February 7, 2024

Flipside: The inadvertent Archive, by Kim Gurney

Architectural plans of a former house inspire the narrative structure of a new book by Kim Gurney, called Flipside: The inadvertent Archive, which takes the reader on a thematic journey from room to room as it follows the trail of specific archival artefacts lodged in the building’s attic.

November 28, 2023

CTV teaser

The Centre for Humanities Research research is pleased to anounce the debut broadcast on Cape Town Television of a collection of films made in its Documentary Film Programme on 1 December 2023.
November 2, 2023

Publication: Patricia Hayes, ‘Our Nightly Bread’.

The CHR is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Our Nightly Bread: Women and the city in Ricardo Rangel’s photographs of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (1950-1960s)’, by Patricia Hayes, which appears in Photography in Portuguese Colonial Africa, 1860–1975.
November 1, 2023

ACIP: Call for workshop proposals and for Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award Applications.

The CHR is pleased to announce that applications for the 2025 African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) workshop and Doctoral Research awards are now open. ACIP invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in South Africa to organise a workshop that will take place in 2025, as well as for Ivan Karp doctoral research awards for African students enrolled in South African Ph.D. programmes.