May 29, 2023

Undoing Apartheid

The CHR's Premesh Lalu’s much anticipated new book, Undoing Apartheid, appears in November 2022 with Polity Press. The book responds to the CHR’s inaugural question of the meaning of post-apartheid freedom, especially through sustained research projects on aesthetic education, the becoming technical of the human, and communicating the humanities
May 16, 2023


Roundtable and Book Presentation
May 15, 2023

Power: remaking selves, archives, environments

Visual History & Theory Workshop 27-28 July 2023 Call for Papers
May 8, 2023

DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding Call for the 2024 Academic Year

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call for new applications for DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the academic year 2024. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application.
May 8, 2023

Puppets in Action: Theory, Practice, and Possibilities

The CHR warmly congratulates Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppetry Company on receiving honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto.
May 5, 2023

Writing Masterclass with Jennifer Keating

The CHR Writing Group welcomes Jennifer Keating (Writing Institute, University of Pittsburgh) for a masterclass on writing, creative expression and AI.
May 5, 2023

ACIP Workshop: Archiving Otherwise

This year’s African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) Workshop, titled ‘Archiving Otherwise: Sound thinking and Sonic Practice’, brought together CHR staff and fellows, UWC faculty members and students, ACIP fellows, and sonic practitioners for a three-day workshop in early April.
Apr 26, 2023

Patricia Parker visit

In April, the CHR had the pleasure of hosting Prof Patricia Parker (University of North Carolina) for a series of seminars and discussions in Cape Town.
Apr 25, 2023

Congratulations Prof. David Scott, Guggenheim fellow for 2023

The Other Universals consortium congratulates our long standing collaborator Prof. David Scott on his recognition as a Guggenheim fellow for 2023.
Apr 21, 2023

play // profanation recognition//education//ideology

Su-ming Khoo (School of Political Science and Sociology, University of Galway, Ireland and CriSHET, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) will be in conversation with CHR Fellows on Tuesday 25th April (14.00-16.00 SAST) at the CHR.
Apr 20, 2023

Epistemic Ethnonationalism: Identity Policing in Neo-Traditionalism and Decoloniality Theory

The Centre for Humanities Research and the Other Universals Consortium invites you to the following event, organised by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
Apr 20, 2023

Masterclass with Neils Pagh Anderson

On 3 April, 2023, Neils Pagh Anderson joined editors, filmmakers, and CHR fellows for a masterclass in editing at Bertha House, Mowbray. Facilitated by CHR PhD fellow and independent editor and filmmaker, Khalid Shamis, this one-day workshop is now available,

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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