Planetary Humanities for Planetary Knowledge: Toward a New Research Agenda
The Planetary Humanities Workshop takes place on 2 and 3 December, 2022 in Cape Town...
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...
Panya Routes: Independent Art Spaces in Africa The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of CHR Research Fellow Kim Gurney’s new book Panya Routes: Independent art spaces in Africa (Motto, 2022), which was carried out in her capacity as an affiliated Research Associate at UCT’s African Centre for Cities....
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.
The Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape (CHR), in partnership with Net vir Pret are celebrating 10 years of puppetry in Barrydale. Reboot Eden will be an online program of four new puppet performances that will be available online from the 16th -19th December 2020.
For the past ten years the Centre for Humanities Research’s Laboratory of Kinetic Objects has been engaged in a mutual education and arts initiative (along with partners Net Vir Pret, Handspring Puppet Company, uKwanda Puppetry and Design Collective, and Magpie Collective) in the village of Barrydale some three hours outside of Cape Town. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Barrydale parade is set to convene remotely.
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.