Emma Minkley

Current Fellows: History Department, PhD

I am interested in the connections that can be made when history relocates itself within the realm of art, and conversely, when art takes on history as its medium. My current project is focussed on the “hand” as it appears variously in the production, performance and reception of puppetry; taking the archive of the Handspring Puppet Company as its starting point or medium. My broader research interests include performativity, play, and the relation between objects and subjects.

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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