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.


Meet our current fellows

Visiting lecturers and scholars

A collection of lecturers and scholars

Winter School

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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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