Jul 19, 2021

My House is a Spaceship

CHR Early Career Doctoral Fellow Reza Khota debuted his new improvisation on guitar and pedals as part of NewMusicSA’21 Digital Indaba.
Jul 7, 2021

Worldings: A Virtual Conference

Join CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo at Wordings: A Virtual Conference for “The Collapse: Creative Liberation of Collective Making” on 10 July 2021.
Jul 7, 2021

2022 African Critical Inquiry Workshops

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that there will be two ACIP Workshops in 2022.
Jul 1, 2021

Performing Charlotte Maxeke

With 2021 being declared “The Year of Charlotte Maxeke,” the DSI-NRF Flagship on Critical thought in the African Humanities at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, has embarked on a special production based on the life of Maxeke.
Jun 24, 2021

ASAA2022: Call for Panels

The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is inviting panel proposals for their 4th Biennial Conference on the theme of “Africa and the Human: Old questions, new imaginaries.”
Jun 23, 2021

Commission Continua

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo performs Commission Continua for the 2021 National Arts Festival Experience.
Jun 18, 2021

Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar is pleased to announce that Kim Gurney will be presenting “Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive” on 22 June 2021 at 14:00.
Jun 2, 2021

Of Moving and Being Moved: The Subject and the Object in Puppetry and AI

Who am I in relation to what is going on? How can I mobilize questions that matter to me?
May 31, 2021

Hamlet, Live and In Progress

CHR Artists in Residence Buhle Ngaba and Tony Bonani Miyambo are set to perform a live reading of Neil Coppen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as part of KKNK 2021.
May 21, 2021

Ambivalent at Jacana’s Virtual Book Theatre

Ambivalent will be featured at Jacana Media’s Don’t Shut Up virtual book theatre on Sunday, 23 May 2021.
May 21, 2021

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar with Carolyn Laubender

Join us for Carolyn Laubender’s paper “Travelling Analysis: Black Hamlet, Ethnopsychology, and the (De)Colonial Clinic in South Africa” at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.
May 12, 2021

Remembering Tony Morphet

The CHR turns to its archive to recall the life of Anthony Richard Morphet, who passed away on 2 May 2021.

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.

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