Oct 12, 2021

In Memory of Shane Petzer

It was with a profound sense of loss that the we learned of the death of Shane Petzer, the Social Responsibility Officer from the Magpie Art Collective.
Oct 7, 2021

Twice Heard and Newly Told

Join the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 12 October 2021 for “Twice heard and newly told,” a paper by Phindi Mnyaka.
Sep 16, 2021

Stealing Time

Join Prof. Patricia Hayes for “Photographs and the Long Inception of Colonialism in Southern Angola,” a lecture hosted by the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) at the University of Virginia.
Sep 15, 2021

Archival Futures and Research: Preservation, Access and UWC’s Digital Infrastructure

Prof. Patricia Hayes and Dr Valmont Layne investigate how UWC can revitalise its archival holdings for preservation, teaching, research access, and public programmes.
Sep 8, 2021

Everything that was made was not destroyed…

CHR Artist in Residence Juan Orrantia will present his ongoing artistic work “Everything that was made was not destroyed, but also does not exist” at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar on 14 September 2021.
Aug 31, 2021

Zeitz MOCAA and UWC Launch Pan-African Museum Fellowship Programme

The CHR is excited to share the following announcement by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and the University of the Western Cape as they launch a year-long fellowship programme.
Aug 11, 2021

In the Press: Tony Bonani Miyambo

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo confronts the momentous challenges facing theatre makers with his solo show Commission Continua, performed online for the 2021 National Arts Festival.
Aug 11, 2021

The Long Emancipation

The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar invites you to a discussion of Rinaldo Walcott's The Long Emancipation on 17 August 2021.
Aug 3, 2021

Walking with Amal: When Nights are Dark

“When Nights are Dark” is part of The Walk – a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees, with Artistic Direction from Amir Nizar Zuabi and presented by the Jungle, Good Chance, in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company.
Jul 13, 2021

African Critical Inquiry Programme Announces 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award

The CHR congratulates Doctoral Fellow Robert Uys for being named recipient of the African Critical Inquiry Programme’s 2021 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award.
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 23, 2021

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellows: Meet the Next Generation

The CHR’s Flagship fellowship programme for early career scholars is at the heart of a deep commitment to transforming higher education at the doctoral level in South Africa.

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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