performances at the Global Periphery Contemporary Imaginaries of Space, Multiple Voices Hybrid Conference at the Leonardo/Olats Observatory of Arts and Techno-Sciences in Paris.
Sep 19, 2022

Isingqala Samanzi/The Call of Water

The CHR's Ukwanda Puppetry Collectivein collaboration with the Staatstheater Augsburg bring "Isingqala Samanzi/The Call of Water" to the Baxter Flipside Theatre from 22 to 24 September 2022 at 20:00 nightly with a Saturday matinee.
Aug 25, 2022

The Hottest August

The CHR is co-hosting with DocFilmSA's docLOVE free screenings program a film screening and discussion of The Hottest August, Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 18:00pm screening at the Bertha House in Cape Town.
Aug 19, 2022

Legacies of Enslavement in the Cape: Black Life in the Archive

Join us for Seminar 559 of the South African Contemporary History and Humanities seminar with Efuah Prah.
Aug 12, 2022

Transience & the Image

Workshop in Visual History & Theory 2022
Aug 8, 2022

Decolonisation, Africa, and International Law: Two Frames of Epistemic Violence

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar with Dr Mohsen al Attar is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a Visiting Lecturer at UCL and Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Jul 25, 2022

“Don’t speak of letters when you mean sounds”: Phonemes, diacritics, and the transcriptive acoustemology of Sol Plaatje

Dr Aidan Erasmus of the Department of History at the University of the Western Cape will deliver a paper titled "Dont speak of letters when you mean sounds”: Phonemes, diacritics, and the transcriptive acoustemology of Sol Plaatje as part of the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar.
Jul 21, 2022

Dutch Affinities

The CHR is excited to announce Professor of International Relations Theory and African Political Thought, Siba Grovogui, gave a lecture at the Centre for Humanities Research.
Jul 19, 2022

From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies

The Political Studies Department and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) invite you to a launch of the edited volume entitled “From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies”.
Jul 11, 2022

Transience and the image: Call for Papers: Workshop in Visual History & Theory

The CHR encourages the call for papers for the Transience and the image workshop to be convened from th1 19-20 August 2022 at the Centre for Humanities Research.
Jun 22, 2022

Beyond Nostalgia: Reimagining Post-Apartheid Freedom

Founding CHR director and filmmaker Premesh Lalu will be in conversation with Rashid Lombard, Jayson King, Sylvia Mndunyelwa and Dinga Sikwebu about his new film The Double Futures of Athlone at the Encounters South African Documentary International Film Festival. The panel will be moderated by Valmont Layne.
Jun 22, 2022

Eduardo Mondlane: social scientist, cosmopolitan and nationalist

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a presentation by professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Livio Sansone.

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.

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