Mar 8, 2023

A subaltern study of Xhosa-speakers’ epistemic views in postcolonial South Africa: Is menstruation elided in rural Eastern Cape secondary schools?

A Lecture in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research
Mar 2, 2023

CHR Winter School, 2022: On the question of the minor
A reading by Emma Minkley and Kiasha Naidoo

The CHR hosted its annual Winter School from 17 to 20 October 2022 at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town.
Nov 17, 2022

Mandela and Tragedy, Tutu and the Political Transfiguration of South Africa: New Approaches to Biography

A Lecture in the Humanities in Session Series at the Centre for Humanities Research
Nov 8, 2022

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism, Abolition, and the Necessity for Militant Scholarship

The Faculty of the Arts and Humanities, the Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Anthropology are pleased to invite you to The Annual Distinguished Dean’s Lecture by Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Oct 25, 2022

Ireland, England, and the paradox of ‘minor literature’

The CHR will be hosting a public lecture by Professor Eve Patten on Wednesday, 26 October at the District Six Homecoming Centre.
Oct 17, 2022

No Partial Public Sympathies: A Categorial Imperative Unlike Any Other

The CHR will be hosting a public lecture by Professor Grovogui on Monday, 24 October at the District Six Homecoming Centre.
Oct 14, 2022

Reconsidering Reparations

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar with Dr Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on 28 October 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 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.
May 19, 2022

Keynote Address: Unpayable Debt

Professor Denise Ferreira da Silva (The University of British Columbia) will be delivering a keynote address “Unpayable Debt” as part of the Other Universals Consortium's 2022 public engagements on Theorizing Aesthetics and Politics from Postcolonial Locations. Date: Friday, May 20th. Time: 7 pm SAST
May 16, 2022

Keynote Address: A Prolegomenon towards ukuNqakula as an Aesthetic and Political Location

Professor Thembinkosi Goniwe will be delivering a keynote address “A prolegomenon towards ukuNqakula as an Aesthetic and Political Location” as part of the Other Universals Virtual Institute 2021 inquiry into Aesthetics and Politics on Tuesday, 23 November.
Mar 7, 2022

Public Lecture: Brian Friel’s Making History and Colonial Ireland

The CHR in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA invites you to a public lecture by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer.

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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centreforhumanitiesresearch@uwc.ac.za

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