The CHR has a robust fellowship programme, inviting emerging scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences to join a team of scholars and artists who, in conversation and collaboration, continue to contribute significantly to redefining the study of the humanities and social sciences locally and internationally. The CHR’s intellectual inquiry is shaped by the myriad of interests organised under the research platforms, which include aesthetic education; the human and technology; citizenship, migration and political violence; political theory and philosophy; visual history and theory; performance and kinetic objects; and transformative constitutionalism. The fellowship programme conducts a general reading programme that includes all fellows (post-doctoral, doctoral, masters and honours) and a key concepts reading programme to induct scholars into the theoretical questions that animate the CHR’s research platforms. Aside from the convening of these regular reading groups, an annual Winter School and colloquia, the CHR together with the History Department also hosts a weekly seminar series where scholars can present their research and solicit valuable feedback from an interdisciplinary forum of academic staff and graduate students.

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.


Meet our current fellows

Visiting Scholars

A collection of lecturers and scholars

Winter School

WINTER SCHOOL The Winter School is committed to creating a space for discussion, presentation and response to questions around the humanities, the philosophy of history […]