Profs Wendy Woodward (English) and Shirley Brooks (Geography) hosted the third Animal Studies Round Table in Africa Colloquium on 3 and 4 September 2013 through the CHR. The colloquium focused on the representations of nonhuman animals in Africa with the intention of opening up debates across the disciplines. Some questions that framed discussions were: Are we really transforming our home disciplines in our research on the nonhuman? Or are we merely adding another element to a humanist agenda in the Arts? What does the “Animal Turn” in the Humanities signify? What research has this inspired? Papers on Animal Studies in African Universities, Iconic Animals, Companion Animals in an African Context, Hybridities and Animal beauty were invited.
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.