Jan 22, 2021

Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts

The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of Ruins from CHR Director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, in Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts published by punctum books.
Jan 22, 2021

Archaelogy of Knowledges Interview with Heidi Grunebaum

CHR Director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, was interviewed by the Society for International Development on her views about identity and citizenship in a global world.
Jan 22, 2021

The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports African Literature of Travel

The CHR congratulates director, Professor Heidi Grunebaum, on the publication of her latest chapter titled: ‘Zanzibar, circa 1996’ in The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports African Literature of Travel in the Twenty-First Century. The collection is co-edited by Isabel Balseiro and Zachariah Rapola.
Jan 22, 2021

ACIP: CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO ORGANISE A WORKSHOP

The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organise a workshop to take place in 2022.
Jan 22, 2021

AVA podcast interview with, CHR Artist in Residence, Chumisa Fihle and Bruce Bowale

Artist in Residence, Chumisa Fihle and Bruce Bowale, recently featured on Episode One of AVA’s podcast series titled ‘Lounge+’.
Dec 30, 2020

PAN: A Performance Lecture

The CHR warmly congratulates Professor Jane Taylor on winning the UWC Arts Faculty’s research award within the creative arts category. Professor Taylor was awarded the award for Creative Research for her paper “PAN: A Performance Lecture” published in Critical Times (2019) 2:3: 493-517.
Dec 28, 2020

SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory Review

The SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory underwent its first-phase review in 2020 and has been awarded a second phase of funding for 2021-5 by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Dec 16, 2020

From the Office of the Vice-Chancellor: Statement on the Barrydale Reconciliation Day Festival

Statement from the University of the Western Cape Vice-Chancellor and Rector, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, on the Tenth Anniversary of the Barrydale Reconciliation Day Festival.
Dec 9, 2020

Dreaming from the perspective of everyone

The CHR is delighted to announce the latest publication from CHR Next Gen researcher, Ross Truscott, titled ‘ Dreaming from the perspective of everyone published in Subjectivity.
Dec 8, 2020

Spring – Cape Jazz Classic blooms again

South Africa’s lost jazz history contains many an overlooked classic. But even within that hidden tradition, there are few albums that suffered such an unlucky fate as Spring, the monumental 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, formerly Chris Schilder. 
Dec 8, 2020

Music and the Remaking of the World: An Interview with Valmont Layne

Dr Valmont Layne, Next-Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research NRF Flagship, recently participated in a podcast for National Public Radio in the USA.
Dec 8, 2020

Re-Centring Afro Asia Conference

The CHR presented a panel with the Centres’ Patricia Hayes, Luis Gimenez and Kiasha Naidoo, chaired by Ross Truscott discussing the possibilities and approaches to the invocation of the precolonial at the recently convened Afro-Asia Conference.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.

 

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