Sep 19, 2022

Isingqala Samanzi/The Call of Water

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.
Sep 4, 2022

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
Aug 25, 2022

The Hottest August

The CHR is co-hosting with DocFilmSA's docLOVE free screenings program a film screening and discussion of The Hottest August, Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 18:00pm screening at the Bertha House in Cape Town.
Aug 24, 2022

Dear Comrade President: Oliver Tambo and the Foundations of South Africas Constitution

The CHR warmly congratulates Andre Odendaal, The Vice Chancellor's Writer in Residence hosted by the CHR, on the publication of his latest book, Dear Comrade President: Oliver Tambo and the Foundations of South Africas Constitution.
Aug 19, 2022

Legacies of Enslavement in the Cape: Black Life in the Archive

Join us for Seminar 559 of the South African Contemporary History and Humanities seminar with Efuah Prah.
Aug 12, 2022

Transience & the Image

Workshop in Visual History & Theory 2022
Aug 12, 2022

GIRL, TAKEN

A documentary feature film co-directed, co- filmed and co-produced by the CHR documentary film course convenor Francois Verster with fellow filmmaker Simon Wood, has just garnered the Best South African Documentary Award at the 2022 Durban International Film Festival.
Aug 8, 2022

Decolonisation, Africa, and International Law: Two Frames of Epistemic Violence

The Other Universals consortium will be hosting a webinar with Dr Mohsen al Attar is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a Visiting Lecturer at UCL and Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Jul 25, 2022

“Don’t speak of letters when you mean sounds”: Phonemes, diacritics, and the transcriptive acoustemology of Sol Plaatje

Dr Aidan Erasmus of the Department of History at the University of the Western Cape will deliver a paper titled "Dont speak of letters when you mean sounds”: Phonemes, diacritics, and the transcriptive acoustemology of Sol Plaatje as part of the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar.
Jul 21, 2022

Dutch Affinities

The CHR is excited to announce Professor of International Relations Theory and African Political Thought, Siba Grovogui, gave a lecture at the Centre for Humanities Research.
Jul 19, 2022

From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies

The Political Studies Department and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) invite you to a launch of the edited volume entitled “From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa and African-American Studies”.
Jul 13, 2022

Durban International Film Festival: The Double Futures of Athlone

Premesh Lalu’s documentary film, The Double Future’s of Athlone, which was sold out at the Encounters documentary film festival in Cape Town and Johannesburg, will be screened online at the Durban International Film Festival from July 21-30, 2022.

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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